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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.