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#KUMUMEET // Andrea Büttner // Shirley Jaffe // Charmion von Wiegand

Kunstmuseum Basel showcases three exhibitions featuring three powerful women in the art world: Andrea Büttner, Shirley Jaffe and Charmion von Wiegand. Each exhibition provided a unique perspective on the work of these artists and their contributions to contemporary art. I was invited to the #KUMUMEET event and got to visit all three exhibitions with guided tours by the curators. 

Andrea Buettner Kumumeet

Andrea Buettner Kumumeet 2023


Andrea Büttner‘s exhibition explored the relationship between art, religion, and society. Her work is often characterized by a minimalist approach, with an emphasis on simplicity and clarity of form. Büttner’s use of materials such as woodcuts, etchings, and textiles highlights the handmade and personal nature of her work. Her exhibition at the Kunstmuseum included a range of pieces, including sculptures, installations, and prints. 

Andrea Buettner Kumumeet 2023Shirley Jaffee Kumumeet


Shirley Jaffe‘s exhibition highlighted her unique approach to abstract art. Jaffe was a key figure in the New York School of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, and her work often combines geometric shapes with vibrant colors. Her exhibition at the Kunstmuseum featured a range of works, including paintings, drawings, and prints.

Shirley Jaffee Kumumeet

Shirley Jaffee KumumeetCharmion von Wiegand Kumumeet 2023

Charmion von Wiegand Kumumeet 2023Charmion von Wiegand‘s exhibition explored her contributions to the geometric abstraction movement. Von Wiegand was a member of the American Abstract Artists group in the 1930s and 1940s and her work often incorporates Islamic and Eastern philosophical concepts. Her exhibition at the Kunstmuseum included a range of pieces, including paintings, drawings, and collages. One notable piece was “Interlaced Triangles,” a painting that showcased von Wiegand’s use of geometry and color.

Charmion von Wiegand Kumumeet 2023

The #kumumeet event at the Kunstmuseum provided an opportunity to engage with these artists and their contributions to contemporary art. Visitors to the museum were able to experience firsthand the unique perspectives and creative visions of these three remarkable women. Whether exploring themes of religion and society, abstract expressionism, or geometric abstraction, each artist showcased in these exhibitions made an indelible mark on the world of art and culture.

Taken together, these three exhibitions were a testament to the power of women in the art world. Each artist had her own unique voice and style, and their works spoke to a wide range of themes and ideas. The #kumumeet at Kunstmuseum was a celebration of this diversity, and a reminder of the important role that women continue to play in shaping the world of art.



It’s that time of the year again: ART BASEL 2022 week and somehow it feels like the last Art Basel has just been a couple of months ago, and in fact, that’s actually the case. The last two years have been very different and have affected us all in many ways. Hardly any events, limited gatherings etc.. That’s why I am thrilled to share with you this years BASEL SOCIAL CLUB, a place to sit back, relax, reflect and enjoy! 



The BASEL SOCIAL CLUB draws inspiration from time-honored institutions such as The Arts Club (1863) in London or the National Arts Club (1898) in New York, and offers a venue for professional exchange and conversation; inviting visitors to spend time with and around artwork, to meet friends and colleagues, or to simply relax by the pool during the busy week. A public program of performances and other events will take place daily. 
The opportunity to get together and exchange ideas is enriched by varied gastronomic offerings. Squadra Ravioli serves coffee, drinks and tacos by the pool and in the garden during the day and in the early evenings.
Every night from 6 p.m. onwards, Peng restaurant invites guests to dine on modern Chinese cuisine and selected wines on the second floor. Cocktails will be served on the ground floor by Gentleman‘s Gin.

Squadra Ravioli
, by the pool, from 2 pm,,
Peng, 1st flfloor, from 6 pm,, reservation necessary via



The BASEL SOCIAL CLUB is a membership club for guests from the professional art world. Daily and weekly tickets are available on site for all non-members. Detailed information about the program, the exhibiting artists and participating galleries can be found at 

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday: 2 – 10 pm Sunday: 2 – 6 pm
No entry after 9 pm

