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Unlimited: Presenting 88 ambitious and large-scale works spanning six decades

28/05/2016

This year Unlimited, Art Basel’s unique platform for artworks that transcend the traditional art fair stand, will present 88 projects from galleries participating in the show, a record number of projects for the sector. Curated for the fifth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., Unlimited will showcase a strong selection of works by renowned international artists including AA Bronson, Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, Kader Attia, Gretchen Bender, Pablo Bronstein, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Jannis Kounellis, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Sol LeWitt, Laura Lima, Paul McCarthy, Pamela Rosenkranz, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Frank Stella and James Turrell.

 

Since first introduced at Art Basel in 2000, Unlimited has become a key element of the show, providing galleries with a unique opportunity to showcase large-scale sculptures, video projections, installations, wall paintings, photographic series and performance art that cannot be exhibited in a gallery booth at an art fair. A unique platform for galleries, Unlimited provides an impressive overview of both Modern and contemporary art, with work of significant art historical relevance exhibited alongside new work by artists living and working today, across 16,000 square meters of exhibition space. Unlimited is notable for its embrace of the artworld's globalism including pieces by India's Archana Hande, China's Yan Xing and Cheng Ran, Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth, Singapore's Ho Tzu Nyen and Samson Young of Hong Kong.

 

Highlights of Unlimited include El Anatsui’s ‘Gli (Wall)’ (2010), presented by Jack Shainman Gallery (New York, Kinderhook), comprised of five hanging curtains made of recycled materials, which come together to create an immense yet contemplative intervention within the space. Presented by David Zwirner (New York, London), Stan Douglas’ ‘Luanda-Kinshasa’ (2013) is set within a reconstruction of the legendary Columbia 30th Street Studio in Midtown Manhattan. Featuring a band of professional musicians improvising together, the work is a documentation of a fictitious recording at the famous studio in the 1970s. galerie frank elbaz (Paris) and Gagosian Gallery (New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong) will present Davide Balula’s ‘Mimed Sculpture’ (2016), a performance with mimes tracing the invisible presence of art-historically significant sculptures. Gretchen Bender’s monumental 24-monitor multi-projection screen installation, ‘Total Recall’ (1987), will be presented by Metro Pictures (New York). The work explores the accelerated image flow of television and exemplifies Bender’s concept of ‘electronic theatre’, in which she aims to infiltrate the corporate domain of mass media representation by overloading the viewer with information.

 

Presented by Chemould Prescott Road (Mumbai), Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels) and Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Mithu Sen’s ‘MUO (Museum of Unbelongings)’ (2016) is a display cabinet filled with everyday objects, each individually named and collected by the artist since childhood. In Hans Op de Beeck’s ‘The Collector’s House’ (2016), presented by Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Boissy-le-Châtel, Havana), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York) and Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), the viewer will enter an immersive installation of a black and white neoclassical evocation of a private room featuring sculptures, paintings, furniture and books, all handcrafted from soft grey colored plaster as if everything has been frozen and petrified. Miguel Abreu Gallery (New York), Karma International (Zurich, Beverly Hills) and Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles) will present a site-specific installation by Pamela Rosenkranz. The work, titled ‘Blue Runs’ (2016), furthers Rosenkranz’s ongoing experiments with liquid forms and consists of a continuously recycled thin blue water stream flowing through the faucet of a ceramic sink. All that will be visible to visitors will be the sink and its perpetual blue stream of running water, evoking cultural, political and scientific meanings. ‘Zoom Pavilion’ (2015) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko, presented by Carroll / Fletcher (London), is an interactive installation that consists of an immersive projection. The piece uses facial recognition algorithms to detect the presence of people within the exhibition space and record their spatial relationship.

