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’
Maha Malluh Almullaqat
Dan Flavin ‘European Couples
José Léon Cerrillo
All images © Kristina Kulakova