Art Basel

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.

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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 …

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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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Why is Franz West considered one of the most important Austrian artists?

Who was Franz West? The Austrian Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25, 2012. He left a career and a vast body of work spanning over several decades. Childhood Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a …

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