We could not be more ready for summer and for Art Basel, which signifies the end of an incredibly busy spring. The fair is the last big event on the calendar before the art world takes off for a long holiday. So Whitewaller is here to help you get in your art fix between now and September.
The fair is the original mega art fair, and hundreds of international galleries will be bringing their best. During Art Basel, we always look forward to Unlimited, as well as satellite fairs like LISTE, Design Miami/ Basel, VOLTA14, and photo basel. Museums including Kunsthalle Basel, Fondation Beyeler, and others need to be at the top of your must-see list.
In this issue, guest-edited by the always wonderful Simon de Pury, you’ll hear from the Kunstmuseum’s Josef Helfenstein on the Sam Gilliam exhibition, artist Landon Metz about his current von Bartha show, Ernesto Neto on his public train station installation, Creative Time’s Elvira Dyangani Ose on her Messeplatz project, and more.
And for insight into where to eat, sip, see art, relax, and have fun, may we turn your attention to our Insider Tips section, with helpful hints from those truly in-the-know on Basel: Gianni Jetzer, Ulf Küster, Peter Knogl, Delphine de Causans, Christos Rheinbrand, Eva Presenhuber, Izabela Depczyk, and Jennifer Roberts.
And we’re bringing you insider info for not just Basel, but Berlin and Zürich, too. We suggest finishing your week with a quick trip to these nearby art hubs to get your fill of great gallery shows in Zürich, the biennial in Berlin, and all the sights and tastes before your very needed summer break.