Conversations on Collecting

What drives the collecting and commissioning of contemporary art?

Taking place in the Auditorium at 2pm each day, Conversations on Collecting will offer the opportunity to hear first-hand what drives the collecting and commissioning of contemporary art, from figures including Nathalie de Gunzburg, Maria Arena Bell and Martin Eisenberg.

Full Schedule

Conversations on Collecting: Commissioning Architecture for Art
Thursday May 5
2-3pm
The Auditorium at Frieze New York

Jill Snyder, Donna and Stewart Kohl Executive Director of MOCA Cleveland, Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Museum, and Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director of Aspen Art Museum, have all recently completed major architectural projects with star architects Farshid Moussavi, Herzog & de Meuron and Shigeru Ban. They will discuss their experience of commissioning spaces in which to experience art, its challenges and rewards, with Karen Wong, Deputy Director of the New Museum and former managing director of David Adjaye Associates.

Conversations on Collecting: Nathalie de Gunzburg and Dia Deputy Director James Meyer
Friday, May 6, 2pm
The Auditorium at Frieze New York

Collector and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dia Art Foundation Nathalie de Gunzburg and recently appointed deputy director and chief curator of Dia Art Foundation, James Meyer, discuss their interests in art from 1960 to the present, which is the focus of both Nathalie’s private collection, and Dia’s public programme. Moderated by writer and The Art Newspaper contributing editor Louisa Buck.

Conversations on Collecting: Maria Arena Bell
Saturday, May 7, 2pm
The Auditorium at Frieze New York

Los Angeles based novelist, television writer, philanthropist and collector Maria Arena Bell shares her journey as a collector with writer and The Art Newspaper contributing editor Louisa Buck.

Conversation on Collecting: Collecting Young Art
Sunday May 8
The Auditorium at Frieze New York

Jacob Proctor, an advisor to the Frame & Focus sections for young galleries at Frieze New York, collector Marty Eisenberg, curator Anne Ellegood and advisor Rob Teeters discuss their experience of navigating and collecting works from young talents.