Reading Room: Thursday

6 Oct 2016
12:30pm - 6:00pm
Frieze London 2016
Regents Park
London, NW1 4NR
United Kingdom

12.30pm - Kaleidoscope: Donna Huanca in conversation

On the occasion of her concurring performance-led exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection, London, and a profile that appears in the current issue of Kaleidoscope, New York-based American artist Donna Huanca will discuss her concern with the nude female body. The interview will be conducted by Kaleidoscope's editor-at-large Francesca Gavin, a writer and curator based between London and Berlin.  

1.30pm - Artforum: David Velasco in conversation with Wolfgang Tillmans

Artist Wolfgang Tillmans talks with editor David Velasco.

2.30pm - LEAP: Stephanie Bailey in conversation with Sophia Al-Maria and Lawrence Lek 

As a follow-up to ‘Children of Empire’, the January/February 2016 issue of LEAP magazine guest edited by LEAP contributing editor Stephanie Bailey, this discussion will explore the commonalities within the hybrid, diasporic, transglobal, and post-colonial cultural experiences of a post-20th century world through a discussion with two artists whose practices investigate the infrastructures of modernisation, and their impact on cultural identities: Sophia Al-Maria and Lawrence Lek. Are Gulf Futurism and Sinofuturism one and the same? Is futurism itself but the product of modernity’s relentless obsession with progress? If so, what does that mean if we are to engage with the representations of futurism cross-culturally? 

3.30pm - ARTnews: Elizabeth Fullerton in conversation with Richard Billingham

Artist Richard Billingham and Artnews correspondent Elizabeth Fullerton, author of the new book Artrage! The Story of the BritArt Revolution, discuss Billingham’s iconic series of photographs of his family, “Ray’s a Laugh” (1994-96)—on view at Anthony Reynolds’ booth (N4) as part of Frieze’s special focus on the 90s—as well as Billingham’s current projects.  

4.30pm - frieze d/e and Out Of: Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

Host Pablo Larios in conversation with the editors Prof. Britta Peters (Curator and Editor) and John Beeson (Writer and Editor) on the publication series Out Of that is released in the run-up to Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017.

5.30pm - The Art Newspaper: Before and after Under the Same Sun

Margot Heller, the director of the South London Gallery, in conversation with Javier Pes, the editor of The Art Newspaper, about this summer’s partnership with the Guggenheim, the Firestation project and working with international artists in the heart of Camberwell.

6.30pm - Flash Art: Aperto '93

"Emergency/Emergenza" Aperto 93 was the first large Biennial exhibition conceived as an art magazine, and as a full-scale exhibition within an exhibition. Organized by Flash Art publisher Helena Kontova in collaboration with Francesco Bonami, Nicolas Bourriaud, Jeffrey Deitch, Robert Nickas and Benjamin Weil, as well as Frieze founder Matthew Slotover, Aperto was a polyphonic, international showcase dedicated to emerging artists, consisting of 13 sections which together made up an innovative whole.

This year Frieze London takes the 90s as its focus. Helena Kontova will be returning to host a conversation with special section curator, Nicolas Trembley, as well as Frieze publisher and founder Matthew Slotover regarding one of the roaring decade's pivotal shows.