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Exhibitions

The big review: Edward Hopper at the Fondation Beyeler

The Basel exhibition on the painter's landscapes takes a fresh look at the American icon

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coronavirus

MCH Group postpones Baselworld watch fair as Swiss authorities ban large events over coronavirus fears

Several other trade fairs have also been cancelled in Switzerland

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Basel this weekend

From the towering ambitions of a young Picasso to Rebecca Horn's Body Fantasies

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Art Basel 2019

Kunstmuseum Basel digs into the roots of Cubism

Exhibition traces the evolution of the splintered style that changed Modern art forever

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian's pop-up gallery in Basel to become permanent

Mega-dealer says “world-class museums” and Ernst Beyeler’s legacy are behind the move to keep the space beyond Art Basel week

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Art Basel 2018

Etel Adnan: ‘This is the summit of my career’

The Lebanese-born artist and writer, who has a solo show at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, discusses her passion for the Swiss abstract artist.

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Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: Ulla Dreyfus-Best

The Basel-based collector Ulla Dreyfus-Best on her "Wunderkammer", which mixes 11th-century Italian bronzes with pieces by Jeff Koons

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Exhibitions

Bacon and Giacometti go head to head in show at Fondation Beyeler

Swiss museum hosts first major comparative exhibition of the two artists

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Exhibitions

Bruce Nauman keeps his edge, 50 years on

Retrospective at Basel’s Schaulager ranges from artist’s earliest works to a new 3D video installation

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Albrecht Dürer

"Dürer and his Circle" exhibition at Basel's Kunstmuseum unveils city council's bounty of prints and drawings

Acquired in the 17th century, the Amerbach collection provides insight into how Dürer's techniques were implemented by his contemporaries

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Art Basel

Art Basel veterans list their top four things to do in the city

Basel's best kept secrets, told by artists, curators, dealers and connoisseurs

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Pablo Picasso

Comprehensive exhibition at Basel's Kunstmuseum features world's best Picassos

A major show explores the city’s rich history of collecting works by the Modern master

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Museums

Kunstmuseum Basel to close for refurbishment

The museum will shut for just over a year to allow for improvements and additions to its infrastructure

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Design Miami

Design Miami/Basel to relocate to more spacious hall in exhibition complex

Change was inevitable if the fair was to stay in Basel, as the limitations of the original site would have restricted its growth

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Art fairs

Basel's satellite fairs pull in new dealers and collectors despite economic concerns

The mood at Liste was buoyant, and business at Volta was steady

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Design Miami

The future of Design Miami/Basel: Interview with Marianne Goebl

The new director on her Vitra past and her plans for the fair’s future

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Exhibitions

Segantini contextualised at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel

The exhibition, on until 25 April, illustrates his obsession with mountainous landscapes and invites comparison with other Expressionist masterpieces

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Art Basel

Art Basel's installation sector, Art Parcours, opens in city's medieval heart

Visitors' first impressions may have been hindered by the rainy conditions

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Basel

Basel's tunnel vision: Basel Kunstmuseum receives funding from Laurez Foundation for new extension

Local architects are responsible for plans to construct a tunnel that passes from the original site to the newly built annex

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Art Basel

Basel attendees need not wave goodbye to beach holidays with new Messe car park development

Organisers have transferred the atmosphere of Miami to Basel with the addition of a pool alongside the bar

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Design Miami

Design Miami/Basel's aspirations towards Asian market are realised with potential Seoul edition

Representatives of the Seoul Design Foundation have contacted founder Craig Robins requesting his presence in Korea

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Basel

Basel satellite fairs beset by management complications in the midst of US dealers shunning Europe

Exhibitors wary of investing in weak market, while community groups oppose Scope tent on public open space

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Design Miami

Design Miami/Basel 2008 will look to the future of design

The fair will stray from the well-known to focus on the search for the next big thing

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Design Miami

Brad Pitt spends $1m on contemporary work at Design Miami/Basel 2008

Design is in vogue, as buyers show appreciation for the everyday turned decorative

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Basel

Cool start for Bâlelatina, Basel’s “Hot Art” fair

The satellite fair nevertheless found its feet with its specialist area, Latin Art

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Basel

Basel art gallery forced to shut shows as Euro 2008 kicks off

This precaution was taken due to the safety of stock being compromised by influx of football fans

