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.”
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