Lisa Alvarado (Bridget Donahue, New York)
Markus Amm (Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg)
Anna-Sophie Berger (Faltpavillon, Basel)
Bernadette Corporation (Greene Naftali, New York)
Miriam Cahn (Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe/ Berlin/ Basel)
Mariana Castillo (Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo/ NY/ Brussels)
Monster Chetwynd (Sadie Coles HQ, London)
Dadamaino (Galerie Knoell, Basel)
Michael Dean (Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo/ New York/ Brussels)
Jeremy Deller (The Modern Institute, Glasgow)
Koenraad Dedobbeleer (Clearing, Brussels/ New York)
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel (Clearing, Brussels/ New York)
David Douard (Rodeo, London / Athens)
Claudia Dyboski (Cordova, Barcelona)
Sam Falls (Franco Noero, Turin)
Irene Fenara (ZERO…, Milan)
Gina Folly (Ermes Ermes, Rome)
Raque Ford (Greene Naftali, New York)
Gina Fischli (Sandy Brown, Berlin)
Jasmine Gregory (Cordova, Barcelona)
Charlotte Herzig (Wilde, Geneva/ Basel)
Karl Holmqvist (Galerie Neu, Berlin)
Judith Hopf (Kaufmann Repetto, Milan/ New York)
Cooper Jacoby (Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris)
Kentaro Kawabata (High Art, Paris)
Emil Michael Klein (Francesca Pia, Zürich)
Adriana Lara (Aguirree, Mexico City)
Klara Lidén (Galerie Neu, Berlin)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris)
Bill Lynch (The Approach, London)
Amaka Madumere (Cherish, Geneva)
Arthur Marie (Queer Thoughts, New York)
Lou Masduraud (Cherish, Geneva)
Rene Matić (Arcadia Missa, London)
Jacopo Mazzetti (Fitzpatrick, Gallery)
Hedi Mertens (Galerie Mueller, Basel)
Jill Mulleady (Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris)
Claudia & Julia Müller (Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg)
SAGG Napoli (Champ Lacombe, Biarritz)
Shahryar Nashat (Rodeo, London/ Athens)
Meret Oppenheim (Galerie Knoell, Basel)
A.R. Penck
(Galerie Knoell, Basel)
Greg Parma Smith (Francesca Pia, Zürich)
Evelyn Plaschg (Layr, Vienna)
Lukas Quietzsch (Schiefe Zähne, Berlin)
David Rappeneau (Queer Thoughts, New York)
Dorian Sari (Wilde, Geneva/ Basel)
Sergio Sarri (Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris)
Louise Sartor (Crèvecoeur, Paris)
Will Sheldon (Heidi, Berlin)
Alan Shields (Galerie Bernhard, Zürich)
Soil Thornton (Galerie Neu, Berlin)
Richard Sides (Schiefe Zähne, Berlin)
Lucie Stahl (Queer Thoughts, New York)
Vivian Suter (Karma International, Zürich)
Ulla von Brandenburg (Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe/ Berlin/ Basel)
Jan Vorisek (Arcadia Missa, London)
Marilola Wili (Amore, Basel)
Zhang Yibei (BANK, Shanghai)
Sun Yitian (BANK, Shanghai)
Mie Yim (Simone Subal, New York)
Urban Zellweger (Karma International, Zürich)
Bruno Zhu (Cordova, Barcelona


The Beverly Holz
Bruderholzallee 195
4059 Basel



Elham Etemadi at Volta

Elham Etemadi

after almost two years of living in a pandemic, this year the annual Art Basel is finally taking place again. This morning I started my Art Basel week with the VIP Preview of VOLTA. There I was honored to meet the super kind and very talented Iranian artist Elham Etemadi represented by BAVAN Gallery.

Art Basel Week Elham Etemadi

Elham Etemadi is an immigrant artist who lives and works in France. In her paintings, Elham looks for forms and figures to explore the abilities of painting in reflecting what she captures in her daily concerns. In her expressionist figurative paintings she tries to create a vast and expanded language which is not verbal but visual and is based on human feelings and attentions. Her works are combinations of her different visions and sides of her character; as a mother, a female immigrant, a wife and an artist. She tries to express her experiences in a visual language that may communicate with as much viewers as possible, from different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and genders.


Elham Etemadi at VOLTA

I absolutely love her work. Looking at it makes me drift off from reality and every time I see something new that I have not seen before. Somehow like a very artsy form of “Where is Wally” if you know what I mean. The color composition is totally up my alley. I can already see where I would hang this 200 x 320 x 4 cm “Sublime Suspension” piece. I am very delighted to show you her work on my blog. And I am looking forward to seeing more of her work.

Elham Etemadi at Volta


something that I currently really enjoy is: skipping or rope jumping or jump roping. however you want to call it. I purchased this rope some time ago and did not spend too much on it. I think was below 10 franks. but recently I was thinking to get one eith a counter so I know how many loops I am jumping. in case you can recommend a good one please let me know. . . . #skipping #jumprope #rope #jumproping #ropejumping #jump #workout #cardio #ms #happiness #lifestyle #love #morningactivity #movement #gettinginshape #postpregnancy #corestrength #strength #core #pandemic #howtostayfit #bs

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currently trying to find out which of my vintage scarves I am going to keep/wear.. hence the daily narcissistic story posts of me wearing vintage foulards in different ways. 🙈 . . #vintagefashion #vintage #scarves #scarf #foulards #foulard #isawsomethingnice #blogger #selfie #mom #me #leazeitman #facepalm #luv #happyday #headscarf #silk #gresparis #bird #colorful

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TIME FOR ANOTHER SELFIE, LOL since I am literally not doing anything besides being at home or freezing my a** off at the playground, I might as well just post another selfie 🙈 look at the gorgeous earrings I got from @melifreudi . . . #selfie #shutdown #winter #me #athome #switzerland #ch #bs #mindingmyownbusiness #lol #basel #leazeitman #earrings #selfietime #woman #fun #sillymemes #bored #blogger #isawsomethingnice #whatsnew

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FALL IS HERE ??? Levi and I bought lots of beautiful flowers and placed them all around the house. it’s the time of the year again where you spend most of the day indoor, cozy, wrapped up in a blanket listening to podcasts. ? well, that was my life pre-Levi, now I do spend most of my day outside on the playground. but nevertheless it’s wonderful to come home to a cozy home full of flowers. ?? . . #cozy #homesweethome #home #isawsomethingnice #homelove #flowers #red #white #green #luv #happylife #happiness #hallway #commode #stilllife #flower #athome #fall #autumn #mood #lifeisfullofsurprises #lifestyle #fallmood #autumnvibes #vibes

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