Must-See Art Guide: Basel and Zürich

This week's guide features John Baldessari, Olivier Mosset, Risaku Suzuki, and more.

John Baldessari, RADIO (2015). Courtesy of Mai 36 Galerie.

Attention all travelers: if you’re planning on vacationing in Europe this summer, be sure to stop by Zürich and Basel to experience the one and only Art Basel, aka “mother of all art fairs.” Not just a chocolate-lover’s paradise, Switzerland happens to host over 90,000 art enthusiasts and 4,000 artists at the fair each year. And with the presence of neighboring SCOPE Basel and VOLTA12, you can be sure to find both emerging and veteran contemporary artists being showcased. All three fairs are taking place in Basel, but if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the crowded exhibition halls, definitely be sure to explore the city and nearby Zürich as well. Both are host to innumerable prestigious galleries, such as Basel’s Laleh June Galerie, which just celebrated its eighth anniversary and will host an eclectic group show called “Star Rider,” or the Christophe Guye Galerie in Zürich, which will feature stunning nature photography by Japanese artist Risaku Suzuki. By the end of your trip, you’ll be a true connoisseur. Just don’t forget to indulge in that fabulous Swiss fondue and chocolate while you’re there.

Marc Rembold, Green Gold Scarabaeus Coca-Cola 25 cl (2007–2016). Courtesy of Laleh June Galerie.

Marc Rembold, Green Gold Scarabaeus Coca-Cola 25 cl (2007–2016). Courtesy of Laleh June Galerie.

Exhibition: Star Rider / Group Show
When:
June 9–July 29, 2016
Where:
Laleh June Galerie, Picassoplatz 4, Basel, Switzerland

Olivier Mosset, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Andrea Caratsch.

Olivier Mosset, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Andrea Caratsch.

Exhibition: “Olivier Mosset
When:
May 27–July 22, 2016
Where:
Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Waldmannstraße 8, Zürich, Switzerland

Exhibition: “John Baldessari
When:
June 11–August 6, 2016
Where:
Mai 36 Galerie, Rämistraße 37, Zürich, Switzerland

Gavin Turk, Oscar (1999). Courtesy of Galerie von Bartha.

Gavin Turk, Oscar (1999). Courtesy of Galerie von Bartha.

Exhibition: “Surrealism & Beyond / Group Show
When: April 22–June 19, 2016
Where: Galerie von Bartha, Schertlingasse 16, Basel, Switzerland

Harriet Korman, Untitled (2012). Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary.

Harriet Korman, Untitled (2012). Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary.

Exhibition:To Sophie, Sonia, Elsa, Hanna… / Group Show
When:
May 13–August 13, 2016
Where:
Häusler Contemporary, Stampfenbachstraße 59, Zürich, Switzerland

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale (1962). Courtesy of Galerie Maxime Groosman.

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale (1962). Courtesy of Galerie Maxime Groosman.

Exhibition: ZERO & Spatialism
When:
June 12–June 28, 2016
Where:
Galerie Maxime Groosman, Gerbergasse 7, Zürich, Switzerland

Risaku Suzuki, Between the Sea and the Mountain-Kumano 08 (2008). Courtesy of the Christophe Guye Galerie.

Risaku Suzuki, Between the Sea and the Mountain-Kumano 08 (2008). Courtesy of the Christophe Guye Galerie.

Exhibition: Risaku Suzuki: Stream of consciousness
When:
June 9–August 20, 2016
Where:
Christophe Guye Galerie, Dufourstraße 31, Zürich, Switzerland

Peter Tollens, #16 Blau Türkis Ocker Orange Grün Türkis (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Wenger

Peter Tollens, #16 Blau Türkis Ocker Orange Grün Türkis (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Wenger

Exhibition:PETER TOLLENS: TRANSITION orange grau rot grün weiss
When:
May 28–July 16, 2016
Where:
Galerie Wenger, Mühlebachstrasse 12, Zürich, Switzerland

Dan Holdsworth, Continuous Topography, Argentiere glacier 6 (2016). Courtesy of Scheublein + Bak.

Dan Holdsworth, Continuous Topography, Argentiere glacier 6 (2016). Courtesy of Scheublein + Bak.

Exhibition: “Dan Holdsworth: A Future Archeology
When: June 1–September 2, 2016
Where:
SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Schloss Sihlberg, Sihlberg 10, Zürich, Switzerland

 


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