Art Basel Cities: Buenos AiresTalks Program

September 6-12, 2018

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Art Basel Cities Talks Program in Buenos Aires

The Art Basel Cities Talks Program in Buenos Aires will facilitate exchanges and conversations about art between members of the Argentine and international art communities, together with the wider public.

With more than 25 events held in informal and unconventional formats, the Art Basel Cities Talks Program will take place throughout the year, coinciding with key cultural activations in Buenos Aires, as well as during the Art Basel Cities Week September 6-12, 2018. It will engage with cultural institutions and leading art schools, universities and educational organizations.

The first two panel discussions this year will be held in collaboration with arteBA, the largest contemporary art fair in Latin America, from May 24-27, 2018.

Conversations that took place at the Art Basel Cities House in Buenos Aires last November gathered some of the artworld’s leading professionals, including Guillermo Kuitca, Pablo León de la Barra, Jean de Loisy, Brett Littman, Marta Minujín, Victoria Noorthoorn, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Alec Oxenford, among many others. For this year’s program, details of the speakers and topics will be announced in the months to come.

The Art Basel Cities Talks Program is structured around two formats of engagement:

Artist Talks

To complement Hopscotch, the citywide exhibition curated by Cecilia Alemani, Artistic Director of the 2018 Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires, artists will be invited to discuss their works on-site, on their own, or in conversation, with an Argentine or international art expert. These talks will be open to the public.

Masterclasses

Featuring invited international artists, art professionals, and thought leaders, Masterclasses are designed for Buenos Aires’ art professionals, as well as university students. The talks will be offered in two formats: a single speaker in a seminar-style setting, or multiple experts with larger audiences. Masterclass topics may include, for example, questions of organizational management, communicating about the arts, and theoretical or curatorial issues.


2018 Talks Program

A look back at the 2018 Art Basel Cities Talks Program in Buenos Aires