Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Artist Talk | The State of Art and Politics

AA Bronson, Artist, Berlin
Alfredo Jaar, Artist, New York

Moderator: Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief, Art Review, London

Alfredo Jaar discusses his practice, the state of art, and how politics influences his work with Mark Rappolt. Jaar's work is often politically motivated, and addresses the injustices around the world such as poverty, exploitation and genocide.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Cultural Institutions Respond to Migration

Adrian Paci, Artist, Milan
Paul Hobson, Director, Modern Art Oxford
Razan Nassreddine, Project Director of Multaka, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin
Maya Alkateb-Chami, Director, Jusoor

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

Recent years have seen a mounting refugee crisis that has had a profound impact from North Africa across all of Europe. The crisis poses a challenge of almost unprecedented magnitude to institutions of all kinds – including cultural institutions. How are artists, art schools, art groups and museums responding to this challenge? What are the options, opportunities and responsibilities of the cultural sector?

Friday, June 17, 2016
Discussion | Culture in Urban Development

Alfredo Jaar,Artist, New York
Jerry L. Garcia, Principal, Olson Kundig, Seattle

Moderator: Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Artist Talk | Artists' Artists

Jamian Juliano-Villani, Artist, Brooklyn
Brian Belott, Artist, Brooklyn
Damon Zucconi, Artist, New York JODI, Artists, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

Valentin Carron,Artist, Martigny, Switzerland
Markus Rischgasser,Director, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney

This panel offers a frank conversation about the unique relationship between artists and their galleries. Swiss artist Valentin Carron and gallery director Markus Rischgasser discuss how they work together, if and how their working relationship has changed over time, what they have learned from each other and their plans for the future.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

1pm to 2pm
Artist Talk | Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger, Artist, Frankfurt/Berlin
Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel

On the occasion of the public art project ‘24 Stops’ by Tobias Rehberger, connecting the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Campus

2pm to 3pm
Discussion | Uncertainty: Curating and the Global Present

Jochen Volz, Curator, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo
Vivian Ziherl, Founder, Frontier Imaginaries and Guest Curator of the 8th Jerusalem Show, Amsterdam
Grada Kilomba, Writer and interdisciplinary Artist, Berlin

3pm to 4pm
Artist Talk | Sound Practices

Basel Abbasand Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Artists, Ramallah/New York

Moderator: Marcella Lista, Chief Curator, New Media Collection at Centre Pompidou, Paris

4pm to 5pm
Debate | Venture Philanthropy or Bust?

Melissa Berman, President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York
Stephen Reily, Chair-Elect, Creative Capital Foundation, and Trustee, New Museum, New York/Louisville
Simon Castets, Director, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York Moderator:
Scott Stover, President, Global Art Development, Los Angeles/Paris

5pm to 6pm
Parcours Talk | Race and Justice

Sam Durant, Artist, Los Angeles
Tracey Rose, Artist, Durban, South Africa

Moderator: Sabine Breitwieser, Director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

6pm to 7pm
Artist Talk | Victoria Dearest

Rayyane Tabet, Artist, Beirut

Friday, June 17, 2016

1pm to 2pm
Art Market Talk | Collecting: A Cultivated Risk?

Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York
Paul Schimmel, Co-Founder, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles

2pm to 3pm
Unlimited Talk | Creating Art in Community

Alison Knowles, Artist, New York
Tim Rollins, Artist, New York
Davide Balula, Artist, Paris
Angel Abreu, Artist, Curator and member of K.O.S., New York
Rick Savinon, Artist and member of K.O.S., New York

Moderator: Gianni Jetzer, Curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector and Curator-at-Large, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

3pm to 4pm |
Discussion | Artists’ Estates Today and Tomorrow

Michael Baumgartner, Head of Department Collection, Exhibitions and Research, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern;
Loretta Würtenberger, Founder & Director, The Institute for Artists’ Estates, and Author of The Artists Estate – A Handbook for Artists, Executors and Heirs, Berlin T
homas Köhler
, Director, Berlinische Galerie, County Museum of Modern Art, Berlin Moderator:
Javier Pes, Editor, The Art Newspaper, London

4pm to 5pm
Artist Talk | On Gretchen Bender

AA Bronson, Artist, Berlin Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, New York

Moderator: Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Representative, Gretchen Bender Estate, and Director & Publisher, Osmos, New York

5pm to 6pm
Artist Talk | Architecture of Compassion

Róza El-Hassan, Artist, Berlin
Barnabás Bencsik, Curator and Founding Director of ACAX, Budapest
Anders Kreuger, Editor, Afterall, London, and Senior Curator, M HKA, Antwerp

6pm to 7pm
Discussion | Looting, The Long View

Ali Cherri, Artist, Beirut/Paris;
Venetia Porter, Curator, Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art, The British Museum, London
Fiona Rose-Greenland, Principal Investigator, Modeling the Antiquities Trade in Iraq and Syria (MANTIS), University of Chicago Moderator:
Arie Amaya-Akkermans, Writer and Art Critic, Istanbul/Moscow

Saturday, June 18, 2016

1pm to 2pm
Discussion | Poetry of the Real: Arts Research

Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Kirsten M. Langkilde, Director, Academy of Art and Design, FHNW, Basel

2pm to 3pm
Artist Talk | Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas, Artist, Lithuania
Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

3pm to 4pm
Artist Talk | Salvatore Scarpitta: The Speed of Speed

Luigi Sansone, Author of Salvatore Scarpitta – Catalogue Raisonné, Milano
James Harithas, Director of the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston,
Texas Not Vital, Beijing/Rio de Janeiro/Sent, Switzerland

Moderator: Mirta d'Argenzio, Art Historian, Rome

4pm to 5pm

Jacqueline de Jong, Artist, COBRA Legacy, The Netherlands
Alison M. Gingeras, Independent Curator and Writer, New York
Katja Weitering, Artistic Director, COBRA Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen
Bonnie Clearwater, Art Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

5pm to 6pm
Discussion | 100 Years Dada

Jonathan Meese, Artist, Berlin/Hamburg
Adrian Notz, Director, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

6pm to 7pm
Discussion | Milan: All of a Sudden, a Destination?

Giovanna Amadasi, Cultural and Institutional Programs, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Barbara Casavecchia, Contributing Editor, Frieze, and Lecturer, Brera Academy, Milan
Alessandro Rabottini, Artistic Director, miart, Milan
Chiara Repetto, Co-Owner, kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York

Moderator: Stefano Cernuschi, Head of Publications, Mousse Publishing, Milan'

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1pm to 2pm
Discussion | Video Collection Evolution

Haro Cumbusyan, Director, collectorspace, Zürich
Basim Magdy, Artist, Basel/Cairo
Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts, London/Berlin

Moderator: Carlos Durán, Founding co-director, LOOP, Barcelona

2pm to 3pm
Discussion | Civic and Art Collaborations

Samuel Leuenberger, Curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector, Director and Curator of SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland
Chus Martinez, Head of the Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel
Philippe Bischof, Head of Cultural Affairs, Kanton Basel-Stadt, Basel

Moderator: Francesca Gavin, Co-Curator, ‘The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction', Manifesta, Zurich

3pm to 4pm
Artist Talk | 40 Good Reasons

Massimo Minini,Owner and Director, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Ariel Schlesinger, Artist, Berlin

4pm to 5pm
Discussion | African Art in Contemporary Collections

Joost Bosland, Director, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
Mercedes Vilardell, Collector, London; Robin Rhode, Artist, Berlin;

Moderator: Andile Magengelele, Independent Curator, Johannesburg