The best artworks of Art Basel

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Art Basel is a for-profit art fair held several times each year in three cities: Hong Kong, Miami Beach, Florida, and Basel, Switzerland. It is privately owned, managed, and operated, with most of its revenues coming from art deals and fees paid by galleries for exhibition booths at the fairs. Its mission is to connect art galleries and patrons with visitors and buyers worldwide.

Art Basel typically collaborates with institutions in the host city to help develop and nurture local art programs. While it offers a platform for artists and art galleries to showcase and market their artworks to potential buyers, Art Basel has created an international fan base that includes art students and viewers.

Our 2018 Art Basel Unlimited top 10

“In 2010, Bangkok erupted in violence with protesters from both the Left and Right, battling the military in the streets. The main weapon on both sides was the tire, both as a barricade and as improvised Molotov cocktail, rolled instead of thrown. In 2015, Rirkrit Tiravanija created an installation, untitled 2015 (bangkok boogie woogie, no. […]

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Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Spanish born Lara Almarcegui who currently lives in Rotterdam has always had a deep curiosity for examining processes of contemporary transformation that are brought about by the social, political and economic transformations in society. Since the early 1990s, Lara has examined urban areas that most artists choose not to focus on, such as rubble from

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Our top 10 from Art Basel Unlimited Switzerland 2017

Since being introduced in 2000, Art Basel’s Unlimited section shows artworks such as large-scale sculptures, video installations and performances that may not fit in the traditional art-booth framework. This is our top 10 selection of this year’s Unlimited. All comments on the works below are citations from Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Unlimited (2017). “Nick

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