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Issue 4, Friday, 20 June 2014  | Download this issue

A century of the readymade

News Duchamp’s influence is in evidence at the fair, but can today’s artists reimagine his idea?

News and analysis

Warhol tops fair’s big-ticket sales

News Despite some dealers playing the waiting game, works have made seven and even eight figures at the fair

Performance: do you buy it?

News The public is warming to the medium, but collectors remain cool

News in brief

News Munich museum loses chief sponsor, Swiss space for Pace and more

Also in this issue

Manifesta: a hard act to pull off

Interview Kasper König organises the roving biennial as Russia, its host, attracts attention for all the wrong reasons

 

Masters of appropriation

Feature From Liberty to Olympia, artists are wearing their influences on their sleeves

Make your own Vermeer

Feature Art Basel Film includes an inventor’s lengthy—and not entirely successful—attempt to copy the master

Video art, unplugged

Interview A show at the Schaulager sees the New York-based artist Paul Chan rewiring his work

The rise and rise of the superstar artists

Books In an extract from her new book, Georgina Adam explains how a handful of artists have become multi-millionaires

The Tinguely, but not as you know it

Feature Kristof Kintera subverts the Basel museum with a droll, Dada-ist wit

From catwalk to ecology

Books Art’s foray into fashion and environmentalism

A tale of two extensions

News analysis Basel’s Kunstmuseum expansion project is progressing at pace. In Zürich, however, the Kunsthaus’s plans are in legal limbo

Diary

The bare Minimalism

When the crowds gathered on Thursday at the entrance of Art Basel, most fair-goers were jostling to see a naked woman rather than the art on show. The throng was keen to catch a glimpse of the Swiss performance artist Milo Moiré (below), who stood...

 
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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