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A Peek at the Personal Art Collection of Swiss Gallery Director Stefan von Bartha

MutualArt | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts

Whether as an artist, collector, dealer, or curator, we all can probably recollect, with relish or regret, our first introduction to the art world. For Stefan von Bartha, however, his first memories of the art world are intertwined with his first memories of growing up.

Alexander Calder's Abstract Paintings (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts

Alexander Calder's abstract paintings are largely unknown, but they mark the decisive transition from figuration to abstraction in the artist's work. At the same time, they herald his first abstract sculptures in which he progressively introduced not only actual motion, but also unprecedented concepts such as sound and viewer intervention.

8 Great Reasons to Visit Basel

Viator | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

With its striking medieval buildings spread along the banks of the Rhine, riotous carnival celebrations and thriving art scene, Basel is deserving of its reputation as Switzerland's cultural capital.

Interview With the Curator of Art Basel's 'Unlimited' Sector (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts

Unlimited is Art Basel's exhibition platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a classical art-show stand. The sector includes out-sized sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.

Interview with the Curator of Art Basel's Public Art Sector 'Parcours' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

With its Parcours sector, the art fair Art Basel in Basel (Switzerland) each year transforms a district of the city into a place where public art is presented. The sixth edition of Parcours had its focus on the area around Münsterplatz, next to the iconic Basel Cathedral.

Transcending the Traditional Art Fair: Unlimited at Art Basel

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts

It seems to be an unofficial rule of the modern art fair that sooner or later they are obliged to transcend their creative and physical boundaries and expand beyond their original brief and location.

Julius von Bismarck Talks About His 'Egocentric System' at Art Basel 2015 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts

In this interview with the artist, Julius von Bismarck talks about how he got the idea for the work, how it feels "living" on such a rotating bowl for an extended period of time, the technical aspect of the piece, and his future plans with the work.

Art Basel in Basel 2015 Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts

The Unlimited sector of the international art fair Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, presents large scale installations, paintings and sculptures, performances and videos in Hall 1 of Messe Basel. This year, the fair presents 74 projects.

Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

The exhibition Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is one of the highlights of the art year 2015. The show brings together about fifty masterpieces by Paul Gauguin from leading international museums and private collections such as the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Art Basel Miami Supercharged! (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

It was full throttle at Art Basel this year in Miami. There were Lambos, Red Bull, Cuban expresso, Davidoff cigars, champagne, and Waikiki weather to keep me up.

Intimidated By Miami Art Week? Don't Be

Tom Falco | Posted 02.05.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

While most of Art Basel and the satellite fairs seem to be crowded with locals, I think the majority of visitors are out-of-towners or the usual Miami party people. It seems to me like the "real" residents of Miami-Dade County are not enjoying Art Week.

Art Basel in Basel 2014: Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts

This year, Art Basel's Unlimited sector presents 78 large-scale artworks from five generations of artists. Curated by Gianni Jetzer, the show features...

Your Art Basel Cheat Sheet: Skip the Crowds and Go Straight to These

Marina Cashdan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With that in mind, I've created a simple plan -- a cheat sheet of what you cannot miss this fair-going weekend, which of course leaves you more time to visit Basel's phenomenal museums and collections, swim in the Rhine, and take a day trip to the Black Forest.

Peter Greenaway Reinterprets 'The Dance of Death' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Peter Greenaway's Dance of Death is a reinterpretation of the original Totentanz, the famous 15th Century mural in Basel, that reminded people that whether rich or poor, and no matter one's station in life, everyone has to die.

Alexander Calder: Trees -- Naming Abstraction at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts

The Calder Gallery in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is a collaboration between the Calder Foundation and Fondation Beyeler. It's a dedicated space in the museum, where selected works by Alexander Calder are shown.

Zilvinas Kempinas: Slow Motion. Solo Show at Museum Tinguely, Basel (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts

Slow Motion at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland is Zilvinas Kempinas's largest exhibition to date. The Lithuanian artist is known for his minimal...

'I Think The Art Market Is Very Bullish Right Now'

ARTINFO | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts

"I think the art market is very bullish right now," says Lisa Schiff, New York-based art adviser, minutes before the VVIP opening of the 44th edition ...

Art Basel 2013: Art Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts

One of the highlights of Art Basel is the Unlimited sector, Art Basel's exhibition platform for large-scale installations, sculptures, paintings, vide...

The Picassos Are Here!

VernissageTV | Posted 05.17.2013 | Arts

The exhibition The Picassos Are Here! at Kunstmuseum Basel is not just another Picasso retrospective. The singular exhibition tells the story of the l...

Amazing Kinetic Artist Gets A New Exhibition

VernissageTV | Posted 01.07.2013 | Arts

The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely is considered as one of the main protagonists of kinetic art. The artist was born in 1925 in Fribourg, Switzerland, but...

Art Basel Through A Gallery Owner's Eyes (Day 2-4) (NSFW)

Claressinka Anderson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
Claressinka Anderson

Art Basel in Switzerland runs from June 14-17, 2012. A photo diary detailing my adventures in the days leading up to the international art show is bel...

Big Swiss Bank To Give Up Spot In Investment Banking's Top Ten

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

UBS will sacrifice its place in the top ten investment bank rankings as stricter capital rules force it to give up riskier fixed-income business, ...

PHOTOS: The Strangest Museum You'll Ever See (NSFW)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

Many people, some who don't love art and even some who do, cannot stand museums. Boring, stuffy, pretentious, outdated... the institution of the museu...

High Speed And Slow-Mo In Robert Breer Retrospective

VernissageTV | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

Robert Breer is considered as one of the most groundbreaking and celebrated experimental filmmakers in history, a pioneer in avant-garde animation. Th...

WATCH: Building 'Maman,' Louise Bourgeois' Giant Spider Sculpture

VernissageTV | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts

On the occasion of the Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, the museum is showing the artist's famous sculpture Maman. This video documen...