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TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS thats the name of the exhibition by SYLVAIN BAUMANN in collaboration with DOUGLAS STICHBURY, SHELBY LEE STUART and CLAUDIA DI LECCE.
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WHERE & WHEN
Espace d’Art Contemporain LES HALLES
Porrentruy Switzerland
July 3 – August 21
Thursday 5-7pm // Saturday 10-12am and 1:30-5:30pm // Sunday 1:30-5:30pm
Free entrance
Finissage : 21.08.16, with BBQ and more!
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ABOUT SYLVAIN BAUMANN
Sylvain Baumann (*1981, vit à Bâle et Le Frasnois, France) mène une recherche sur ce qu’il nomme un « climat de confiance » qui trouve un terrain particulièrement propice dans la complexité et l’accélération du monde actuel. Pour mieux décortiquer les dispositifs constitutifs de ce climat, l’artiste a pour objectif de créer sa propre entreprise d’ingénierie de la confiance. L’espace d’art de Porrentruy lui sert de laboratoire pour en expérimenter les premiers éléments distinctifs et identitaires au moyen d’un vaste vocabulaire visuel. Ce faisant, il met en exergue la notion de contrat qui lie le public à l’œuvre et au lieu d’exposition. Par son installation, il parvient à poser les jalons de la réflexion sur la multitude de réseaux opaques de règles et de conditions qui contribuent à instaurer un sentiment de confiance ou, a contrario, à nous fier de plus en plus à notre intuition.

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TEXT AUBOUT THE EXHIBITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS (FRENCH)

“Dès son entrée dans l’exposition, le visiteur est confronté à un document contractuel. Imprimé en noir sur une stèle métallique accroché au mur, un texte définit les droits et les obligations qui lient le spectateur au lieu où il se trouve. D’emblée, l’artiste amorce une tentative de mise en confiance du public, libre d’accepter les termes du contrat ou de les refuser en quittant la pièce. Cette confiance est toutefois mise à mal par la longueur excessive du texte, comme il est d’usage pour les termes et conditions. Le contraste entre le contenu juridique de l’inscription et le support qui rappelle une stèle commémorative, symbolique ou religieuse, déroute. 
Passé cet incipit contractuel, le spectateur pénètre dans une salle d’exposition où différents éléments évoquent une agence en cours d’élaboration. Du mobilier l’invite à s’asseoir et à consulter des documents promotionnels. Trois grandes boîtes, qui rappellent des machines de banque ou des urnes électorales, présentent chacune une ouverture en forme de rond, de triangle ou de carré. A travers ces signes, à la fois primitifs et ésotériques, apparaissent les trois couleurs primaires: rouge, bleu et jaune. Des éléments décoratifs et architecturaux complètent le corporate design de l’agence comme cette série d’images réalisées par thermoformage qui reconstitue un ersatz de paysage et vient parfaire le mécanisme de mise en confiance. 
En mettant en œuvre des dispositifs participant à l’ingénierie de la confiance à partir de différents modes d’expression, documents contractuel, design industriel, graphisme, objets récupérés et photographies, Sylvain Baumann insinue le doute dans notre pensée. Il exalte la superficialité et l’absurdité de l’incitation ambiante à faire confiance au sentiment de confiance. Plus généralement, le travail artistique de Sylvain Baumann démontre qu’en établissant tout une série de limites, d’obligations, de situations exceptionnelles et de définitions des risques, on pointe paradoxalement ce qui entrave la confiance.
La réalisation de l’exposition est le fruit de collaborations avec l’artiste néo-zélandais Douglas Stichbury, l’écrivaine américaine Shelby Lee Stuart et l’historienne de l’art Claudia Di Lecce. 
A l’occasion de l’exposition paraîtra une édition intitulée : ’’Tous les jours, à tous points de vue, tout va de mieux en mieux.’’, héliogravure réalisée à l’Atelier de gravure de Moutier, édition de 10.”
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRESS RELEASE (French) and more links
http://www.eac-leshalles.ch/eac
http://www.eac-leshalles.ch/eac/index.php?page=sylvain-baumann
http://www.vitrinegallery.com/

Parc Saint Léger, NEVERS/POUGUES-LES-EAUX-F
Résidence 
http://www.parcsaintleger.fr/index2.php?cat=25
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AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

