News and Events » BASEL http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:43:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 6 Best Exhibitions During Design Miami/Basel 2016 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/boca-do-lobo-news/6-best-exhibitions-during-design-miamibasel-2016/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/boca-do-lobo-news/6-best-exhibitions-during-design-miamibasel-2016/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:37:16 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=3439 Design Miami/Basel is taking place in the Swiss city until the next 19 June, providing the visitors with the opportunity to browse creative furniture presented by some of the best interior designer and international galleries. This edition, a six-tonne meditation space, a modular armadillo and designs by Zaha Hadid are amongst the highlight. Read on and find out our picks of installations and displays that shouldn’t be missed:

Owan by Kengo Kuma

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Taking inspiration from Japanese tea bowls and fish scales, architect Kengo Kuma’s metal screen installation is intended to be an indoor and an outdoor space at once.
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The project seeks to create a harmonious relationship between architecture and landscape. While the structure’s thin metal shell looks like it offers little protection from the elements, it is actually lined with a waterproof membrane.

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Called Owan, the structure is made from a metal referred to as a “memory alloy”, which means it can be bent into new forms when heated.

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Designed to be movable, the installation is part of Galerie Philippe Gravier’s Small Nomad House Project, which also includes Kuma’s wooden pavilion from last year’s FIAC event in Paris and a stacked-box pavilion by fellow Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.

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Maxéville Design Office by Jean Prouve

A demountable office by French architect Jean Prouvé that was until recently being used as a swingers’ club has been restored for display at Design Miami/Basel.

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While other Prouvé creations at the site were destroyed after his departure from the company in 1953, this one remained concealed behind cladding and over time served as the atelier’s design office, a plumber’s office, a restaurant, and finally a swingers’ club called Le Bounty.

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Civilized Primitives by Kiki Van Eijk
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Each of the objects in Kiki van Eijk’s new furniture collection is modelled on branches found in the forests surrounding the Dutch designer’s Eindhoven home, and cast in bronze.

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As part of the Design at Large program, the collection is displayed in an outdoor Bedouin-style tent, created using the large-scale printing processes of Dutch company Exposize. Van Eijk’s Physical Interaction light sculptures, which are turned on through unusual interactions like blowing on a mobile or lighting a flint, are also on show inside.

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Zaha Hadid design exhibition

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The late Zaha Hadid may be best known for her architecture, but her fluid forms also translated into some memorable design objects, which are now the focus of an exhibition during Design Miami/Basel.

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The exhibition has been put together by her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, to commemorate her contribution to the field of design following her unexpected death earlier this year.

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Last month, Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia said he makes his staff meditate every day to help them “resist cravings and improve concentration”, after he installed a space for relaxing activity at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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The trend has continued at Design Miami/Basel, which is hosting a hulking but hollow stone cube called the Stone Tea House Meditative Alcove by Japanese sculptors Masatoshi Izumi and Koichi Hara.

Armadillo Tea Pavilion by Ron Arad

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Another calming space is Israeli designer Ron Arad’s Armadillo Tea Pavilion. Assembled from five moulded wood shells, it resembles the overlapping body armour of an armadillo.

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Its components are modular, so it can be configured to suit different spaces, and the shells can be made in a variety of timbers depending on whether it will be used indoors or out.

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The Armadillo Tea Pavilion comes from the catalogue of Revolution Precrafted, a company that aims to “democratise high-design and architecture” by providing prefab structures from more than 30 famous designers – including Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, Kengo Kuma and Zaha Hadid. It launched its first design at last year’s Design Miami, the sister event of the Basel edition.

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SNEAK PREVIEW OF ART BASEL http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/events-2/sneak-preview-of-art-basel/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/events-2/sneak-preview-of-art-basel/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:40:56 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=965 Art dealers are gathering up for the next edition of ART BASEL (June 18-21). After the New York’s auction season, this is the place to go.

Basel is considered the mecca of art fairs and it will gather the most important art galleries in the world. The city turns to a vibrant place where everything happens and where the energy is great!

Basel boasts works by distinguished architects like Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and SANAA. Koch is also formerly managing director at Basel’s Beyeler Foundation.

Featuring nearly 300 galleries hailing from cities as far-flung as Tel Aviv, São Paulo, and Beijing, Art Basel 2015 is in its 46th year.

You will see the latest art exhibitions that were in the best museums around the world. This Art Basel edition promises to be a hit.

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Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art
Yonamine

Blum & Poe Gallery will offer a canvas by Jim Shaw, who’s having a big year, with his largest U.S. museum solo to date, currently at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (see Jim Shaw’s Mass MoCA Extravaganza Takes on Superman, Father Figures, and Norman Rockwell), and a retrospective at New York’s New Museum on tap this fall.

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Gallery Blum and Poe

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Galerie Denise René
Vasarely
Naï, 1949

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David Kordansky Gallery
Jonas Wood
Face Painting

A “naive” spirit is the perfect word to describe the amazing paitings of Jonas Wood.It will be at Art Basel with David Kordansky Gallery. You can see the spirit of the artist through the painting that we should you above.

Mary Weatherford’s paintings with affixed strips of glowing neon caught people’s eye at the exhibition “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in December 2014, and Los Angeles’ David Kordansky Gallery hopes to build on that momentum with a stormy black canvas with blue and red vertical neon strips.

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Mary Weatherford’s paint – David Kordanksy Gallery, Los Angeles

William Kentridge’s show “The Refusal of Time” at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art last year turned a lot of heads; the New York Times’ Holland Cotter called it “audience pleasing in the best, challenging sense.” In Basel, New York/Paris/London dealer Marian Goodman offers sculptures and works on paper by the South African artist. She’s known for dramatic presentations at fairs, having turned over a Frieze New York booth to a performance by Tino Sehgal. She’ll also offer work from her international roster, including Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Lawrence Weiner, and Yang Fudong.

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Bruce Nauman, EAT DEATH

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Fudong Yang

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Mario Schifano, Untitled, 1967-69, enamel on paper on canvas

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Waddington Custot Galleries

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Mike Kelley, No title (from the series “Half a Man”), ca. 2004–2006. Courtesy the Mike Kelley Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White

Art Basel 2015 will be full of art and also full of artists that will blow your mind with their creations.

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