I must confess this weekend in Basel was one of the best ones since I have been living in Switzeralnd (5 years). Because of Art and sunshine. And perhaps the combination of the both.
Art Basel was the mind-blowing event it promised to be and met all the expectations I had. The quality of the works of art exhibited was high (if we exclude few exceptions…) and the calendar of events, talks, conversations and salons was simply appropriate for an event of this sort.
In this very special occasions, a special guest accompanied me to the fair: the very talented young photographer Till (Bitterli), who usually deals with landscapes and wildlife. In this very special occasion, he discovered that he gets along very well also with portraits, humans and the outcome of their creative thinking. 🙂
For me it was just another occasion for a nice glass of champagne and more questions to interesting strangers… Simona (above, sitting on the chair) is a student from Rome at Luiss University. She studies Law but she is really into Art. She came to Art Basel for the first time with the whole family. When I asked her what she liked the most, she promptly answered: “The fact that many years of studies are now paying… as I can recognize the works of Art and that’s making me extremely happy!”.
The fair was organized in 3 floors, but so well conceived it was nearly impossible to get lost in its corridors and halls… A map was guiding the visitors through and helping out people with poor orientation (like me!).
Artemporary’s first photographer contributor… Till Bitterli.
A curious work of art at Kewening Gallery (Berlin, Palma de Mallorca).
My favorite gallery – Hauser&Wirth (Zurich, London, NYC).
Metro Pictures Gallery – NYC.
It was an absolutely breath-taking Saturday, full of artsy talks with strangers, philosophical discussions, financial speculation and a twisted touch of glamorous awkwardness. Simply artemporary!
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