Whitewaller Basel 2017

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Art Basel

BASEL 2017






The summer has only just begun, but it’s taken on quite a busy start. An exciting week of Frieze New York was followed by the opening week of the Venice Biennale—“VIVA ARTE VIVA.” Whitewaller was there to guide you through both, and we’re doing the same again this June for Art Basel.

Nothing ever compares to the original, and Art Basel has maintained its place as the international fair for the best in top-quality works. Galleries bring their A-game year after year and 2017 is no different. I am absolutely delighted that for this issue the wonderful Simon de Pury is acting as our guest editor. The longtime (and still active) auctioneer and adviser is not only an expert in contemporary art, but he was born and raised in Basel. In fact, he’s attended every Art Basel since its founding and was attending Galerie Beyeler exhibitions (before the Fondation Beyeler was even an idea) as a teenager. Who better to guide you through your week? Whitewaller also checks in with the fair’s Unlimited curator, Gianni Jetzer; Olivier Audemars about Audemars Piguet’s ongoing partnership with Art Basel and annual Art Commission; curator Helmut Friedel on the Sigmar Polke show at Frieder Burda; Jen Roberts on Design Miami/ Basel 2017; and LISTE’s emerging featured talent, Andriu Deplazes. And for all things art, food, fun, and more, we bring you a group of Insiders well versed in not just Basel, but Berlin and Zürich, too. We suggest finishing your week with a quick trip to these nearby art hubs to get your fill of great shows, sights, and tastes before your well-needed summer holiday.

—Katy Donoghue, Editor-in-Chief




It is with great joy that we are returning to Basel for the second consecutive year for our annual Whitewaller Basel, with special sections dedicated to Zürich and Berlin. This year you will be able to discover everything that the three cities have to offer this summer. This is the last fair before we all say goodbye for our summer retreats and a well-deserved rest after a year full of activities and political challenges. For this edition, we are extremely happy to welcome as our guest editor Simon de Pury, the great auctioneer, author, and DJ. He will share his side of Basel, offering the best tips alongside other key Insiders to make this edition of Whitewaller truly your unique trusted companion. Within Art Basel, we focused on the Unlimited sector, as well as what’s going on at the many satellite fairs around the city. With Whitewaller Basel, we are with you every step of the way, including on your Zürich and Berlin getaways.

—Michael Klug, Founder, CEO, Editor-at-Large



Basel has a particular significance for me because my love for art stems from the fact that I was born and raised in Basel. I have attended every Art Basel from the first to the last. My first exposure to art was the Kunstmuseum in Basel, which remains one of my favorite museums in the world. We now live in a world where there are art fairs nearly every week. But even with all these fairs, Art Basel remains the core fair and its quality level has remained consistently high. It’s that concentration of quality that makes Art Basel an absolute must. I think LISTE is as well, because it’s there you’ll see the artists that eventually graduate into Art Basel. And I love Design Miami/ Basel. The design fair’s location is very spacious, so it allows you to experience design in the best possible conditions. The combination of all of that, plus what’s on view at the Fondation Beyeler, the Kunstmuseum, the Kunsthalle, or the Schaulager, allows for so much to be experienced within a short time span. This year, I’ll conduct the auction for the UNAIDS gala on Monday night, to benefit the United Nations fight against AIDS, sponsored by Cartier. Last year Duran Duran performed, and this year it’s going to be another fabulous musical act. I’m looking forward to that and hoping to raise a lot of money for UNAIDS. Outside of the fairs and museums, I absolutely love the restaurant of the Kunsthalle—the atmosphere is electric and it has very good food. The Hotel Les Trois Rois, where so many artists have stayed, is another place everybody comes by, making for a great atmosphere. And then I love looking at the Rhine. As one woman told me, when you are at the sea and want to get rid of your worries, you speak to the sea but the waters always bring your worries back. Whereas if you speak to the Rhine, it goes away and doesn’t return. So there is something very therapeutic in looking at the Rhine. —Simon de Pury, Auctioneer, Art Dealer, and Curator


TABLE of CONTENTS THE SCOOP/18 Whitewaller speaks with Olivier Audemars, Helmut Friedel, Jen Roberts, Andriu Deplazes, and Gianni Jetzer.

INSIDER TIPS/44 Influencers in art, culture, and lifestyle share their takes on Basel—with a few secrets, too!

ART FAIRS/50 Learn what you need to know and where you need to be for Art Basel, LISTE, Design Miami/ Basel, VOLTA13, SCOPE, and photo basel.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES/64 The museum and gallery shows you’ve got to see in Basel.

RESTAURANTS & BARS/78 Reserve your spot at Basel’s best restaurants and bars, and be sure to look for Whitewaller’s recommendations.

HOTELS/88 Basel’s top hotels offering the best in terms of amenities, spas, pools, restaurants, and nightlife.

EVENTS/94 A guide to the VIP previews, dinners, events, and after-parties around Art Basel

BERLIN/100 With the city’s fantastic galleries and museums, and a vibrant culinary scene, we suggest adding a day or two in Berlin to your itinerary this week.

ZÜRICH/114 Close to Basel, Zürich is worth a visit while you’re in Europe this June. Check out what’s on view, where to stay, and what to do from our Zürich-based Insiders.


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Art Basel 2016, courtesy of Art Basel.


June 14: 4–8 PM — Messe Basel

On Wednesday, June 14, don’t miss the 2017 Art Basel’s Vernissage. Following invitation-only preview days on Tuesday and Wednesday, the opening evening event of the 48th edition of the fair offers an early chance to see 291 international galleries from 35 countries and six continents. Presenting work from the early 20th century to today, 17 galleries will be participating for the first time, including Antenna Space, Hopkinson Mossman, and Magician Space.

Ruinart,Plensa’s Jaume Plensa, des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Ruinart, 02/2017, David Atlan/Julio Piatti.2017. Jaume sculptureEcole dedicated to dom Thierry Ecole©des Beaux-Arts in Paris,


ART BASEL’S VIP LOUNGE June 15–18 — Messe Basel In addition to presence from partners like UBS, BMW, Swire Properties, and Davidoff, in the fair’s VIP section, don’t miss the lounge for Audemars Piguet created by Sebastian ErraZuriz, Swiss beauty brand La Prairie’s debut collaboration with contemporary artists “Infusion of Light,” and Ruinart’s specially commissioned sculpture by artist Jaume Plensa.

Tony Smith, Source, 1967, courtesy of Tony Smith and Pace.



June 15–18 — Messe Basel

This edition of Art Basel’s anticipated Unlimited exhibition is curated by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum, and is made up of a range of large-scale works, installations, performances, and video. From the historic to the contemporary, the program brings together work by Doug Aitken, Carl Andre, Chris Burden, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Mickalene Thomas, and more. 16

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Poul Kjaerholm - Danh Vo, Pair of Flat File Cabinets, 1955, courtesy of Gallerie Feldt.



June 13–18 — Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel

This edition of Design Miami/ Basel is the most international to date, with 47 galleries from 11 countries presenting. Six galleries will be participating for the first time, alongside 12 of the original galleries to the fair. Included this year will be a few solo shows, including the work of Ettore Sottsass (Friedman Benda), André Sornay (Alain Marcelpoil) and Jean Prouvé (Patrick Seguin).

Photo by Daniel Spehr, courtesy of LISTE - Art Fair Basel.



