Art Basel’s Conversations series presents stimulating panel discussions on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Prominent members of the international artworld – artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, critics, and many other cultural figures – each offer unique perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. Programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York. 

Watch videos of our 2018 Conversations program below.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018 | Conversations program

Thursday, December 6

Premiere Artist Talk | Allora & Calzadilla

10am - 11:30am

Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, and Manuel Cirauqui

Collector Talk | Private Institutions and Art Education

1pm - 2pm

J. Tomilson Hill, Julieta González, Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, and Shumon Basar

Museum Talk | 21st-Century Audiences

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Lisa Phillips, Gary Tinterow, Madeleine Grynsztejn, and Arthur Cohen

Collector Talk | Changing Times, Changing Collections

4pm - 5pm

Bridgitt Evans, John Hoffman, and Josh Baer

Museum Talk | Looking Towards Sustainable Funding Structures in Latin America

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Gabriela Garza, Alec Oxenford, Joel Yoss, María Mercedes González, and Chris Sharp

Friday, December 7

Art Market Talk | The Future of the Artist and Gallerist Relationship

1pm - 2pm

Howard Read, Irene Kopelman, Kibum Kim, and Edward Winkleman

Art Market Talk | Which Art Problems can Blockchain Solve?

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Ruth Catlow, Matt Hall, Harm van den Dorpel, and Orit Gat

Artworld Talk | VR, Celebrity, and Innovation

4pm - 5pm

Masha Faurschou, Jacolby Satterwhite, François Quintin, and Elvia Wilk

Biennial Talk | How Is Private Funding Affecting Biennials?

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Michelle Grabner, Diana Nawi, Nicolas Bourriaud, and Mark Rappolt

Saturday, December 8

Museum Talk | What is the Role of Museums in the Age of Political Polarization?

10am - 11:30am

Franklin Sirmans, Amy Sadao, Larry Wheeler, and András Szántó

Artworld Talk | Feminism – The Global View

1pm - 2pm

Billie Zangewa, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, and Maura Reilly

Museum Talk | Activism and the Institution

4pm - 5pm

Jodi Throckmorton, Christopher Bedford, and Julia Halperin

Museum Talk | Diversifying Collections – Indigenous Art

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Jeffrey Gibson, Wanda Nanibush, John P. Lukavic, and Jami Powell

Sunday, December 9

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

10am - 11:30am

Robin F. Williams, Wendy Olsoff, and Julieta Aranda

Creative Cities Talk | Art Districts and the Community

1pm - 2pm

Tiffany Chestler, Ricardo Porrero, Claudia Altman-Siegel, and Lloyd Wise

Artworld Talk | Performance as Repair

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Nato Thompson, Sara Reisman, Faith Wilding, and Stephanie Bailey