Must-See Art Guide: Basel and Zürich

This week's guide features Jenny Holzer, Imi Knoebel, Henry Taylor, and more.

Jenny Holzer, MOVE (2015). Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

The fun—and exhausting—thing about art fairs is that there’s always another one out in the world demanding your attention. Case in point: Art Basel opens next week, bringing with it all the fanfare, major exhibitors, and patrons for which it is best known. If that wasn’t enough, VOLTA 13 and LISTE – Art Fair Basel will both be in full swing as well, so you’ve got a triple threat to keep you busy. That being said, you should always explore beyond the confines of the art fair halls, so be sure to venture over to the local galleries of Basel and neighboring Zürich while you’re at it. There’s a major Jenny Holzer exhibition over at Hauser & Wirth you shouldn’t miss, and the colorful Minimalist work of Imi Knoebel at Galerie von Bartha that merits a detour. Painting fans should hurry to Galerie Eva Presenhuber for the luscious work of Henry Taylor, while photography collectors should plot a course to Christophe Guye Galerie for Rinko Kawauchi’s signature light touch.

There’s something for everyone! Find our full list of picks below.

 

Exhibition:Jenny Holzer
When:
June 12–July 29, 2017
Where:
Hauser & Wirth, Limmatstrasse ­­270, Zürich, Switzerland

“Judd / Malevich” installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Gmyrzynska.

Exhibition:Judd / Malevich
When:
June 10–September 15, 2017
Where:
Galerie Gmurzynska, Paradeplatz 2, Zürich, Zwitzerland

Arnold Newman, Alexander Calder in his studio (c. 1950). Courtesy of Laleh June Galerie.

Exhibition:A Century of Portraits
When:
June 13–July 29, 2017
Where:
Laleh June Galerie, Picassoplatz 4, Basel, Switzerland

Imi Knoebel, Bild 07.12.2016 (2016). Courtesy of Galerie von Bartha.

Exhibition:Imi Knoebel
When:
June 14–July 29, 2017
Where:
Galerie von Bartha, Kannenfeldplatz 6, Basel, Zwitzerland

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale (1960). Courtesy of Dierking.

Exhibition:Lucio Fontana: Keramiken/Ceramics
When:
May 5–June 13, 2017
Where:
Dierking, Galerie am Paradeplatz Bleicherweg 3, Zürich, Switzerland

Dimitri Horta, Reed 5 (2014). Courtesy of MARCdePUECHREDON.

Exhibition:Dimitri Horta – «SEESICHT»”
When:
June 12–July 26, 2017
Where: MARCdePUECHREDON, St. Johanns-Vorstadt 78, Basel, Switzerland

Sam Francis, Ohne Titel (1960). Courtesy of Beurret & Bailly Auktionen AG.

Exhibition:June Auction 2017
When:
June 21, 2017
Where:
Beurret & Bailly Auktionen AG, Schwarzwaldallee 171, Basel, Switzerland

“OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE / PRIVILEGED BY OPPRESSION.” Courtesy of Ausstellungsraum Klingental.

Exhibition:OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE / PRIVILEGED BY OPPRESSION
When:
June 14, 2017
Where:
Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Kasernenstrasse 23, Basel, Switzerland

Manuel Manilla, Calavera la penitenciaría. La Torre de Eiffel (1882–1892). Courtesy of Kunsthaus Zürich.

Exhibition:Mexican Graphic Art
When:
May 19–August 27, 2017
Where:
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, Switzerland

Rinko Kawauchi. Courtesy of Christophe Guye Galerie.

Exhibition:Rinko Kawauchi
When:
April 21–August 19, 2017
Where:
Christophe Guye Galerie, Dufourstrasse 31, Zürich, Switzerland

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera detail (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Gregor Staiger.

Exhibition:Marvin Gaye Chetwynd: The Stagnant Pool
When:
May 20–July 8, 2017
Where:
Galerie Gregor Staiger, Limmatstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland

Henry Taylor, Untitled (Andrea Motley Crabtree) (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber.

Exhibition:Henry Taylor: A Portrait Show
When:
June 11–July 22, 2017
Where:
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zahnradstraße 21, Zürich, Switzerland

 


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