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ART PARCOURS 2018

ART PARCOURS 2018

Curated for the third consecutive year by Samuel Leuenberger,  ART PARCOURS 2018
presents 23 site-specific artworks displayed throughout Basel’s historic center.
The sector will feature work by Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan, Nina Beier, stanley
brouwn, Julian Charrière, Keren Cytter, Simon Denny, Elmgreen & Dragset, Georg
Herold, Pierre Huyghe, Hilary Lloyd, Mark Manders, Caroline Mesquita, Rivane
Neuenschwander, Marina Pinsky, Julian Rosefeldt, Nedko Solakov, Simon Starling,
Jessica Stockholder, Thomas Struth, Paloma Varga Weisz and Hannah Weinberger.

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On Saturday, June 16, Parcours Night once again will present a specially curated
program of live performances with extended opening hours of Parcours and of
some of Basel’s leading museums. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes
place at Messe Basel from June 14 to June 17, 2018.
Opening Monday afternoon, June 11, ART PARCOURS 2018 will reflect on the political potentials of storytelling, seeking to investigate what stories can tell us about our lives. Titled ‘Telling Stories for the Future’, the exhibition will encompass presentations in civic and private locations that will open exclusively for Parcours as well as collaborations with Basel’s museums, encouraging alternative social and geographical encounters with the city.

ART PARCOURS 2018BEIER Nina Beast 2018, Mars 2018

Through a focus on storytelling, Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, aims to cultivate commonalities and allied thinking across social, geographic, ethnic, economic and ecological boundaries. Highlights include Thomas Struth’s ‘Animals’ (2018), a series of 10 photographs that sensitively capture animals following their moment of surrender. Installed in the Erste Kirche Christi, the work will be drawn from his recent images of scientific and surgical environments, as well as the history of memento mori in art. A program of live music, chosen by Struth in collaboration with guitarist Frank Bungarten, will be presented at selected times throughout the week.
By installing 10 sound systems throughout Basel’s sewers, Hannah Weinberger will create a mysterious soundscape scattered across the city that invites the public to tune into a new experience of the city. Each of the 10 sewers will be activated with site-specific compositions created by Weinberger that play against the daily sounds of the sewers and the city.

ART PARCOURS 2018Julian Rosefeldt

Suspended in mid-air inside the Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Elmgreen & Dragset’s large-scale sculpture ‘Hanging Rock’ (2017) will act as a blockade, concealing certain elements of the architectural structure that surrounds it. Playing on the ideas of nature, gravity and natural phenomena, the piece explores preconceived views of natural beauty and the overcoming of obstacles. Pierre Huyghe’s ‘Exomind (Deep Water)’ (2017) features a crouching female figure with a beehive growing from her head. The colony of bees living inside the hive will pollinate the surrounding flora in the garden of the Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft Basel.
Parcours Opening Hours
Parcours Opening: Monday, June 11, 1pm to 4pm (projects open till 8pm)
Tuesday, June 12 to Friday, June 15, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, June 16, 10am to 12midnight
Sunday, June 17, 10am to 7pm
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DESIGN BASEL 2018

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018

DESIGN MIAMI 2018

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018

In addition to presentations by 47 of the world’s most prestigious design galleries, ten Curio installations, ten Design at Large projects, and the culminating presentations from the three Swarovski Designers of the Future award winners, Design Miami Basel 2018 presents six Satellites & Collaborations, seven Design Talks, and more.

SATELITES & COLLABORATIONS

CALVIN KLEIN’s first installation at Design Miami Basel 2018 presents a unique vision of an expansive international landscape, as interpreted by Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons, featuring an authentic American barn and a showcase of limited edition Cassina Feltri armchairs with upholstery selected by Mr. Simons. An admirer of Gaetano Pesce’s work, Mr. Simons approached Cassina about initiating what he refers to as a “cultural correspondence.”
The result is a selection of 100 numbered Feltri armchairs in which CALVIN KLEIN house codes are applied to the armchair’s interior upholstery.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in collaboration with SFA Advisory and Southern Guild, presents a project of collectible design pieces by renowned South African designer Porky Hefer. Drawing attention to the foundation’s dedication to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants by supporting projects that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities, Hefer created five large-scale, functional, and sculptural designs of endangered species: orangutan, polar bear, sloth, blue whale, and great white shark. Visitors are invited to sit in, on, and around these friendly sculptural creatures, igniting a sense of empathy as the stories of the animals’ hardships and the importance of their survival to our own lives are recounted through interaction, video, and text.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Limited edition Feltri by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina with vintage quilts selected by Raf Simons for CALVIN KLEIN/ Porky Hefer and Endangered Orangutan/ Porky Hefer, 2018/ Courtesy of Southern Guild & SFA Advisory. Photo by Antonia Steyn

