Art Basel hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene with a range of speakers including artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, and many other cultural players. Conversations is programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York.

See highlights from the 'Museum Talk | LA/LA and Institutional Collaboration' conversation with artist Judy Baca; Alexandre Gabriel, Director of Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel; Julia Halperin, Executive Editor of artnet News; and Magalí Arriola, Curator of the Museo Jumex, in conversation with Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of The Getty Research Institute.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017 | Conversations program

Thursday, December 7

Collector Talk | Beyond Collecting: What is Patronage?

2pm - 3pm

Pamela Joyner, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, and Mark Rappolt

Journalist Talk | The Privatization of Art Journalism

3pm - 4pm

Mary Louise Schumacher, Ossian Ward, and Sarah Douglas

Museum Talk | LA/LA and Institutional Collaboration

4pm - 5pm

Judy Baca, Alexandre Gabriel, Julia Halperin, Magalí Arriola, and Andrew Perchuk 

Artworld Talk | Abstraction in Reverse

5pm - 6pm

Alexander Alberro, Kaira Cabañas, and Christian Viveros-Fauné

Artworld Talk | Is Culture in the Americas in Big Trouble?

6pm - 7pm

Jordan Casteel, Anne Pasternak, Bill Arning, and Teju Cole

Friday, December 8

Public/Private | Digital Museums and Virtual Audiences

10am - 11:30am

Alberto Ibargüen, Shannon Darrough, Rachel Rossin, Joel Kremer, and András Szántó

Art Market Talk | Global Business Models

2pm - 3pm

Thaddaeus Ropac, Juan A. Gaitán, John Zarobell, and Josh Baer

Artist Talk | Natural Disasters - Whose Crisis is it?

3pm - 4pm

Lars Jan, Isaac Julien, and John Paul Rathbone

Art Market Talk | Is Innovation Enough for Middle-Market Galleries?

4pm - 5pm

Vanessa Carlos, Stefania Bortolami, and Tim Schneider 

Artist Talk | Public Territories

5pm - 6pm

Daniel Knorr, Frida Baranek, and Philipp Kaiser

Saturday, December 9

Curator Talk | I was Raised on the Internet

2pm - 3pm

Omar Kholeif, Eva Respini, Pavel Pyś, and Michael Connor 

Creative Cities Talk | Culture-led Urban Regeneration

3pm - 4pm

Charles Renfro, Leandro Erlich, Terence Riley, and Flavio Janches 

Biennale Talk | Regeneration and Biennials

4pm - 5pm

Wayne Gonzales, Darryl Montana, William Fagaly, and Trevor Schoonmaker

Artist Talk | What of Indigenous Art Now?

5pm - 6pm

Edgar Heap of Birds, Kathleen Ash-Milby, Candice Hopkins

Sunday, December 10

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

10am - 11:30am

Eduardo Brandão, Dora Longo Bahia, and Stephanie Bailey

Artworld Talk | Translating Images

2pm - 3pm

José Carlos Diaz, Dina Nasser Khadivi, Mitra Abbaspour, and Dr. Shiva Balaghi

Artworld Talk | Artist Commissions and Sustainability

3pm - 4pm

Sharon Louden, Adarsh Alphons, and Lisa Dent