Art Basel Conversations

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Art Basel Conversations
June 10 – June 13, 2009

Location | All Art Basel Conversation panels take place in the 
‘Festsaal’ | Hall 1.0

Daily from Wednesday, June 10, 
until Saturday, June 13, 2009

10 – 11 a.m. | Panel Discussion
11 – 11.30 a.m. | Meet the Panelists

WEDNESDAY | June 10 | Premiere | Artist Talk
Jeff Koons, Artist, New York
In conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal, Exhibitions Secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts London 1977 – 2007, and now freelance curator, London

THURSDAY | June 11 | Artistic Production | Collecting Performance
Speakers | Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator Performa, New York
Anri Sala, Artist, Berlin/Paris, co-director, ‘Il Tempo del Postino’
Robert Wilson, Theater and Visual Artist, New York
Moderator | Jens Hoffmann, Director, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

FRIDAY | June 12 | The Future of the Museum | Digital Frontiers
Speakers | Cory Arcangel, Artist, New York
Anne Faggionato, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BlueLabel, London
Hu Fang, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and the shop, Beijing
Martin Roth, Director General, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden
Peter Weibel, Chairman and CEO, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London

SATURDAY | June 13 | Public/Private | Institutions: A Time of Crisis – and Opportunity?
Speakers | Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Christine Macel, Chief Curator, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Lars Nittve, Director, The Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Moderator | András Szántó, Author, consultant for arts and philanthropic organizations, New York

Art Lobby

Daily from Wednesday, June 10, until Sunday, June 14, 2009
Location | Art Unlimited | Hall 1.0

1 p.m. | Artist Talk | Joan Jonas and Sung Hwan Kim

2 p.m. | Presentation | Catherine David about ADACH Platform for Visual Arts in Venice

3 p.m. | Market Talk | Josh Baer and Allan Schwartzman

4 p.m. | Book Launch | ‘A Brief History of Curating’
Lionel Bovier, Christophe Cherix, and Hans Ulrich Obrist

5 p.m. | Talk | Art and Age
Massimiliano Gioni, Dorothy Iannone, and Stephen G. Rhodes

6 p.m. | Book Launch | ‘Paul Thek: Artist’s Artist’
Harald Falckenberg, Peter Weibel and Robert Wilson

THURSDAY | June 11
1 p.m. | Quinquennial Talk | Utopics: the 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Bienne
Fabrice Gygi, Simon Lamunière and Nedko Solakov

2 p.m. | Talk | Curating The Collectors
Elmgreen and Dragset

3 p.m. | Talk | Gender, Wars and Chadors
Bashar Al-Shroogi, Maryam Eisler, Maya Rasamny with Abaseh Mirvali

4 p.m. | Talk | Art and the Spectacle of the Everyday
Hou Hanru and Gerhard Mack

5 p.m. | Book Launch | ‘Sterling Ruby’
Lionel Bovier, Jörg Heiser, Robert Hobbs, Alessandro Rabottini and Sterling Ruby

6 p.m. | Presentation | Winy Maas about After the Crisis – A Cultural Change in Taste?

FRIDAY | June 12
1 p.m. | Discussion | Changes in Representation in Art and Science
Rosina Gómez Baeza, Michael Doser, Don Foresta with Macu Morán 

2 p.m. | Discussion | Analyzing the Current Chinese Art Market
Lu Jie, Sylvain Levy, Chen Yang with Zheng Shengtian

3 p.m. | Artist Talk
Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina with Hans Ulrich Obrist

4 p.m. | Performance and Book Launch
Charlotte Posenenske’s ‘Corrugated Series’
‘Charlotte Posenenske: The Catalogue Raisonné. 1930 – 1985’ with Burkhard Brunn

5 p.m. | Book Launch | ‘The China Interviews’
Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philip Tinari

6 p.m. | Artist Talk | Pieces and Parts
Lucy Skaer and Adam Szymczyk

SATURDAY | June 13
1 p.m. | Discussion | Legal Issues in Contemporary Art Collecting
Paula Cooper, Daniel McClean and Seth Siegelaub

2 p.m. | Talk | Biennials and Nationality
VALIE EXPORT, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Tirdad Zolghadr with Sylvia Chivaratanond

3 p.m. | Artist Talk | Good Words, Good Thoughts and Good Deeds: Art Practice in the Time of Crisis and War
Lida Abdul, Fereydoun Ave with Sara Raza

4 p.m. | Talk | Giacometti Today
Ulf Küster and Not Vital

5 p.m. | Book Launch | ‘Gabriele Di Matteo. Jackson Pollock’
Gabriele Di Matteo, Federico Luger and Giorgio Verzotti

SUNDAY | June 14
1 p.m. | Book Launch | ‘Looking back at Art Basel’
Guido Magnaguagno and Kurt Wyss

2 p.m. | Artist Talk
J. J. Charlesworth, Nikola Dietrich and Mark Leckey

3 p.m. | TalkBeyond Multiculturalism
Bernd M. Scherer, Susanne Stemmler and Christian Philipp Müller


4 p.m. | Discussion | Art Education 
Martin Blum, Haimo Ganz, Janine Schmutz, Martina Siegwolf, Bruno Steiner

5 p.m. | Presentation | Gabriela Salgado about the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale

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