The afternoon Salon programme serves as an open space for short presentations such as artist talks, panels, lectures, and performances – often informal – with a range of speakers including artists, academics, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players.


Thursday 19 June
1pm – 2pm | Art Market Talk: Investment? Collecting? Speculations? Josh Baer, Publisher of Baer Faxt and Art Advisor (New York) in conversation with David Mugrabi, Collector (New York)

2pm – 3pm | 14 Rooms: Living Sculptures. Bernard Comment, Author (Paris) in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery (London)

4pm – 5pm | Unlimited: Turning Space Into Place. Sam Falls, Artist (Los Angeles); Gavin Kenyon, Artist (New York);
Nick Mauss, Artist (New York); Alex Prager, Artist (Los Angeles)
Moderator: Gianni Jetzer, Critic and Curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector

5pm – 6pm | Read the Room: A Poetry Readingy. Readings of poetry by Harry Burke, Poet and Curator (London);
Andrew Durbin, Poet (New York); Paul Kneale, Artist and Writer (London); Quinn Latimer, Poet and Critic (Basel); Megan Rooney, Artist (London); Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Artist and Writer (Geneva) and special guests.

6pm – 7pm | Artist Talk: Berlin Biennale. Juan Gaitan, Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; Beatriz Gonzalez, Artist (Colombia).

Friday 20 June
1pm – 2pm | Artist Talk: Beryl Korot. Beryl Korot, Artist, New York, and Mark Godfrey, Author of Abstraction and the Holocaust and Curator at Tate Modern (London), discuss Korot’s work, Dachau 1974

2pm – 3pm | Artist Talk and Book Launch: Tips and Tricks. Chus Martinez, Director, Academy of Arts and Design, Institute Aesthetic Practice and Theory (Basel); Ahmet Öğüt, Artist (Istanbul/Amsterdam/Berlin).
Moderator: Mari Spirito, Director, Protocinema, Istanbul/New York

3pm to 4pm | Discussion: Curating at the Periphery. Florence Derieux, Curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector and Director at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims); Michelle Grabner, Co-Director of The Suburban in Oak Park, Founder of The Poor Farm in Little Wolf, Wisconsin and Co-curator for the 2014 Whitney Biennial (New York); David Norr, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (Ohio); Sabine Rusterholz Petko, Director, Kunsthaus Glarus
Moderator: Reto Th
üring, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art,The Cleveland Museum of Art

4pm – 5pm | Artist Talk: Speculations on Anonymous Materials.
Ed Atkins, Artist (London); Alisa Baremboym, Artist (New York); Josh Kline, Artist (New York); Katja Novitskova, Artist (Amsterdam/Berlin).
Moderator: Susanne Pfeffer, Artistic Director, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

5pm – 6pm | Artist Talk and Book Signing: A Brief History of New Music. Dieter Meier, Artist, Musician and Filmmaker (Zurich), in conversation with Lionel Bovier, Director of JRP (Ringier, Zurich) and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery (London)

6pm to 7pm | Book Presentation: Xu Zhen. Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing)

Saturday 21 June
1pm – 2pm | Lecture Performance; Balz Isler: Gaps of Wonderland. Balz Isler, Artist (Berlin/Zurich)

2pm – 3pm | The Artist and the Curator: El Anatsui. El Anatsui, Artist (Nsukka, Nigeria); Bomi Odufunade, Contributing Writer for Contemporary And (C&) and Art Advisor (Paris/Lagos/New York); Bisi Silva, Founding Director of Centre for Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria)

3pm – 4pm | Discussion: Art & Commerce. Christopher Kulendran Thomas; Artist (London); Andrew Norman Wilson, Artist (New York)
Moderator: Melanie B
ühler, Curator/Director Lunch Bytes, Amsterdam

4pm – 5pm | Artist Talk; Le Mouvement: An Exploration of Performance in Public, Urban Space. Pablo Bronstein, Artist (London), and Alexandra Pirici, Artist (Bucharest),
in conversation with Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer, Co-curators of the 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Bienne

5pm – 6pm | Artist Talk; Japan’s Post Murakami Generation. Kohei Nawa, Artist (Kyoto); Fumito Urabe, Arist (Nagoya), in conversation with Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

6pm – 7pm | Artist Talk: Art Practices Beyond the Contextual Narrative in the Middle East: Forms, Poetic Images and Other Aesthetics. Umer Butt, Gallerist, Grey Noise (Dubai); Gregory Buchakjian, Art Historian and Artist (Beirut); Pascal Hachem, Artist (Beirut); Basim Magdy, Artist (Basel/Cairo)
Moderator: Amanda Abi Khalil, Independent Curator, Beirut

Sunday 22 June
1pm – 2pm | Art History Today: Florine Stettheimer (1871 – 1944). Juatta Koether, Artist (New York); Nick Mauss, Artist (New York), in conversation with Matthias M
ühling, Director, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau (Munich)

2pm – 3pm | Artist Talk; Dias & Riedweg: Think Global, Act Local – Basel, Rio, Luzern. Maurico Dias and Walter Riedweg, Artists (Rio de Janeiro), in conversation with Fanni Fetzer, Director, Kunstmuseum Luzern

3pm – 4pm | Talk: Revolt of Language with Marcel Broodthaers. Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Editor of Marcel Broodthaers, Livre d’images (Basel); Jan Verwoert, Critic and Curator (Berlin); Søren Grammel, Director, Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel)

4pm – 5pm | Art History Today: Lucio Fontana (1899 – 1968).
Luca Massimo Barbero, Editor of Fontana: Catalogue Raisonne of the Works on Paper and Associate Curator at Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice); Choghakate Kazarian, Curator of ‘Lucio Fontana Retrospective’ at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Enrico Crispolti, Art Historian and Professor Emeritus at Università degli Studi di Siena; Odile Decq, Architect, Paris
Moderator: Mirta d’Argenzio, Curator, Rome

  • Open:
    Thursday, 19 June 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 22 June 2014
  • Address:
    Messeplatz, Basel
  • Web:
    Art Basel
  • Opening hour:
    From 1pm – 7pm
  • Photo credits:
    Courtesy of Art Basel

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