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Laurie Anderson, Nan Goldin, Kemang Wa Lehulere: Announcing the Speakers at Frieze Talks 2018

At Frieze London this year's talks explore the role played by autobiography in art and society

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Frieze Talks will be co-programmed for the first time by Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery) and Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios).

Taking place daily in the Frieze London auditorium, Frieze Talks will explore the role played by autobiography in art and society, at a time when personal experience is increasingly being made public and also under renewed scrutiny. Highlights from this year’s programme include:

Thursday
12.30pm
Contemporary Art Society Curatorial Summit: ‘Private in the Public Realm: Towards New Alliances’. A series of case studies presented by curators and museum leaders from the UK and beyond, addressing new models of partnerships between the public and private sector in the arts. Speakers include; Nick Thorton (National Museum, Wales), Antonia Carver (Art Jameel, Dubai), Josh Ginsburg (A4 Art Foundation, Cape Town), Katerina Gregos (Riga Biennial).

4.30pm
Panel: ‘On Social Work’ With Sonia Boyce (artist; London), Ipek Duben (artist; Istanbul), Mary Kelly (artist; Los Angeles) & Berni Searle (artist; Cape Town) Chaired by Louisa Buck (writer; London).

Friday
12.30pm
Keynote Lecture: Alexander Chee (author; Boston).

4.30pm
Multimedia storytelling with Laurie Anderson (artist; New York), followed by in-conversation with Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery).

Saturday
12.30pm
Kemang Wa Lehulere (artist; Cape Town) in conversation with Sean O’Toole (writer; Cape Town).

4.30pm
Nan Goldin (artist; New York) in conversation with Linda Yablonsky (writer; New York).

Sunday
12.30pm
Panel: ‘Autobiography’ with Diana Hamilton (poet; New York), Olivia Laing (writer; London) & Momtaza Mehri (poet; London)
Chaired by Andrew Durbin (Senior Editor, frieze; New York).

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