Art Basel Conversations presents a stimulating series of panel discussions on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene between prominent members of the international artworld – artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, critics, and many other cultural figures – each offering their unique perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art.

Curated by Stephanie Bailey, Writer and Editor, Hong Kong/London.

Conversations is held daily from 11am from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31 in the Auditorium on Level 1, Room N101B, HKCEC; free public access. Simultaneous translation is available in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

High quality videos of all Conversations are available.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018 | Conversations program

Wednesday, March 28

Art Market Talk | The State of the Market: A Review

11am - 12 noon

Dr. Clare McAndrew, Noah Horowitz, Alexandre Errera and Enid Tsui 

Artworld Talk | The Art of the Commission: Funding Cultural Production

12 noon - 1:30pm

Hoor Al Qasimi, Nadia Samdani, Rosa Daniel, Leong Cheung, Jam Acuzar and Aaron Cezar

Collector Talk | The Evolving Collector: Collecting as a Beginning

1:30pm - 3pm

Joumana Asseily, Rudy Tseng, Daisuke Miyatsu, Luba Michailova, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Rose Lejeune

Museum Talk | The Collecting Institution: Acquisitions and Representations

3pm - 4:30pm

Agustín Pérez Rubio, Frances Morris, Michael Govan, Juan Andrés Gaitán, Eve Tam and András Szántó

Artist Talk | Nobody Ever Asked Me: Bai Ling and Sophia Al-Maria in Conversation

5pm - 6:30pm

Sophia Al-Maria, Bai Ling and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Thursday, March 29

Artist Talk | Rasheed Araeen: Before and After Minimalism

11am - 12 noon

Rasheed Araeen, Hoor Al Qasimi and H.G. Masters

Artist Talk | Structure and Geometry: From Real to Abstract

12 noon - 1pm

Doris Wong, Astha Butail, Loie Hollowell, Kim Yong-Ik and Venus Lau

Artist Talk | Bodies in Practice: On Figures and Figuration

1pm - 2pm

Donna Huanca, Antony Gormley, Melati Suryodarmo, Xavier Cha and Qinyi Lim

Artist Talk | How Contemporary is Ink? : The Weight of Tradition

2pm - 3pm

Peng Wei, Hung Fai, Hu Xiaoyuan, Wu Chi-Tsung and Lesley Ma

Art Market Talk | Working Models: Developing Gallery Structures

3pm - 4pm

Vanessa Carlos, Hormoz Hematian, ‎Mimi Chun, Young Chung and Isa Lorenzo

Curator Talk | Curating in Context: Making Exhibitions Work

4pm - 5pm

Melati Suryodarmo, Folakunle Oshun, Professor Dr. Apinan Poshyananda and Zoe Butt

Artist Talk | Encounters in Encounters: When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

5pm - 6pm

Ulla von Brandenburg, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Shinji Ohmaki and Alexie Glass-Kantor

Artworld Talk | Real Talk: Power and Complicity

6pm - 7:30pm

Annette Schömmel, Weng Xiaoyu, Folakunle, Oshun, Özge Ersoy, Matthew Tsang Man Fu and Alexie Glass-Kantor

Friday, March 30

Artist Talk | Chin(A)frica: An Interface

12 noon - 1pm

Samuel Fosso, He Xiangyu, Oluremi C. Onabanjo and Xin Wang

Artist Talk | Decolonizing ‘Ethnography’: Contemporary Representations

1pm - 2pm

Charwei Tsai, Gala P orras-Kim, Lisa Reihana, Yee I-Lann and Qinyi Lim 

Creative Cities Talk | Hong Kong x Buenos Aires x Shenzhen

2pm - 3pm

Magnus Renfrew, Duncan Pescod, Agustín Pérez Rubio, Qian Luan and Alexandra Seno

Artist Talk | Collaborative Practice: Working with/in Communities

3pm - 4pm

Chou Yu-Cheng, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Susan Hapgood, Michael Leung and Christina Li

Artworld Talk | The 21st Century Kunsthalle: A Roundtable

4pm - 5pm

Tobias Berger, Elena Filipovic, Solvita Krese and Hera Chan

Artworld Talk | Feminist Aesthetics?: Movements and Manifestations

5pm - 6:30pm

Frida Kahlo and Käthe Kollwitz, Yurie Nagashima, Nilima Sheikh, Yu Hong, John Tain and Dr. Yeewan Koon 

Saturday, March 31

Artist Talk | After the Manifesto: Reflecting Positions

11am - 12 noon

Liu Yujia, Chien-Chi Chang and Li Zhenhua

Journalist Talk | Art Criticism and Critical Writing: Where to Now?

12 noon - 1pm

Bhavna Kakar, Keith Wallace, Elaine W. Ng, Daniel Szehin Ho and Hera Chan 

Artworld Talk | The Singularity: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

1pm - 2pm

Timur Si-Qin, Lu Yang, Kening Zhu, and Victoria Chang

Architecture Talk | Automated Landscapes: Architectures of Work without Workers

2pm - 3pm

Marina Otero Verzier, Merve Bedir, Roberto Requejo Belette, De Kai, Aric Chen and Marisa Yiu

Artist Talk | Communism as Common ‘ism’: Artist Perspectives

3pm - 4pm

Anton Vidokle, Vivek Vilasini, Huang Rui and Xin Wang

Artworld Talk | Video Art: Social Content in the Age of Digital Distribution

4pm - 5pm

Isaac Leung, Jan Cho, Sang Ae Park and Li Zhenhua