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The Kunstmuseum, Angela Berney Fine Arts, and Swimming in the Rhine: Eveline de Proyart’s Basel

By Whitewaller

June 13, 2016

It’s Art Basel Week! That means fairs, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and plenty of events – all taking place in Basel. We are here to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. Next up, the Senior Vice President of Christie’s Switzerland, Eveline de Proyart.

“I always try to visit galleries I do not know. Next time, I plan on discovering Angela Berney Fine Arts, who will unveil a unique collaboration between two completely different, yet complementary, points of view and periods in the art world: Claire Morgan, and Fine Oceanic and Eskimo Art. After a long day at the fair, do try the lemon pasta at the charming Bodega zum Strauss on Barfusserplatz!”

“I generally do not stay at the fair until the Sunday, but should this happen, and should the weather be fine, I would certainly have a swim in the Rhine!”

“I first went to Art Basel in 2006, and since that time, I have the same routine. I drink a strong tea and wear the most comfortable shoes I own. Get in early, and get a map. Decide your path, and stick to it, otherwise you will feel lost! And do not think you can visit all the spots in one day! This time, do not forget to visit the Kunstmuseum, which has just reopened and features the ‘Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016’ show.”

“Every time I go to Basel, I visit the Fondation Beyeler. I am looking forward to discovering the ‘Calder & Fischli/Weiss’ exhibition. I hope it will be as spectacular as the ‘Calder – Miró’ one from 2004. On top of that, I always find very nice original gifts at their bookshop.”

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