Like in previous years, the “Conversations” program will be one of the main features of Art Basel 2017 event, that will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, in Florida, United States of America, from December 7 to December 10, 2017.
This program is a highly enriched talk series, that aims to bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, this year’s Conversations will present 19 talks that feature prominent artworld figures including Agustín Arteaga, Yto Barrada, Stefania Bortolami, José Carlos Diaz, Jordan Casteel, Teju Cole, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Charles Gaines, Juan A. Gaitán, Alberto Ibargüen, Arthur Jafa, Pamela Joyner, Isaac Julien, Daniel Knorr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anne Pasternak and Thaddaeus Ropac among many others.
One of the main attractions of this year’s program it’s the opening talk with Charles Gaines (b. 1944), who will have a site-specific commission at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami and discuss his work with Brian Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Naima Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum.
Other highlights include, for intent, the event with artist Lars Jan, whose talk is named “Natural Disasters – Whose Crisis is it?”, that will be moderated by John Paul Rathbone, Latin America Editor of the Financial Times Miami. You should also pay attention to the talk with Yto Barrada, entitled “Public Territories”, that will feature the presence of prestigious artist Philipp Kaiser, Curator of Art Basel’s Public Sector.
The full calendar of the events can be consulted at Art Basel/ Miami Beach 2017 website, but one thing is for sure, this year the “Conversations” program can’t be missed!