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Art Basel 2014 programs

In 2014 the Art Basel show in Basel features 285 leading international galleries, drawn from 34 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. In addition to showing artworks ranging from modern masters to the latest contemporary works, this year’s edition features an extensive program of outdoor art installations, film screenings, performances, and talks. Art Basel, whose lead partner is UBS, takes place from June 19 to June 22.

Guido van der Werve, home, a requiem, 2011–12. Courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine, and Marc Foxx Gallery.
Guido van der Werve, home, a requiem, 2011–12. Courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine, and Marc Foxx Gallery.
This year’s Film sector presents a premier program of films by and about artists. Screened at Basel’s Stadtkino and curated by Berlin film scholar Marc Glöde and Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner, the program presents over 30 film and video works drawn from the show’s participating galleries.

This Brunner’s feature film selection is the European Premiere of Tim’s Vermeer by performance artist Teller, and produced by Penn Jillette. Followed by a Q&A with Tim Jenson, the film will be shown at the Stadtkino at 8pm on Saturday, June 21.

Marc Glöde’s program will run over six nights and presents film and video works drawn from the show’s participating galleries by artists such as Maria Anwander, Jan Peter Hammer, Harun Farocki, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, David Shrigley and Jane and Louise Wilson. Highlights of this year’s program include the world premiere of Sequenza by Manon de Boer and George van Dam, Aïda Ruilova‘s new film Head and Hands: My Black Angel, and a short film program by Los Angeles filmmaker Pat O’Neill.

Conversations and Salon
For over a decade now, Art Basel’s talks program has offered the show’s guests and the public a chance to follow dynamic dialogs between prominent members of the international artworld.

Wednesday June 18
Premiere: Artist talk
Wolfgang Tillmans in conversation with Daniel Buchholz

Thursday June 19
Public/Private: Institutions for Time-based Art
RoseLee Goldberg, Otobong Nkanga and Catherine Wood, moderated by Andras Szanto

Friday June 20
Artistic Practice: The Artist as Choreographer
Alexandra Bachzetsis, Yve Laris Cohen, Xavier Le Roy and Isabel Lewis, moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Saturday June 21
The Artist and the Gallerist: Pascale Marthine Tayou and Lorenzo Fiaschi
Pascale Marthine Tayou and Lorenzo Fiaschi, moderated by Alya Sebti

Sunday June 22
In Honor of Elaine Sturtevant (1930–2014)
AA Bronson, Florence Bonnefous, Anne Dressen, Mario Kramer, Beatrix Ruf

The Conversations series is supported by Absolut.

Topics of this year’s Salon program include an art market talk with Josh Baer, publisher of Baer Faxt and art advisor, New York, and the collector David Mugrabi; Beryl Korot, artist, New York, in conversation with Mark Godfrey, author of Abstraction and the Holocaust and Curator at Tate Modern, London, about the artists groundbreaking work Dachau 1974; the artist El Anatsui discussing the relationship between artist and curator with Bomi Odufunade, contributing writer for Contemporary And (C&) and art advisor, Paris/Lagos/New York, and Bisi Silva, Founding Director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; and Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, leading a discussion titled ‘Japan’s Post Murakami Generation’ with the artists Kohei Nawa, Kyoto, and Fumito Urabe, Nagoya.

The 2014 edition of Parcours, curated for the second year by Florence Derieux, Director of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, will be sited in various locations around the Rheingasse in Kleinbasel, featuring a total of 15 site-specific art works by internationally recognized artists: Francesco Arena, Darren Bader, Gottfried Bechtold, Pierre Bismuth, Jean-Luc Blanc, Chris Burden, Ryan Gander, Mario García Torres, Mark Handforth, Iman Issa, João Penalva, Seth Price, Eva Rothschild, Guido van der Werve, and Zeng Fanzhi.

Parcours Night
The Parcours Night takes place from 8pm to midnight on Wednesday, June 18, with a program of special performances and film screenings by Guido van der Werve and Mario García Torres. The event is open to the public and free of charge.