June 13–17 — Wettstein

The 2017 edition of LISTE includes 79 exhibitors from 34 countries. Focused on introducing young galleries representing up-and-coming artists, LISTE has built a reputation as a place to find emerging talent since its founding in 1996. Don’t miss a special exhibition of work by the young artist Andriu Deplazes, the winner of the Helvetia Art Prize 2017.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Nite Queen, 2013, courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne, Maureen Paley, London, David Zwirner, New York.


WOLFGANG TILLMANS AT FONDATION BEYELER May 28–October 1 — Riehen Fondation Beyeler will present the work of Wolfgang Tillmans this summer, marking the museum’s first comprehensive photography show. More than 200 photos will be on view, ranging from portrait, to landscape, to still life, and even abstract works, dating from 1989 to 2017.

Installation view, Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017, photo by Philipp Hänger.


“UNGESTALT” AT KUNSTHALLE BASEL May 19–August 13 — Altstadt Grossbasel This summer the ground floor of Kunsthalle Basel is devoted to a group show entitled “Ungestalt.” The title of the show can be translated as “struggles against delineation,” which seems appropriate given that the works on view are made from a variety of mediums and by artists of varying generations.

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BAR LES TROIS ROIS Altstadt Grossbasel Inside the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is Bar Les Trois Rois—an intimate setting that offers refined cocktails and delicate snacks. Guests can also enjoy live piano music on most days and “The Cocktail Experience” from Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. If you have the time, try out the bar’s mixing class with Chef de Bar Thomas Huhn.

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CHEZ DONATI Altstadt Grossbasel Deserving of its 13 Gault Millau points, Chez Donati delivers the essence of fine Italian cooking. The restaurant also hosts Donati’s Business Lunch and Piatto di Mezzogiorno—two great prix fixe options. Enjoying a meal on the terrace of the restaurant is not to be missed. 18

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With 175 rooms, the Dolder Grand welcomes guests to a relaxing stay. Offering two restaurants, two shopping boutiques, a banquet room, a salon, an expansive spa, and more, the hotel also greets guests with an array of seasonal sport and leisure activities. After a long fair week, relaxing in its 43,000-squarefoot spa offering treatments with La Prairie products.


Design by Mario Avila Design.


June 12 — Halle 1.2, Messe Basel

The week of Art Basel will be kicked off this year with the UNAIDS Gala. Presented by Cartier in partnership with Design Miami/ and InterContinental Hotel Geneve, the anticipated event raises funds for UNAIDS’ mission to end AIDS by 2030. The evening is hosted by HRH Princess Eugenie of York, Caroline Rupert, and Ndaba Mandela and features a live auction with Simon de Pury.

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DAY TRIP TO BERLIN & ZÜRICH Close to Basel, Zürich and Berlin are worth a visit after your week of fairs while in Europe this June. From top programming at galleries and museums, to exciting new restaurants and bars, we suggest adding a few days to your itinerary this week to check out what these cities have to offer.

the SCOOP Whitewaller speaks with Olivier Audemars, Helmut Friedel, Jen Roberts, Andriu Deplazes, and Gianni Jetzer.

Alexandre Noll, Chair, 1941, courtesy of Jousse Entreprise.


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GIANNI JETZER CURATES ART BASEL’S UNLIMITED By Katy Donoghue Without fail, each year Art Basel brings together an unparalleled array of unique artworks from today’s top artists, represented by the best of the world’s galleries. But sometimes what’s happening outside the booth walls is even more astonishing. Cue Gianni Jetzer, the curator behind Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, which showcases installations, monumental pieces, and performances that are a bit too extra for the typical exhibitor plot. Whitewaller spoke with Jetzer about what will be on view this year, including a fully capable airship by John Biggs with Chris Burden that will take flight during the fair. WHITEWALLER: How did you begin the process of choosing works for Art Basel’s Unlimited platform this year? Was there a theme or focus you had in mind? GIANNI JETZER: The premise of Unlimited is unique. Art Basel was founded by gallerists, and they still have an important voice. I present all applications to the selection committee, and then a majority of votes is required to be included. As a curator, I always want to make sure that we have a variety of media, including performance or music-related projects. WW: Several of the works are from 2016 and 2017. Are there any that will be on view for the first time? GJ: Of course, there will be brand-new works to be premiered at Unlimited. This year Carlos Garaicoa, Subodh Gupta, Julius von Bismarck/Julian Charrière, Philippe Parreno, and Secundino Hernández will present new works. WW: Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie Mural [1965–68] is one of the older pieces that will be on view. Can you tell us about


the significance of this immersive multimedia installation and how you envision it being experienced today? GJ: Stan VanDerBeek is such an influential figure. He created his multimedia works in the woods in Upstate New York in the 1960s as a hippie-influenced visual trip. He anticipated the multichanneled stream of information that surrounds us today online, but also on billboards in urban centerst. WW: Also on view will be the last work of Chris Burden before he passed away in 2015, Ode to Santos Dumont [2015]. Unlimited will be the first time it’s shown outside the U.S.—it’s a functional airship he made with John Biggs. Can we expect to see it fly in Basel? GJ: Sure, the airship will fly every hour for 15 minutes. It is a beautiful machine, something in between art and an airplane, model and the real thing . . . A fragile vehicle that will circulate within Unlimited. WW: Which piece is the most complicated to install and/or activate? GJ: The sculpture by Tony Smith is extremely large and weighs over six tons. This is a challenge, for sure. But also the installation by Sue Williamson is highly complex, containing several nets filled with glass bottles and water dripping into pools on the floor. WW: What role do you see a curated platform like Unlimited playing in a commercial fair setting? GJ: The majority of visitors want to spend time with art and experience its enhanced reality. Whether there is a commercial context or not is secondary for them. Ultimately, it is about art.

Gianni Jetzer, Curator Unlimited. Photo courtesy of Stefan Holenstein.

Stan VanDerBeek, Movie Mural, 1965—68, courtesy of The Box.

UNLIMITED Art Basel’s edition of Unlimited includes 76 large-scale projects chosen by Gianni Jetzer, the curator-at-large for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. From the historic to the contemporary, the program brings together work by Doug Aitken, Carl Andre, Chris Burden, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Mickalene Thomas, and more. Unlimited offers a unique chance for galleries to present monumental work during the fair. Here are a few highlights from the 2017 selection.


Peter Stämpfli, Royal, 1971, courtesy Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, © photo Claude Lutten.

PETER STÄMPFLI The Swiss artist Peter Stämpfli will present a monumental installation, Royal (1970), made of a shaped canvas and a 15-meter-long tire trace on the ground, presented by Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois.

Donna Huanca, Jaguars and Electric Eels, 2017, courtesy of Peres Projects and Julia Stoschek Collection.


DONNA HUANCA BLISS (REALITY CHECK) (2017) is a new performance work by Donna Huanca, presented by Peres Projects. The durational performance piece, where visitors assume the role of viewer and performer, takes place within a staged installation on view during the fair. Sight, scent, and approximation come together for a sensory overload experience unique to Unlimited.

RAGNAR KJARTASSON Ragnar Kjartansson’s World Light — The Life and Death of an Artist (2015) is a four-channel video commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art, co-presented at Unlimited by Luhring Augustine and i8 Gallery. The Icelandic performance artist creates work imbued with pathos and humor, often exploring durational and repetitive theatrics.


Ragnar Kjartansson, World Light — The Life and Death of an Artist, 2015, © Ragnar Kjartansson, courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

Mac Adams, The Bathroom, 1978, courtesy of the artist and gb agency, Paris.