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Lawrence Wiener

Lawrence Weiner's latest film "Water in Milk Exists" premieres in Basel

The narrative, performed by an amateur cast, will be played out at underground movie theatre Kino Mascotte due to its adult themes

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Design Miami

New Korean buyers responsible for most ostentatious purchases at Design Miami/Basel 2007

As the market becomes more international, Jean Prouvé and the Danish school enjoy a resurgence

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Basel

Sales going steady at first Print Basel

Satisfaction was felt among dealers at the fair's opening, where London was well represented

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Design Miami

Dealers double as patrons: Design Miami/Basel 2007

The dealer-artist relationship becomes more prominent as galleries strive for individuality, while Jean Prouvé's dominance is undeniable

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Basel

Murakami to launch art fair Geisai in Basel next year

The Japanese art festival's new edition will be well placed to offer exposure to emerging stars

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Art fairs

Bâlelatina: Latin American art fair based in Basel to expand

The fair's new director announces intention to further represent the diversity of Latin American creatives

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Art fairs

Elaborate curiosity cabinets on display at the inaugural Scope Basel fair revive the 18th century kunstkammer

Are these a new hybrid of Artists-cum-collectors

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Basel

Design Miami/Basel 2006 kicks off in style

The fair makes it clear that contemporary design dictates the taste of the moment

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Art fairs

Volta's success continues with a strong performance on the first day of its second edition

Business is brisk but while the fair’s change of location allowed much needed expansion it leaves collectors hot and bothered

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Art fairs

The 'Young Art Fair' at Liste attracts top art collectors

Despite the scruffiness, business is swift in the fair's 11th year

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Basel

My Basel: Maureen Paley

The gallerist gives her take on Basel's highlights

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Kunstmuseum Basel

My Basel: Daniella Luxembourg on her Basel highlights

Art consultant Daniella Luxembourg chooses her favourite places in the Swiss city

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June 2005

My Basel: dealer Iwan Wirth on his Basel highlights

The insider scoop on where to find the best food and company

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Basel

Paul McCarthy collaborates with filmmaker son in swashbuckling Munich show

At the climax of McCarthy's career, the cowboy and the pirate are brought together with pleasing dissonance

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Kunstmuseum Basel

Top Swiss collection of Modernist art on long-term loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel

Up until this point, the works were in the custody of a foundation established by the Im Obersteg family subsequent to their purchase

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Paul Klee

How Paul Klee reached of fulfilment at the close of his career: Exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler

Works shown in Basel reflect how he made peace with the approach of death

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Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel hosts major exhibition to mark centenary of Arnold Böcklin's death

The passing of the greatest German symbolist is commemorated

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Belgium

Panamarenko on show at Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel

The exhibition will run from 17 May until 15 October

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Tefaf Basel

TEFAF Basel under new management

The coordination of the fair will be taken over by Messe Basel

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Joseph Beuys

Beuys display on view at Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Don't miss the Beuys next door

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Museums

Ernst Beyeler’s museum opens

One of the world’s greatest collections of modern Impressionist and post-Impressionist art goes on view this month in a $37 million building by Renzo Piano

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Hans Holbein

Holbein's 500th birthday receives international recognition

It is marked by three celebrations in his native Basel and an exhibition at London's National Gallery on his renowned “Ambassadors”

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Tefaf Basel

Despite a slow start, enthusiasm for the Antique is evident at the TEFAF Basel

The TEFAF Basel saw only 12,500 visitors, but some good sales nonetheless. Could the organisers have promoted it more?

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Exhibitions

TransFormed: Ernst Beyeler holds exhibition that disintegrates boundary between painting and sculpture

Beyeler, doyen of Basel dealers, has taken over the Kunstmuseum and the Kunsthalle to accommodate this event

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Exhibitions

The Amerbach Kunstkabinett lives again as one of the greatest Renaissance collections reunites for three months

The stunning assemblage contains works by many Northern masters, including both the elder and younger Holbeins

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Basel

New branch of Sotheby’s to be located in Basel

Ruedi Staechelin appointed leadership role

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Basel

Nauman's retrospective in Basel brings social madness to light

The exhibition, in which psychological unrest is registered through the body, will appear next in Frankfurt