Tino Sehgal pictured outside his Tate installation

Tino Sehgal spearheads Frieze Talks next month

Fresh from his critically acclaimed Turbine Hall installation, the artist will talk on conceptualism and choreography


Tino Sehgal, John Waters, Sturtevant, Lynne Tillman and Marina Warner are all part of the line-up of international artists, filmmakers, curators and cultural commentators taking part in Frieze Talks 2012 in London between October 11-14. The Frieze Talks are a popular daily programme of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions that take place in the auditorium at the Frieze art festival. They're presented by Frieze Foundation and programmed by the editors of frieze magazine: Dan Fox, Jörg Heiser and Jennifer Higgie.

This year's highlights include John Waters on the subject of “Stupidity,” Tino Sehgal in conversation with Jörg Heiser on his relationship to conceptualism, choreography and the art object Panel discussions meanwhile feature the New Museum’s Lauren Cornell and Triple Canopy’s Alex Provan and novelist Lynne Tillman speaking on the relationship between imagination and criticism. Full line up looks like this:

October 11 - 1.30pm: Kasper König (Director, Museum Ludwig, Cologne) in conversation with Jochen Volz (Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery and Contributing Editor, frieze, London). 5pm: ‘Art and Life’ – Brian O’Doherty (Artist, Critic and Novelist, New York and Todi, Italy).

October 12 - 1.30pm: ‘Deeply Superficial’ – Lauren Cornell (Writer and Curator, New York); Oliver Laric (Artist, Berlin); Martin Westwood (Artist, London). Chair: Isobel Harbison (Curator and Writer, London). 5pm: Lynne Tillman (Critic and Novelist, New York).

October 13 - 1.30pm: ‘Being Difficult: a panel on Refusal and Responsibility’ – Hassan Khan (Artist, Cairo); Akram Zaatari (Artist, Beirut); Vasıf Kortun (Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul). Chair: Kaelen Wilson-Goldie (Writer, Beirut). 5pm: Sturtevant (Artist, Paris) in conversation with John Waters (Film Director and Artist, Baltimore).

October 14 - 1.30pm: ‘Attention! Criticism and its Distractions’ – Orit Gat (Writer, Editor and Translator, Brooklyn); Alex Provan (Writer and Editor, Triple Canopy, NewYork); Marina Warner (Writer, Novelist and Critic, London). Chair: Brian Dillon (Writer and UK Editor, Cabinet, London). 4pm: Tino Sehgal (Artist, Berlin) in conversation with Jörg Heiser (Co-Editor, frieze, Berlin).