Frieze Talks is a daily program of lectures, conversations, and panel discussions that takes place in the auditorium at Frieze New York, programmed in 2014 by Tom Eccles (Executive Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College) and Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze). Frieze Talks invite discussions of some of the most hotly debated issues in visual arts today by exploring connections with politics, writing, and filmmaking and bringing together a range of voices, from artists and curators to filmmakers and musicians.
Friday, 9 May will see Okwui Enwezor in conversation with jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, followed by Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot / Zona Prava, who will speak to the editor of The New Yorker David Remnick about their membership in the feminist art collective Pussy Riot and the recently launched Zona Prava, their NGO advocating for prison reform. More weekend highlights include: Beatrix Ruf, newly appointed Director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, in conversation with artists Helen Marten and Jordan Wolfson; a keynote lecture by poet Kenneth Goldsmith; and a discussion about the history of art and the Internet chaired by Orit Gat.
The final day of the fair, Monday, 12 May will be dedicated to a special screening of the Director’s Cut of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, followed by a discussion of the aesthetic and ethical implications of the film with Oppenheimer, Thomas Keenan (Director of the Human Rights Program at Bard College) and Dana Stevens (film critic for Slate and co-host of the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast).
Access to Frieze Talks is included in all admission tickets. Frieze Talks takes place in the onsite auditorium at Frieze New York from Friday 9 May through Monday, 12 May. Tickets for the talks can be reserved on the day of each talk at the information desk outside the auditorium. Frieze New York will take place 9–12 May, 2014 in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. Presenting over 190 of the world’s leading galleries, Frieze New York is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the third consecutive year.