In pictures: see the best of Art Basel Unlimited 2022, from a painting found at a hardware store to a shipping container sculpture

Art Basel, which opens to the public this week, is one of the biggest art market moments of the year. However, Unlimited, Art Basel’s unmistakable platform for large-scale projects, has a special focus big. This year, Messeplatz is home to 70 large-scale works of art, ranging from a hanging sculpture made from a shipping container by Kennedy Yanko to a monumental 1988 painting by Keith Haring.

This year’s edition is curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. Unlike last year’s outing, which reflected the market’s current obsession with painting by largely focusing on 2D work, this display manages to make slightly better use of 3D space. On display are videos, installations, sculptures and (yes) paintings by Theaster Gates, Francis Alÿs, Jenny Holzer, Rebecca Horn, Martha Rosler, Marianna Simnett, Wolfgang Tillmans and many more.

“Unlimited 2022 is decidedly intense, no less a reflection on the contradictory era we live in,” Carmine said in a statement. loneliness and indifference. The chants get louder and clearer.”

Check out the highlights of the fan favorite section below.

Andrea Zittel, AZ Personal Uniforms, Decan 2: Fall Winter 2003–Spring/Summer 2013. Courtesy of Regen Projects

liu wei, Dimensions (2021). Courtesy of Whitechapel.

Louisa Gagliardi, Tate-a-Tate (2022). Courtesy Eva Presenhuber and Dawid Radziszewski, in collaboration with Rudolphe Janssen

Kennedy Yanko, By means other than the known senses (2022). Courtesy Vielmetter Los Angeles

Folkert de Jong, The shooting… July 1st (2006). Courtesy of Sofie Van de Velde

Folkert de Jong, The shooting… July 1st (2006). Courtesy of Sofie Van de Velde

Martha Roesler, Beautiful body or beauty knows no pain, ca. 1966–72. Courtesy of Nagel Draxler.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Porte Uffizi (2003).

theater gates, Hardware store painting (2020/2022). Courtesy of Gray

Hanne Darboven, East-West Democracy (1983). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Huang Yongping, American cuisine and Chinese cockroaches (2019). Courtesy of Kamel Mennour.

rachel whiteread, Untitled (Top) (2001). Courtesy of Gagosian.

isabella ducrot, Omaggio a Mishima (Homage to Mishima) (2016). Courtesy of Gisela Captain and Standard.

isabella ducrot, Omaggio a Mishima (Homage to Mishima) (2016). Courtest Gisela Captain and Standard.

antonio molinero, Sans Titre (Vivasse) (2022). Courtesy of Christophe Gaillard.

thomas price, moments included (2022). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Jim Shaw, Not since Superman died (2014). Courtesy of Gagosian.

cui jie, People’s Square (2022). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Andra Ursuta, vandalism (2011/2022). Courtesy of David Zwirner.

raphaela bird, Miss Vogel’s (missed) education (2021). Courtesy of BQ.

Juan Muñoz, Three Chinese (1999). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Mounira Al Solh, Poor sunset to sunset (2022). Courtesy of Sfeir Semler.

keith haring, Untitled, May 7th (1988). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Jim Shaw, Not since Superman died (2014). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Stano Filko, Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F. (2006). Courtesy of Layr.

Stan Filko, Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F., 2006. Courtesy of Layr.

Stano Filko, Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F (2006). Courtesy of Layr.

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