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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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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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Synchronicity by Robin Meier

Synchronicity

For the inaugural Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Meier’s immersive installation will be presented at the Volkshaus, Basel. Meier’s large-scale installation will connect disparate fields by harmonising music, fireflies, bioluminescent bacteria and crickets to a common pulse.

The viewer will be invited to walk through the installation to witness all of these self-synchronising organisms and systems beating together, as if driven by a single rhythmic force. This will fill the entire exhibition space with a unique pulsating rhythm. Through the help of Audemars Piguet forming introductions to specialised laboratories and scientists, Meier has traveled the globe to research specific fireflies and insects. Through this, Meier has investigated how this order emerges from chaos and uses this scientific research as a tool to express artistic ideas within his new installation.

well that sounds really interesting and I am very much looking forward to attending the event on tuesday in basel. more info via my social media channels. stay tuned!

Synchronicity

about ROBIN MEIER
Robin Meier is a Swiss artist and composer based in Paris. His interests lie in the emergence of natural and artificial intelligence and the role of humans in a world of machines. Meier tries to make sense of these questions through musical compositions and installations. Referred to as “Artist of the future” (le Monde), “Maestro of the swarm” (Nature) or just “pathetic” (Vimeo), his works have been shown around the globe in international institutions such as Palais de Tokyo and Museum of Modern Art in Paris, SIGGRAPH in Yokohama , Nikola Lenivets in Moscow or SoundReasons in New Delhi.
http://robinmeier.net/

about AUDEMARS PIGUET ART COMISSION

The Audemars Piguet Art Commission supports artists in the creation of works of exceptional complexity, precision and experiential impact on an ongoing, annual basis. The commissioned art works are overseen by an annual guest curator and selected by an international jury. They presented to the public to coincide with Art Basel’s editions in Basel, Hong Kong, and
Miami Beach, and subsequently, where possible, at a public art institution. As part of the Commission, Audemars Piguet provides to the invited artist the necessary resources and secures access to advanced tools, craft expertise, or sophisticated technology to realize important new creative projects. http://www.audemarspiguet.com/en/art

Audemars Piguet is delighted to present behind-the-scenes footage of Synchronicity, an immersive installation by Swiss artist Robin Meier, which will be presented as the inaugural Audemars Piguet Art Commission. Meier has worked with the commission’s renowned guest curator, Marc-Olivier Wahler, and Audemars Piguet on the production of a major new artwork to be exhibited at the Volkshaus, coinciding with Art Basel in Basel, 2015. Based on the theme of “synchronicity” and the spontaneous emergence of patterns in nature, Meier’s installation explores the underlying mathematical rules of self-organisation among fireflies, computers, crickets, sounds, and electromagnetic pendulums.

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MMM – s p e c i a l

MMM – s p e c i a l
mega maxi maison martin margiela dress

no matter if you wear this dress with heels, flats, sandals or boots.. it will always look gorgeous!

VARIATION #2 with pink plastic beach sandals

outfit 

dress MMM
sandals NEXT
clutch H&M
jewelry Marc by Marc Jacobs | AP | h&m | vintage
sunglasses FENDI
makeUP M.A.C.

photos taken by Jaswant

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MMM – s p e c i a l

MMM – s p e c i a l
mega maxi maison martin margiela dress

no matter if you wear this dress with heels, flats, sandals or boots.. it will always look gorgeous!

VARIATION #1 with sandals

outfit 

dress MMM
sandals FRIIS COMPANY
clutch VINTAGE
jewelry Marc by Marc Jacobs | AP | h&m | vintage
sunglasses FENDI
makeUP M.A.C.

photos taken by Jaswant

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MMM – s p e c i a l

MMM – s p e c i a l
mega maxi maison martin margiela dress

outfit

dress MMM
heels L’autre Chose
clutch ZARA
jewelry Marc by Marc Jacobs | AP | h&m | vintage
sunglasses FENDI
makeUP M.A.C.

photos taken by Jaswant

It was such a hot day and there is nothing better to wear a silky long light maxi dress! but this dress is not only perfect for summer – this dress you can wear all year around – with heels, flats, sandals and even sneakers!
I will show you some variations of this dress – stay tuned! xx

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my <NEW> favourite <SUMMER SHOES> by
KAVIAR GAUCHE for zalando collection

*super comfortable
*amazing pastelgreen color

“pastel lovers” outfit

top H&M
skirt PAUW
coat PAUW
belt MMM maison martin margiela for h&m
hairband COLETTE MALOUF
armband AUDEMARS PIGUET & MARC BY MARC JACOBS
necklace VINTAGE

pumps KAVIAR GAUCHE for zalando collection

photos taken by Eli Metni

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS bling bling

my new bling bling by MARC BY MARC JACOBS from Grieder Basel
I bought it yesterday over lunch break and also registered for their shopcard – collecting points and turn them into money – I like that!

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LE MEILLEUR DE L’ETE

LE MEILLEUR DE L’ETE – JUNE 26, 2013 –
ECOLE DE CUISINE BENOIT VIOLIER

after the watch presentation by audemars piguet we attended the cooking classes at hotel de ville in crissier at the ecole de cuisine benoit violier. it was such a wonderful experience. Frank and Julien showed us around and we prepared a mushroom paste, a tomato soup and a huge meringue with raspberry sauce. after the class we had an amazingly delicious lunch and we got to keep our apron and were given a certificate and the cookbook. thank you so much again – it was very very nice!

more pictures of the cooking class

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ECOLE DE CUISINE BENOIT VIOLIER

LE MEILLEUR DE L’ETE – JUNE 26, 2013 –
ECOLE DE CUISINE BENOIT VIOLIER

after the watch presentation by audemars piguet we attended the cooking classes at hotel de ville in crissier at the ecole de cuisine benoit violier. it was such a wonderful experience. Frank and Julien showed us around and we prepared a mushroom paste, a tomato soup and a huge meringue with raspberry sauce. after the class we had an amazingly delicious lunch and we got to keep our apron and were given a certificate and the cookbook. thank you so much again – it was very very nice!

more pictures of the lunch
more pictures of the cooking class

 

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chez AUDEMARS PIGUET

today I have spent a wonderful day in crissier – meeting very nice ladies and seeing very very very nice watches at the AUDEMARS PIGUET presentation in the Hotel de Ville. afterwards I met Benoit Violier the very famous chef and attended a class at the École de Cuisine Benoît Violier. I will show you all the pictures of the food in a seperate post. stay tuned!

which one is your favourite watch?

soon there will be more detailed information about the story of the watches. the presentation was really nice and informative, Aurélie did a wonderful job. stay tuned!

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ART BASEL

my japanese friend mirai has just sent me this photo – taken in the Art|Basel Vip lounge at the Audemars Piguet booth – check my wrist for the beautiful bijou – bling bling!

outfit – a day at the artfair –

coat MINT & BERRY
shorts EVEN & ODD
blouse H&M
heels TAUPAGE
bag ARTBASEL
watch AUDEMARS PIGUET

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