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!
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
carrera CARA DELVINGNE
special edition / diamond bezel
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
Ted Noten is one of the most innovative jewellery designers working in the netherlands today.
with seemingly effortless ease he is one of the very few who manages to venture into projects that fall under the heading of product design. thus Noten teamed up for several projects with droog design and has presented his spoils at the furniture designfair in milan. similarly, during a stint working at he european ceramic centre he experimented with ceramic dinner sets. for other projects he sought out artists to work with. yet it is essential that Noten emphatically and symptomatically keeps coming down on the side of design, and more specifically for design that employs, feeds off and expresses itself in terms of jewellery design. because it is from this inside track of the craft that he comments on what jewellery design actually is and that he is able to best challenge representatives operating in other areas of the arts. In recent years Ted Noten has created work for private collectors, local councils, art institutions etc. a broad spectrum of galleries and museum collections now represent his oeuvre. the designer initiated some of these projects, only to be adopted later by a museum, as was the case for example with ‘Chew your own brooch’. with a little help from the chewing gum he hands out, everybody can become a jewellery designer; simply by chewing the gooey substance into a shape the craftsman then casts either in silver, bronze or gold. one of the events at which Noten manifested himself with this project was an open day at the boijmans museum, when hundreds of people filed through the museum, chewing their way to a design.
I have BIG news for all of you, especially for the one living in Basel or staying in Basel during ART BASEL week. I am the host of VOLTA 11 BASEL NACHT which happens on thursday from 5 to 7 PM. in case you want to enter for free use the promo code: SOMETHINGNICE. visit this link BASEL NACHT and register online for a free pass.
Broken Television, mixed media on wood, 50 x 40 x 7 inches, 2015
Lives and works in New York, NY
Influenced by his background in filmmaking, New York based artist Greg Haberny’s goal for his installations is to transform the gallery space into an all-encompassing experience of sight and sound. The production and direction of installations echoes his personal background in filmmaking while allowing strong personal expression and freedom with all forms of artistic medium. With cultural iconography and a sardonic sense of humor, Haberny’s installations engulf and challenge viewers, exaggerating the circus-like frenzy of media and marketing of fear in contemporary American society.
Haberny produces individual pieces that he then incorporates into larger installations. His process involves cutting, scraping, and affixing painted and found elements including vintage comics, pin-up girls, and advertisements to create heavily worked pieces that retain the evidence of damage or trauma. Thus his works evoke the pained physicality of bruises and broken bones, which reflects the shattered cultural makeup of our contemporary wasteland.
today was the last day of blickfang basel. I think this year has been a success as there were a lot of people at hall 3.
I absolutely loved the subtle design of the iranian fashion label LIDA NOBA and will def keep an eye on her future work. it was also super nice to chat with her about Iran and its fashion culture.
another cool label is AIKYOU the lingerie brand for small busts. they use bio cotton and produce their collection in germany. thats awesome and especially when you consider the prices – read more about them here <<
and then I discovered the beautiful ceramics by andrea baumann from austria. I am thinking about getting some for my bathroom to put my daily jewelry or for the kitchen to put salt or nuts 🙂
and I can not decide between the white with the golden edge or the white one with the golden inside…
that was my three day BLICKFANG report – I hope you liked all the things I showed you. have a lovely evening and a good start tomorrow.
PS: tonight my blog will be offline – but I try to be back ASAP 🙂
it is that time of the year again when we gather at MESSE BASEL at hall 3 to see all the lovely design pieces within three days! today the doors open at 2 pm and I will try to be there in order to have enough time to see everything and not to be stressed.
I am giving away two of these cool beauty sets by COVER GIRL.
all you have to do is click on that link and follow the instructions. I am using rafflecopter so everything is fair. I will contact the winners via facebook or mail and then COVERGIRL will contact you about your specific shades and will also send you the parcel with your beautyset. now you know everything except what to win. so what can you win?
COVERGIRL tru BLEND liquid makeup COVERGIRL tru BLEND fixstick concealer COVERGIRL lipperfection jumbo gloss balm
I really like the work of Claire Shegog. She uses the little ballerinas from the jewelry jukeboxes and gives them new dresses, hats and accessories. of course I am attracted to everything shiny and bling bling and most likely thats why I am so in love with her work.
so simple and so nice – klybeck. I met Baptiste at the designbox fair in Basel where we were neighbours with our booths. we exchanged email addresses and also saw eachother at the blickfang where he showed his work. there were so many people at the blickfang that I really had a hard time taking photos but I really wanted to show you his awesome work and asked him to send me some photos and answer me 3 questions. he did – and now I can show you! sharing is caring, right?
1.when did you start klybeck? in the beginning of 2014
2. what kind of material do you use? solid wood(oak, ash, americanwalnut) foot: steel (paintedblack)
3.where can we buy it and how much does it cost? you can either visit my workshop or email me your order. price CHF 1860
it was the BLICKFANG weekend in Basel and I had a good time strolling around looking for nice things to share with you among my blog. I saw a lot, a lot of nice and rather not so nice things, a lot of jewelry, clothes and furniture. At the exit I was asked to write an article for WOHNREVUE about the Blickfang visit. I did it – you can read my article here: http://blog.wohnrevue.ch/journal/2014/5/11/leserreporter-lea-blickfang.html
I liked this BLOG & WIN idea by WOHNREVUE and hopefull I will be one of the lucky winners. lets see, fingers crossed!
so what I am doing right now, I am going thru all my photos taken at Blickfang and will show you my 3 favorite things. stay tuned! xx
I met lovely Linda, the owner and founder of sagenhaft.ch and I am very happy to share her lovely goods with you! My friend had to buy her super cute 3in1 bunny ring and funny enough her name is also Linda – linda finds lindas things at lindas! 🙂 for those who speak spanish this makes a little bit more sense!