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UBS showcases ‘colour perceived in time and space’ by Carlos Cruz-Diez

ZURICH – Celebrating 25 years of partnership with Art Basel, UBS presents an exhibition of work by 94-year-old Carlos Cruz-Diez in the UBS Lounge.


Dutch designer Maurice Mentjens picks five favourites from Art Basel

BASEL – Maurice Mentjens, whose interior-design accolades include those for a café at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, has been visiting Art Basel since the 1990s.

The frieze announces the exhibition programme thanks to a special arrangement of LED lights within the bricks. Photo Julian Salinas/Kuntsmuseum Basel

Christ & Gantenbein construct a contemporary ruin in Basel

Christ & Gantenbein has given the extension to the Kunstmuseum Basel an archaic look.

Paris textile house Pierre Frey designed Design Miami/ Basel 2015’s tropical-inspired identity.

Design Miami/ Basel 2015

With vintage Nordic, nobel wood, stone, ceramics and resin as mainstays – the 10th edition of Design Miami/ Basel (16 to 21 June) shed light on new modes of illumination.

The Laufen Forum located in Laufen, Switzerland will host the event Architecture During Art on June 11th.

Architecture During Art at Art Basel 2015

During Art Basel 2015, a night filled with Food For Thought in the form of interactive experiences and idea-provoking conversations will take place on 17 June 2015 at the Laufen Forum.

Fictional Collective, established in 2014, is an international network of 24 design practitioners with common background at Master departments of Design Academy Eindhoven.

This Is Work by Fictional Collective

In contemporary creative practice, technological tools allow real-time knowledge exchange to span various time frames.

The firm preserved three of the four early-twentieth-century row-houses along a corner and built one (left) completely anew.

Lichtstrasse Apartments and Restaurant by HHF

BASEL – HHF designs contemporary residence alongside restorations to local, historic housing.

Demonstrations of the watchmaker’s craft and polishing process are performed live at the lounge.

Audemars Piguet 2014 by Mathieu Lehanneur

Luxury brand Audemars Piguet presented its new lounge created by Mathieu Lehanneur at this weekend’s 45th edition of contemporary art fair Art Basel.

Installation view of work by Claudia Comte at the Swiss Art Awards 2014, photo by Guadalupe Ruiz, courtesy of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture

Swiss Art Awards 2014

Swiss artists benefit from a unique educational and support system which has produced exceptional results in the last two or three decades.

Me Memorial, 2007–2009, glazed ceramic, 21 x 26 x 55 cm © 2013, ProLitteris, Zurich. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn

Thomas Schütte at Fondation Beyeler

German sculptor and draftsman Thomas Schütte has received great acclaim for his work, which demonstrates a daring spirit of experimentation and nimbly slides past attempts at easy classification. …

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Q&A with Jerome Karsenti

Berlin-based French artist Jerome Karsenti is deeply influenced by the poetic simplicity of architectural structures, which he seeks to incorporate into his paintings. Evident in his grand, sweeping …

Maurizio Cattelan, view of the exhibition KAPUTT, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 8 June – 6 October 2013, edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs of Untitled, 2007, taxidermied horses. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler, Basel. Courtesy of the Fondation Beyeler

Maurizio Cattelan at Fondation Beyeler

Dead horses, a stuffed squirrel that shot itself at a dining table, Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite - Maurizio Cattelan’s installations have acquired a reputation for their impudent, …

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