Conversations 2023

This year’s Conversations program was presented collaboration with the Centre Pompidou at the Musée national Picasso-Paris, at the heart of the Marais.

Curated for the second year by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, Conversations comprehended nine talks investigating contemporary cultural discourse.

The program celebrated avant-garde figures such as Chantal Akerman and Antonin Artaud; shed light on purveyors of contemporary myths, from the Walt Disney Studios to drag culture; explore the connections between Paris, the Maghreb, and the Caribbean; and featured known formats from Art Basel’s Conversations programs, such as the Premiere Artist Talk and The Artist and The Collector.  

Charles Teyssou and Pierre-Alexandre Mateos

About the curators

Charles Teyssou and Pierre-Alexandre Mateos are a duo of curators and writers based in Paris.

In addition to curating the Conversations sector of Paris+ par Art Basel, they have been working on Paris Orbital, a live program at Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection and the ongoing archives Arles Terminal City, LUMA Foundation, Arles. They co-curated with Kevin Blinderman an exhibition dedicated to the dandy figure of Jacques de Bascher at the Kunsthalle Bern and Treize, Paris. They were the editors-in-chief of L’Officiel Art and contribute to Mousse Magazine, Spike, and Double Magazine.