The Open Forum section –sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the City Government- is a venue where leading international figures in the art world come together to enrich debates on contemporary art.

PRIME TIME + ART CONVERSATIONS 2018

Collecting Forum: Throughout three sessions, different experiences and trajectories promoted by leading local and international collectors will be explored.

THURSDAY MAY 24, 6.30 PM

Creating Spaces for Latin American Art
Moderator: András Szantó (Author, researcher and consultant in cultural strategy, Nueva York).
Participants: Catherine Petitgas (Writer and Curator. Collector, Patron and Benefactor of Institutions in the UK and France), Victoria Noorthoorn (Director at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires), Aníbal Jozami (Director of Bienalsur, Buenos Aires).

FRIDAY MAY 25, 6.30 PM

Collecting: passion or reason?
Moderator: Dani Levinas (Collector, journalist and Chairman of the board of trustees at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC).
Participants: Mercedes Vilardell (President of the Acquisition Program for African Art at Tate Modern in London, and Member of the International Committee of Patronage at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid), Boris Hirmas (Collector, Santiago de Chile / Mexico City).

SATURDAY MAY 26, 6.30 PM

Collecting Singularities
Moderator: Luis Pérez-Oramas (Art Historian and Curator).
Participants: Patrick Charpenel (Curator and Executive Director at the Museo del Barrio, Ciudad de México/New York), João Fernandes (Deputy Director at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid), Raúl Naón (Collector and Vice President at Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires).

ART CONVERSATIONS

THURSDAY MAY 24, 4.30 PM

Inverted passions
A conversation between Marcelo Pombo (Artist) and Laura Isola (Art and Literature Critic, UBA/UNTREF) on the arrabales of Argentine art.

FRIDAY MAY 25, 4.30 PM

Perspectives on the 90s: Feliciano Centurión and Omar Schiliro
Coordinated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Curator of the 33 Edition of the Bienal de São Paulo) and with the participation of Gustavo Bruzzone (Collector and Judge), Cristina Schiavi and Paola Vega, (Artists and Co-Curators of Omar Schiliro: Ahora voy a brillar at Colección Fortabat), Mariana Cerviño (Ph.D in Social Sciences and Researcher).

SATURDAY MAY 26, 4.30 PM

A presentation on Eduardo Costa by Mario García Torres and a presentation on Mario García Torres by Eduardo Costa
Programmed by Magalí Arriola, Curator of U-TURN Project Rooms arteBA 2018.

ART BASEL CITIES + ARTEBA TALKS 2018

The Art Basel Cities Talks Program in Buenos Aires will facilitate exchanges and conversations about art between members of the Argentine and international art communities, together with the wider public. To launch the program, two panel discussions will be held in collaboration with arteBA.

THURSDAY MAY 24, 2.30 PM

The impact of private investment on the development of the art scene
Moderator: András Szántó (Curator of the Art Basel Cities Talks Program, New York).
Participants: Enrique Avogadro (Minister of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires), Patrick Foret (Director of Business Initiatives at Art Basel. Director of the Advisory Committee for Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, Hong Kong), Alec Oxenford (President of arteBA Fundación, Buenos Aires)

FRIDAY MAY 25, 2.30 PM

How does our experience of art change when it is exhibited in unconventional spaces?
Participants: Alejandra Aguado (Co-director of MOVIL and Curator, Buenos Aires), Cecilia Alemani (Artistic Director of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires. Milán/Nueva York)