Talks

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 afternoon Salon program serves as an open space for short presentations such as artist talks, panels, lectures, and performances – often informal – with a range of speakers including artists, academics, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players.

Salon | Artist Talk | Art Market vs. Art History

Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher of Baer Faxt, New York in conversation with Joseph Kosuth, Artist, London

Date | Thursday December 5, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Public Art: 'Social Animals'

Kate Gilmore, Artist, New York; Alicja Kwade, Artist, Berlin; Mungo Thomson, Artist, Los Angeles
Moderator: Nicholas Baume, Curator of Art Basel's Public sector and Director & Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York

Date | Thursday December 5, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun

Olafur Eliasson, Artist, Berlin/Copenhagen in conversation with Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Date | Thursday December 5, 2013

Salon | Round Table | The Group Show as Collection, as Museum, as Biennial, as Education, as Institution, as Art Exhibition

Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, Co-Curators of the 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh in conversation with Frances Stark, Artist, Los Angeles and Erika Verzutti, Artist, Sao Paulo

Date | Thursday December 5, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Beyond Post-Black?

Rashaad Newsome, Artist, New York in conversation with Paul Goodwin, Independent Curator and Professor at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London

Date | Thursday December 5, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin, Artist, London in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal, Independent Curator and Writer, London

Date | Thursday December 5, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Dara Birnbaum

Dara Birnbaum, Artist, New York, in conversation with David Gryn, Curator of Art Basel's Film sector and Founder of Artprojx, London

Date | Friday, December 6, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk and Book Launch | Focus: Colombia

María Fernanda Cardoso, Artist, Sydney; Juan Andres Gaitan, Curator, 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Mexico City/Berlin; Mateo Lopez, Artist, Bogota; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Date | Friday, December 6, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Allyson Vieira: The Plural Present

Allyson Vieira, Artist, New York; Simon Castets, Director and Curator, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York; Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director, documenta 14 and Director, Kunsthalle Basel

Date | Friday, December 6, 2013

Salon | Discussion | Constructive Art Criticism in Latin America: Realities and Challenges

Jose Roca, Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London, and Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura, Bogotá; Mario Garcia Torres, Artist, Mexico; Hunter Braithwaite, Editor, The Miami Rail
Moderator: Abaseh Mirvali, Independent Curator, Istanbul/Berlin/Mexico City/Lima

Date | Friday, December 6, 2013

Salon | Art History | 'Brancusi in New York. 1913-2013'

Matthew Affron, The Muriel & Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Dr. Jérôme Neutres, Curator and Writer, Special Advisor to the president of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais and a board member of the Guimet Museum, Paris; Jean-Jacques Neuer, International Art Lawyer and representative of the Constantin Brancusi Estate

Date | Friday, December 6, 2013

Discussion | Bankrupt Cities. Endangered Museums: Learning From the Case of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Dennis Scholl, Collector and Vice President/Arts, Knight Foundation, Miami; Stephen K. Urice, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, Miami
Moderator: Andras Szanto, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York

Date | Friday, December 6, 2013

Salon | Discussion | Shifting Scale in New York Arts Institutions

Allison Freedman Weisberg, Executive Director and Founder, Recess, New York; Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, New York; Miriam Katzeff, Co-Founder of Primary Information, New York; Peter J. Russo, Director, Triple Canopy, New York

Date | Saturday, December 7, 2013

Art Law Talk | Art Title Insurance: What is It and Should You Get It?

Stephen D. Brodie, Esq. and Howard N. Spiegler, Esq., International Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York; Judith L. Pearson, President, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Denver

Date | Saturday, December 7, 2013

Salon | Book Launch | 'More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari'

Meg Cranston, Artist, Curator and Writer, Los Angeles; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Date | Saturday, December 7, 2013

Salon | Book Launch and Discussion | ‘Living and Sustaining a Creative Life'

Shamim Momin, Head of Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles; Ellen Harvey, Artist, New York; Brian Tolle, Artist, New York
Moderator: Sharon Louden, Artist and Editor of 'Living and Sustaining a Creative Life', New York

Date | Saturday, December 7, 2013

Salon | Artist Talk | Ry Rocklen

Ry Rocklen, Artist, Los Angeles in conversation with Jonathan Griffin, Writer and Curator Los Angeles

Date | Saturday, December 7, 2013

Salon | 89plus Panel Discussion | Focus: Branding

Brian Khek, Artist, Chicago; Amalia Ulman, Artist, London/Gijón, Spain; Kevin McGarry, Writer and Co-Director, Migrating Forms, Los Angeles; Dena Yago and Sean Monahan, Co-producers of K-HOLE Trends, New York in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Founder, 89plus and Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London, and Simon Castets, Co-Founder, 89plus and Director and Curator, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York

Date | Saturday, December 7, 2013

Salon | Discussion | Biennial Biodiversity

Alya Sebti, Artistic Director, Marrakech Biennale; Gabriela Salgado, Co-Curator, La Otra Bienal, Bogota
Moderator: Mari Spirito, Director, Protocinema, Istanbul/New York

Date | Sunday December 8, 2013

Salon | Talk | Paradise (Working Title): The Bar as An Oasis

Naomi Fisher, Artist, Miami; Jim Drain, Artist, Miami; David Andrew Tasman, Architect, New York

Date | Sunday December 8, 2013