What to expect from Frieze Talks 2013
The London art fair's talks line-up looks great, and it's packed with Phaidon artists and authors
Behind the deal making and headline-grabbing commissions, London's leading contemporary art fair Frieze has gained a great reputation for hosting an insightful set of discussions. This year's event is no exception; indeed, the 2013 talks have captured our interest for a number of reasons, not least because a number of our authors and artists are taking part. On Thursday 17 October, Meredith Monk, the noted New York composer, choreographer and filmmaker, offers an account of her interdisciplinary work.
On Friday 18 October, Phaidon author and Director of Museum Studies at New York University, Bruce Altshuler, marks the centenary of the first Armory Show and of Duchamp's first readymade, by discussing the legacy of 1913 in exhibition-making. Also on Friday, in a talk called Sexuality, Politics and Protest, writer Jennifer Kabat, photographer Zanele Muholi, artist Marlene McCarty and playwright Neil Bartlett, talk through the history and current relationship between art and queer activism.
On Saturday 19 October, Phaidon's Stephen Shore talks through his life and career, photographing both Warhol's Factory, and the wider expanses of American society, with fellow Phaidon contributor, the artist and writer David Campany. On Sunday 20 October, the avant-garde French choreographer Jérôme Bel will be in conversation with Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern. Wood tipped Bel's work in a piece for this site towards the end of last year. There are other talks in the programme too; to find out more, go here. For further insight into Monk's work, consider our book on minmalist composers. If you're interested in Professor Altshuler's talk, then do take a look at both Salon to Biennial and Biennials and Beyond.
For greater insight into homosexuality and artistic creation, read our book, Art and Queer Culture. For more on Zanele Muholi, it's Vitamin Ph you need to check out. For more on Stephen Shore, take a look at our great monograph, as well as his 1970s travelogue, American Surfaces, and the thoroughly comprehensive Book of Books. To learn more about Shore's interlocutor, David Campany, consider his volume, Art and Photography. Finally, for more on performance art, consider The Artist's Body.