Stuart Parr presents selections from his collection of classic 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Italian motorcycles and cars in the following three categories. The Mini: These small but versatile vehicles have a top speed of about 60 mph from the rear-mounted, mostly two-cylinder engines. They were and still are the ultimate beach car and, for Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli, a perfect fit for his yacht. The Mighty: The magnificent Iso Grifo designed at Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro is equipped with powerful Chevrolet Corvette engines, ensuring reliability and autostrada speeds upwards of 140 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest production cars at the time––Italian beauty, American muscle. The Moto: Italian motorcycles were born on the track. Their story has been inscribed on the most famous racing tracks in the world.
The Collectors Lounge at DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018, presented by ETEL and designed by Superluna, is a space where collectors and members can enjoy a drink from the Perrier-Jouët bar, and relax in an atmosphere designed to mirror a domestic environment filled with pieces rich in Brazil’s contemporary themes and history. Curated with selected pieces from ETEL’s collection of contemporary design and re-editions of iconic modern Brazilian design, the entire Lounge structure is covered with textile panels, creating a frame for an intimate space.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Dinamarquesa Armchair/ Zalszupin/ Courtesy of ETEL/ The Mini, The Mighty, and The Moto / 1973, Iso Grifo 5.8 Litre Series II Coupe/ Courtesy of Stuart Parr Collection

GRAPHIC IDENTITY

François Halard, renowned interior and architectural photographer and this year’s curator of Design at Large, created a graphic identity specially for Design Miami/ Basel that explores the concept of time, encouraging visitors to shift their focus to design’s defining details, materials, and expressions. His blurred and distorted photographs, seen throughout Design Miami Basel’s branding, create ethereal images that appear to be on the verge of focusing. These images evoke a sense of slowing down, encouraging fairgoers to unplug from their bustling everyday lives, step away from social media addictions, and shift their perspective of time, immersing themselves fully in their first-hand experience of the fair.

OFFICIAL FURNITURE SPONSORS

Artek and Vitra return to Design Miami/ Basel this edition and will be providing the furniture for the Design Talks Theater, Media Lounge as well as Nook Café. Attendees can expect to see furniture designed by some of today’s leading designers including Konstantin Grcic’s Stool-Tool (Vitra) at our Design Talks Theater and classics of modern design by Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara (Artek) at our media lounge.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Preview Day/ By invitation only Monday, June 11
Collectors Preview/ 12–5pm Vernissage/ 5–7pm
Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 12/ 10am–8pm Wednesday, June 13/ 10am–8pm Thursday, June 14/ 10am–7pm Friday, June 15/ 10am–7pm
Saturday, June 16/ 11am–7pm Sunday, June 17/ 11am–7pm
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Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

BILDRAUSCH – FILMFESTIVAL 2017 / BASEL

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

The seventh edition of the festival is once again devoted to the seventh art form. The “festival of festivals” brings discoveries to Basel, which have caused a stir thanks to their idiosyncratic film language and uncompromising stories.
An international competition that explores the boundaries of cinema and genres, transcends them, and ventures into unknown territories. A tribute to Terence Davies, this master of passion that glows under a stylised surface: very British indeed!
A retrospective of an icon of Portuguese cinema: Teresa Villaverde unites a subtle as well as wild female perspective with great art. Bildrausch Film Festival 2017 takes a bow before Tony Conrad and Bill Viola with two special programmes, invites you to experience the apocalypse in abridged form, or to unleash your inner dubbing voice at the Film Karaoke or your inner table football player in cinema scope format.
At the end of June, our cinema of powerful images will transfix audiences and filmmakers at the festival open-air venue on Theaterplatz and in the Stadtkino and kult.kino atelier cinemas.
Cutting Edge
Thirteen films from nine countries celebrate their Swiss premieres together with their makers,
and boldly defy narrative norms at Bilrausch Filmfestival 2017. The filmmakers Terence Davies from the United Kingdom, Lissette Orozco from Chile, Nicolas Wackerbarth from Germany, Andreas Lust from Germany, Teresa Villaverde from Portugal, Kogonada from the United States, Everardo Gonzales from Mexico, Romuald Karmakar from Germany, Julian Radlmaier from Germany, Kim Ki-Duk from South Korea, Bruno Ganz from Switzerland and Monika Willi from Austria will personally present their works in Basel. Three top-class exponents of the international film scene – Lav Diaz, Ilsa Hughan and Monika Willi – will decide who goes home with the Bildrausch Ring of Film Art.

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Terence Davies – Past and Passion. Memories of post-war Liverpool in the 1950s and stunningly beautiful and passionate literary adaptations: Terence Davies reveals the emotions of his characters and confronts despair, loneliness and the hardships of life with grace. Bildrausch is honouring the great British director with a tribute – at times quiet and sad, at times sober and autobiographical, but always tender and masterful.

