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Basel Week Switzerland ’17: Unlimited

Year after year, Unlimited is further confirming its position as an essential part of Art Basel week in Switzerland. Started as a unique platform that showcases art which transcend the traditional art-fair booths in scale by offering 16,000 square meters of exhibition space for monumental sculptures, video projections, wall paintings, photographic series and performances. This unique concept is becoming more and more popular both with the galleries that want to show the most ambitious projects by their artists, as well as with the visitors that have an […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17: Volta

Coinciding with the main fair (covered here & here), Volta Basel opened its doors last week through this weekend presenting a selection of galleries included in their 13th edition. 70 international galleries presented a variety of latest works by their artists under Markthalle’s familiar and spacious cupola dome. The organizers pointed out that in a “global society of stress and strife, the possibility of art as means of social change, of balm to misunderstanding and beacon for the marginalized, is a very real and powerful thing.” With […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17 / Scope Basel 2017

As one of the few satellite fairs of Art Basel week in Switzerland, the Scope Art Fair once again brought some of the world’s freshest urban and contemporary art to Basel. On two floors of the former Clarahuus, 70 international exhibitors from 52 cities and 27 countries presented works by large roster of artists working in different mediums, different scales, while pushing the boundaries of the movement. This year event included a selection of works by emerging and recognized artists from around the world. Some of […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part II)

With Art Basel in Switzerland in full swing these days, we’re bringing you a second report from the booths of the world’s premier modern and contemporary art fair. Presented across 27,500 square meters of exhibition spaces in Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Basel on Messeplatz, the fair has been opened to the public after major collectors, museum directors, curators, financiers, artists, and art world influencers got the chance for a first look. One of this year’s main attraction was a majestic sculpture by Urs Fischer (seen above) created from oil-based modelling […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part I)

With the art world’s premiere event opening to the public tomorrow and running through the weekend, we now have a first look for you at some of the highlights. Art Basel’s 48th edition in Switzerland features 291 of the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists including Jack Pierson who has one of his signature ransom note-like text-based wall pieces on display (seen above) at Cheim & Reid’s booth. Take a look at some of the other works on display below… Photo […]

Studio Visit: Remi Rough

We stopped by the studio of Remi Rough while he prepared for his upcoming solo show entitled Post at the Speerstra Gallery in Switzerland. Since his first gallery exhibition in 1989, the British artist has successfully transitioned from his early graffiti style to create his own abstract geometrical language, recognisable regardless of its form, whether  large scale murals or gallery works. Opening on the 12th of November, the exhibition will feature nineteen new works on paper and canvas. Remi Rough will redefine the idea of space and invite the viewer […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Unlimited

Next door to the main hall of Art Basel (covered – part 1, part 2), the Unlimited section was reserved for mostly large site specific installations. Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, the idea for this platform was to go beyond the traditional fair booth limitations and allow exhibitors to present large size sculptures, paintings, videos, installations and performances. Featuring 88 projects from around the globe, this sector included large works by such names as Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Frank Stella, Paul Mccarthy, James Turrell, […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Volta 12

The twelfth edition of the Volta Fair in Basel returned to its dome home at Markthalle. As one of the satellite events to the main Art Basel expo (covered – part 1, part 2), the fair featured a selection of galleries and artists that included 68 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide. Though proudly showing the new and emerging contemporary art names, the venue allowed visitors to also enjoy works by recent Venice Biennale participants or mid-career artists with concurrent or recent major museum solos. We bring your our personal selection […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Scope Art Show

Moving closer to its big brother, the Scope Art Show is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Basel at a new location three blocks away from the main fair (covered – part 1, part 2). The new space at Clarahuus includes three floors divided between 85 international exhibitors and 10 breeder program galleries. The international feel of this year’s edition is confirmed with exhibitors hailing from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]

Showing: KAWS : GISWIL @ More Gallery

Coinciding with the start of Basel Week Switzerland, an exclusive opening night on June 12th was held for KAWS’ latest solo showing. Three years since his debut show with the gallery (covered), the New York-based artist is back in Giswil for another exclusive showcase with More Gallery. This time around, the American artist again used the unique industrial setting indoors to present his large scale works. The picturesque mountain area seemed like the perfect setting to introduce his latest work from his series of large wooden sculptures titled Together. Featuring two of […]
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