Durham Press art and artists in Basel

When in Basel be sure to see….

1. Aquarium by Beatriz Milhazes. Milhazes in cooperation with Foundation Cartier will be unveiling a new sculpture during Art Basel 2011. The sculpture is a mobile adorned with fine and precious stones selected by Milhazes. The stones are incorporated into Milhazes’ abstract arabesques, rosettes and floral moteifs. The sculpture also incorporates metal and resin. Milhazes exhibited at the Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris in 2009.

detail of Aquarium by Beatriz Milhazes

detail of Aquarium by Beatriz Milhazes

2. Pendulum by James Nares. The film can be seen in at Art Unlimited in Booth U25. It was recently on view at the Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Kunsthalle Berlin. Pendulum was created in 1976 using a Super 8 camera. The film explores a dangerous movement of a metal wrecking ball-like machine in a quiet New York street.

still from Pendulum by James Nares

3. The Beyeler Foundation which will be releasing a new benefit print by Milhazes. The silkscreen print was printed at Durham Press in the late spring of 2011. It was produced with 18 colors and 23 runs from 7 screens. It is an edition of 50. The print is available for sale through the Foundation Beyeler.

New print by Beatriz Milhazes

4. Landscape with Woman Washing Her Feet by Mickalene Thomas at Lehman Maupin in Booth J9 at Art Basel 2011.

Landscape with Woman Washing Her Feet, 2008