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Teresa Villaverde – Fragile Punk. For Teresa Villaverde, the cinema is a place of provocation, irritation, even rebellion. Her visually powerful, unconventional and very feminine narrative, her daring mise-en- scène and the balancing act between observation and poetry, which she commands like no-one else, have been challenging us for more than 25 years. Bildrausch invites you to a tightrope walk with the Portuguese director, who is considered one of the most precious secrets of auteur cinema.

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Tony Conrad was a giant, both in the literal and figurative sense. The avant-gardist not only wrote music history, but repeatedly turned current paradigms on their head as an experimental filmmaker and as a performance and video artist. Bildrausch is taking a look at the American crossover artist from different perspectives with a video lecture by Tabea Lurk, film screenings and a tribute concert by Lary7.

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
© Bildrausch Filmfest Basel

Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Bill Viola: the Road to St. Paul and Short Film Programme. For 12 years, Gerald Fox accompanied the American video artist Bill Viola and his wife and artistic partner in crime Kira Perron with his 16mm camera; 12 years, during which the couple struggled with the design and making of the commissioned works “Martyrs” and “Mary” which were to be permanently installed in St. Paul Cathedral. Bildrausch presents the Swiss premiere of the documentary Bill Viola: The Road to St. Paul by Gerald Fox as a Sunday matinée screening in collaboration with the art film festival LE FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l’Art) in Montreal, the worlds largest film festival in the field of art films. After the screening, where Gerald Fox will be present, you will have the opportunity to satisfy your longing for Bill Viola’s works by seeing The Passing (1991) and The Reflecting Pool (1977-1979). Introduction to the Short Film Programme: Jasmin Sumpf, researcher at Schaulager Basel.

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

Supporting Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
BAR AND GRILL AT STADTKINO BASEL
The Festival Centre at the Stadtkino Basel opens half an hour before the first screening and
remains open until 2am (on Friday and Saturday until 4am). The charming cinema bar, the
cosy Piazza in front of the cinema and the festival lounge invite you to linger and discuss what
you’ve seen. And we make sure your physical well-being is catered for too: Indian specialities,
small snacks and sandwiches are available all day at the bar, and in the evening the legendary sausages of Pippo will sizzle on the grill.
FILM CAFE
Bildrausch, together with Filmbulletin, is asking what cinema does to us. For once, this does
not mean: “How did you direct the film?”, but “Everyone is an expert”. Tereza Fischer talks to
a public figure about his or her impressions after the film screening of Big Big World by Reha
Erdem.
FILM KARAOKE
Have you always wanted to slip into the skin of your favourite film hero? Now you have the
perfect opportunity: after last year’s major success, Bildrausch and Theater Basel once again invite you to a karaoke night of the cinematic kind. For information and registration, please
contact filmkaraoke @ bildrausch-basel.ch
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD… AS YOU CHOSE IT!
Flaming infernos, air disasters, devastating plagues – reduced to a few minutes. In the 1970s
and 1980s, impatient viewers purchased Viewers Digest versions of major cinema hits on Super-8. The Bildrausch Salon invites you to an on-demand programme of bizarre works
about the apocalypse.
BEAT THE ARTIST
The table football tournament on the Piazza in front of the Stadtkino invites journalists, jury members and filmmakers to challenge each others sporting abilities. Five festival visitors will have the opportunity to obtain a wild card to the tournament.
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ENJOY. X
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The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and  Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations and other works
by Senam Okudzeto
I had the pleasure to see Senams latest works and want to share it with all of you. Most of the pieces are very very fragile and delicate. She is showing during Art Basel on SATURDAY between 12 and 5 pm at Projektraum Bollag at Gärtnerstrasse 50  4057 Basel. Otherwise she is showing by appointment only. In case you want to see her work, and can not come on Saturday, please email her to senam.info (@) gmail.com
Senam Okudzeto works with a wide range of media, including social sculpture, installation, painting, film, and text in her methodological “Afro-Dada” practice; an ongoing exploration of material culture which presents unexpected juxtapositions of objects and images in the context of West Africa’s modernist narratives and her fluid identity as an African who is of European of U.S. American descent.
The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations
The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations (2016–2017), is to be read as a complex and articulate system relating specifically to the artist’s experience of being in Rome for a year-long fellowship at the American Academy. This work is a part of her ongoing “Afro-Dada Glossolalia” project, and contemplates the question of what might be left of the soul of a being, and also of an object, as it travels through time, space and changing cultural contexts
The piece contains a number of references, ranging from the paintings of Caravaggio through to early Byzantine readings of crystal and the preponderance of “carciofi” in everyday Roman life. The video component depicts the annual Pentecost service at the Pantheon church in Rome, which ends with the congregation being showered in rose petals, which are scattered through the iconic oculus of the building. The petals metaphorically reference the “gifts of spirit”- speaking in tongues that Pentecost celebrates, but the ceremony’s origins predate Christianity to early pagan Rosalia festivals.
Okudzeto’s work attempts a powerful mapping system; derived from the idea that memory, time, space and distance could be described through objects as a series of encounters with events. This work takes its departure point from an earlier multi-media installation; Portes-Oranges, (2003-2007) and is a re-working of a previous installation of The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations (2016), which was shown at the American Academy in Rome at the exhibition Cinque Mostre (2016).
The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