 Audemars Piguet at ART Basel 2016
AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016
Audemars Piguet presented a new series of moving image and photographic works by Dan Holdsworth at the Audemars Piguet booth, designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, in the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel (16 – 19 June 2016).
As already mentioned, the lounge is designed by Chilean born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. The theme of the stand is based on ‘Water and Ice’. And when I asked him what was behind the idea of the design he answered:
“whats incredible, because of the snow and the ice Le Brassus for long time it has always been isolated. so for six to nearly eight months a year they were blocked out. so this notion that you are completely isolated was actually what gave them the time to develop their technology. they had nothing else to do. so this problem becomes actually something benefitial for them and for us. why not bringing back that driving force as a concept. Originally we wanted a qiant slab of ice inside this space. Audemars Piguet was interested, Art Basel was like: no way it is happening. so we started thinking how do we symbolize this idea in a more economically responsible way.”
The result of his idea is what you can see in the photos below. Sebastian created the design of the booth around the theme of ice, water and winter in the Vallée de Joux. I personally like the ice tank that you can see in the first photo the best. I can stare at it forever!
AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016
Another thing that I found out at the press conference was, that the design is inspired by one of Sebastian’s childhood memories. The memory of water dripping into a bucket and the distinct natural rhythm that this caused. Taking inspiration from the visual design codes of ice formations and the beautiful snowed winters in Le Brassus and the Vallée de Joux, the new collectors lounge features a more spacious and luminous design language that resonates with contemporary creative energy. The design reflects the clean purity of nature and the presence of time.

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

I really like the new Audemars Piguet booth and I could relate very much to the ideas behind the design by Sebastian Errazuriz. Above and below you can see the art deco inspired lamps that fit perfectly into the whole design of the lounge.

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

WHO IS SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ?

Artist, designer and activist Sebastian Errazuriz has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works on a variety of areas and disciplines. Tackling everything from political artworks to giant public art projects, experimental furniture to product design and women’s shoes to motorcycles, Sebastian’s work is always surprising and compelling, inviting the viewer to look again at realities that were often hidden in front of their own eyes.

in case you did not know about him you should def check his website and see his amazing design pieces. one of my favorite is the soup plate that does not need to be tilted to get the last couple of spoons of soup. another cool piece, that I like a lot, is the chop stick that has a fork on one end and can be either used as a fork or broken into chopsticks. besides these he designed really cools shoes but have a look for yourself >> http://www.meetsebastian.com

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Inside the booth designed by Sebastian Errazuriz there were a very limited amount of watches in display and the beautiful art works by Dan Holdsworth. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit the gallery in ZH but I did see some of his work online and inside the collectors lounge.
ABOUT DAN HOLDSWORTH AND HIS ARTWORK

The details of a new series of photographic works by Dan Holdsworth has been premiered on the Audemars Piguet booth in the collectors lounge at Art Basel’s show in Basel. 
These photographic pieces explore the unique geological formations found in Audemars Piguet’s home, the Vallée de Joux in the Jura Mountains. By referencing the epic timescales by which these rock formations were formed, the works will invite the viewer to reimagine their relationship with time.

Holdsworth’s new moving image work will be accompanied by photographic pieces exploring the unique geological formations found in Audemars Piguet’s home at le Vallée de Joux. In parallel with the new works presented by Audemars Piguet in Basel, Holdsworth’s solo show, A Future Archeology, will open at SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich on 1 June, running until 2 September 2016. The exhibition will premiere new works from his Continuous Topography and Spatial Objects series, exploring the landscape of the Mont Blanc glacier using the same pioneering technologies to map out the fine detail of the region.

AUDEMARS PIGUET AT ART BASEL 2016

thank you Audemars Piguet for inviting me and organizing my interview with Sebastian Errazuriz. It was a pleasure to feature your booth on my blog. Llike every year it was a blast to be at Art Basel and get the chance to see so many nice things. thank you all! X

http://www.meetsebastian.com
http://www.danholdsworth.com
http://www.audemarspiguet.com

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outfits art basel 2016 week

OUTFITS – ART BASEL 2016 WEEK

this years Art Basel it was raining constantly and it was a real challenge to pick the right clothes for that week. I had plans to wear some really nice summer sandals that I could wear with almost all of my summery dresses. but due to the rain I had to make some drastic changes to my outfit plans. meaning every dress had to find a matching coat, umbrella and shoes that will not be destroyed by the rain.

