Art Basel 2017

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Art market

Race relations in the spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Works that address civil rights and cultural politics are in abundance at the US fair

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Art Basel 2017

Welcome to Basel (and Mulhouse)

Artists—some also refugees—respond to the migration crisis in shows in Swiss- and French-border cities

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Art Basel 2017

David Claerbout: the Nazi Olympics in ruins

Artists’s epic video at Basel’s Schaulager transports visitors 1,000 years into the future

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Elmgreen & Dragset reveal details of the Istanbul Biennial

Artist duo commissioning 30 works for exhibition focusing on idea of home

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Art Basel 2017

Save the date: Steiner & Lenzlinger to play in the Tinguely

Basel museum plans survey on Swiss duo

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Artist interview

Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘It’s the great album tracks that didn’t become singles’

The artist reveals the ideas behind his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler—the Basel museum’s first photography exhibition

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Fondation Beyeler builds on 20 years of success

Architect Peter Zumthor adds three new wings to expand museum founded by Basel gallerist

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Art Basel 2017

Diary: John Baldessari's crowd-pleasing pooches, down and dirty in Hamburg, plus more Basel gossip

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In pictures: The Kiss, a crash and Bikini Atoll

Museum Tinguely director Roland Wetzler picks six highlights from Art Basel—and remembers Jean Tinguely's destructive legacy

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Where does all the art go after a fair?

In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility

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Art Basel: things that go clang!

Motorised sculpture comes in many guises

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Bricks and mortar galleries: Art Basel holds the line

The shift to temporary selling spaces is a hot topic at this year's fair

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Mood at Art Basel is upbeat as VIPs spend

Leading dealers report strong opening sales

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Why artists, even art fair-averse ones, are in Basel this week

Athens, Venice, ARoS, Kassel, Münster—and now in Art Basel

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In pictures: the ideal home, at Design Miami/Basel

The fair has a domestic vibe this year, from Jean Prouvé's house for wartime refugees to Max Lamb's metal-sprayed polystyrene furniture

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Art Basel 2017

Wilhelm Sasnal returns to Basel with fond memories

Polish artist’s career took off in the Swiss city

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: Wim Delvoye digests the Tinguely Museum

Belgian artist’s shit-making machines join Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works

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Art Basel 2017

Diary: urinary performance, Yves Saint Laurent's X-rated drawings, plus more Basel gossip

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Maldives-bound: Aitken’s pavilions

Geometric, mirrored sculptures shine a light on the ocean

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Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him

Early films and videos by the US artist known for his colossal sculptures are on show

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Power of pride: artists champion LGBT causes at Art Basel

Transgender empowerment among causes tackled at this year's fair

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Bern museum to open Harald Szeemann archive during next year's Art Basel

Fascinating insights expected from his personal correspondence with famous artists

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Art Basel 2017

S.M.A.K. in Ghent welcomes refugees

The elusive Swiss artist Christoph Büchel is part of the project

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Art Basel 2017

Kasper König: in praise of an artists’ curator

The artistic director of Skulptur Projekte will be in conversation at Art Basel, celebrating five decades as a champion of public art

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: the name’s Charrière, Julian Charrière

The Swiss artist who brings an up-close view of Chernobyl to Art Basel’s Unlimited is not afraid to leave his comfort zone

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Art Basel 2017

Art Basel diary: How the Cookie Monster rumbles, Hans Ulrich Obrist's nose piercing, plus more gossip from the fair

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In pictures: Christmas comes early to Art Basel

Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, picks six highlights among the large-scale works

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Art Basel 2017

What is the market for Documenta 14 artists?

The German quinquennial shuns the market, but Art Basel dealers are still capitalising on the visibility it brings

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Art Basel 2017

Pierre Huyghe creates sci-fi landscape in Münster

French artist’s four galleries chip in for spectacular project in ice rink that could cost more than €1m

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Animal rights activists attack Documenta 14 artist’s studio

Aboubakar Fofana’s project includes indigo-dyed sheep

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Art Basel 2017

Cézanne: the sketch artist exposed

The French artist’s lifelong experimentation with line drawing revealed at the Kunstmuseum Basel

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Exhibitions

Beyeler to reunite Giacometti and Bacon

Swiss museum to stage show on the artists, who first met in the early 1960s, in time for Art Basel in 2018

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: Claudia Comte unveils her Circus maximus at Art Basel

The artist behind the chainsaw spectacular in the Messeplatz

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Art fairs

In pictures: new art across old Basel

From lost keys to lustful claymation, curator Samuel Leuenberger introduces six highlights from Art Basel's Parcours sector

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Art Basel 2017

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

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Beyond the Messeplatz: Art Basel satellite fairs

Our pick of the Basel fairs and where to find them

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Art Basel 2017

Artist Subodh Gupta dishes up a feast, Parcours pussy riot, plus more Basel gossip