MAC ADAMS Known as a pioneer of narrative photography, Mac Adams also works in installation. The Bathroom (1978), presented by gb agency, re-creates a toscale bathroom crime scene inspired by polar and film noir with an overflowing bubble bath, photos, stains, a halfempty wine glass, scattered makeup, and other items. The work lets viewers fill in the blanks left by the protagonist.

NICK CAVE Nick Cave’s Speaker Louder (2011), presented by Jack Shainman Gallery, is composed of seven connected “Soundsuits,” each with a headpiece that resemble a horn or gramophone. With a textured fabric closing off the mouth, however, an inability to be heard or speak is implied in this communitydriven piece, which brings to mind a favorite phrase for the artist: “In order to be heard you have to speak louder.”

Nick Cave, Speak Louder, 2011, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. 32



ART COMMISSION By Katy Donoghue Audemars Piguet has partnered with Art Basel since 2013. Two years later, it launched the first Audemars Piguet Art Commission, which brings artists like Sun Xun and Robin Meier to the watchmaker’s home of the Vallée de Joux to meet with master craftsmen and artisans and find inspiration for the creation of a new project. Recently, the brand collaborated with the artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz for a second time, debuting the booth concept “Second Nature,” which was unveiled at Art Basel Hong Kong and will be on view at the VIP lounge at Art Basel this week. Replicating nature, ErraZuriz carved a tree out of a block of wood, creating a core piece of design that reflects the insanity of fabricating watches by hand, as he describes it. Whitewaller spoke with Olivier Audemars, Audemars Piguet’s vice chairman of the board, about the watch brand’s ongoing collaboration with and support of contemporary artists.


Drawing on inspiration from the craftsmanship and technical excellence inherent to our watchmaking legacy, the Audemars Piguet Art Commission supports artists in the creation of new works which explore relationships between contemporary creative practice and complex mechanics, technology, and science. In fact, the objective of the commission is not for artists to create a piece about Audemars Piguet. We were actually surprised when we noticed Sun Xun had incorporated a woodcarving of our museum into his video Time Spy that was presented in Art Basel Miami Beach! WW: Can you tell us about the 2017 Art Commission? How do you work with the yearly selected curator on choosing an artist each year?

WHITEWALLER: You’ve said that seeing the brand and the Vallée de Joux through the eyes of an artist helps to rediscover the brand. Can you tell us more about what it’s been like to see artists like Sebastian ErraZuriz, Robin Meier, Dan Holdsworth, Cheng Ran, or Sun Xun create a work inspired by the Vallée de Joux?

OA: The Audemars Piguet Art Commission empowers the selected artists to explore new ideas and helps them take their practice to the next level. A distinctive feature of the commission is that Audemars Piguet not only provides the monetary support necessary to develop each project in full, but also connects artists to state-of-the-art technology, master craftsmen, technology labs, or other specialized design or fabrication expertise to execute works that express new insights into complexity, precision, technical excellence, and human ingenuity.

OLIVIER AUDEMARS: Artists have the capacity to see things differently. They are capable of incorporating the weak signals of the world in their artwork and offer a deeper and different understanding of what surrounds us. We have learned a lot and continue to learn and share with them. The images of Dan, for example, were completely different from the view we had of this valley. He opened our eyes about our environment and it was then that we decided to communicate differently about the brand. The company is different today than what it would have been without working with him.

Courtesy of Audemars Piguet.

Courtesy of Audemars Piguet.

The commission process starts with the annual invitation of a guest curator, who is then tasked with scouting for artists whose work revolves around the themes of complexity and precision—topics that have long been a source of artistic interest and that share natural affinities with our heritage. Kathleen Forde is invited as guest curator for the third Audemars Piguet Art Commission. She will be curating the works of the selected artist (name to be announced at Art Basel in Basel 2017) whose piece will be presented during Art Basel Miami Beach 2017. WW: Bringing contemporary artists to the

Vallée de Joux, have you noticed a connection between artists and artisans? OA: Artists and artisans are close cousins. Basically, at home, you don’t need a painting or an artwork on your wall; an empty stone wall works just fine. You don’t need a mechanical watch on your wrist to know what time it is; your phone will probably be more accurate. In both cases, the object—a piece of art—creates emotion and speaks more to the heart than to the brain. In that respect, we feel at home when we are in contact with contemporary artists.



AT MUSEUM FRIEDER BURDA By Eliza Jordan Helmut Friedel first encountered the work of Sigmar Polke as a curator at the Lenbachhaus in Munich in the late seventies, when the museum started acquiring several pieces by Polke, including Streifenbild (1968), Hollywood (1971), Kekse (1964), and Kartoffelköpfe (1966). “In these years, I came across Polke’s photography through the Galerie Fassbender in Munich, where a group of photographs from Afghanistan were shown,” said Friedel. Now the curator is presenting “Sigmar Polke: Alchemy and Arabesque,” on view until June 25 at Museum Frieder Burda. Below, Whitewaller learns Friedel’s thoughts on the late artist’s revolutionary work, and what this exhibition entails.

together paintings from three different private collections: Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich, Reiner Speck. Our show today is about a leitmotif that can be seen throughout his oeuvre: the “line of beauty” versus pattern, color, and chaotic structures on the surface of canvases. I find it most interesting to observe the various backgrounds on which Sigmar Polke is working to make a picture: the use of prefabricated canvases, or the process of creating a colored square, such as in his “Farbproben.” Or his film Farbe [1986–1992]; this film is shown in the exhibition.

WHITEWALLER: In his early work, Polke was known to have gained much inspiration from American Pop art, and in doing so, created a pseudo-movement, Capitalist Realism, with Gerhard Richter in 1963. How is this movement best seen in this exhibition? HELMUT FRIEDEL: Pop art in the U.S., as well as in Europe, developed at the same time—parallel reactions to Abstract Expressionism, Informel, and so on, but in different “languages,” British Pop art (Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi) and in Germany “Kapitalistischer Realismus” (Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Konrad Lueg). Hollywood [1971], Dürer Hase [1968 and 1970], and $-Bild [1971] are examples of that mood in our exhibit. Polke’s “spirit of Pop” can be seen by the use of fabrics with their own printed or woven design. Those fabrics don’t come from artist’s supply, but from department stores. WW: “Alchemy and Arabesque” is on view ten years after Polke’s retrospective at Frieder Burda. Of what significance is this re-visitation in the same space as a decade before? HF: The Polke exhibit in 2007 brought 36

Photo by Klaus Schultes, © Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden.

Sigmar Polke, Lieber Eberhard! Damit dem Kunibert das Licht leuchtet voran …, 2000/01, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017.

WW: This exhibition focuses on the “mysterious grounds” of his paintings and the lines that formed them. Why did you want to focus on this part of his practice? HF: The bringing together of a more or less given, self- creating process of colors with the interaction of the disegno. The image is made of clear lines on top of the less- defined or chaotic background, but it is not as clear and precise as it sounds in these words. It is more fun to see his results, which seem to open up more questions all the time. WW: Was there something new that you learned about the artist while researching his curved lines and arabesques in depth? HF: For this exhibition, we brought together almost 100 works, which haven’t been shown in public before. Among these were photographs that Polke manipulated with several processes of coloring, solarizations, chemical treatments, et cetera. This ongoing research with his material is extremely challenging. So, we show exposures of photo paper with radiation of uranium, and photographs Uran [1982] and Gold Nuggets [1990]. Gold nuggets can be found with their own shape, different from other metal. Form is given by nature. Polke’s film BadenBaden [1990], also included in the exhibition, shows another example of the processes of creation—in this case with soot from flames. On the other hand, Polke shows a clear decision for form, which can be seen in the painting Schleifenbilder [1986] that he painted for his presentation at the German Pavilion in the Venice Biennale in 1986. 38

Sigmar Polke, Tree of Life, 1983, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017.


DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL By Eliza Jordan This year’s Design Miami/ Basel brings together presentations from 47 galleries, including a new exhibition of large-scale work curated by an American fashion designer. In addition to contemporary pieces, a good deal of historic material will be on view, including works from Ettore Sottsass, 1950s-era objects from Studio BBPR, and iconic examples of Art Nouveau. Whitewaller spoke with the fair’s CEO, Jen Roberts, about that debut program, as well as what visitors can expect from the 2017 Basel edition, its most international to date. WHITEWALLER: Can you share some notable first-time galleries that are participating this year? JEN ROBERTS: Mercado Moderno, our first Latin American gallery in Basel, will showcase important historic pieces by luminaries including Joaquim Tenreiro and Zanini de Zanine. In 2016, Etage Projects was a part of our Curio program, and this year they have since graduated to become a part of the main gallery program. Chamber is bringing unusual objects as well as a platform for design experimentation. Robert Zehil Gallery is bringing Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles to this year’s program—we are extremely excited about this. Siegelson is adding new typologies of collectible design to the gallery program with its rare jewelry, gemstones, and objets d’art, including Belperron pieces and the Mughal Heart, a heart-shaped Golconda diamond necklace. An interesting addition to this year’s Curio program is Suzanne Syz Art Jewels. Suzanne Syz, in collaboration with American artist Alex Israel, is reenvisioning the jewelry box as a sculptural proposition for their Curio space. WW: Can we expect to see any solo booths at this year’s fair? JR: Yes, we have some very exciting solo shows: Friedman Benda’s exhibition celebrates the centennial of Ettore Sottsass’s birth with rare works of his on view; Galerie Alain Marcelpoil’s space is 40

Courtesy of Design Miami/.

dedicated to works by the innovative French designer André Sornay; Gallery ALL is launching a unique, new collection with MAD Architects that brings guests on a journey into science fiction, called the Mad Martian Collection; and, of course, the 6-feet-by-9-feet demountable Prouvé House at Galerie Patrick Seguin is going to be a guest favorite. WW: Are there any up-and-coming designers we should watch out for? JR: I am really enjoying the playful designs by Katie Stout. Her pieces will be on display at R & Company. I would also be sure to stop by Salon 94 if you want to see debut works by Max Lamb and Lucas Samaras. Gallery FUMI is another fantastic gallery with many up-and-coming designers. WW: Within your role at Design Miami/ you must travel a good deal. Are there any under-the-radar cities with design communities more of us should know about? JR: Latin and South America have some very interesting design communities worth exploring, specifically Mexico City and São Paulo. Inhotim is also another great location to visit! WW: Have you made any new recent additions to your personal collections? JR: I recently purchased a Raymond Loewy chest of drawers from Mark McDonald, a former exhibitor.

Sam Orlando Miller, Stella Velata 1 & Stella Velata 2, 2017, courtesy of Helen Miller for Gallery FUMI.


WINNER ANDRIU DEPLAZES By Katy Donoghue The LISTE art fair, since its inception, has built a reputation as the place to discover new artists in Basel. Presenting mostly emerging galleries, and around a dozen first-timers each year, it is the perfect counterpart to the blue-chip dealers on view at Art Basel. The fair has partnered with Helvetia insurance since 2004 to present a prize to a young artist and recent graduate of a Swiss university. Whitewaller spoke with this year’s Art Prize winner, Andriu Deplazes, whose paintings will be on view at LISTE. WHITEWALLER: Congratulations on being awarded the Helvetia Art Prize. What does this kind of recognition mean for your practice? ANDRIU DEPLAZES: In my practice, it is very important to have a lot of time and privacy to sustain a continuous working process. This is part of the reason I moved to Brussels two years ago. Of course, it feels very good that my work is being appreciated, but it’s a subject separated from my practice. If anything, it has made me more critical toward my paintings. WW: Who are the artists you’ve been drawn to while in school at the Zürich University of the Arts? AD: During my time at art school, I studied various painters from different epochs and tried to interpret their techniques in a personal way. Art history has always been a very rich source for me. I love to go to museums and dive into the world of other painters’ works, but the names of those who inspire me I keep to myself.


WW: Part of the award includes an exhibition at LISTE this June. Can you tell us about the works that will be on view? AD: It will include my recent painting and drawing practice. I am especially looking forward to showing for the first time a big selection of ink and pencil drawings, which are often spontaneous and quick visual representations of ideas and imaginings. Often the drawings are starting points for other drawings and oil paintings. They kind of show my working process, how I play around with things that I see or imagine. WW: Was there a starting point for this body of work? AD: There hasn’t been a definitive starting point of these images, rather, a language of color and painting technique that slowly evolved and allowed me to express more multifaceted ideas. As I don’t work in series, I try to take a new step with every painting to discover new techniques and contents. WW: While in Basel for LISTE this year, are there other fairs, exhibitions, or events you’re particularly looking forward to? AD: I will definitely visit the national award ceremonies and the contemporary museums. During these days in June, Basel is full of exciting events. After that, I am playing with the idea of spending some time in Morocco. I am very interested in the people there as well as the different elements of the visual culture. I am especially looking forward to seeing the local craftwork consisting of different fabrics, ceramics, and ornaments.

Andriu Deplazes, Au bord de l’Êtang, 2016, 110 x 170 cm, courtesy of the artist.

Andriu Deplazes, Figure with dog, 2016, 165 x 200 cm courtesy of the artist.





A CONFIDENTIAL AND SECURE WAY TO BUILD YOUR COLLECTION By Eliza Jordan Artwide International is a members-only platform that offers confidential and secure access to the art market. By bridging the gap between collectors, financial institutions, galleries and dealers, museums and corporations, it is creating a reliable community for top buyers and sellers in today’s changing climate. “We act as the trusted partner between the parties,” said Jean-Marc Pasche co-founder of Artwide. Added Pierre Levy, co-founder of Artwide, “We keep the buyer and seller confidential on each transaction.” The art trading platform began in 2014 to better connect many of the art world’s top players. “We wanted to bridge this gap and enable people to conduct high-end deals between one another,” said Artwide’s CEO, Jean-Michel Melemedjian de Rus. Today, Artwide has grown to include members in forty-one countries. Membership to Artwide is application-based. “We are able to identify and select profiles based on strict criteria and referrals. As a result, only a small percentage of applicants are accepted on to the Artwide platform to sustain a standard of quality,” said Melemedjian. After a potential member applies for access and is approved, the person, entity, or corporation is automatically assigned a trading account that can be one or multiple users—this is separated by different levels of access, controlled by Artwide. Once approved, members can submit artworks for sale or request artworks to purchase through their accounts privately. Artwide also offers its members services for art consulting, shipping and storage, art-related financing, insurance, inventory management, and a large access to independent experts from some of the world’s top private partners worldwide. Artwide’s assurance of anonymity has also helped to increase confidence in transactions like online sales. 44

“The idea is to create an exclusive community, offering a second-to-none experience with discretion at its forefront,” said Laurent Zmiro co-founder of Artwide. Whereas most auctions sell works online in the $5-15,000 range, Artwide averages trades in the six–digit range. In advance of Art Basel this year, Melemedjian de Rus shared, “Art fairs are key to all players for three reasons: it gives us an idea of how people feel and think about the market, its trends, ups-and-downs on players; it’s a good way to meet with new and recurring clients; and it’s a great way to brainstorm new ideas with incoming players in the art market—from all facets.”

