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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 […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part II)

After our initial overview from the main fair for Basel Week Switzerland, we’re bringing you the second part of our highlights from this year’s Art Basel – from bustling booths of world’s biggest galleries to sneak peeks from their back rooms. While the first part of our coverage was mostly from the ground level, the second part includes mostly works on view on the first floor of the Switzerland’s largest exhibition site. With the event bringing quality artworks from every part of the globe, the general public patiently queued […]

Openings: Dran – “Tiens” @ Adda Gallery

After almost six years silence from solo shows, broken only with an unusual, performance art exhibition at POW in London (covered), Adda Gallery in Brussels recently opened the long awaited exhibition by Dran. The French artist has put on display his latest paintings and unpublished drawings from 2015 to 2016 in a big comeback titled Tiens. Weeks ahead of the show, his army of followers and collectors were impatiently waiting to see the new works as well as the new print and accompanying book. Known for his […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part I)

46 years since art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt of Basel created an international art fair, the world’s leading art event opened its door to the general public on the 16th of June. The fair was created with an idea to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well as serve as a meeting point for the international art world, and this year, 280 of the world’s leading galleries are showing works from over 4,000 different artists. Ranging from modern […]

Showing: Geoff McFetridge – “The Quiet Of Not Listening” @ V1 Gallery

V1 Gallery is currently showing Geoff McFetridge’s The Quiet Of Not Listening. As his third solo with the gallery in Copenhagen, this exhibition features nine paintings on canvas and five large drawings. Following his signature style of portraying mundane imagery through a flat, minimalist approach, a few of the new works include images of folding chairs. Drawn from his memory, it wasn’t until recently that Mcfetridge realized his images were actually incorrect. Ubiquitous and specific to western culture, the chairs on his paintings are both pure and wrong, but they represent […]

Streets: Ludo (China)

After a series of public interventions the last few years in China, Ludo returned once again to Far East to work on more pieces for his Ephemera project. This time, he is collaborating with non-profit organization called Tencent Foundation and its major media company Tencent QQ. This collection of work on the streets started back in October 2014 as part of the French artist’s personal research and interest rundown and neglected areas of the country. After traveling around the the Asian county and getting it to know it better, the project reached a […]

Releases: Adam Neate – “Imploding Head” Print

Adam Neate (interviewed) recently released a new limited edition from his ongoing Dimensional Editions. Published by Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Imploding Head was produced in a very limited edition of only 18 pieces. This silkscreen release, the British artist’s first, is based on his recent painting Simulation Theory Anxiety No.1 which was featured in the exhibition Dimensionalist Painter held at the gallery in October 2015 (covered). The edition was produced as a four layered silkscreen with matte acrylic, gloss enamel and silver ink highlights, printed on Somerset Tub Sized Satin 410 gsm paper […]