 

Ariel Schlesinger’s ‘Two Good Reasons’ (2015), presented by Galleria Massimo Minini (Brescia), is a repeated choreographed movement between two large sheets of polypropylene. Sprovieri (London) will present ‘Jungle Jam’ (2010) by Chelpa Ferro, a series of food blenders filled with plastic bags in place of the usual cutting devices, which move and shake when activated, creating an original rhythmic sound. Tunga’s sculptural installation ‘Eu, você e a lua (Me, you and the moon)’ (2014), presented by Luhring Augustine (New York, Brooklyn) and Galleria Franco Noero (Turin), relies on the repeated use of symbolic forms. Welded, cast, and made of clay, objects are paired with evocative geological and organic materials, exploring the relationships between language, image and object. David Zwirner (New York, London) will present ‘Six Columns’ (2006) by John McCracken – six monumentally scaled black columns first sketched out by the artist in the 1970s.

 

Unlimited will once again feature a number of significant historical works, including ‘Damascus Gate, Stretch Variation I’ (1970), a seminal work by Frank Stella presented by Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Dominique Lévy Gallery (New York, London) and Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles). Robert Grosvenor’s ‘Untitled (yellow)’ (1966), presented by Paula Cooper Gallery (New York) and Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris), is a recreation of a sculpture by the artist first shown in a survey exhibition of

‘American Sculpture of the Sixties’ in 1967, and is emblematic of the artist’s early installations, in which he presented monumental sculptures that were cantilevered and suspended in space. Sean Kelly (New York) and Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles) will present ‘Titled (Art as Idea as Idea)’ (1968), Joseph Kosuth’s first ever gallery installation of what has become his dictionary definition series – in this case 10 different definitions of the word ‘nothing’. Alison Knowles’ ‘Make a Salad’ (1962) will be presented by James Fuentes (New York), fifty-four years after its original debut. Performers will prepare various salad ingredients before emptying the contents onto a large tarp and then encouraging onlookers to toss the salad with the artist by holding the edges of the tarp and catapulting the salad into the air, before it is served. In 1973, Dieter Roth began a long-term project known as ‘Flacher Abfall / Flat Waste’ (1975-1976/1992), for which he collected food packaging and other found scraps, before subsequently encasing them in over 600 binders and filing them in bookshelves. Presented here by Hauser & Wirth (Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, London, Somerset), the piece addresses Roth’s artistic role as collector, cataloguer and archivist. Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin, Cologne) and Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York) will present ‘House Beautiful: Bringing The War Home’ (1967-1972) by Martha Rosler, a photomontage work protesting against the Vietnam War, combining Vietnam War photojournalism with cutouts from contemporary home design magazines, thus mixing the prosperity of postwar America with images of soldiers, corpses and wounded Vietnamese civilians to disturbing effect.

 

A limited-edition catalog, published by Hatje Cantz Publishers, will accompany Unlimited, including descriptive texts and images about each artwork. The catalog is for sale at the show as well as in bookshops. Cost: CHF 50.

 

Full list of artists and projects presented in Unlimited:

 

AA Bronson, Esther Schipper

 

Ai Weiwei, neugerriemschneider

 

Pierre Alechinsky, Galerie Lelong

 

El Anatsui, Jack Shainman Gallery

 

Kader Attia, Lehmann Maupin, Galerie Nagel Draxler

 

Davide Balula, galerie frank elbaz, Gagosian Gallery

 

Thomas Bayrle, Gavin Brown's enterprise

 

Bill Beckley, Galerie Hans Mayer

 

Gretchen Bender, Metro Pictures

 

Birdhead, ShanghART Gallery

 

Marinus Boezem, Borzo

 

Pablo Bronstein, Herald St, Galleria Franco Noero

 

Heidi Bucher, The Approach

 

Pedro Cabrita Reis, Peter Freeman, Inc., Kewenig, Magazzino, Mai 36 Galerie, Sprovieri

 

Nina Canell, Barbara Wien

 

Vlassis Caniaris, Galerie Peter Kilchmann

 

Alan Charlton, Alfonso Artiaco, Konrad Fischer Galerie, A arte Invernizzi, Annely Juda Fine Art, Galerie Tschudi

 

Chelpa Ferro, Sprovieri

 

Cheng Ran, Galerie Urs Meile

 

Colin Siyuan Chinnery, Bernier/Eliades

 

Christo, Annely Juda Fine Art

 

Ding Yi, ShanghART Gallery, Waldburger Wouters

 

