Dear Friends,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to this year’s Art Basel (June 19 - 22, 2014). We have prepared for you a vibrant presentation as well as a variety of connected events.

The main feature of our booth selection is a focus on painting and sculpture. The positions range from LA painting featuring Brian Calvin, Mark Grotjahn and Jonas Wood, to our New York painters Ellen Berkenblit and Chris Martin, and the Europeans Lothar Hempel, Eberhard Havekost and Wilhelm Sasnal. Do not miss Mark Grotjahn’s first solo exhibition in Germany, Circus Circus, at the Kunstverein Freiburg, just one hour away from Basel, offering a unique chance to take in a complete body of new paintings.

Furthermore, at the booth we will present sculptural works by Richard Hughes, Dan McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, Manfred Pernice, Alessandro Pessoli, Lara Schnitger and David Shrigley. Please visit Stadtkino Basel to view two of David Shrigley’s animations, Ones and The Letter, which will be playing continuously throughout the fair's Film program. Shrigley recently received the Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Commission and Pernice has just been nominated for the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award 2014.

New photographs by Anne Collier and Sarah Jones, along with collages by John Bock, Jim Lambie and Marcel Odenbach will round off our booth. Collier’s one-person show curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will open right after Art Basel at the CCS Bard Museum in upstate New York.

This year Art Unlimited invited John Bock to create a multi-channel video-installation featuring ten films and an extensive functioning sculpture. It’s a new work that expands the initial video-booth sculpture Bock presented in his 2013 retrospective exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn.

With kind regards,
The Anton Kern Team

Art Basel

Hall 2.1 / J10
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
Messeplatz 10
Basel 4005 Switzerland

Opening hours

June 17 & 18 by invitation only
Thursday - Sunday, June 19-22
From 11am to 7pm

Related images
  1. John Bock, Appeldorn, 2014, Multi-media Installation. Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Gio Marconi, Milan; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Sprüth Magers, Berlin
  2. Anne Collier, Open Book #10 (Lips), 2014, C Print, 50 1/2 x 62 7/16 inches (framed) (128.3 x 158.6 cm). Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York
  3. Alessandro Pessoli, The Last Cesar, 2012, Painted majolica and steel, 41 1/2 x 91 x 18 inches (105.4 x 231.1 x 45.7 cm). Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York