Conversations is Art Basel's generative platform for dynamic dialogue and transnational exchange between key figures in thought, practice and business in the global artworld. The program in the 2023 Hong Kong show is curated by Stephanie Bailey, featuring 15 roundtable discussions exploring and debating subjects including: institutional multipolarity, the future of the biennale, art and mental health, solidarity beyond feminism, art after Sinofuturism, Cantopop and performance, African art in Hong Kong, and many more.
Given the unique nature of this first full-scale international edition since 2019, artist roundtables have been particularly organized to foreground what is happening on the show floor in Hong Kong; with artists coming together in a spirit of gathering, connection, and conversation.
Conversations are free of charge and open to all.
The program will be conducted in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation available alongside. While there will be no livestreaming of the events, all talks will be recorded and later posted to the Art Basel website.