Two of the biggest and most popular events about design/architecture/fashion/art are both in June at the “Messeplatz” in Basel, Switzerland. The Design Miami/ ( 11th of June to the 16th of June) and the Art Basel ( 13th of June until the 16th of June)
Basel is one of the european centers for design, fashion and art innovations. There not only established designers and artist show their works but also many new and young ones.
One of the biggest art exhibitions is in Miami and in Basel. In Basel this event is from the 13th of June until the 16th of June 2013, although in Basel the exhibitions, special events and the talks in its surrounded art places start already on the 10th of June. It features eight sectors offering a varied collection of artworks by established and newly emerging artists.
It is situated on the Messeplatz in Basel, but also in its’ surroundings and in the other cultural institutions are at that time many exhibitions and talks from critics, artists and designers.
It is set up in four main categories: statements//gallery//feature//edition.
300 leading Galleries are going to be part of this event, and over 4000 artists, whose were chosen by a long selection procedure.
The Art Basel contains paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photographs and performances. Each day is a special event, which makes it worth it to see. Such as Symposiums, Films and artist talks are just a few outpointed extras add to the exhibition itself.
A few special Highlights are for example:
“First Choices” – Art Basel
“Lewis Hine, The infinik World” – Fotomuseum Winterthur
“Hallenkunst für neue Kunst in Schaffhausen” – Art Basel
“Vernissage” – Art Basel
“POPCAP 13” – Museum der Kulturen
“Guiseppe Penone” – Kunstmuseum Winterthur
The event “Design Miami/” creates a forum that brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. It became on of the biggest, most successful and most important event for collecting, discussing and developing design. It is occurring every year in December in Miami and this year from the 11th of June to the 16th of June in Basel, where it is this year at the same time than the “Art Basel”.
In Basel the Design Miami/ is situated in the Messeplatz
It mostly features rare works from pioneering and innovative modernists/designers, which are either one-off or limited pieces.
This event also develops large-scale works of architecture and design intended to give designers a platform for experimentation.
Each day are talks from designers, architects, artists and critics which are demonstrating the problems of old/modern design, are talking about the main issues from modern design/art and are talking about future development/concepts/ideas or improvements of now a days existing products.
This event does not just try to show the newest developments of design, to help interacting between clients, collectors, critics and designers or to be a commercial platform. It also tries to broaden understanding and awareness of modern design.