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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
Video

The Portuguese return to Macau

As Art Basel in Hong Kong rolls on, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is preparing for a solo show in China’s other special administrative region, Macau, her first in the region. At the MGM casino resort, Vasconcelos is creating 1,200 kilo piece titled Valkyrie Octopus. The work measures 35 by 20 metres and is made of more than 4,000 metres of coloured fabrics, thousands of beads, 3,100 metres of electric cable, and has LED lights placed throughout. The site-specific work deals with the Portuguese presence in Macau, which began in the 16th century and ended, officially, in 1999.

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