Art Basel is hosting a series of salon-style discussions running as part of the larger art fair from June 19 to June 22.
Exploring a range of topics spanning the contemporary art scene, the Salon programme features dozens of prominent artists, gallerists, curators, art historians, publishers, poets, architects, collectors, and critics taking part in the often informal presentations.
The first of the Salon talks, scheduled for June 19, includes discussions of art markets with Josh Baer and art collector David Mugrabi, artist talks with Sam Falls and Nick Mauss among others, as well as a group poetry reading featuring Harry Burke, Deanna Havas, Karl Holmqvist, Paul Kneale, Quinn Latimer, and Megan Rooney.
On the same day there’ll be Serpentine Gallery co-director and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist talking ‘Living Sculptures’, while on June 20 there’ll be discussion from artists involved in last year’s Speculations on Anonymous Materials. They’ll be Ed Atkins, Alisa Baremboym, Josh Kline and Katja Novitskova before a Xu Zhen book presentation with Philip Tinari of UCCA.
June 21 will feature Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Andrew Norman Wilson in conversation with Lunch Bytes director Melanie Bühler on ‘Art & Commerce’. That’s before ‘Art Practices Beyond the Contextual Narrative in the Middle East’ with Umer Butt of Dubai’s Grey Noise as well as artists Gregory Buchakjian, Pascal Hachem and Basim Magdy.
See the Art Basel Salon programme for details. **