Art Basel Announces 62 ‘Unlimited’ Projects

ryan mcginley grids Art Basel Announces 62 Unlimited Projects

From Ryan McGinley's new show at Team, "Grids." (Courtesy Team Gallery)

This morning the organizers of the Art Basel fair, coming up in June, announced that its Unlimited section in Hall 1, in which artists present ambitious new work, will feature 62 displays.

You’ll find the full list of participating artists, and the press release, below:

Art 43 Basel
Art Unlimited: 62 ambitious, large-scale art projects

This year’s Art Unlimited sector will for the first time be curated by Gianni Jetzer, Director of the Swiss Institute in New York. The sector will feature 62 projects by artists representing a cross-section of the leading figures from several generations of today’s international art scene. Many pieces have been created especially for Art Unlimited and are marked both by their ambition and the relative youth of the artists creating them. The new curation will also be expressed in a very new design and architecture for the sector.

In the 17,000-square-meter exhibition space of Hall 1, Art Unlimited offers artists and galleries a platform for works that surpass the possibilities of the conventional gallery booth, showcasing outsize sculptures, video projections, installations, wall paintings, photographic series, and performance art.

Since its launch in 2000, many of the world’s leading contemporary artists have exhibited in the Art Unlimited sector, which is generously supported by UBS. The number of projects proposed by gallerists for this edition increased significantly, signaling the importance of these works and the sector and only a third of those proposals were accepted by the show’s committee.

This year, works by artists including Jeremy Deller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera, Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Anthony McCall, Ryan McGinley, Bruce Nauman, Mike Nelson, Olaf Nicolai, Walid Raad, Ugo Rondinone, Sterling Ruby and Franz West will be on show.

Projects by the following artists have been chosen by the Art Basel Selection Committee:

Ricci Albenda | Andrew Kreps Gallery | New York
Art & Language | Lisson Gallery | London
Phyllida Barlow | Hauser & Wirth | Zurich
Nina Beier | Laura Bartlett Gallery | London; Proyectos Monclova | Mexico City.; Standard (OSLO) | Oslo
Walead Beshty | Thomas Dane Gallery | London; Regen Projects | Los Angeles Chris Burden | Galerie Krinzinger | Vienna
Tom Burr | Bortolami | New York; Stuart Shave / Modern Art | London; Galerie Neu | Berlin; Galleria Franco Noero | Torino; Almine Rech Gallery | Paris
Pier Paolo Calzolari | Bernier/Eliades | Athens; Marianne Boesky Gallery | New York; Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea | Torre Pellice (Torino)
Valentin Carron | 303 Gallery | New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Zurich
David Claerbout | Hauser & Wirth | Zurich; Yvon Lambert | Paris; Galerie Micheline Szwajcer | Antwerp
Hanne Darboven | Kewenig Galerie | Cologne
Verne Dawson | Gavin Brown’s enterprise | New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Zurich
Jeremy Deller | Art : Concept | Paris; The Modern Institute | Glasgow
Brice Dellsperger | Air de Paris | Paris; Team Gallery | New York
Philip-Lorca diCorcia | David Zwirner | New York
Jimmie Durham | kurimanzutto | Mexico City
Melvin Edwards | Alexander Gray Associates | New York
Hamish Fulton | Galleri Riis | Oslo; Galerie Tschudi | Zuoz
Nikolas Gambaroff | Balice Hertling | Paris
Gilbert & George | Lehmann Maupin | New York; White Cube | London
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera | 303 Gallery | New York; Gallery Koyanagi | Tokyo; Jan Mot | Bruxelles; Esther Schipper | Berlin
Douglas Gordon | Gagosian Gallery | New York; Yvon Lambert | Paris; Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Zurich
Roni Horn | Hauser & Wirth | Zurich
Robert Irwin | The Pace Gallery | New York
Runa Islam | White Cube | London
Richard Jackson | Hauser & Wirth | Zurich; Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois | Paris
Jitish Kallat | Chemould Prescott Road | Mumbai
Kimsooja | Kukje Gallery | Seoul
Ragnar Kjartansson | i8 Gallery | Reykjavik; Luhring Augustine | New York Germaine Kruip | The Approach | London
Alicja Kwade | Johann König | Berlin
Anthony McCall | Sean Kelly Gallery | New York
Ryan McGinley | Team Gallery | New York
Tony Morgan | Thomas Dane Gallery | London
Robert Morris | Sprüth Magers | Berlin
Olivier Mosset | Galerie Andrea Caratsch | Zurich
Bruce Nauman | Donald Young Gallery | Chicago
Mike Nelson | 303 Gallery | New York; Galleria Franco Noero | Torino
Olaf Nicolai | Galerie Eigen + Art | Berlin
Damián Ortega | Gladstone Gallery | New York
Laura Owens | Gavin Brown’s enterprise | New York; Galerie Gisela Capitain GmbH | Cologne; Sadie Coles HQ | London
Richard Phillips | Gagosian Gallery | New York
Walid Raad | Anthony Reynolds Gallery | London
Raqs Media Collective | Frith Street Gallery | London
Ugo Rondinone | Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Zurich
Sterling Ruby | Xavier Hufkens | Bruxelles; Sprüth Magers | Berlin
Thomas Ruff | Mai 36 Galerie | Zurich
Michael Sailstorfer | Johann König | Berlin
Ariel Schlesinger | Yvon Lambert | Paris
Andreas Schulze | Sprüth Magers | Berlin; Team Gallery | New York
Shirana Shahbazi | Galerie Bob van Orsouw | Zurich
Shimabuku | Air de Paris | Paris; ZERO… | Milan
Rudolf Stingel | Paula Cooper Gallery | New York
Joëlle Tuerlinckx | Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder | Vienna; Galerie Christian Nagel | Berlin
Günter Umberg | Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder | Vienna; Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin; Galleri Riis | Oslo
Danh Vo | Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi | Berlin
Cosima von Bonin | Friedrich Petzel Gallery | New York
Clemens von Wedemeyer | Galerie Jocelyn Wolff | Paris
Wang Jianwei | Long March Space | Beijing
Richard Wentworth | Peter Freeman, Inc. | New York; Galerie Nelson-Freeman | Paris
Franz West | Gagosian Gallery | New York
Thomas Zipp | Baronian_Francey | Bruxelles; Galerie Guido W. Baudach | Berlin; Harris Lieberman | New York; Galerie Krinzinger | Vienna

For further information, please see artbasel.com/unlimited.

A limited-edition catalog accompanies the exhibition and includes descriptive texts about each artwork presented in Hall 1.

New Opening Hours of Art Basel:
Please note the new public opening times for Art 43 Basel:
Thursday, June 14, 2012 to Sunday, June 17, 2012, from 11am to 7pm.

New opening times of Art 43 Basel for accredited media representatives:
Tuesday, June 12, 11am – 8pm (Art Unlimited and Art Statements in Hall 1)
Tuesday, June 12, 3 – 8pm (Art Galleries, Art Feature, Art Editions, Art Magazines in Hall 2)
Wednesday, June 13, 11am – 8pm (Halls 1 and 2)
Public Show Days: Thursday, June 14, 2012 to Sunday, June 17, 2012, 11am to 7pm.

Media Reception: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 2pm, Auditorium, Hall 1.

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