Frieze Talks 2018

The program takes a literary turn with a focus on some of today’s most searching writers

Drawing upon recent contemporary fiction, curators Tom Eccles and Amy Zion (both Bard College, New York) have invited writers, poets, and artists to investigate the psychological, linguistic, physical and social conditions that underpin the daily struggles of individual lives.

Frieze Talks 2018 pairs artists with authors to stimulate unique encounters between powerful cultural voices. Talks are free for all visitors to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Highlights from the program include:

Author Yuri Herrera (Signs Preceding the End of the World, The Transmigration of Bodies) in conversation with artists Carlos Amorales and Abraham Cruzvillegas; author Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen, Homesick for Another World) in conversation with writer Patty Yumi Cottrell (Sorry to Disrupt the Peace); Professor Fred Moten (Department of Performance Studies, NYU) in conversation with artist Sondra Perry; Curator Rujeko Hockley (Whitney Museum of American Art) in conversation with novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge (We love you Charlie Freeman) and historian Kerri Greenidge; and author Elif Batuman (The Idiot, The Possessed) in conversation with writer and editor Negar Azimi (Bidoun).

Listen to all 2018 talks here