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Issue 1, Tuesday, 17 June 2014  | Download this issue

Meet you in Basel… or will it be Gwangju?

News There’s no such thing as an unmissable event as the art world’s nomadic tribe gets picky

News and analysis

Kiefer unveils fellow artist’s tunnel vision

News Laib adds to friend’s Gesamtkunstwerk

Ai Weiwei digs deep in Warsaw

News The Chinese artist's work in Poland will be invisible to the public

Fair selection row flares up in Paris

News Parisian dealer Eric Dupont is unhappy about being left out again

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Schiele and Saville to face off in Zürich



Ai’s collected works bound and wrapped

News First comprehensive monograph of artist’s work, published by Taschen, is being launched at Art Basel this week

Rooms to manoeuvre

Feature Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach bring performance to Basel in “14 Rooms”

Basel gets ready to (Art) Party

Feature Bob & Roberta Smith’s crusade against cuts to arts education in the UK is bringing politics and mayhem to this year’s fair

Why Tillmans is returning to Russia

Interview The artist is taking part in Manifesta 10, despite the country’s anti-gay laws

Broadening horizons in Amsterdam

Interview Beatrix Ruf talks about her aim to engage with the “extended world” at the Stedelijk Museum

Back to basics in Venice

Feature First reactions to Rem Koolhaas’s Venice Architecture Biennale, and its theme “Fundamentals”

Richter’s variations on a single theme

Feature The Beyeler show treads new ground by focusing on the artist’s series since the 1960s

Sex, war and photobooks

Books Martin Parr and Gerry Badger celebrate the genre

The great art fair scramble

News analysis Moving the opening of the Venice Biennale to May has set the cat among the pigeons


Those boys have some balls

You don’t often see a double-ended dildo lovingly made from ebony at a design fair. But you can handle such titillating treats at Design Miami/Basel this year, courtesy of the Haas brothers, a Los Angeles-based design duo who are showing with the...


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

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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