Ali Güreli, Contemporary Istanbul's Founder and Chairman and Jean-Michel Melemedjian de Rus , co-founder of Artwide.

Carlo Ciussi, Senza titolo, 2005, 200x160 cm, Š A arte Invernizzi, photo by Bruno Bani, Milan.

INSIDER TIPS Influencers in art, culture, and lifestyle share their takes on Basel—with a few secrets, too!


MARTIN HATEBUR President of Kunsthalle Basel Instagram: @martinhatebur @kunsthallebasel WHERE TO EAT AND SIP

The Restaurant Kunsthalle has one of the most beautiful courtyards in the city, and besides classic dishes such as “Haché Hörnli,” they make a great burger. Since this year, the restaurant has a room dedicated to Verner Panton with an impressively installed original Panton lamp covering the whole ceiling of the room.


The city is filled with art, spanning from blockbuster museum shows at Fondation Beyeler and Kunstmuseum Basel to exhibitions by emerging artists at, among others, the galleries FreymondGuth, Weiss Falk, von Bartha, Nicolas Krupp, and of course Kunsthalle Basel, initiated by artists and the oldest institution in Switzerland for contemporary art. 


After a day at Art Basel, it is an absolute must to go for a swim in the Rhine and relax at the Rheinbad Breite with an inspiring drink. It will provide you with great energy to continue your art evening Parcours.

ROLAND WETZEL Director of Museum Tinguely Photo by Andreas Zimmermann, © Museum Tinguely, Basel.


The Brasserie Hugo or Le Rhin Bleu, situated on a terrace overlooking the River Rhine. What is definitely worth a visit is the Markthalle Basel with its many different food stalls offering culinary treats from all over the world, all enclosed by a huge domed roof.


Next to the well-known institutions such as the Fondation Beyeler or the Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel also has a rich culture of galleries and off-spaces that are definitely worth visiting. Strolling through the city, you can discover all kinds of artworks installed in public space, for instance, the famous Fasnachtsbrunnen by Jean Tinguely or Richard Serra’s sculpture Intersection on the square in front of Theater Basel.


In summer, there are many pop-up refreshment stands along the banks of the River Rhine, so-called buvettes, which offer an ideal place to relax and enjoy an after-work drink or dinner with friends with a stunning view of the river and the facade of the old town.

CRISTINA BALLY Chief Concierge at Les Trois Rois Courtesy of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois.


Donati for over 50 years of fine Italian cuisine; Gift Hüttli for the true taste of Basel; Schällenursli for the atmosphere of a farm in the middle of town; Consum for salami, cheese, and more than 100 wines; and Bar Les Trois Rois with its drinks subtly composed by Chef de Bar Thomas Huhn.


The Kunstmuseum Basel’s “¡Hola Prado!” Fondation Beyeler and the surrounding garden is worth a stroll. The Vitra Design Museum. And Fleurs des Rois is another kind of art to see for yourself. 


As soon as the days get warmer, the shore of the Rhine invites everybody to spend some time. At the height of the Kaserne you will find the buvettes, or toward the port you will find the Landestelle, easygoing places to get some food and drinks. Lovely to sit and watch people.

GREG PRODROMIDES Chief Marketing Officer, La Prairie Courtesy of La Prairie.

Instagram: @laprairie


As an iconic Swiss brand, La Prairie has a natural fit with venues that embody the values of Swiss luxury. To me, the restaurants Krafft, Teufelhof, and Brasserie Les Trois Rois are emblematic of Basel’s elegant scene. Les Trois Rois also features a very nice lounge for drinks. The Bar of the Kunsthalle remains one of the hot spots, year after year.


The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen is a must. To discover exciting contemporary art, I also recommend going to the Kunsthalle or galleries Freymond-Guth and Weiss Falk. And of course, Art Basel in June, where La Prairie is present for the first time this year as an official partner.


Swimming in the Rhine is a very relaxing thing to do. The Basel Zoo is also one of the best in Europe. But for a real special treat, I recommend a drive to Zürich to the La Prairie Spa at the Dolder Grand Hotel.


GISÈLE LINDER Director of Galerie Gisèle Linder Photo by Serge Hasenböhler.


Noohn is a Japanese restaurant with great sushi. I like Kunsthalle and Zum Kuss is one of the most beautiful and relaxing bars in Basel.


Kunstmuseum Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Kunsthaus Baselland, and Museum Tinguely. 


A walk along the Rhine. Hamam Aquabasilea. And Kaserne has a good variety of bars and a great summer atmosphere.

GILLI & DIEGO STAMPA Co-founders of STAMPA © STAMPA Galerie, Basel.


For haute cuisine and great ambience, we suggest dining at Cheval Blanc and Brasserie Les Trois Rois, Stucki, or Bel Etage at Teufelhof. In case you prefer fresh sandwiches and delicious burgers, go to Brötli-Bar or Union. And these are great for having a drink or two: Concierge, Consum, Cargo, Irrsinn, 8 Bar, Les Trois Rois, or Bar Rouge.


At STAMPA gallery, of course. Besides our current exhibition, “Mit Natur zu tun / To Do with Nature,” all museums and galleries in Basel are presenting amazing shows and collections, however. So you’ll be spoiled for choice. 


T​ake a break along the Rhine, following the river in your imagination from its spring in the St. Gotthard massif through four countries to its North Sea mouth. After this silent journey, you’ll feel happy and relaxed.

TINA KIM Founder of Tina Kim Gallery Instagram: @tinakimgallery Photo by PENN Studio.


Traditionally, I like to dine at Der Teufelhof and Restaurant St. Albaneck in Basel for dinner. For a total dive I go to Lily’s, and if the weather is nice I like to sit outside and enjoy a cold beer and delicious food. I also love the cafe at Fondation Beyeler.


Kunsthalle Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Schaulager, and Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum für Gegenwartskunst). 


Over the weekend I like to go to the Romantik Hotel Spielweg, which is only an hour away from Basel. I love going to the beautiful German countryside to enjoy the fresh air, and if I can manage it, I also like to go hiking. Having breakfast there is always lovely.

NICOLAS KRUPP Founder of Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art Instagram: @nicolaskrupp Courtesy of Nicolas Krupp Gallery.


Zur Mägd is good for Italian food and wine. Chez Donati and Cheval Blanc at Les Trois Rois, both classic with style. I also enjoy the French brasserie Volkshaus and Rhyschänzli for steak frites.


For museums: Fondation Beyeler, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum Tinguely, Kunsthaus Basel-Land. For galleries: Weiss Falk (the new hot spot in town), Mosseri-Marlio, Stampa (the best art books in town), Freymond-Guth, Galerie von Bartha, and of course, Nicolas Krupp.


Restaurant Kunsthalle's Campari Bar has the best Campari in town. Nebel for a cool bar, Cargo for that Rhine flow, Ostquai for its harbor lounge, and Nordstern for techno.



