Unlimited at Art Basel is presented at Messe Basel June 13–16. The program, curated by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Gianni Jetzer, invites galleries to present large-scale installations, videos, sculptures, performances, and more. This year, the program is hosting 75 monumental projects by emerging and established artists alike, including Larry Bell, Huma Bhabha, Jonathas de Andrade, Alicia Framis, Abdulnasser Gharem, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Kapwani Kiwanga, Daniel Knorr, Jannis Kounellis, Lawrence Lek, Zoe Leonard, Sarah Lucas, Kerry James Marshall, Hélio Oiticica, and Franz West.
Various Unlimited installations center on the political tensions of today, such as Bataille by Rivane Neuenschwander, LifeDress by Alicia Framis, and Open Secret by Andrea Bowers. Also special this year is a video work exploring female identity entitled Syntagma, created in 1983 by the Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT; the American painter Joan Semmel’s largest painting; the German artist Lawrence Lek’s Nøtel video and explorative VR installation; and the Indonesian artist Fiona Tan’s Elsewhere, a filmic meditation on urban dystopia.