in Collaborations , Frieze | 04 MAY 22

Frieze and Deutsche Bank Debut ‘The Art of Conversation'

Launched at the 59th Venice Biennale, the new series of talks will continue throughout Italy, bringing together leading voices from institutions, artists, and collectors

in Collaborations , Frieze | 04 MAY 22

Frieze and Deutsche Bank have launched a new series of talks, ‘The Art of Conversation’, which made its debut at the 59th Venice Biennale.

Taking place during the opening week, the first talk celebrated the new exhibitions at TBA-21 Academy’s Ocean Space (Venice), and featured artist Diana Policarpo, curator Chus Martinez and Director of TBA21-Academy Markus Reymann.

Frieze and Deutsche Bank launched a major new series of talks, ‘The Art of Conversation’ at the 59th Venice Biennale
Frieze and Deutsche Bank launched a new series of talks, ‘The Art of Conversation’ at the 59th Venice Biennale. Left to right: Roberto Parazzini, Markus Reymann, Diana Policarpo, Chus Martinez, Nathan Clements-Gillespie.

Established and led by TBA21–Academy, Ocean Space is located in the Church of San Lorenzo in Venice and describes itself as a ‘planetary center for exhibitions, research and public programs catalyzing ocean literacy and advocacy through the arts.’ 

The new 'Art of Conversation' series will continue throughout 2022, and is intended to showcase the continued evolution of the creative landscape across Italy, by bringing together some of the country’s leading institutions, artists and collectors. Prompting a dialogue around some of the most topical issues in contemporary art, the conversations will also look to make new connections and encourage debate. 

Diana Policarpo Artwork
Exhibition view “The Soul Expanding Ocean #4: Diana Policarpo. Ciguatera”, Ocean Space, Venice, 2022. Commissioned by TBA21–Academy. Co-produced by TBA21–Academy and Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian, in collaboration with Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência.

Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Director, Frieze Masters, said: ‘This new initiative demonstrates an important extension of Frieze’s relationship with Deutsche Bank as for the first time we are working together beyond our fairs. ‘The Art of Conversation’ also presents another development for Frieze – programming a series of events in Italy for the first time.'

Roberto Parazzini, Chief Country Officer Italy, Deutsche Bank, said: ‘We are delighted to launch the new ‘Art of Conversation’ series with Frieze, bringing leading contemporary artists and thinkers together to discuss the most topical issues affecting art and society.’ 

Deutsche Bank is the Global Lead Partner of Frieze’s art fairs, with a shared commitment to artistic excellence. 

TBA-21 Academy’s Ocean Space (Venice)
TBA-21 Academy’s Ocean Space (Venice)

Future events will be announced soon.