ART FAIRS Learn what you need to know and where you need to be for Art Basel, LISTE, Design Miami/ Basel, VOLTA13, SCOPE, and photo basel.

Unlimited, Art Basel 2016, courtesy of Dominique Lévy Gallery, Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, PR, Sprüth Magers.


Galleries | 303 Gallery | A | A Gentil Carioca | Miguel Abreu | Acquavella | Air de Paris | Juana de Aizpuru | Alexander and Bonin | Helga de Alvear | Andréhn-Schiptjenko | Applicat-Prazan | The Approach | Art : Concept | Alfonso Artiaco | B | von Bartha | Guido W. Baudach | Berinson | Bernier/Eliades | Fondation Beyeler | Daniel Blau | Blondeau | Blum & Poe | Marianne Boesky | Tanya Bonakdar | Bortolami | Isabella Bortolozzi | Borzo | BQ | Gavin Brown | Buchholz | Buchmann | C | Cabinet | Campoli Presti | Canada | Gisela Capitain | carlier gebauer | Carzaniga | Pedro Cera | Cheim & Read | Chemould Prescott Road | Mehdi Chouakri | Sadie Coles HQ | Contemporary Fine Arts | Continua | Paula Cooper | Pilar Corrias | Chantal Crousel | D | Thomas Dane | Massimo De Carlo | dépendance | Di Donna | Dvir | E | Ecart | Eigen + Art | F | Konrad Fischer | Foksal | Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel | Fraenkel | Peter Freeman | Freymond-Guth | Stephen Friedman | Frith Street | G | Gagosian | Galerie 1900–2000 | Galleria dello Scudo | joségarcía | gb agency | Annet Gelink | Gerhardsen Gerner | Gladstone | Gmurzynska | Elvira González | Goodman Gallery | Marian Goodman | Bärbel Grässlin | Richard Gray | Howard Greenberg | Greene Naftali | greengrassi | Karsten Greve | Cristina Guerra | H | Michael Haas | Hauser & Wirth | Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert | Herald St | Max Hetzler | Hopkins | Edwynn Houk | Xavier Hufkens | I | i8 | Invernizzi | Taka Ishii | J | Bernard Jacobson | Alison Jacques | Martin Janda | Catriona Jeffries | Annely Juda | K | Casey Kaplan | Georg Kargl | Karma International | kaufmann repetto | Sean Kelly | Kerlin | Anton Kern | Kewenig | Kicken | Peter Kilchmann | König Galerie | David Kordansky | Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler | Andrew Kreps | Krinzinger | Nicolas Krupp | Kukje / Tina Kim | kurimanzutto | L | Lahumière | Landau | Simon Lee | Lehmann Maupin | Tanya Leighton | Lelong | Lévy Gorvy | Gisèle Linder | Lisson | Long March | Luhring Augustine | Luxembourg & Dayan | M | Maccarone | Magazzino | Mai 36 | Gió Marconi | Matthew Marks | Marlborough | Hans Mayer | Mayor | Fergus McCaffrey | Greta Meert | Anthony Meier | Urs Meile | kamel mennour | Metro Pictures | Meyer Riegger | Massimo Minini | Victoria Miro | Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Mnuchin | Stuart Shave/Modern Art | The Modern Institute | Jan Mot | Vera Munro | N | nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder | Nagel Draxler | Richard Nagy | Edward Tyler Nahem | Helly Nahmad | Neu | neugerriemschneider | Franco Noero | David Nolan | Nordenhake | Georg Nothelfer | O | Nathalie Obadia | OMR | P | Pace | Pace/MacGill | Maureen Paley | Alice Pauli | Perrotin | Petzel | Francesca Pia | PKM | Plan B | Gregor Podnar | Eva Presenhuber | ProjecteSD | R | Almine Rech | Reena Spaulings | Regen Projects | Denise René | Rodeo | Thaddaeus Ropac | S | Salon 94 | Esther Schipper | Rüdiger Schöttle | Thomas Schulte | Natalie Seroussi | Sfeir-Semler | Jack Shainman | ShanghART | Sies + Höke | Sikkema Jenkins | Skarstedt | SKE | Skopia / P.-H. Jaccaud | Sperone Westwater | Sprüth Magers | St. Etienne | Nils Stærk | Stampa | Standard (Oslo) | Starmach | Christian Stein | Stevenson | Luisa Strina | T | Take Ninagawa | team | Tega | Daniel Templon | Thomas | Tornabuoni | Tschudi | Tucci Russo | V | Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois | Van de Weghe | Annemarie Verna | Susanne Vielmetter | Vitamin | W | Waddington Custot | Nicolai Wallner | Barbara Weiss | Michael Werner | White Cube | Barbara Wien | Jocelyn Wolff | Z | Thomas Zander | Zeno X | ZERO... | David Zwirner | Feature | Marcelle Alix | Arratia Beer | Balice Hertling | Laura Bartlett | Bergamin & Gomide | Peter Blum | The Box | Bureau | James Cohan | Corbett vs. Dempsey | Raffaella Cortese | Hamiltons | Leila Heller | Jenkins Johnson | Kadel Willborn | Kalfayan | Löhrl | Jörg Maaß | Mazzoleni | P420 | Parrasch Heijnen | Peres Projects | Marilia Razuk | Deborah Schamoni | Aurel Scheibler | Pietro Spartà | Sprovieri | Trisorio | Van Doren Waxter | Vistamare | Wentrup | Wilkinson | Statements | 47 Canal | Antenna Space | Chapter NY | ChertLüdde | Experimenter | Green Art | Gypsum | Hopkinson Mossman | Labor | Emanuel Layr | Kate MacGarry | Magician Space | Dawid Radziszewski | Ramiken Crucible | Real Fine Arts | Micky Schubert | Silverlens | Kate Werble | Edition | Brooke Alexander | Niels Borch Jensen | Alan Cristea | mfc – michèle didier | Fanal | Gemini G.E.L. | Sabine Knust | Lelong Editions | Carolina Nitsch | Noire | Paragon | Polígrafa | STPI | Two Palms | ULAE


Tuesday, June 13: 11 AM–4 PM (by invitation only)


June 15–18


Participating Galleries

Art Basel 2016, courtesy of Art Basel.

The 48th edition of Art Basel, with lead partner UBS, will include presentations from 291 international galleries from 35 countries and six continents. Presenting work from the early 20th century to today, 17 galleries will be participating for the first time, including Antenna Space, Hopkinson Mossman, Magician Space, Gypsum Gallery, Canada, and Di Donna. The Edition sector will feature 15 specialists, including Brooke Alexander, Alan Cristea Gallery, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Lelong Editions, Paragon, and others. The Feature sector brings seven new galleries to the fair including The Box, Leila Keller Gallery, P420, and more. There, keep your eye out for works by Nam June Paik, Gordon Parks, Robert Ryman, Robert Frank, and Liz Magor. The solo-focused Statements sector brings together 18 54

international galleries, presenting work by artists like Guan Xiao, Sam Anderson, Sam Pulitzer, and Amy Lien. This edition’s anticipated Unlimited exhibition is curated by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum, and is made up of a range of large-scale works, installations, performances, and video. The site-specific series Parcours is curated again this year by Samuel Leuenberger, and Art Basel’s Film program was put together by Maxa Zoller. In the fair’s VIP section, don’t miss the lounge for Audemars Piguet created by Sebastian ErraZuriz, Swiss beauty brand La Prairie’s debut collaboration with contemporary artists “Infusion of Light,” and Ruinart’s specially commissioned sculpture by artist Jaume Plensa.

