June 7, 2012 - Art Basel - Conversations and Art Salon
June 7, 2012

Conversations and Art Salon

Art 43 Basel: Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon
June 13–June 17, 2012

Hall 1 Auditorium


Art Basel Conversations take place daily, Wednesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 17, 2012.
10–11am | Panel Discussion
11–11:30am | Meet the Panelists
Free public access.

Wednesday, June 13 | Premiere | Artist Talk | ZERO
Heinz Mack, Artist, Mönchengladbach/Ibiza
Otto Piene, Artist, Düsseldorf/Groton, Massachusetts
Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Thursday, June 14 | Collectors Focus | Asia’s New Private Institutions
Monique Burger, Director, Burger Collection, Hong Kong
Dr. Oei Hong Djien, Collector, Founder, Curator, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
Budi Tek, Collector and Founder, Yuz Museum, Jakarta and Shanghai
Rakhi Sarkar, Collector, Director, CIMA Centre of International Modern Art and Managing Trustee, Kolkata Museum of Modern Art, Kolkata
Moderator: Claire Hsu, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Friday, June 15 | Public/Private | Inventing the Museum
Lars Nittve, Executive Director Museum Plus (M+) of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority,
Hong Kong
Roger Mandle, Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar
Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Deputy Director and Chief Officer for Global Strategies, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Consultant to arts and philanthropic organizations, New York

Saturday, June 16 | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Activist
Yael Bartana, Artist, Tel-Aviv/Amsterdam
Santiago Cirugeda, Architect and Principal of Recetas Urbanas, Seville
Theaster Gates, Artist, Chicago
Huda Lutfi, Artist, Cairo
Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Sunday, June 17 | Artist Talk | Arte Povera Today
Jannis Kounellis, Artist, Rome
Santiago Sierra, Artist, Madrid
Gilberto Zorio, Artist, Torino
Moderator: Germano Celant, Contemporary Art Historian, Milan

Art Basel Conversations is free and open to the public. Curated by Maike Cruse, the program takes place every morning at 10am in the Auditorium in Hall 1. After each talk the audience can meet the panelists informally. Art Basel Conversations is presented by Absolut Art Bureau, responsible for The Absolut Company’s international art initiatives. Absolut Art Bureau will make all talks available in high quality video on www.absolutartbureau.com and www.artbasel.com.

Art Salon takes place daily, Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Thursday, June 14
1–1:30pm | Art Market Talk | Blurring Lines Between Culture and Commerce
Josh Baer and Jeffrey Deitch

2–2:30pm | Art and Politics | The Arab Spring and Its Impact on Artists
Mohamed Afkhami, Shadi Habib Allah, Till Fellrath, Princess Alia Al-Senussi

3–3:30pm | Art History | Piero Manzoni: Azimut/Azimuth, 1959 – 1960
Massimilliano Gioni, Otto Piene, Dieter Schwarz, Mirta d’Argenzio

4–4:30pm | Artist Talk | Art Parcours: Public Art and Public Space
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Kathryn Andrews, Jens Hoffmann

5–5:30pm | Artist Talk | Thomas Scheibitz: Figuration/Abstraction
Thomas Scheibitz and Susanne Gaensheimer

6–6:30pm | Art History | Alighiero Boetti: Ordine e disordine
Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ester Coen, Giorgio Verzotti

Friday, June 15
1–1:30pm | Art History | Alexander Calder
Alexander S. C. Rower and Theodora Vischer

2–2:30pm | Artist Talk | Art Unlimited
Germaine Kruip, Olaf Nicolai, Richard Phillips, Gianni Jetzer

3–3:30pm | Curating Today | Launch of The Exhibitionist: Issue #6
Jens Hoffmann and Massimiliano Gioni

4–4:30pm | The Global Artworld | Focus on Turkey
Defne Ayas, Fusun Eczacibasi, Abaseh Mirvali

5–5:30pm | Artist Talk | Paul Sietsema
Paul Sietsema and Adam Szymczyk

6–6:30pm | Talk | 75 Years Haus der Kunst: Histories in Conflict
Okwui Enwezor and Ulrich Wilmes

Saturday, June 16
1–1:30pm | Artist Talk | Karsten Födinger
Karsten Födinger and Emanuel Christ

2–2:30pm | Artist Talk | Sabine Moritz
Sabine Moritz, Walther Koenig, Hans Ulrich Obrist

3–3:30pm | Artist Talk | Hong Kong’s Next Generation
Adrian Wong, Morgan Wong, Pi Li, Christoph Noe

4–4:30pm | Artist Talk | Jitish Kallat: Epilogue
Jitish Kallat and Heike Munder

5–5:30pm | The Global Artworld | Edge of Arabia: Platforms for Artists from Saudi Arabia and the Arab World
Abdulnasser Gharem, Ahmed Mater, Redha Moali, Stephen Stapleton

6–6:30pm | Artist Talk | Manifesta 9: FIRED UP by Kendell Geers
Kendell Geers

Sunday, June 17
1–1:30pm | Artistic Practice | ‘The Transdisciplinary Studio’
Martin Boyce, Konstantin Grcic, Alex Coles

2–2:30pm | Art History | Tatlin: New Art for a New World
Simon Baier and Gian Casper Bott

3–3:30pm | Artist Talk | Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: On Transfiguration
Tim Rollins, K.O.S. Rick Savinon and Angel Abreu, Alessandro Rabottini, Scott Cameron Weaver, Nikola Dietrich

Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon are curated by Maike Cruse.

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