Impressions Of This Year’s Art Basel in Switzerland

After visiting Art Basel in Miami last year, we were excited to visit the fair again in Basel, Switzerland, where it took place between June 18 and 21. Kristina Kulakova from Vienna Contemporary Mag was there for us to reveal the best artworks and perspectives. Over 300 galleries from around the world presented works of well-known and ambitious artists showing contemporary works – from paintings, sculptures and installations to photography and performances.

This year, we saw Ai Weiwei showing ‘Stacked’ from 2012, his installation made of hundreds of bicycles. As well as Olafur Elliason‘s light installation ‘Your space embracer’ from 2004 and Shilpa Gupta‘s impressive sound installation entitled ‘Singing Cloud’ amongst many others. Find all our impressions below.

Ai Weiwei ‘Stacked’

Pascale Martine Tayou ‘Plastic tree’

Meric Algun Ringborg

Julius von Bismarck ‘Egocentric System’

Olafur Elliason ‘Your space embracer’

Olafur Elliason ‘Your solar nebula’

Tobias Rehberger

Marlene Dumas

Extrastruggle ‘1915

Calvin Marcus

Stuart Shave

Maha Malluh Almullaqat

Anicka Yi

Dan Flavin ‘European Couples

Shilpa Gupta

Hiroshi Shinno

Marlie Mul

Jim Lambie

Feiko Beckers

José Léon Cerrillo

All images © Kristina Kulakova