Ai Weiwei, (neugerriemschneider,) Art Basel 2016, Unlimited, courtesy of Art Basel.

Paul McCarthy (Hauser and Wirth), Art Basel 2016, Unlimited, courtesy of Art Basel.


Monday, June 12: 12–5 PM (by invitation only)


June 13–17


Participating Galleries

Photo by Daniel Spehr, courtesy of LISTE - Art Fair Basel.

The 2017 edition of LISTE includes 79 exhibitors from 34 countries. The international fair features 15 first-timers, including Jenny’s (Los Angeles), Southard Reid (London), Bianca D’Alessandro (Copenhagen), Lomex (New York), Antoine Levi (Paris), and more. Focused on introducing young galleries representing up-and-coming artists, LISTE has built a 56

reputation for a place to find emerging talent since its founding in 1996. For this edition Eva Birkenstock has again curated LISTE’s Performance Project. While visiting the fair this year, don’t miss a special exhibition of work by the young artist Andriu Deplazes, the winner of the Helvetia Art Prize 2017.

Lara Ögel, Turquoise II, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Öktem&Aykut.

Emile Barret, From Of Matter and Spirit, 2015, courtesy of the artist and LISTE - Art Fair Basel.


Monday, June 12 (by invitation only)


June 13–18


Participating Galleries

Jean Prouvé, 6x9 Demountable House, 1944, courtesy of Galerie Patrick Seguin.

This edition of Design Miami/ Basel is the most international to date, with 47 galleries from 11 countries presenting. Six galleries will be participating for the first time, alongside 12 of the original galleries to the fair. “More countries of origin than any previous edition are represented at the fair, and a broader range of styles and aesthetics than ever before,” said Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of the fair. Mercado Moderno’s addition to Design Miami/ Basel marks the first-ever South American gallery. A range of design styles will be on 58

view include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, postwar, midcentury modern, postmodernism, and even fine art jewelry, in addition to contemporary pieces. Included this year will be a few solo shows, including the work of Ettore Sottsass (Friedman Benda), André Sornay (Alain Marcelpoil) and Jean Prouvé (Patrick Seguin). Other highlights include design from MAD architects (Gallery ALL), Trix & Robert Haussmann (MANIERA), Christ & Gantenbein architects, and Jean Royere.

John Lautner, Floor Lamp, 1939, courtesy of Galerie Eric Philippe.



Monday, June 12: 10 AM–12 PM (by invitation only)


Monday, June 12: 12–2 PM (by invitation only)


June 12–17


Participating Galleries

Rosa Santos Galería, VOLTA, 2016, courtesy of VOLTA​.

VOLTA turns a lucky 13 this year, welcoming 70 galleries from 43 cities presenting the work of artists from over 50 countries. Director Amanda Coulson finds the edition fortunate in number, saying of this year’s fair, “The range is really extraordinary—from Biennale participating artists to new faces—so my feeling is the fair will be both quite energizing and educational.” VOLTA will 60

remain true to its focus on solo and dual artist booths, with highlights including Sopheap Pich (Tyler Rollins Fine Art), Peng Wei (Galerie Ora-Ora), Robert Hodge (Freight + Volume), and more. Galleries like Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea (Lisbon), Galleria Bianconi (Milan), Galerie T&L (Paris), and C&K Galerie (Berlin) are participating for the first time.

Sofie Muller​, AL_XXIX 16​, 2016, c​ourtesy of M ​ artin Kudlek.​



Tuesday, June 13: 10 AM–1 PM (by invitation only)


Tuesday, June 13: 1–4 PM (by invitation only)


June 13–18


Participating Galleries

Rómulo Celdrán​, ​MACRO XVI​, ​2015​, courtesy of Arthobler​.​

SCOPE Art Show celebrates its 11th anniversary this year in Basel. The fair brings together 70 international exhibitors, and its Breeder Program presents 10 upand-coming galleries. SCOPE offers not only a VIP and Press Preview on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 13, but also a Platinum First View that morning. Formerly 62

in what was called the Clarahaus, the fair’s programming of events now takes place at SCOPE | Haus. Participating galleries of note include Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, WUNDERKAMMERN, Zahorian & Van Espen, Gallery Meno Parkas, TAFETA, and Rademakers Gallery.

Charlotte Hopkins, Hall—Laying Down My Burden-Painting, courtesy of Laurent Marthaler Contemporary Art.

2501, Glacial Landscape, 2016, courtesy of WUNDERKAMMERN.

photo basel VIP PREVIEW

Wednesday, May 3: 2 – 5 PM (by invitation only)


June 14–18


Participating Galleries

photo basel 2017, Volkshaus Basel, 14—18 June 2017, www.photo-basel.com​.​

photo basel is Switzerland’s first and only photography-focused international art fair. This year marks the fair’s third edition, taking place at Volkshaus Basel, with 34 galleries ranging from established to emerging. Artists from 15 countries including China, Georgia, Japan, Peru, and the U.S. will present work over photo basel’s main section, tape/basel, and a not-for-profit 64

section. New additions this year include Catharine Clark (USA), Kana Kawanishi (Japan), Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (USA), and Galerie Springer (Germany). The tape/basel section is new for 2017, devoted to film, video, and moving images, curated by Chantal Molleur in collaboration with photo basel’s director, Sven Eisenhut.

Vincent Fournier, Mars Desert Research Station #6 [MDRS], Mars Society, San Rafael Swell, Utah, U.S.A, 2008, courtesy of the artist, La Galerie Paris 1839, and photo basel.

Reine Paradis, Crocodyle, 2017, courtesy of the artist, Catherine and AndrĂŠ Hug Gallery, and photo basel.


& GALLERIES The museum and gallery shows you’ve got to see in Basel.

Verner Panton, Panton Chair, 1956—68, photo by Jürgen Hans.



WOLFGANG TILLMANS May 28 – October 1

Wolfgang Tillmans, Fire Island, 2015, courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne, Maureen Paley, London, and David Zwirner, New York.

Fondation Beyeler will present the work of Wolfgang Tillmans this summer, marking the museum’s first comprehensive photography show. More than 200 photos and an audiovisual installation will be on view, ranging from portrait, to landscape, to still life, and even abstract works, dating from 1989 to 2017. The artist gained attention in the 1990s for capturing his generation, and has since further experimented with the genre of photography. For more information, visit whitewall.art



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Art Basel, Hall 1 SĂźd, Messe Basel LISTE, Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel Design Miami/ Basel, Messeplatz 1, 4058 Basel VOLTA13, Markthalle, Viaduktstrasse 10, 4051 Basel SCOPE, Webergasse 34, 4058 Basel photo basel, Volkshaus Basel Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel

Museums & Galleries 7. 1. Fondation Beyeler, Baselstrasse 101, 4125 Basel 8. 2. Museum Tinguely Basel, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, 4002 Basel 9. 3. Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel 10. 4. Vitra Design Museum, Charles-Eames-StraĂ&#x;e 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein 11. 5. Kunstmuseum, St. Alban-Graben 16, 4051 Basel 12. 6. Kunstmuseum | Neubau, St. Alban-Graben 20, 4052 Basel 13. 7. Kunstmuseum | Gegenwart, St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, 4052 Basel


WIM DELVOYE June 14 – January 1, 2018

Wim Delvoye, untitled (Study #193), 2001 – 2002, © 2017 ProLitteris, Zurich / Wim Delvoye.

