Frieze London 2013: Talks Programme


Frieze London 2013: Talks Programme

Frieze Talks, a daily programme of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions, is presented by Frieze Foundation in collaboration with frieze magazine.

Schools on the Move

Thursday 17 October: 1.30pm

In recent years, alternative academies and artist-led education projects have proliferated. How do these endeavours reflect on conventional art education—and what can we learn from them?

Meredith Monk

Thursday 17 October: 5pm

Since the mid-1960s, Meredith Monk has been a pioneer of interdisciplinary performance and of what is now called ‘extended vocal technique’. Among her many accolades are a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award and a Grammy nomination for her 2008 album, impermanence. For Frieze Talks, Monk begins with her visionary exploration of the human voice and her concurrent creation of multifaceted music-theater works, films and installations.

Sexuality, Politics and Protest

Friday 18 October: 1.30pm

It has been 20 years since ACT UP, Gran Fury and queer activism reshaped the power of contemporary art and protest. What is the legacy of and possibility for art and protest now?

Bruce Altshuler in conversation with Vivian Sky Rehberg

Friday 18 October: 5pm

On the occasion of the centenary of 1913 — the year of the first Armory Show and of Duchamp’s first readymade—Bruce Altshuler, author of Biennials and Beyond: exhibitions that made art history, discusses with Vivian Sky Rehberg the legacy of a defining year in exhibition-making.

John Akomfrah in conversation with Kodwo Eshun and Mark Fisher

Saturday 19 October: 1.30pm

In 1982, John Akomfrah co-founded the Black Audio Film Collective, which was dedicated to examining issues of Black British identity through film and media. For Frieze Talks,
he discusses the evolution of his latest film essay, The Stuart Hall Project, with Kodwo Eshun and Mark Fisher.

Stephen Shore in conversation with David Campany

Saturday 19 October: 5pm

After photographing in Andy Warhol’s Factory, Stephen Shore travelled across the US, photographing using colour film at a time when it was considered unworthy of art photography. For Frieze Talks, he discusses the evolution of his work over the past 40 years with David Campany.

Jérôme Bel in conversation with Catherine Wood

Sunday 20 October: 1pm

At dOCUMENTA(13), Jérôme Bel presented Disabled Theater, a performance choreo- graphed in collaboration with professional actors with learning disabilities. Bel’s provocative approach to choreography often subverts the typical codes of contemporary dance. Bel joins Catherine Wood to discuss how his work can be curated or received in the context of contemporary art.

Migrating Modernisms

Sunday 20 October: 4pm

The panel focuses on how modernism has been explored in various parts of the world, and how artists have employed and adapted it to reflect local and national particularities.

Frieze London takes place in Regent’s Park, London.

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