I was so honored to wear Natascha’s beautiful designer belts: LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE. for three of my outfits I found a matching belt and these are also the looks that I am going to show you in that post.

outfits art basel 2016 week
look Art Basel 2016 week
dress TIBI
belt LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE
heels BANANA REPUBLIC
jacket C&A
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“have you ever combined a mint green dress with brown? I absolutely love this combo and the colors of the belt work perfectly with the rest of the outfit.”
and now I wanna show you another lovely combination of a bright color with a beige/white houndstooth coat and a very colorful belt by LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE. I was so happy to see that there was exactly the same blue appearing in the belt. together with the pink and red tones this belt is a true statement piece!
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dress CALVIN KLEIN
coat WEIHL
belt LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE
heels NAVYBOOT
last but not least I want to show you different kind of belt. all of the belts are hand made out of leather and are designed to be wrapped either around the waist or hip. next to the belts she also makes very beautiful bangles. you can see me wearing one in the photos below the look. for that very look I chose to wear my new ESPRIT wedges that are now on SALE >>
outfits art basel 2016 week
look Art Basel 2016 week
dress CALVIN KLEIN
belt/bangle LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE
heels ESPRIT
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“white and green is another favorite combination of mine and especialy with this lovely belt by LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE.”
in case you are interested to know more about the LITTLE FURNITURE ASSEMBLAGE belts and bangles and want to find out where you can buy them: n @ littlefurnitureassemblage. com
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C&A fall winter collection 2016

C&A FALL WINTER COLLECTION 2016

C&A fall winter collection 2016
thank you C&A for taking me to Amsterdam and showing me the upcoming C&A fall winter collection 2016. with weather in june like this I feel that I am not far away from wearing fall/winter clothes and can not wait to shop my fall winter collection. the weather has been a serious nightmare with endless rain and very cool temperatures. I can not believe that it was warmer in april than it is in june. nevertheless, I wanna tell you a bit more about the presentation of the fall winter collection 2016.
the location of the event was spectacular. there was a beautiful green C&A logo in the entrance that led into a round event hall that had a black curtain drawn all around. after a quick introduction the curtain was lifted and a 360 degree fashion show with the complete fall winter collection 2016 was behind it.
C&A fall winter collection 2016
that was a wonderful surprise. we were then divided into groups and got an introduction to every collection: men, denim, lingerie, clockhouse, accessories etc. we were given tags with our name and publication title and had the possibility to give them feedback by hanging them to your favorite piece. let me tell you, there are going to be soooo many cool pieces for the fall winter collection 2016 that it was really hard to place only four cards 🙂
C&A fall winter collection 2016
the big thing of the new collection is going to be denim. there is a new collection in bio cotton with new shapes and cuts. we will see the return of flare leg, bootcut and highrise. for men there is going to be a new trend called stacked, that means that the jeans are too long and stack on the bottom. for women there will be a cropped bootcut and cropped flare cut and as already mentioned there is going to be the return of the high rise. my favorite denim pieces are the quitled indigo jacket and the bow tie blouse.
in addition to the new denim collection there is a nature inspired color palette with comfy and warm colors that give you the need to cover yourself up. inspired by the idea that nature should be part of everyday life, the fall winter collection uses organic textures and delicate feminine detailing to create beautiful pieces to wrap up warm in.
there are going to be some really cool pieces like a asymmetric poncho, a checked belted coat or the white knitted longline coat that you can see in the picture below (and in the back you can see a lady wearing the denim bow tie blouse).
C&A fall winter collection 2016
aaawww, these are my two favorite pieces, the white longline coat and the short beige faux leather jacket. and soon there will be an overview with my favorite items of the fall winter collection with inspiration on how to wear all those cool new fall winter pieces. stay tuned.
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have you been to Amsterdam before? I have been several times and have to say that it is one of my favorite european cities. we were staying at the double tree HILTON very close to the train station which was a great location to explore the city from. in case you have not read my post about AMSTERDAM click here –>
C&A fall winter collection 2016
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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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