June 1, 2008 - Art Basel - Art Lobby
June 1, 2008

Art Lobby

ART LOBBY
June 4 – June 7, 2008

Hall 1, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland

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Art Lobby again presents a wildly varied program: book launches, artist conversations, actions and panel talks on wide-ranging artworld subjects. Among the prominent members of the international artworld taking part are Daniel Birnbaum, Jorge Pardo, AA Bronson, Josh Baer, Klaus Biesenbach, Richard Meier, Patti Smith, and Elmgreen & Dragset, to name only a few.
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WEDNESDAY | June 4

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Conversation | Teaching the Future
Tom Eccles, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York with Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Städelschule and Portikus, Frankfurt

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Conversation |
Middle Eastern Art – The latest of the Emerging Art Markets
with Ali Yussef Khadra, Canvas Magazine, Dubai; Saleh Barakat, Expert Arab Art, Beirut; Rose Issa, Curator, Art Critic London; Sheikha Lulu M. Al-Sabah, Art Journalist, Kuwait

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | ARTIST TALK: JORGE PARDO
Jorge Pardo, Artist, Los Angeles with César Reyes, Collector, Puerto Rico

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Book Launch | “Sound unbound: Sampling Digital Music
and Culture,” by Paul D. Miller aka DJSpooky that Subliminal Kid
, New York

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Conversation | ‘Re-Sampling Ornament‘
Oliver Domeisen, London, Co-Curator ‘Re-Sampling Ornament’, with Francesca Ferguson, Director, S AM-Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Conversation | Interplay: Art and Fashion in Magazines
Massimo Torrigiani, Editor, Rodeo Magazine, Milan with Joerg Koch, Editor, 032c, Berlin

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Encounter | 10 New Things About the 2008 Art Market
Josh Baer, Publisher, Baerfaxt, New York

THURSDAY | June 5

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | ENCOUNTER: PATTI SMITH
Meeting and Signing with Artist and Musician Patti Smith, New York

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Conversation |
Open Plan Living: New Trends in the Tel-Aviv Art Scene

Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA, New York; Dr. Andrew Renton, Goldsmiths College University of London; and Smadar Sheffi, Journalist and Critique for Ha‘aretz, Tel Aviv

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | ARTIST TALK: AA BRONSON
AA Bronson, Artist and Director of Printed Matter, New York with Lionel Bovier, Director of JRP/Ringier, Zurich

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | ENCOUNTER: ELMGREEN & DRAGSET
Book Launch: “This is the First Day of My Life,” with Elmgreen & Dragset, Artists, Berlin

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Conversation and Book Launch | 2 Artists / 2 Books
Pietro Roccasalva, Artist, Milan in conversation with Alessandro Rabottini, Curator, GAMeC, Bergamo, and Barry Schwabsky, Artforum, London; Victor Man, Artist, Cluj-Napoca, in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Action | Y8: Artspace/Yogapraxis
with Benita-Immanuel Grosser, Artists, Hamburg

FRIDAY | June 6

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Conversation | Dollar Signs of the Times: The Art Market
and Art Writing
Sarah Douglas, Art + Auction; Judd Tully, Art + Auction

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Conversation | Developing Local Art Institutions in a Global Context
Jérôme Sans, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Peter Doroshenko, President, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Artist Talk | How Contemporary Art Would Be Without Video?
Berta Sichel, Director of the Audiovisual works, Reina Sofia, Madrid; Hans op de Beeck, Artist, Brussels; Oleg Kulik, Artist, Moscow; Adrian Paci, Artist, Milano; Juliao Sarmento, Artist, Estoril; Hiraki Sawa, Artist, London

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Book Launch: “Richard Meier: Complete Works 1963-2008,” by Philip Jodidio, Grimentz (CH), with Richard Meier, New York

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Conversation | Key Practical Issues to Consider when
Collecting Contemporary Art

Anna O‘Connell, Klein Solicitors Limited, London in conversation with Paul Britton, Art Surveyor, London; Freda Matassa, Art Collections Manager, London; Lawrence Shindell, CEO, ARIS Title Insurance Corp, New York

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Conversation | The Schweizerische Kunstverein and New
Laws Governing Culture

Peter Studer, President Schweizersicher Kunstverein, Claudia Jolles, Editor, Kunstbulletin, Zurich; Sonja Kuhn, President Visual Association, Zurich

SATURDAY | June 7

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | ARTIST TALK: WILFREDO PRIETO
Presentation | Wilfredo Prieto, Artist, Havana/Barcelona

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Conversation | Chinese Contemporary Art Scene:
Shanghai vs. Beijing

Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker, Curator, Munich; Shen Fan, Artist, Shanghai; Zheng Shengtian, Curator and Editor, Vancouver; Liu Wei, Artist, Beijing

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Artist Talk | A. BALASUBRAMANIAM: THE FIDELITY OF VISION
A. Balasubramaniam, Artist, Bangalore, with HG Masters, Editor, ArtAsiaPacific, New York

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Artist Talk | Performance Rewinded
Anna-Lydia Florin, Filmmaker, Zurich; Daniel Kurjakovic, Curator and Art Critic, Zurich/Paris; Heinrich Lüber, Artist, Basel

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | TALK AND BOOK LAUNCH: DAVID NOONAN
Dominic Molon, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, introduces “Pageant,” a new artist book by David Noonan, London, with text by Dan Fox.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | ARTIST TALK: TRACEY MOFFATT
Book Signing with Tracey Moffatt, Artist, Sidney/New York

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