Whitewaller Basel 2019 Launches This Week
It’s a busy start to the summer, with Salone del Mobile in Milan, Frieze in New York, and the Biennale Arte in Venice rounding out the end of spring. Art Basel this month marks the end of the contemporary art “school calendar” before everyone takes off for a well-deserved holiday. Whitewaller Basel is here to make this final fair all the more doable. And if your trip to Basel is bookended by a longer stay in Europe, be sure to check out our sections on Berlin and Zürich for all your art and culture needs.
We are excited to announce Sam Keller, director of the Fondation Beyeler and former director of Art Basel, as the guest editor for this edition. He shares his perspective on the city, the season, and the fair week overall.
While you’re in town, don’t miss the Rudolf Stingel show at Fondation Beyeler, along with so many other stellar exhibitions at the museums, institutions, and galleries of Basel. Insiders like Elena Filipovic and Mitchell Anderson let us in on the city’s hidden gems—what they plan on seeing, doing, and eating—plus the spots that are known to be frequented by the artists.
In our pages you’ll hear from some fresh voices in Basel: LISTE’s new director, Joanna Kamm, and the new curatorial director of Design Miami/ Basel, Aric Chen. Plus, we offer a sneak peek at the always-anticipated Unlimited exhibition at the convention center.
In addition to our art-focused sections, you’ll find our guide to the best restaurants, bars, and hotels—in Basel, Berlin, and Zürich.
Get your last dose of aesthetic overload in before your summer break. See you all again in the fall!