Frieze Talks 2013

Frieze, London

March 13, 2013

May 10–13, 2013
Frieze New York

Frieze Talks is a daily program of lectures, conversations and panel discussions that takes place at Frieze New York. Participants in Frieze Talks 2013 include: Douglas Crimp (art historian and curator), Lydia Davis (writer), Joan Jonas (artist), Suzanne Lacy (artist), John Maus (musician) and the curators of the 2013 Carnegie International.

The Talks program brings together a range of voices, from leading artists to musicians and novelists to cultural critics. This year’s program is curated by two editors of frieze magazine: Dan Fox (Senior Editor, frieze, New York) and Sam Thorne (Associate Editor, frieze, London).

This year’s program takes the fair’s New York context as its point of departure, tracing antecedents for current debates: Douglas Crimp will recall the intersections between the dance and art worlds of the mid-1970s while Joan Jonas will reflect upon 50 years of performance. At the same time, a panel discussion, ‘When Past Isn’t Past’, will explore the role of museum surveys in the construction of these histories, asking whether very recent events are becoming historicized at an accelerated pace.

The program also looks to broaden debates beyond the visual arts, exploring connected themes in politics, writing and music. Other subjects include: the role that artists can play as activists and the overlaps between fiction and criticism. This year’s program brings together a range of different formats, including readings and conversations as well as a listening session.

Access to Frieze Talks is included in all admission tickets. Frieze Talks takes place in the onsite auditorium at Frieze New York from Friday, May 10 through Monday, May 13.

Frieze New York will take place May 10–13, 2013 and will present over 180 of the world’s leading galleries. Frieze New York is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

Full schedule

Frieze, 1 Montclare Street, London E2 7EU