Senam Okudzeto (b. 1972, Chicago) lives and works between Basel, London and Accra. Okudzeto has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1995), and a Masters degree in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, (1997). She completed the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2000) and is a PhD candidate in the program of Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Her work was featured at Dada Afrika, Museum Rietberg (2016), the 14th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul Modern (2015), the Menil Collection, Houston, (2012), the ICA, Boston (2011), the Stedlejik Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2011), PS1 MoMA (2007), Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris (2005); and Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2001).
Okudzeto has published numerous peer reviewed essays and texts in publications such as the Journal of Atlantic Studies (Routledge, 2012), Grey Room (Spring 2008) and Art Journal (2009). She was the first artist to serve on the editorial board of the CAA publication Art Journal and has taught academic and fine arts courses in Europe, the USA and West Africa, including the Kunsthistorisches Seminar, University of Basel, The International Summer Academy, Salzburg, NYU Study abroad campus, Accra, CCA Lagos and the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Basel. She is the founder and director of Art in Social Structures (AiSS), an artist-led NGO that supports education and heritage initiatives in architecture, visual culture and the arts in Ghana.
Okudzeto is the recipient of several fellowships and awards including, a research fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2003 – 2004) and the Edith Bloom/Jesse Howard Junior Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2015 – 2016).

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations (2016), and other works
Hand-blown lead crystal, leather, UV glue, iron sculptures, oranges, wood, electric cables, gaffer tape, metal post card rack, acrylic ink drawings on paper, metal ladder, foam, LED light bulbs and lamps, video; 3:48 mins, (NTSC) 4:3, (loop).
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BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

Calvin Klein at BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

Calvin Klein gorgeous
Sleek. Symmetrical. Calvin Klein gorgeous. Minimal and chic, the Calvin Klein gorgeous jewelry set demonstrates the luminous power of four simple lines perfectly aligned. The combination of four complementary hues – stainless steel, black, pink and gold PVD – exudes appeal and creates a natural flow of refinement and balance. This stunning set consists of a necklace, set of four bangles and rings that complete any glamorous look.
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Calvin Klein hook
Open. Alluring. Calvin Klein hook. Simple and chic, this timeless offering has expanded to include three new styles. Each ring and bangle is available in either solid or Swarovski crystal-encrusted polished stainless steel or pink gold PVD to accent any modern look.
HUBLOT at BASELWORLD 2017

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THE BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE
While coloured synthetic sapphires have been in existence since 1902, when they were invented by the French chemist Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil, melting sapphire is a complex and unpredictable process. Because its crystallisation process is unstable, it is difficult to obtain similarly coloured sapphires, even if they are produced simultaneously. Furthermore, bubbles and cracks can appear in the material, making the end result unsuitable for producing Big Bang cases.
But the main challenge is in the size. Thus far, no coloured sapphires exceeding 2 kg have been produced. However, Hublot has now gone beyond this threshold. By pushing the limits of engineering and chemistry, it has developed a sophisticated and costly process that has resulted in the successful production of a large, transparent sapphire of perfectly uniform colour.
Hublot heats aluminium oxide (Al2O3) — the raw material for sapphire — with a transition metal, chromium (Cr), at a temperature of between 2000 and 2050 degrees Celsius. The result is a coloured sapphire that retains all the original properties of a material which is ultra-scratch resistant, completely transparent and among the hardest in existence. The innovation extends to the colour — the first blue sapphire in the history of watchmaking.
THE CLASSIC FUSION ITALIA INDEPENDENT COLLECTION
“We are very proud to be able to continue this partnership with Italia Independent and Lapo Elkann, whose creativity and character never cease to surprise us. This new project was an extraordinary experience for us: putting Hublot’s capacity for technical innovation and willingness to experiment to the service of the House of Rubinacci—a monument to Italian elegance—and the incomparable style of Lapo Elkann. The Classic Fusion Italia Independent truly represents the fusion of three forms of expertise.” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017
BASELWORLD 2017

BIG BANG BRODERIE SUGAR SKULL FLUO
The Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo is once again revisiting traditional materials in an original, modern way. This time with Bischoff embroidery from St Gallen. This ancestral craft has travelled across the globe and is entrenched within the world of fashion.
With its cutting-edge innovation, performance and creativity, internationally renowned Swiss brand Bischoff is a key industry figure. In its workshops in St Gallen, near Zurich, Bischoff’s master artisans created specially commissioned fluorescent embroidery on silk organza. Delicately embroidered with floral arabesque motifs and subtly revealing the ‘skull’ design that will adorn the dial.

