12pm, Thursday 14 October
In today’s digital world, even the most basic laptop or phone comes with tools allowing us to process pictures, video or sound. How do changes in technology affect the ownership of images?
- Geeta Dayal (Arts, music and technology Writer, USA)
- Thomas Demand (Artist, Germany)
- Kazys Varnelis (Director of the Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University, New York, USA)
- Chair: Sam Thorne (Associate Editor, frieze)
2.30pm, Thursday 14 October
Artists who use humour respond to the questions: ‘Are art and comedy a great double act or the odd couple? What are the uses of humour in artistic practice?’
- Nathaniel Mellors (Artist, UK and the Netherlands)
- Aleksandra Mir (Artist, in transit)
- Roee Rosen (Artist and Writer, Israel)
- Olav Westphalen (Artist, Sweden)
5pm, Thursday 14 October
For 20 years Tillmans’ photography has been a sustained meditation on observation and perception, politics and abstraction. Winner of the Turner Prize in 2000, recent exhibitions include the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin in 2008 and London’s Serpentine Gallery this year. In 2009 his work was included in ‘Making Worlds’ at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
- Wolfgang Tillmans (Artist, UK)
12pm, Friday 15 October
For his commission for Frieze Projects, artist Vallance presented a panel discussion featuring five mediums each channeling the spirits of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock and Leonardo da Vinci.The artists were asked questions on the role of art in the afterworld, and their opinions on the art market in the living world. The panel will open to audience questions at the end of the discussion.
- Jeffrey Vallance (Artist, USA)
2.30pm, Friday 15 October
Van der Heide discussed the aesthetic and political legacy of the legendary New York-based art collaborative Group Material, with co-founder Julie Ault.
- Julie Ault (Artist and Writer, USA)
- Bart van der Heide (Director and Curator, Kunstverein München, Germany)
5pm, Friday 15 October
Kanwar’s films and installations are multi-layered contemporary experiences connecting intimate personal histories with the wider politics of power, violence, sexuality and justice. Characterised by a distinctly lyrical approach to the social and political, Kanwar’s work has been presented in film festivals and museums. He has participated in documenta 11 and documenta 12, Kassel, Germany and is also the recipient of the first Edvard Munch Award for Contemporary Art, Norway.
- Amar Kanwar (Artist, India)
12pm, Saturday 16 October
Many of the late-born children of modernism are creating an art caught in a web of historic references. Could reverence, summoning the ghosts and uncharted potentials of unavowed histories, be a critical counter-model?
- Paulina Olowska (Artist, Poland)
- Silke Otto-Knapp (Artist, UK)
- Mathias Poledna (Artist, USA)
- Chair: Jan Verwoert (Art Historian and Critic, Germany; Contributing Editor frieze)
2.30pm, Saturday 16 October
In anticipation of Hiller’s upcoming retrospective at Tate Britain, the American, London-based artist discussed with the California-based, British art historian, the transatlantic conundrums of conceptualism, and the role of humour and the unconscious in the creative act.
- Susan Hiller (Artist, UK)
- John Welchman (Professor of Modern Art History, University of California, USA)
5pm, Saturday 16 October
Novelist, essayist and cultural commentator Bracewell spoke to artist Riley about the evolution of her ground-breaking work from the 1960s to the present.
- Bridget Riley (Artist, UK)
- Michael Bracewell (Writer, Novelist and Curator, UK)
12pm, Sunday 17 October
A myriad of approaches are taken by artists, writers and curators whose work responds to complex social issues and political situations. To what extent do the political and personal intersect? Can art be effective activism and vice versa?
- Jeremy Deller (Artist, UK)
- Galit Eilat (Writer, Curator and Founding Director of The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel)
- Emily Roysdon (Artist and Writer, USA)
- Chair: Negar Azimi (Senior Editor, Bidoun magazine)
4pm, Sunday 17 October
Hailed ‘director of the decade’ (Roger Ebert ), Bahrani has eloquently told the story of US immigrants in films such as Chop Shop (2007) and Goodbye Solo (2008). Born to Iranian parents, he is at the forefront of ‘Neo-Neo Realism’. In conversation with Rebhandl, Bahrani discussed the ‘neo’ in realism, and how its limits can be pushed.
- Ramin Bahrani (Filmmaker, USA)
- Bert Rebhandl (Film and Visual Arts Critic, Germany)