Turkey at Basel Art Week

on Friday, 14 June 2013. Posted in June

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Starting from 10 June 2013 Basel Art Week transformed the Swiss capital into an art venue itself, hosting several art fairs at once. As part of Liste 18, Istanbul based gallery NON represented Meriç Algün Ringborg with works such as „The Concise Book of Visa Application Forms,“ an encyclopedia-like book consisting of all the visa application forms in the world or „Becoming European,“ which displays the dates and ways the artist has resided within the EU in the past 4,5 years and disappeared when beyond their territory, mimicking the manner the Migration Office records her stay. Rodeo gallery showed works by British artist Ian Law and Greek Eftihis Patsourakis at Liste 18. Cevdet Erek was on display with Mor Charpentier at Liste 18.

Being the only Turkish gallery represented at the main fair Art Basel, Dirimart showed works by Yüksel Arslan, who is also part of the main exhibition The Encyclopedic Palace at the Venice Biennial 2013. We also spotted beautiful pieces by Sarkis at Paris based gallery Nathalie Obadia at the Art Basel show. Kutluğ Ataman's video installation "99 Names" was part of the "Unlimited" exhibition in the new Herzog & De Meuron extension of the fair building at Messeplatz in Basel.

Meriç Algün Ringborg at NON booth, Liste 18, 2013

Meriç Algün Ringborg, „The Concise Book of Visa Application Forms,“ 2009, at NON booth, Liste 18, 2013. Photo: Anna Zizlsperger

Meriç Algün Ringborg at NON booth, Liste 18, 2013

Exhibition View: Meriç Algün Ringborg, NON booth, Liste 18, 2013. Photo: Anna Zizlsperger

Ian Law and Eftihis Patsourakis at Rodeo booth at Liste 18, 2013
Exhibition View: Ian Law and Eftihis Patsourakis at Rodeo booth at Liste 18, 2013 Photo: Anna Zizlsperger

Cevdet Erek, Mor Charpentier booth at Liste 18
Exhibition View: Cevdet Erek, Mor Charpentier booth at Liste 18, 2013 Photo: Anna Zizlsperger

Yüksel Arslan, Dirimart booth at Art Basel 2013.
Exhibition View: Yüksel Arslan, Dirimart booth at Art Basel 2013. Photo: Dirimart

Sarkis, Nathalie Obadia booth at Art Basel 2013.
Exhibition View: Sarkis at Nathalie Obadia booth at Art Basel 2013. Photo: Anna Zizlsperger

Kutluğ Ataman, 99 Names, 2002. Unlimited/Art Basel 2013

Kutluğ Ataman, 99 Names, 2002. Unlimited/Art Basel 2013. Photo: Anna Zizlsperger

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