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A Tour of Art Basel from A to Z by Kristen Knupp of Artdecision.eu

Monday, June 19th, 2017
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We are grateful to Kristen Knupp, founder of ArtDecision.eu and based out of Switzerland, for writing about Art Basel 2017. Head to ArtDecision.eu  for images and other articles. Follow @ArtDecision on Twitter & Instagram  for more information. Images courtesy of the artists and Kristen Knupp.

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A Tour of Art Basel from A to Z by Kristen Knupp, ArtDecision.eu

Basel is truly a city immersed in art during Art Basel, and it is worth a trip to experience the energy  that this celebration brings to a small city in the middle of Switzerland.  Art Basel attracted 95,000 visitors this year with collectors from over 100 countries.  The first thing I do every year at Art Basel is to head to the Unlimited sector that houses massive sculptures, paintings and installations that are too large for the traditional art show stand format.  Unlimited was curated by New York-based Gianni Jetzer for the sixth year and 76 artists’ work was shown in the warehouse-like space.

One of the first pieces I saw was Jenny Holzer’s Statement – redacted, 2015, from Spruth Magers gallery.  It is a hanging slim LED sign with four sides that glows and flashes bits of sentences that quickly explode into smithereens.  Randomly moving around the space; sometimes stopping, and then moving quickly towards viewers, it is both threatening and unpredictable.  The piece features text from pages of declassified US government documents about military operations.  Holzer has worked with text and light installations since the 1970’s and has recently included text from declassified documents in her work.  Although difficult to read as the words flash by at speed, words like “hope”, “documents”, and “evidence” come through in lurid pink and orange, and then disintegrate before a solid understanding of the words is possible.

Jenny Holzer at Art Basel 2017

The next piece that caught my eye was Subodh Gupta’s Cooking the World, 2017 from Galleria Continua in Italy.  This installation is made of well-used silvery pots and pans of all sizes and shapes, suspended from the ceiling in a precise and delicate arrangement hung by transparent fishing lines.  The result is a temporary shelter, inside of which the artist cooks Indian meals for observers creating a temporary community among the fair-goers.  The feeling created inside the shelter was surprisingly cosy and light shone in from around the edges of the pots in pleasingly random patches.  The concept of the piece is that sharing a meal creates inclusion and acceptance across social and cultural boundaries.  It brought to mind Alison Knowles performance piece “Making a Salad”, originally from 1962, in which a salad is made and shared with the audience.  This was performed last year at Art Basel, so perhaps this is a trend we will see again next year.

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Artdecision – Informed about all things Art, launched by Kristen Knupp

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

On the eve of Art Basel, Kristen Knupp, in collaboration with Irina Vernichenko, launches a new online art magazine, Artdecision – Informed about all things Art

Founders Kristen and Irina introduced Artdecision as follows:

Artdecision is an in-depth, comprehensive, and entertaining art information website. The website provides insight into the art market and works closely with art institutions to inform readers about upcoming exhibitions, events, reviews, interviews, art travel, and more.

We hope you will subscribe to our website to receive new articles directly into your inbox, and follow us on social media.  Starting on June 13th we will be posting live updates from Art Basel.

To read and subscribe click on artdecision.eu

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Gazelli Art House and Chantal Fabres Latin American Art (CF-LART) exhibiting at Photo London (17-21 May)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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Image: Nicolás Franco. Yellow Romy. Series City of Women, 2016 (Courtesy of the artist and CF-LART)

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Chantal Fabres Latin American Art (CF-LART) and Gazelli Art House are exhibiting at the third edition of Photo London taking place from 17th to 21st May at Somerset House.

About Chantal Fabres Latin American Art

With an unprecedented level of attention to a region that has had a sketchy representation in Europe and the United States, it is a great moment to look at photography from Latin America.

CF-LART’s mission aims to generate a dialogue that transcends the idea of a dominant stereotype of Latin American photography and that of Chile in particular. Chilean photography is generally associated to a select few internationally renown names such as Sergio Larrain, Alfredo Jaar and Paz Errazuriz. However, it stands for a great and rich visual history whose lesser known authors deserve to be recognized.

About Gazelli Art House

Contemporary gallery Gazelli Art House supports a wide range of international artists, presenting a broad and dynamic programme to a diverse audience through global public projects and exhibition spaces in London and Baku.

Gazelli Art House was founded in 2003 in Baku, Azerbaijan where it held exhibitions with Azeri artists. Having hosted conceptually interlinked off-site exhibitions across London, founder and director of Gazelli Art House, Mila Askarova, opened a permanent space on Dover Street, London in March 2012.

AWAD Members present a varied selection of art at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead (10-14/May)

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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Image: Namiki Hajime’s woodblock ‘Yonaki Matsu B’ (Courtesy of the artist and Hanga Ten)

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If you visit Hampstead Heath this week you will be able to explore a varied selection of affordable art at the AAF Hampstead that runs from the evening of Wednesday 10th May to Sunday 14th of May. Among the galleries exhibiting we are excited to see work by artists with nine of our Members. Click on each of the Gallery names below to see a preview of AAF Hampstead.

Alicia David Contemporary Art 

Curious Duke Gallery

DECORAZONgallery

DegreeArt Gallery

Hanga Ten

Liberty Gallery

One Church Street

TAG Fine Arts

The Linda Blackstone Gallery

AWAD CEO and Founder to lead panel discussion at Art New York

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

AWAD is delighted to collaborate with Art New York for the 2017 fair edition with a panel discussion that addresses the intersection of art, women and tech. The conversation will not only look at who is already embracing tech, as seen in art and selling vehicles alike, but also the opportunities that digital innovation presents to women in the sector.

The discussion, Women Disrupting the Art World will be moderated by AWAD Founder & CEO, Susan Mumford. Join this interactive discussion between Susan, Colleen Marie Foley, Artist,
Alex Darby, from New Inc, and Kelani Nichole,  from Transfer Gallery. They’ll explore opportunities and challenges presented by technology, all the while uncovering how women are embracing digital to disrupt culture.

The panel will be held on Sat. May 6th 2.00pm – 2.45pm at Art New York.

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