Trisha Donnelly, Air de Paris, Casey Kaplan, Galerie Eva Presenhuber

 

Stan Douglas, Victoria Miro, David Zwirner

 

Elmgreen & Dragset, Galería Helga de Alvear

 

Tracey Emin, Xavier Hufkens, Lehmann Maupin, White Cube

 

Koji Enokura, Taka Ishii Gallery

 

Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Marlborough Fine Art

 

Isa Genzken, Hauser & Wirth

 

Dan Graham, Lisson Gallery

 

Robert Grosvenor, Paula Cooper Gallery, Galerie Max Hetzler

 

Peter Halley, Galerie Thomas

 

Archana Hande, Chemould Prescott Road

 

Jim Hodges, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Anthony Meier Fine Arts

 

Jacqueline Humphries, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Greene Naftali, Stuart Shave/Modern Art

 

Emilio Isgrò, Tornabuoni Art

 

Kahlil Joseph, Bernier/Eliades

 

Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery, Lisson Gallery

 

Mike Kelley, Skarstedt

 

Mary Kelly, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

 

William Kentridge, Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Lia Rumma

 

Alison Knowles, James Fuentes

 

Joseph Kosuth, Sean Kelly, Sprüth Magers

 

Jannis Kounellis, Sprovieri

 

Alicja Kwade, 303 Gallery, König Galerie, kamel mennour

 

Louise Lawler, Blondeau & Cie

 

Sol LeWitt, Alfonso Artiaco, Paula Cooper Gallery, Konrad Fischer Galerie

 

Laura Lima, A Gentil Carioca, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Galeria Luisa Strina

 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in collaboration with

 

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Carroll / Fletcher

 

Chris Martin, Anton Kern Gallery, David Kordansky Gallery

 

Paul McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth

 

John McCracken, David Zwirner

 

Lucy McKenzie, Galerie Buchholz, Cabinet

 

Julie Mehretu, carlier gebauer

 

Prabhavathi Meppayil, Pace, Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie, GALLERYSKE

 

Jonathan Monk, Meyer Riegger, Blondeau & Cie, Dvir Gallery, Lisson Gallery

 

Ciprian Mureșan, David Nolan Gallery, Galeria Plan B

 

Paulo Nazareth, Mendes Wood DM, Galleria Franco Noero, Meyer Riegger

 

Hans Op de Beeck, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Galleria Continua, Galerie Krinzinger

 

Tony Oursler, Lisson Gallery

 

Adam Pendleton, Galeria Pedro Cera

 

Tobias Pils, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Galerie Eva Presenhuber

 

Steven Pippin, Gavin Brown's enterprise

 

Pope.L, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

 

Gerwald Rockenschaub, Mehdi Chouakri, Galerie Vera Munro, Galerie Eva Presenhuber

 

Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Lehmann Maupin, Galerie Eva Presenhuber

 

Pamela Rosenkranz, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Karma International, Sprüth Magers

 

James Rosenquist, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

 

Martha Rosler, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Galerie Nagel Draxler

 

Dieter Roth, Hauser & Wirth

 

Ariel Schlesinger, Galleria Massimo Minini

 

Mithu Sen, Chemould Prescott Road, Galerie Krinzinger, Galerie Nathalie Obadia

 

Paul Sharits, Greene Naftali

 

Alan Shields, Van Doren Waxter

 

Chiharu Shiota, Galerie Daniel Templon

 

Laurie Simmons, Salon 94

 

Frances Stark, Gavin Brown's enterprise

 

Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Dominique Lévy Gallery, Sprüth Magers

 

Rayyane Tabet, Sfeir-Semler Gallery

 

Antoni Tàpies, Galerie Lelong

 

Wolfgang Tillmans, David Zwirner

 

Tunga, Luhring Augustine, Galleria Franco Noero

 

James Turrell, OMR

 

Ho Tzu Nyen, STPI

 

Haegue Yang, Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery

 

Samson Young, Galerie Gisela Capitain, team (gallery, inc.)

 

Gilberto Zorio, Lia Rumma