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?
- Pablo Helguera (Artist, Mexico City)
- Wael Shawky (Artist, Alexandria)
- Sally Tallant (Director, Liverpool Biennial)
- Chair: Sam Thorne (Associate Editor, frieze, London)
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 began with her visionary exploration of the human voice and her concurrent creation of multifaceted music-theater works, films and installations.
- Meredith Monk (Composer, Singer, Director/ Choreographer and Filmmaker, New York)
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?
- Neil Bartlett (Theatre Director, Author and Performer, Brighton)
- Marlene McCarty (Artist, New York)
- Zanele Muholi (Photographer, Johannesburg)
- Chair: Jennifer Kabat (Writer, New York)
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, discussed with Vivian Sky Rehberg the legacy of a defining year in exhibition-making.
- Bruce Altshuler (Director, Program in Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University)
- Vivian Sky Rehberg (Director, Master of Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Contributing Editor, frieze)
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 discussed the evolution of his latest film essay, The Stuart Hall Project, with Kodwo Eshun and Mark Fisher.
- John Akomfrah (Artist, Film Director and Screenwriter, London)
- Kodwo Eshun (Artist, Writer and Co-Founder, The Otolith Group, London)
- Mark Fisher (Author of Capitalist Realism, lecturer at Goldsmiths University)
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 discussed the evolution of his work over the past 40 years with David Campany.
- Stephen Shore (Photographer, New York)
- David Campany (Writer, Curator and Artist, London)
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 joined Catherine Wood to discuss how his work can be curated or received in the context of contemporary art.
- Jérôme Bel (Choreographer, Paris)
- Catherine Wood (Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate Modern, London)
Sunday 20 October: 4pm
The panel focused 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.
- Elvira Dyangani Ose (Curator and Art Historian, London)
- Gerardo Mosquera (Curator and Art Critic, Havana)
- Kirsten Scheid (Anthropologist and Art Historian, Beirut)
- Chair: Shanay Jhaveri (Writer and Curator, Bombay and London)