by Anna Russ // Sept. 24, 2021
We visited the preview of Art Basel’s 2021 edition in Switzerland this week, where over 250 galleries presented works by their represented artists in the context of the world-renowned art fair, both on-site and online. In addition to the fair booths, the ‘Unlimited’ sector of Art Basel offered an impressive display of works, curated by Giovanni Carmine this year. Since its introduction to Art Basel in 2000, ‘Unlimited’ showcases monumental works that transcend the confines of the booth’s three walls, including large-scale sculptures, video projections, wall paintings and performance art, among other media.
For the sixth year, Samuel Leuenberger—founder of exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland—has curated the peripheral ‘Parcours’ program as part of Art Basel, which engages with the city center through a series of sculptures, interventions, and performances in public space. Hopping between the fair and the program in the wider city of Basel, we photographed some of our favorite scenes of this year’s event, which is open to the public from September 24th-26th.