Frieze Talks 2017
Talks and performances at Frieze London exploring art in an age of 'alternative facts', curated by Ralph Rugoff
Curated for the first time by Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London), leading artists, musicians and cultural commentators will explore how – in an age of ‘alternative facts’ – art’s capacity to beguile, disorientate and disrupt conventional notions of ‘the real’ can take on new meanings. Watch Rugoff discuss the programme and its aims in our exclusive video.
Thursday 5th October
- Thursday 5 October at 12:30pm: ‘Alt-Feminisms’, a panel chaired by curator Alison M. Gingeras and including artists Renate Bertlmann, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Marilyn Minter and Penny Slinger
- Thursday 5 October at 4:30pm: ‘Screen Life/Real Life’, addressing the representation of 'The Curator' between Joerg Heiser and the Modern Museet's Daniel Birnbaum, previewing 2017 Palme d’Or-winning film The Square
Friday 6th October
- Friday 6 October at 12:320pm: ‘Alt-Monuments’, a panel that asks how we acknowledge history when it is morally reprehensible in present? Featuring artists Adam Pendleton, Jeremy Deller and Antony Gormley
- Friday 6 October at 4:30pm: ‘Letter to One Hundred Viewers’, artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Philippe Parreno in conversation
Saturday 7th October
- Saturday 7 October at 12:30pm: Director of Senna and theAcademy Award-winning Amy, Asif Kapadia discusses his documentary practice and its role in a so-called post truth era
- Saturday 7 October at 4:30pm: Artist collective Superflex present ‘Today, Tomrrow, Together’, a discussion with curator Reem Fadda building on their Hyundai commission at Tate Modern
Sunday 8th October
- Sunday 8 October at 12:30pm: ‘Asocial Media’ addresses how, if at all, to productively engage with fake news, Facebook and troll culture - with Angela Nagel, author of the acclaimed recent study Kill All Normies: From 4Chan to Donald Trump and the Alt-Right, and artists Ed Fornieles and Constant Dullaart
- Sunday 8 October at 4:30pm: a session of ‘The Singing Lecture’ featuring artist Nástio Mosquito and performer Mx Justin Vivian Bond, described by Hilton Als as ‘the best cabaret artist of their generation’
Frieze Talks take place in the auditorium at Frieze London and admission is included in all fair tickets. Places can be booked from 12pm on the day of each talk.