For the 43rd edition of Art Basel, Sean Kelly will present a unique booth (Hall 2.1, Booth N2), conceived around the re-performance of Marina Abramovicì and Ulay's seminal work Imponderablia (1977). Imponderablia will be performed on three consecutive days, the two vernissage days and the first public day of the fair; as such, the idea of the absence and presence of an event, the notion of re-performance and the practice of revisiting significant concepts define the works that were chosen for our booth. This focus is exemplified by the pairing of early and recent work from a number of the gallery's artists, including Joseph Kosuth and James Casebere, and is further underscored by a new bulb sign by Peter Liversidge, titled BEFORE / AFTER (2012), which switches at random intervals to illuminate one of the two words. Also featured on the booth will be the largest gold painting by Terence Koh to date, new paintings by Laurent Grasso, Rebecca Horn and Callum Innes, and a rare silver rice house by Wolfgang Laib. Art 43 Basel will open with a vernissage (by invitation only) on June 12 and 13; the fair will be open to the public from June 14 through June 17, 2012.
Art 43 Basel Hours:
Tuesday, June 12, 11am to 8pm (Art Basel vernissage, by invitation)
Wednesday, June 13, 11am to 8pm (Art Basel vernissage, by invitation)
Thursday, June 14, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 15, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 16, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 17, 11am to 7pm
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