Art Basel Unlimited

July 18, 2014

New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer organized the works of 78 artists represented by 100 galleries in the giant Unlimited section at Art Basel. Set in a stadium-sized space, artists were invited to present existing or commissioned large-scale sculptures, paintings, installations, projections, and live performances, free of the confines of the traditional walls of art fair booths. Gianni’s goal was to “…create a show that allows visitors to spend time with art and make them forget about where they are.” Here are some highlights featuring the works of Alice Channer, Kara Walker, Gavin Kenyon, Rodney McMillian, Thomas Houseago, Xu Zhen,  Sam Falls, and Sterling Ruby.

Alice Channer, High Tide, 2014, The Approach, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014


Kara Walker, The Sovereign Citizens Sesquicentennial Civil War Celebration, 2014, Victoria Miro Gallery, and Gavin Kenyon, Farrow, 2014, Blum & Poe, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014


Rodney McMillian, From Asterisks in Dockery, 2012, Maccarone and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014


Thomas Houseago, Striding Figure II (Ghost), 2014, Hauser & Wirth, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014


Xu Zhen, Eternity – Parthenon East pediment, Northern Qi golden and painted Buddha, Tang Dynasty torso of standing Buddha from Quyang city, Northern Qi painted Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty seated Buddha from Tianlongshan, NorthernQi painted Buddha, Tang Dynasty torso of a seated Buddha from Tianlonshan grotto No. 4, 2013-2014, Long March Space, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014


Sam Falls, Untitled (Pallet 9, Pomona), 2013, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014


Sterling Ruby, Soft Work, 2011-2013, Xavier Hufkens and Sprueth Magers Berlin London, Unlimited, Art Basel 2014