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TAGHEUER AT BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

G HEUER CARRERA HEUER-01 43 MM
Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 opened the doors to a new market. A 45 mm Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph with a contemporary sports design, and coming in at under 5000 CHF, it redefined the notion of value for money.
This year, the famous proprietary chronograph is being unveiled with a slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
After more than five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, it now offers a very high level of quality, while its production costs have been carefully managed to make it one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available for less than 5000 CHF.

BASELWORLD 2017

TAG HEUER CARRERA LADY 2017
The Carrera collection is TAG Heuer’s flagship collection. Launched by Jack Heuer in 1964 as a chronograph, it is now available in a range of diameters with many different functions for both men and women.
This year, thanks to a new development, the case features a different construction. It is no longer punched from a block in the traditional TAG Heuer way – it is now modular and formed of 9 different pieces (case back, case middle, bezel, lugs and strap end-pieces), which paves the way for myriad possible combinations of almost endless materials, colours, treatments and finishes.
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LINK LADY
Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort. Each link is rounded on the top, bottom and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist.
In steel, with an elegant diameter of 32 mm, the new Link Lady now features a bracelet which is fully integrated into the case, whose horns have been removed. The bracelet still has a curved profile, and the finishes are even more sophisticated: the entire contour of the S radiates a highly polished shine, while the upper surface of each link is fully brushed.
I had such a great time at BASEL WORLD 2017 and wanna thank everyone who invited me and took their time to show me their newest collection. See you next year, so long! X
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MODE SUISSE edition 11 - swiss fashion design

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 – Swiss Fashion Design

Mikki Levy Strasser (ZH) has visited this years Mode Suisse Edition 11 for isawsomethingnice.ch and will tell us all about the news and hits of this years fashion collections. In the photo below you can see Mikki holding an issu_issu bag. Thank you Mikki for writing this blogpost and for sharing your opinion. X

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

Mode Suisse Edition 11 – Swiss fashion design design
The 11th Edition of the Mode Suisse happened on March 7th at the Löwenbräu Areal in Zurich. Mode Suisse is an event that showcases Swiss fashion designers and their new collections. There was much to be seen this time!
The evening started with a Pre-view Cocktail where a few selected people had the chance to see the space before they had to leave the room and move to the upper floor where the L shaped Catwalk was. The runway floors were covered in carpets by the Swiss designers Schönstaub which gave the room that extra something.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The show started BIG! Julia Seemann blew us away last time and she did it again. It was the perfect twist of street chic and 90s that is so in fashion right now. She showed the crowd that she is right at the pulse of time. Gurls get yourself a pair of patent leather over-knee boots. It is not a hooker thing anymore with this collection.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The students of HEAD (Haute École d’Art et de Design) from Geneva showed very interesting modern pieces. I especially loved the oversized faux-fur coats by Jeremy Gaillard. Also I loved the play with proportions. It was one of these pieces that I would have loved to try on and take home. If people would see me with this on the street in Zurich they would think I am crazy. But who cares, a reason more for me to want one! It is not easy to be a peacock in a grey world, but it is a lot of fun!

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Following the students from Geneva was the traditional design house from Zurich, En Soie. I loved the pink cashmere sweaters and the cotton bomber jackets with the logo on the back. This collections was sticking to their roots and was showing us the evergreens they have been producing ever since. I loved it and my advise to everyone is: invest in evergreens!

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MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

The Basel based design team WuethrichFuerst showed some big and bold prints with seat belts and golden metallic blocks as details. It was interesting and iI will keep an eye on them from now on.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Now lets talk about something nice for men: the collection by Julian Zigerli. The models came out on to the runway as one solid group all holding each other. One after the other left the group and made it’s way down and around the corner where they lay down on the floor to come together as a group again. Something that was already seen at his Paris fashion week presentation. It must have been an amazing experience to see that life. As always he showed fun prints in different shades of green. Green checkered pants. Fine rip top and trousers in dark green. Coats with leo-prints and an oversized jumper with a big cat face on the front. It was fun, playful and wearable. If I have some money to spend it will definitely be at Zigerli.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

After the show a lot of the people met again downstairs to talk about what they saw and to look at each other. It was there where i spotted the girls from the new brand issu_issu (www.issuissu.com). They showed me their beautiful hand bags that have a clear PET shell and an inner bag with an amazing print. I immediately grabbed it and told them I want one. This is way more than just a cool hand bag. This is an art piece. I can not wait to get one and put it up in my room.
To sum it all up. This edition once more showed that Swiss fashion can be daring and right at the pulse of time, yet it has the freedom to be itself.
So long, for I saw something nice.
Yours Mikki
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IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER – NUAGE

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER invite you to their fall presentation of NUAGE on
FRIDAY November, 11, 2016  // 5-9 PM
IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER
Hammerstrasse 90 Basel
061 554 36 77

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

The second edition of the Sac à Dos (sac a dos = backpack) NUAGE has a practical inner bag with zipper and is lined with resistant cotton linen fabric.
Smartly further developped, this NUAGE Sac à Dos accompanies you through the colorful autumn!
Sunflower, cornflower blue or eggplant?
On November 11, you can order the NUAGE backpack in every color of the autumn sky. Have a look at the colors in the first image. The individual piece is then exclusively made for you in a small handicraft company in Italy.

