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How to Spend a Day at Art Basel? 2018 Edition

By Sala Shaker

In June, how to spend 24h in Basel, Switzerland? Sala Shaker, art world insider and Insta-story extraordinaire, shows us the ropes.

First, the Easyjet flight.

art basel flight
art basel flight

[FYI: Three fairs run simultaneously during 'Art Basel Week': the premium, original Art Basel and two satellites fairs: Volta Art Fair, which has both NYC and Basel outposts for its circuit of emerging galleries and Liste, the local art fair who has been showing curated choice of emerging galleries since 1996.]

First stop, Volta.

volta art fair

[Editor's note: We just interviewed BIEN, one of the artists showing at Volta this year with Island Japan gallery.]

Next up, Liste.

Exploring the streets of Basel.

Finally arrived: Art Basel, in the real Basel, Switzerland.

[Editor's note: Back in 2016, Tiffany Liu reviewed these exact same pieces from Yoko Ono. The Riverbed was the title of her two solo exhibitions, which took place in New York City, and under Liu's words "challenged the notion of high art." We highly recommend you read her full review.]

Rashid Johnson at Hauser & Wirth: 'Among the 'Top 3 Things People Were Talking About at Art Basel, According to Social Media' according to Artnet News.

Presenting Art Basel 2018: Sala's favorite picks


All images are courtesy Sala Shaker's Instagram story, 2018/06/14.

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