Viewing some unusual art

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Unusual art works, in diverse shapes and forms, will be on show - and on sale - at the major exhibition, Art 32, which gets underway in Basel on June 13.

This content was published on June 8, 2001 - 13:51

The 60 art projects, displayed in the section "Art Unlimited" will be "unlike anything presented at other art fairs or auctions" say the organisers.

Wall paintings, outsize sculptures, video projections, installations, photo series, performances and media art will be on view in the expansive setting of Hall 1 at the Basel Messe exhibition centre.

The organisers add that "Art Unlimited offers artists and gallery owners a platform where works can be displayed that go beyond the limits of art fair exhibition stands - often even those of galleries, museums and other traditional forms of presentation".

There is a strong focus on architecture and photography among the many exhibits. The architecture section ranges from two light-coloured polyester and unfinished wood buildings, to outsize minimalist aluminium sculptures and an inflatable work of art.

The photographic section ranges from series on the world of the Alps to news pictures and abstract images of nature.

In another section of Art 32 called "Art Statements", there will be several one-person shows by young artists from about a dozen countries. The aim is to provide young, unknown artists with a platform on which to display their work to an international audience.

Art Basel lasts until June 18.


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