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: part of Sam Gilliam’s ‘The Music of Colour’ at the Neubau.
At Basel’s Town Hall.
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.
Thank you to Li Rui for making the trip possible and for being such a stimulating companion.