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ART BASEL, Basel

View of Art Basel’s Unlimited section, Art Basel 2016.
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Jennifer Piejko

When word got out that Hervé Falciani, a dapper systems engineer at HSBC’s hushed private bank in Geneva, had lifted the identities and details of 130,000 account holders in 2008, the Swiss government was put in the unfortunate position of having to ask its neighbors to extradite this thief or... continue reading
View of John Wood and Paul Harrison, “Some things are undesigned,” von Bartha, Basel, 2015.
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Ingo Niermann

There are countless jokes about modern art being ridiculously boring and about people only being into it to distinguish themselves from the unrefined, who expect from art what hungry people expect from food. When people keep making fun of you, you can pretend not to listen, or you can start making... continue reading
Art Basel Roundup

FHNW HGK / FONDATION BEYELER / KUNSTHALLE BASEL / KUNSTHAUS BASELLAND / MUSEUM FUR GEGENWARTSKUNST / S.A.L.T.S. / SCHAULAGER, Basel

View of Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Mueller, and Antto Melasnie's, DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY, 2015.
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Barbara Casavecchia

Gold (2004), performed by Alexandra Bachzetsis at the Natural History Museum on the opening night of Parcours, said it all: she entered the room wearing stilettos and a tiny, shiny golden bikini, her body covered in oil like a wrestler. She turned a camera on and started dancing in front of... continue reading
Art Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

Anna Gaskell, Echo Morris, 2014.
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Ingo Niermann

During Art Basel’s preview days most visitors appear to be elderly heterosexual couples. More so than having children, collecting art bears the promise of keeping wealthy couples together. Children grow up and leave the house, but the collection stays and can grow forever. Like people, collections cannot be divided without... continue reading
Art Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

View of Art Basel, 2015.
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Stefan Kobel

There is a first time for everything! Speaking at Art Basel’s media reception, director Marc Spiegler remarked that “the line between finance and art sometimes seems hard to discern.” Pressed, he admitted that he had never drawn this connection in public before, specifying that “art can be used as a... continue reading
Stephen Willats’s “Attracting the Attractor”

ANNE MOSSERI-MARLIO GALERIE, Basel

View of Stephen Willats' “Attracting the Attractor,” Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, 2014.
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Aoife Rosenmeyer

It’s tempting to throw Londoner Stephen Willats in with the crop of neglected artists born in the first half of the last century currently being “unearthed” by the voracious contemporary market machine. Willats, born in 1943, may fit the generation, but to suggest that he required rediscovery would be misleading.... continue reading

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