Art Basel|Conversations: AFC Recommendations

by Art Fag City on June 11, 2009 Events

At Art and Age, a conversation with Massimiliano Gioni, curator of Younger than Jesus at The New Museum, Berlin artist Dorothy Iannone, and Los Angeles artist Stephen G. Rhodes. Photo AFC

Superstar curator Hans Ulrich Obrist may need to permanently station himself outside the Art Lobby due to his intense speaking schedule at Art Basel Conversations.  A few of the good panels have already taken place—A Brief History of Curating with Lionel Bovier, Director of JRP/Ringier, Zurich, and curators Christophe Cherix and Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as Curating The Collectors, with Elmgreen and Dragset, Artists, Berlin/London and Artists/Curators of the Danish and Nordic Pavilions at this year’s Biennale—but we have a few more recommendations. Our list after the jump. 


5 — 5.30 p.m. | Book Launch | 'Sterling Ruby'
Lionel Bovier, Director of JRP/Ringier, Zurich; Jörg Heiser, Co-Editor, Frieze Magazine, Berlin; Robert Hobbs, Thalhimer Endowed Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and Visiting Professor, Yale University, New Haven; Alessandro Rabottini,
Chief Curator, GAMeC — Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; Sterling Ruby, Artist, Los Angeles


The Future of the Museum | Digital Frontiers
What are the limits of using digital techniques in order to experience a specific artwork, a whole exhibition, a permanent collection, a guided tour or an artist talk? Will shipping artworks around the world be obsolete in future times? What are the needs and requirements of the digital artworld?
What are the specific differences between physical and virtual museums?
Does the virtual possibility, e.g. following the installation of an exhibition online, compete with experiencing the museum and artwork itself and in real time? Will physical museums establish a parallel identity while forming a virtual museum online? Will virtual museum visits compete with or complement real visits? Will there be a digital revolution in the field of museums?

Speakers | Cory Arcangel, Artist, New York
Anne Faggionato, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BlueLabel, London
Hu Fang, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and the shop, Beijing
Martin Roth, Director General, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden
Peter Weibel, Chairman and CEO, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London
Supported by Zurich Insurance Company

4 — 4.30 p.m. | Performance and Book Launch
Charlotte Posenenske: Performance with the 'Corrugated Series'; 'Charlotte Posenenske: The Catalogue Raisonné.
1930 — 1985'; With Burkhard Brunn, Estate of Charlotte Posenenske, Frankfurt a.M.


1 — 1.30 p.m. | Discussion | Legal Issues in Contemporary Art Collecting
Paula Cooper, Dealer, Gallerist and Proprietor of 192 Books, New York; Daniel McClean, Art Lawyer (Withers LLP, London) and Independent Curator, London; Seth Siegelaub, Amsterdam, Initiator of the Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement (New York, 1971)

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