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Issue 1, Tuesday, 11 June 2013  | Download this issue

Last stop Basel as art marathon ends

The fair is one of the final Modern and contemporary events this summer

News and analysis

Shrigley enshrines Bubbles the chimp

News Elmgreen & Dragset’s public art show fills Munich with masturbation, megaphones and the smell of pork

Fears over Istanbul Biennial

Organisers rethink plans to use Taksim Square and Gezi Park, sites of ongoing anti-government protests

European museums rise above threat of floods

Institutions due to reopen after a week of heavy rainfall caused river waters to rise

Also in this issue

Blum & Poe begins hunt for Manhattan space

 

Confessions of an art dealer

The Berlin dealer Mehdi Chouakri tells us (most of) his art secrets

Five artists win Abraaj Group Art Prize

High-profile award focuses on the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region

Veteran London dealer to receive award

Leslie Waddington recognised for lifetime achievement

Sprüth takes on Bernd and Hilla Becher

Sprüth Magers now represents the Düsseldorf School photographers

Steve McQueen gets in your face at the Schaulager

The transformed space hosts a major mid-career survey before the release of his next film

Art Basel’s new hall

The co-founder of Herzog & de Meuron architects on remodelling Messe Basel and the fading of Modernism

Rethinking past design masters

Historic and contemporary pieces side-by-side at Design Miami Basel

Reading the great Venetian encyclopaedia

The verdict on Massimiliano Gioni’s biennale

All aboard: from Biennale to Basel

How artists feel about exhibiting at both events in quick succession

Diary

Better to give than to receive

Jonathan Horowitz’s Free Store, 2009-13, outside Unlimited implores Art Baselers to “bring in stuff that you can’t use, take stuff away that you can”. With promising early donations, such as the very first snowboards owned by Art Basel’s...

 
Exhibitions

Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010
Video

V. S. Gaitonde's return to New York

The Indian modernist painter V.S. Gaitonde (1924–2001) is not very well known in the US. Though he travelled to New York in the 1964 and was aware of Abstract Expressionism, his roots were always in India. By the end of the 1960s, when he was back in Delhi, he became a mentor to a number of younger Indian abstract painters. On 24 October, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opens “V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life,” a retrospective of the artist’s work, introducing his art to a new generation of Americans.

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