Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 8 a.m. - Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8 p.m.
An international ArtVenture to Switzerland and Germany.
Art Basel is the world’s premier fair of modern and contemporary art. The New York Times calls it the “Olympics of Art;” Le Monde hails it as “simply the best” and Vogue has dubbed it “the most beautiful temporary museum in the world.” In June 2017, Art Basel returns to its inaugural city for its 48th edition with 287 leading galleries, drawn from 33 countries, presenting works of the highest quality by artists ranging from Picasso, Miró, Klee, and Warhol to the newest stars on the international scene.
Documenta began in 1955 in the town of Kassel, Germany. It has since grown to become one of the world’s most prestigious, non-market-driven, contemporary art events, from introducing minimal and conceptual art to wider audiences in the 1960s and responding to the political and social upheavals of the 1970s to tackling more recent issues such as post-colonialism, globalism, and environmentalism. Documenta takes place every five years and lasts for 100 days. This year will be the 14th incarnation of the event.
The final day of the ArtVenture will be spent in the West German town of Münster for the opening of Skulptur Projekte Münster - a unique, highly anticipated, sculpture exhibition curated since 1977 at ten-year intervals by Kaspar König, former director of the Museum Ludwig Cologne.