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

Etui NUAGE 320 CHF made in Italy // Sac a Dos NUAGE 570 CHF made in Italy
ABOUT IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER
IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER design exquisite, appealing articles in leather: laboriously plaited bracelets and richly worked collars, beautifully shaped high-heeled suede sandals with finely inscribed ornamentation, and lace shoes with the softness of socks and tips dyed in various colors.
Their showroom at Hammerstrasse 90 offers fine craftsmanship and innovative fashion accessories which are both surprisingly fresh and subtly seductive. The two labels launched in the winter of 2015 their first joint products. We will advise you personally: Contact us via email or phone, we look forward to seeing you in our showroom.
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LUMA POP UP BASEL

LUMA POP UP BASEL

 

LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
For a limited time – from 15 October 2016 to 1 April 2017 – the “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” offers selected meats in the idyllic pavilion in the St. Johanns Park. They are prepared outdoors on the legendary Green Egg ceramic grill.
The “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” is: undescript and surprising! Only selected fresh meat from LUMA D.A.C. are grilled on the charcoal grill. Calf, beef and pork is matured with natural, noble mold fungus to reach a maximum level of delicacy. An unmistakable aroma which leads to a unique taste excitement. The gastronomic experience also includes delicious side dishes and an attractive wine offer.
All this makes the “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” an exceptional address for a dinner with friends and family or for a special business dinner.

LUMA POP UP BASEL

Annika and I arrived at the LUMA POP UP for the pre-opening on Friday, October, 14, 2016 around 7 PM. And we started our dinner night, with delicious butters and different kinds of warm buns. I really love the tiny wooden cutting board and enjoyed the small appetizer a lot. I gotta find out where I can get these cute boards. It would be perfect for butter and jam for my “sunday morning breakfasts on a tray” in bed. 🙂
Now lets have a look at the LUMA POP UP menu. The starters and the main dishes are written on black boards. A very neat idea. Annika chose: LACHS MILLE FEUILLES and the LUMA ART BEEF CUT FILET. I went for the KÜRBISCREME SUPPE and the POP UP VEGI SPECIAL.

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LUMA POP UP BASEL  Our LUMA POP UP amuse bouche LUMA POP UP BASEL
Our greet from the kitchen was a LUMA meat ball and a vegetarian Knödel with black chanterelles. Annika loved the meat ball and my Knödel was really delicious. It was the first time I had black chanterelle – Totentrompete – a tasty mushroom. (more)
Our starters looked like that. In the first photo you can see Annika’s salmon mille feuilles with dill lemon panna cotta. Followed by my pumpkin cream soup sprinkled with truffle oil and chestnut crumbs.
LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
Let’s have a look at our main dishes. Annika’s LUMA ART BEEF CUT FILET and my POP UP VEGIE SPECIAL. So far everything looked and tasted delicious.
LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
Last but not least we reached the dessert. We were quiet full and decided to share something sweet. Our choice was this lovely creation below called lemon cream. Mmmmhmmm, it tasted divine.

LUMA POP UP BASEL

We had a great time at the LUMA POP UP at JONNY PARKER in Basel Switzerland. And will for sure recommend it to you. The owners recommendations are the ASIAN LUMA BEEF SALAD as a starter and the LUMA PORK NECK and the LUMA BEEF BURGER. I found some interesting information on their website:
blue rare          30° C
rare                  40° C
medium rare    50° C
medium           55° C
medium well    65° C
well done         70° C
LUMA Beef Burger   Switzerland
LUMA Beef Brisket   Switzerland
LUMA Pork Neck      Switzerland
LUMA Beef Pop UP CUT  Switzerland
Black Angus Beef Rumpcap    Australia
LUMA Beef Rib Eye  Australia
LUMA Beef Filet        Australia
Salmon    Norway
You can also order LUMA meat online and have it freshly delivered to your door step. by using the promo code you can get a discount.
https://luma-delikatessen.ch
PROMO CODE: luma1617
LUMA pop up
St. Johanns-Park 1
4056 Basel
+41 61 560 60 02
reservation@luma-popup.ch
http://www.luma-popup.ch
OPEN FROM 15.10.2016 – 01.04.2017
TUE-SAT 6:30 – 11:00 PM

 

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PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016 with LUBEX ANTI-AGE

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

The Pink Ribbon Charity walk was a big success. I had lots of fun with TEAM LUBEX ANTI-AGE with whom I ran already last year. Pink Ribbon Charity Walk is taking place for the ninth time with 5,000 runners from 22 Swiss cantons.
Overall CHF 88,000 were raised and donated to the Swiss Cancer League. The annual breast cancer solidarity event has once again demonstrated the solidarity of the Swiss population with those affected, because the Pink Ribbon Walk is not about their own victory, but about putting a big sign in the fight against breast cancer in the community.

