Thursday, December 3, 2015
ArtistTalk | Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer

Trevor Paglen, Artist
Jenny Holzer, Artist
Kate Crawford,Professor, Author and Founding Member of Deep Lab, New York

Friday, December 4, 2015
Public/Private| Should Art Schools Prepare Artists for the Art World?

Nicolas Bourriaud, Independent Curator and Art Critic, Paris;
Howard Singerman, Phyllis and Joseph Caroff Chair of Art and Art History, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York Rosanne Somerson, President, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
Sanford Biggers, Artist and Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York

Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York

In today’s highly professionalized art world, an art school education is almost indispensable for an artist seeking to launch a significant career. Yet the role and impact of art schools have been widely debated. As artists are confronted by an enormous, international system of institutions and art commerce, questions remain: Do art schools adequately prepare artists for functioning in the art world? Should they?

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Artistic Practice | The Artist as Slow Traveler

Samson Young, Artist, Hong Kong
Stephen Shore, Artist, New York;
Paulo Nazareth, Artist, Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
Shahzia Sikander, Artist, New York and Lahore, Pakistan
Shilpa Gupta, Artist, Mumbai

Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist,Co-director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, this series is an ongoing overview of the diversity of artistic practices. This new installment brings together several artists from a range of generations and medias, whose work deals with travel and mobility.

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

Nicole Eisenman, Artist, New York
Susanne Vielmetter,Owner and Director, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

This panel offers a frank and informal conversation about the unique and fundamental relationship between artists and their galleries. New York based artist and this year’s MacArthur Genius Award holder, Nicole Eisenman, and gallerist Susanne Vielmetter, discuss how they work together – in the past and in the present – and their plans for the future.


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

Thursday, December 3, 2015

3pm to 4pm
Artist Talk | Bogotá Milagros

Pedro Friedeberg, Artist,
Mexico Beatriz González
, Artist, Bogotá Moderator:
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director, Serpentine Gallery, London

4pm to 5pm
Discussion | Artists Donations: The New Deal

Philippe Vergne, Director, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Daniel McClean, Head of Art and Cultural Property Law, Howard Kennedy LLP, London
Matt Johnson, Artist, Los Angeles

Moderator: Roland J. Augustine, Partner, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

5pm to 6pm
Discussion | Life in the Archive

Tony Oursler, Artist, New York
Beatrix Ruf, Director, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Moderator: Tom Eccles, Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York

6pm to 7pm
New Role for Art in Cuba

Stéphane Aquin, Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
Carlos Garaicoa, Artist, Havana, Cuba

Iliana Cepero Amador, Art Historian, Curator and Adjunct Professor, The New School and New York University, New York

7pm to 8pm
Artist Talk | Valeska Soares

Valeska Soares,Artist, New York
Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, Jewish Museum, New York

Friday, December 4, 2015

1pm to 2pm
Art Market Talk | Flip or Flop? What do I do now?

Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York
Kenny Schachter,Art Dealer, Curator, Writer, London

2pm to 3pm
Artist Talk | Rosalyn Drexler

Rosalyn Drexler, Artist, Newark
Katy Siegel, Thaw Professor, Stony Brook University, New York

3pm to 4pm
The Ethics of Art Advising

Wendy Cromwell, Independent Art Advisor, Founder Cromwell Art LLC, New York
Jo Backer Laird, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, New York
Jill Kraus, Art Collector, New York;
Mary Sabbatino, Vice President and Partner, Galerie Lelong, New York Moderator:
Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief, ARTnews Magazine, New York

4pm to 5pm
Discussion | Public Art: ‘Metaforms’

Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Artist, Lima
Hank Willis Thomas, Artist, New York
Xavier Cha, Artist, New York

Moderator: Nicholas Baume, Curator of Art Basel’s Public sector and Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York

5pm to 6pm
Art Market Talk | In Times of Volatility

Steven Tananbaum,Investor, Collector, Westchester/ Palm Beach
Wilbur L. Ross Jr., Collector, Palm Beach
Jeffrey Deitch, Art Advisor and Independent Curator, New York Moderator:
Marion K. Maneker, Publisher, Art Market Monitor, New York

6pm to 7pm
LA Then and Now

Alex Israel, Artist, Los Angeles
Bret Easton Ellis, Author, Los Angeles

Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Saturday, December 5,2015

1pm to 2pm
Collector Talk | Erling Kagge

Erling Kagge, Art Collector, Explorer, Lawyer, Author and Publisher, Oslo
Marion K. Maneker, Publisher, Art Market Monitor, New York

2pm to 3pm
The Artists Surround Sound Project

Mariele Neudecker,Artist, Bristol
Camille Norment, Artist, Oslo
Sophie Alsbo,Artist, London
Alice Jacobs, Artist, London

Moderator: David Gryn, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Founder of Daata Editions and Artprojx, London

3pm to 4pm
The NewOldMasters

Richard L. Feigen,Chairman, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York
Jasmin T. Tsou, Owner, JTT, New York
Gregor Muir,Executive Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Moderator: Andrew Goldstein, Chief Digital Content Officer, Phaidon/Artspace, New York

4pm to 5pm
Collecting as a Political Act

Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
Maryam Eisler, Co-chair, Middle East Acquisitions Committee, Tate, London
Yasser Akkaoui, Editor-in-chief, Executive Magazine, Beirut

Moderator: Ari Akkermans, Writer and Art Critic, Beirut

5pm to 6pm
Artist Talk | Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin, Artist, London in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal, Independent Curator, Art Historian, London

6pm to 7pm
Transgender in the Mainstream

David J. Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Gordon Hall, Artist, New York
Kimberly Drew, Founder, Black Contemporary Art, New York
Juliana Huxtable, Artist, Poet and DJ, New York

Moderator: William J. Simmons, Ph.D. Student, Art History and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Sunday, December 6, 2015

1pm to 2pm
A Proposition towards Living Art

Omar Berrada, Writer and director of the Dar al-Ma’mun arts center, Marrakech
Khaled Malas, Architect, Independent Curator, New York

Moderator: Reem Fadda, Curator of the 6th Marrakech Biennale, New York

2pm to 3pm
What-Profit:Hybrid Art Spaces

Stefan Benchoam, artist and exhibition maker, co-founder and co-director of NuMu and Proyectos Ultravioleta in Guatemala City
Gabriela Saenz, General Director, TEOR/ética, San José, Costa Rica
Prem Krishnamurthy, Designer and Curator, Founder of Project Projects and P!, New York
Chris Sharp, Writer, independent curator, and co-founder of Lulu, Mexico City

Moderator: Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York