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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

Our pick of shows to see when in Miami this week

Previews of the must-see exhibitions on during Art Basel Miami Beach at the city’s museums and private collection spaces
Video

Kehinde Wiley's new republic

Look closely at Kehinde Wiley’s paintings: they may remind you of something. Since the early 2000s, Wiley has been painting portraits of young black people in the traditions of European portraiture. His sitters are often strangers he meets in cities around the world, with whom he works to select historic paintings as models for new portraits. (He calls the process “street casting.”) At the Brooklyn Museum, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” (20 February-24 May) highlights 60 of these works, including a new stained glass piece and a new sculpture.

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