Of all the art fairs I visit during the year, the one event that is pure fun is Art Unlimited. The opening, always on a Monday evening, kicks off Art Basel with a huge party, thousands of people and free flowing champagne. Housed in the massive Hall 1 of the Basel Messe, or Exhibition Place, Art Unlimited presents site-specific, large scale installation, performance and video pieces that are not intended for private purchase nor do they challenge one's knowledge of art history or market acumen. They may have a message, but they are, at least for this visitor, more of an entertainment than anything else.
And so, as is tradition, last Monday I joined the crowd and forgot about the chilly rain outside as I sipped my flute of Ruinart and took in the sights and sounds of this marvelous affair! Here are a few of my favorite presentations: