Since the early 1990s, Georges Didi-Huberman has devoted his research to the history and theory of images. A prominent philosopher and historian, here he discussed André Malraux’s Musée Imaginaire project.
The panel discussed the current and future roles of contemporary art institutions in transforming the way we experience our cities and cultures.
Taking as its focus Leonard’s activities of the past two years, this conversation explored ideas of practice and counterpoints within practice following Leonard’s socially attentive and meditative ‘Analogue’, a conceptually ordered serial compilation of photographs taken between 1998 and 2009 that was presented in a vastly-scaled installation, a book and a smaller group of 40 dye transfer prints.
The panel looks at ethics and relativism in an international art world as new geographies expand the debate contributing values, agendas and beliefs.
Rick Moody, writer, journalist and essayist, as well as songwriter and musician, read from his literary composition realized for Frieze Projects New York, describing the adventures of an undependable GPS.
Eminent critic and curator Robert Storr analysed the work of Gerhard Richter and his influential ‘Atlas’. An ongoing archive of photographs, sketches and materials collected by the acclaimed artist since 1962, it is a source of inspiration for his work and a way of mapping thoughts and processes. As one of the most important experts on the work of Richter, Storr curated the retrospective ‘Gerhard Richter. Forty Years of Painting MoMA’ (2003) and authored September, a History Painting by Gerhard Richter (2010).
Taking the Occupy Wall Street movement as a metaphor and starting point, artists and writers discussed recent episodes of land occupation and ways to re-imagine borders and geographies.
Taryn Simon presented her recent work, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, New York from May – September 2012.
Directors and curators of private art collections focusing on Latin America, Europe and the Middle East Gulf region discussed why and how they study, preserve and map modernist histories and contemporary art scenes.
Frieze Talks 2015 is a daily program of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions.
This year’s program is curated by Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NewYork) and Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze, Berlin).
Access to Frieze Talks is included in the Frieze New York admission ticket. Seats for talks can be individually booked from 11am on the day outside the auditorium within the fair; ticket-holders are requested to arrive at the auditorium 15 minutes before the talk starts in order to guarantee a place.