LISTE – PRODUCING THE PRESENT
The city of Basel is known for its many internationally renowned museums, ranging from the Kunstmuseum, the first collection of art accessible to the public in Europe (1661) and the largest museum of art in the whole of Switzerland, to the Fondation Beyeler. But in June this small city becomes the most important trading market for artworks in the world. If you are looking for new discoveries in contemporary art you need to visit LISTE – Art Fair Basel.
In our latest interview ‘REINFORCING LISTE’S ART,’ Joanna Kamm, the Director of LISTE art fair said that:
“At LISTE you can discover the latest developments and trends in contemporary art, which makes it such a special and unique event in the art market. If you visit LISTE, you are confronted with artists who not only describe the present, but also produce it – with new media, values and aesthetics.”
If you are wondering what are the young artists involved in, during this edition you can see that:
“There is a striking number of artists who deal with identity and origin, using a wide variety of approaches and media. In the globalised world, gender, racism and migration have become very important themes […] – as well as – […] identity in relation to globalisation and new technologies. Remembering one’s own culture as well as showing processes of deconstruction and re-construction can also be found ” – said Joanna Kamm with a conversation with our Editor-in-chief Dobromila Blaszczyk.
Her dream is that: “collectors come to LISTE with a curiosity and forget all the established hypes and trends.”
Which artists are at the forefront of these changes and what they would like to tell us?
Check our photo story and read the interview with LISTE’s Director here.