Conversations, Art Basel's talks series, will once more bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed for the third year by Mari Spirito, Founding Director and Curator of Protocinema, Conversations offers a platform for dialogues and discussions on current topics, offering perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art.The 23 talks will feature prominent art world figures including Dr. Maria Balshaw, Candice Breitz, Julian Charrière, Elmgreen & Dragset, Cécile B. Evans, Carlos Garaicoa, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Kasper König, Annette Messager, Frances Morris, Zanele Muholi, Claes Nordenhake, Aparna Rao, Beatrix Ruf, Wilhelm Schürmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stanley Whitney and Vadim Zakharov, among many others. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at Messe Basel from June 15 to June 18, 2017.
For its first edition, Beirut Design Fair has assembled an exceptional selection committee whose members are attached to Beirut and Lebanon either by origin or by affinity. This committee reflects the fair’s position as a platform for fostering encounters and showcasing talent: one where rigor meets generosity, where diversity is celebrated in a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and where the promotion of creativity is rooted in an economic and cultural context.
Curated for the second year by Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, Parcours returns with 22 site-specific artworks sited around Basel's historical Münsterplatz. Parcours will feature artworks by both internationally renowned and emerging artists including Ai Weiwei, Katinka Bock, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Miriam Cahn, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Latifa Echakhch, GCC, Amanda Ross-Ho, Cally Spooner, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Wu Tsang. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at Messe Basel from June 15 to June 18, 2017.
'NOW I WON', a new monumental outdoor installation by Claudia Comte (1983), curated by Chus Martínez, Head of Art Institute at FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel will be presented for the first time during Art Basel. Situated directly on Messeplatz, in front of the exhibition halls, the work will take the form of a fully functioning funfair. Here the artist will challenge the audience to various games and activities including darts, bowling, arm wrestling, mini golf, dancing competitions, and more. Comte’s own works – such as her target paintings, wooden or marble sculptures – are part of the very environment in which the audience will compete to win an original artwork by the artist.
During the PARIS GALLERY WEEKEND, CHOICES is inviting major art world players and professionals, artists, gallery owners, collectors, curators, art institution directors and a wider public to come together and enjoy an exceptional programme of events in Parisian galleries.