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

LUBEX anti-age had a booth at the Stadion. There they were handing out samples and gave helpful information about their awesome products. At the booth one had the chance to get a free hand massage treatment with the Lubex anti-age hydration oil. I would have never thought to use this oil for the hands, but indeed it works super well.

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

The PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016 was lots of fun. I heard that it was fully booked three days in advance. Thats awesome! In case you wanna run for a good cause next year check pink-ribbon.ch for more information.

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

Do you know already their newest serum? I had the pleasure to test it in the beginning of the year. Here you can read more about it. http://www.isawsomethingnice.ch/2016/03/ready-for-something-new

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

Thank you TEAM LUBEX ANTI-AGE it was a blast! X

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Art Basel Agenda

AGENDA ART WEEK 2016

as I have already announced in previous posts, here is my agenda for the Art Basel week. there are so many events and fairs that it is very important to have a plan and a good overview when which fair starts and ends. the main show is of course Art Basel that only opens to public on Thursday. so until then I am visiting all the other fairs. I made a huge 2D (oldschool) plan that you can also see below. in addition to all the fairs I am attending lots of press conferences and got some awesome chances to interview two designers and an artist. but lets have a look at this years Art Week agenda 2016!
MONDAY: JUNE, 13, 2016
11 AM – 9 PM
ENTER ART FOUNDATION // Messeturm 31.floor
June 13 -15, 2016
2 PM
VOLTA PUBLIC VERNISSAGE
June 13 – 18, 2016
7 PM
LISTE opening // Warteck (Sudhaus)
June 14 – 19, 2016
10 PM
LISTE opening PARTY // Volkshaus (Claraplatz)
TUESDAY: JUNE, 14, 2016
10 AM – 10 PM
Design Miami Basel // Messe Basel Hall 1
June 14 – 19, 2016
10 AM – 7 PM
the solo project // Dreispitzhalle
June 13 – 18, 2016
7 PM
performance project // Kaserne
Alexandra Bachzetsis
WEDNESDAY: JUNE, 15, 2016
11 AM opening
SCOPE new location! WEBERGASSE 34
June 15 – 19, 2016
12 PM opening – 9 PM
photo basel // Volkshaus
June 15 -19, 2016
11 AM – 9 PM last day!
ENTER ART FOUNDATION // Messeturm 31.floor
June 13 -15, 2016
6 PM – 10 PM opening
I NEVER READ – art book fair // Kaserne Basel
June 15 – 18, 2016
THURSDAY: JUNE, 16, 2016

10 AM opening
Art Basel // Messe Basel
June 16 – 19. 2016

5 – 9 PM Markthalle
BASEL NACHT at VOLTA 12
18 CHF or get your free ticket here >>
code: SOMETHINGNICE  // link: www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=VOLTA1216
6 PM opening
RHY ART FAIR // Saalbau Rhypark (St.Johann)
June 16 – 19, 2016

FRIDAY: JUNE, 17, 2016

11 AM – 9 PM Art Parcour // Münsterplatz

SATURDAY: JUNE, 18, 2016

VOLTA12  last day!
Markthalle 10 AM – 7 PM

the solo project last day!
Dreispitzhalle 10 AM – 7 PM

I NEVER READ last day!
Kaserne 12 PM – 6 PM

SUNDAY: JUNE, 19, 2016

Art Basel, LISTE / photo basel / RHY ART / SCOPE / Design Miami Basel
last day!

