Discussions / Ateliers

Frieze Talks 2013

Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 - 20 Oct 2013

Frieze Talks 2013, a daily programme of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions, is presented by Frieze Foundation in collaboration with frieze magazine. Some highlight of the programme are:


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?

Neil Bartlett (Theatre Director, Author and Performer, Brighton)
Marlene McCarty (Artist, New York)
Zanele Muholi (Photographer, Johannesburg)
Chair: Jennifer Kabat (Writer, New York)


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.

John Akomfrah (Artist, Film Director and Screenwriter, London)
Kodwo Eshun (Artist, Writer and Co-Founder, The Otolith Group, London)
Mark Fisher (Writer, Teacher and Theorist, Edinburgh)


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.

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)


See the whole programme here 

Frieze Talks are open to all ticket holders for Frieze London. Seats are available for reservation from midday on the day of the talk. Podcasts of each talk can be downloaded online the following day.