I attended Art Basel in Switzerland, in June 2018. This huge art show takes place at the Swiss exhibition site Messe Basel, which features a hall designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron. (Exterior views of Messe Basel, above).
Highlights of our trip included a visit to the ‘Bacon – Giacometti’ show at Fondation Beyeler, which studied the parallel, creative careers of two of the 20th century’s most influential artists. See more here.
Below: a view of the stunning interior of the Neubau, Kuntsmuseum, designed by local architects Christ & Gantenbein.
Above: Sam Gilliam’s ‘The Music of Colour’ at the Neubau.
Exploring ‘Unlimited’, at Art Basel.
Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances. Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer.
In the old town.
Thank you to Li Rui for making the trip possible and for being such a stimulating companion.