Art Basel Agenda
EVENTS:

https://www.artbasel.com/basel/events?showId=351&access=PUBLIC

http://basel2016.designmiami.com/design-talks
I hope this agenda is helpful and I am looking forward to seeing you all on thursday at VOLTA12 BASEL NACHT. (get your free tickets via the blog. all the information is listed above.) have a good art week 2016! X
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ART BASEL WEEK SCHEDULE

ART BASEL WEEK SCHEDULE

ART BASEL WEEK SCHEDULEArt Basel – Messeplatz
June 16-19 2016
how to get there: TRAM: 6, 2, 1/14 (stop: Messeplatz)
as you may all know, the Art Basel week is my favorite week in Basel. next to the main Art Basel show there are many other side fairs like, Design Miami Basel, VOLTA, SCOPE, LISTE, THE SOLO PROJECT, RHY ART FAIR, PHOTOBASEL, EAF and many more. at the moment I am trying to put together an agenda and share all the highlights with you.
are you familiar with the history of Art Basel?
1970
three Basel gallerists put their passion and determination behind an ambitious vision to form an international art fair. now, Art Basel stages the premier international art shows, providing platforms for galleries and artists from around the world. art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt of Basel create an international art fair that proves to be a success from the start. more than 16,000 visitors attend the inaugural show to see 90 galleries and 30 publishers from 10 countries.
1975
only five years after its founding, the Basel show reaches its current size of almost 300 exhibitors. the participating galleries come from 21 countries, attracting 37,000 visitors.
1995
the Art Video Forum platform debuts. Pipilotti Rist and Enrique Fontanilles are the first recipients of the video art prize endowed by the main partner the swiss bank corporation.
2000
the Unlimited platform revolutionizes the classic exhibition booth by creating an open-plan environment that plays host to all types of ambitious contemporary media: installations, monumental sculptures, large-scale paintings, video works, and performance arts. first special exhibition devoted to Artist Books, an art form ordinarily accorded marginal attention at art fairs.
2004
a series of panel discussions were introduced with leading members of the art world providing exclusive access to first-hand information on collecting and exhibiting art. panelists include prominent art collectors, museum directors, biennale curators, artists, art critics, and architects. under the title of Public Art Projects, projects of an institutional scale are presented in the spacious, revamped exhibition area on Messeplatz.
2010
debut of the Parcours sector, expanding the show beyond Messeplatz, presenting site-specific public artworks and performances in the historical neighborhoods of Basel. the new Feature sector, replacing Art Premiere, offers gallerists a chance to participate in the show with historical material, solo shows by artists of all ages and precise curatorial juxtapositions.
this year I will focus on the works of Dan Holdsworth and the design of Sebastian Errazuriz for the collectors lounge booth of Audemars Piguet. stay tuned for more. X
Volta 12 BaselNacht
VOLTA12 – Markthalle
JUNE 13-18 2016
how to get there:
TRAM: 2, 6  BUS: 30 (stop: MARKTHALLE) and 8, 11, 10 (stop SBB station and walk 2 min.)
TRAIN: all trains to BASEL SBB
VOLTA12 BASEL NACHT June 16, 5-9 PM –
I am a huge fan of VOLTA and am really proud to be soon featuring one of their artists on the blog. like in previous years VOLTA12 is taking place inside the beautiful Markthalle, next to the SBB train station. in case you did not know that there will be an event on THURSDAY then have a look at my previous post and get your tickets here >>
in case you wanna share it with your friends:
the code to get your free BASEL NACHT passes is SOMETHINGNICE and you need to sign up via this link: https://www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=VOLTA1216
ART BASEL WEEK SCHEDULESCOPE – WEBERGASSE 34
JUNE 14-19 2016
how to get there:
TRAM: 1/14, 6, 8, 17 (stop: CLARAPLATZ)
BUS: 34, 31, 38 (stop: CLARAPLATZ)
this years SCOPE fair is held in a new location very close to Claraplatz. I can not wait to see the new space and am curious to see this years exhibitors.
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BASELWORLD 2016

BOUCHERON
serpent bohème
pendant earrings + ring

Serpent Bohème pendant earrings Serpent Bohème ring small motifHUBLOT
Big Bang tutti frutti linen

hublottuttifruttilinen

TAGHEUER
carrera CARA DELVINGNE
special edition / diamond bezel

TAGHEUER cara delvingne carrera

these were the nicest things that I have so far spotted during this years BASELWORLD 2016. I have attended the HUBLOT press conference and presentation, followed by a lovely presentation at TAGHEUER and a very short but nice walk around BOUCHERON. stay tuned for more. X

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VERNISSAGE REGIONALE 16

Flyer Kunstraum Florenz Regionale Flyer Kunstraum Florenz Regionale

VERNISSAGE regionale 16
SATURDAY  November, 28  2015, 16 Uhr.

EXHIBITION 
28. November 2015 – 9. Januar 2016
opening hours:         THU – SAT,  15-19 Uhr / SUN, 14-18 Uhr

more Infos: ateliers-florenz.ch/kunstraum

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SWISS INDOORS

SWISS INDOORS 2015

SWISS INDOORS 2015
24.10 – 1.11.2015

yay – we were at the opening match. thank you MOET& CHANDON for the invitation, it was a blast! we saw the opening match between R. FEDERER (3 / SUI) and M. KUKUSKIN (64 / KAZ) and luckily Roger won. he had a good Swiss Indoors this year and was able to beat R. NADAL in the final. congratulation! X

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