Art Basel hosts a series of conversations and talks on a range of subjects, including the collection and exhibition of art, understanding art from a geographical and historical perspective, and timely topics concerning the contemporary art scene. Artists, gallerists, art historians, curators, museum directors, publishers, and collectors participate in panel discussions, book signings, and interviews.

The morning Conversations series offers a platform for discussions that allows audiences access to an insider’s point of view. Dynamic dialogs take place between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. The Conversations series is supported by Absolut.

Conversations Kick-Off | Homegrown Talent

Chow Chun Fai, Artist, Hong Kong
Linda Lai, Artist & Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong
Ho Sin Tung, Artist, Hong Kong
Adrian Wong, Artist, Hong Kong
Moderator: Pauline J. Yao, Curator, M+, Hong Kong 

Date | Sunday, May 19, 2013

Conversations | Premiere | The Artist and the Gallerist

Zhang Xiaogang, Artist, Beijing, in conversation with Leng Lin, Partner & President of Pace Beijing, Founder of Beijing Commune.

Date | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Conversations | Art and Architecture | Building Asia's new Museums

Stephan Schütz, Partner of von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architekten, Berlin
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Architect, Principal of Snøhetta, Oslo/New York
Yang Zhao, Architect, Dali
Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York

Date | Friday, May 24, 2013

Conversations | Collectors Focus | The Asia-Pacific Region

Marcel Crespo, Collector, Manila
Alan Lau, Collector, Member of Tate's Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee, Board of Directors at Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Dick Quan, Collector, Board Member of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Foundation, Board Member of Art Month, Sydney
Moderator: Elaine Ng, Editor-in-Chief, ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong

Date | Saturday, May 25, 2013