Museum Tinguely is dedicating a major solo exhibition to the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye in the summer of 2017. In addition to his best-known works, the “Cloaca”—machines that simulate human digestion and produce excrement that is visually indistinguishable from human excrement—the show will feature pieces such as Chantier (1992), a construction site carved entirely out of wood, and the huge Cement Truck (2016) in its original size. The exhibition is realized in collaboration with MUDAM, Luxembourg. For more information, visit whitewall.art 70



THE DANCING ROOM June 7– November 1

Jérôme Zonder, Portrait de Garance #24, 2017, © Jérôme Zonder, private collection, France, photo courtesy of Galerie Eva Hober, Paris.

To mark the opening of Tinguely’s Mengele-Totentanz (Mengele-Dance of Death, 1986) in the Museum Tinguely’s new exhibition space, the young French artist Jérôme Zonder will rouse the undead with a series of mischievous images snatched from real life. His installation of drawings assembles interpretations of the TV series The Walking Dead—with scenes of violence or the aftermath of accidents and disasters masquerading as innocuous children’s games. For more information, visit whitewall.art

KUNSTHALLE BASEL Altstadt Grossbasel


May 19 –August 13

Caroline Achaintre, MadCap, 2017, courtesy of die Künstlerin und Arcade, London, the artist and Arcade, London.

This summer the ground floor of Kunsthalle Basel is devoted to a group show entitled “Ungestalt.” The exhibition presents work by Caroline Achaintre, Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Michaela Eichwald, Pakui Hardware, Florence Jung, Eric N. Mack, Liz Magor, Park McArthur, Nathalie Perrin, Tomo Savić-Gecan, Lucie Stahl, Alina Szapocznikow, and Adrián Villar Rojas. The title of the show can be translated as “struggles against delineation,” which seems appropriate given that the works on view are made from a variety of mediums and by artists of varying generations. For more information, visit whitewall.art 72

KUNSTHALLE BASEL Altstadt Grossbasel



Yan Xing, The Story of Shame, 2015, courtesy of Yan Xing and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing/Lucerne.

Kunsthalle Basel will present the Chinese artist Yan Xing’s first institutional solo show in Switzerland, “Dangerous Afternoon.” The exhibition includes a newly commissioned installation, sculptural elements, filmic works, traces of a performance, and black-and-white photographs that conspire to convey something about the show’s fictive curator, whose fantasy life is the libidinal undercurrent to the project. For more information, visit whitewall.art



A CHAIR FOR THE WORLD March 16 – July 9

Petrol Station, Iraq, Kurdistan, 2016​, p ​ hoto by Stephan Pramme​.

The Vitra Design Museum is presenting an exhibition devoted to the ubiquitous Monobloc white plastic chair. The affordable everyday seat is found around the world, from gardens to cafés and restaurants. “Monobloc: A Chair for the World” brings together 20 objects that look into the history and cultural repercussions of the popular piece of furniture. For more information, visit whitewall.art 74


SIGMAR POLKE February 11– June 25

Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2004, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017.

“Sigmar Polke: Alchemy and Arabesque” brings the work of the great German painter back to the Museum Frieder Burda ten years after his major retrospective. Through the presentation of 100 works, curator Helmut Friedel focuses on the artist’s mysterious and painterly lines and patterns, finding his arabesques a point of fascination. Both deliberately and at random, Polke made the lines with tape, templates, paint, and other methods against busy backgrounds, mixed materials, and more. For more information, visit whitewall.art

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Hans Holbein d. J., Laïs Corinthiaca, 1526, photo by Martin P. Bühler © Kunstmuseum Basel.

“¡Hola Prado!: Two Collections in Dialogue,” curated by Bodo Brinkmann, is the result of a friendly relationship between the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. In 2015, the Kunstmuseum lent 10 works by Pablo Picasso to the Prado. The Madrid museum returns the favor this summer by lending 26 masterworks from the 15th to 18th centuries for Basel audiences. For more information, visit whitewall.art 76



Paul Cézanne, L'Après-midi à Naples, 1870/72, private collection.

Paul Cézanne, Cézannes Sohn Paul als Harlekin, c 1888, photo by Martin P. Bühler © Kunstmuseum Basel.

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is recognized as one of the most important painters of the late 19th century. “The Hidden Cézanne: From Sketchbook to Canvas” introduces many viewers to his drawings, an overlooked part of his practice. The museum holds a significant collection of 154 sheets by Cézanne, many of which come from nowdisintegrated sketchbooks that have been reconstructed for the show. For more information, visit whitewall.art



Richard Serra, Prisoner’s Dilemma, 1974, © Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Richard Serra is best known for his monumental steel sculptures. “Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes” looks at a lesser known part of the American artist’s practice, his film work which dates back to 1968. Curated by Søren Grammel, the show brings together 16 film and video works, some of which would go on to influence artists like Joan Jonas, Nancy Holt, and Babette Mangolte.

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Otto Freundlich, Komposition, c 1932, © Kunstmuseum Basel.

“Cosmic Communism” is curated by Julia Friedrich and looks at the life and work of the artist Otto Freundlich (1878–1943). The story of the artist’s life is compelling, as Freundlich was a victim of persecution, vilification, and eventually murder. The artist’s practice included paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and stained glass, and the show aims to redefine his legacy. For more information, visit whitewall.art

RESTAURANTS & BARS Reserve your spot at Basel’s best restaurants and bars, and be sure to look for Whitewaller’s recommendations.

Courtesy of Stucki.



BY PETER KNOGL Whitewaller recommends: Booking the Le Roi Gourmet package.

Located in the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Cheval Blanc is known for Chef Peter Knogl’s artfully prepared dishes. Deserving of its 19 Gault Millau points and three Michelin stars, the restaurant offers French fare full of natural ingredients, and now ranks among the top 100 restaurants in the world. Each dish is enriched with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Arrive in elegant attire for the five-star hotel’s etiquette. Secure a preferred table by making a reservation. Enjoy the six-course meal. Consider the Le Menu des Rois for spring. Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel

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Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel Radisson Blu Hotel, Steinentorstrasse 25, 4051 Basel Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel, Messeplatz 25, 4005 Basel Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel, Leonhardsgraben 47-49, 4051 Basel Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel, Brunngässlein 8, 4052 Basel The Passage, Steinengraben 51, 4051 Basel Krafft Basel, Rheingasse 12, 4058 Basel East-West Riverside Hotel, Rheingasse 8, 4058 Basel Hyperion Hotel Basel, Messeplatz 12, 4058 Basel Pullman Basel Europe, Clarastrasse 43, 4058 Basel Metropol Hotel, Elisabethenanlage 5, 4051 Basel Hotel Wettstein, Grenzacherstrasse 8, 4058 Basel Hotel Royal, Schwarzwaldallee 179, 4058 Basel

Restaurants & Bars 1. Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl, (Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois) Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel 14. zum goldenen fass, Hammerstrasse 108, 4057 Basel 1. Brasserie Les Trois Rois, (Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois) Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel 1. Bar Les Trois Rois, (Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois) Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel 15. Chez Donati, St. Johanns-Vorstadt 48, 4056 Basel 16. Volkshaus, Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel 17. WERK 8, Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel 18. Bar Rouge, Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel 19. Conto 4056, Gasstrasse 1, 4056 Basel 20. Volta Bräu, Voltastrasse 30, 4056 Basel 21. Bonvivant, Zwingerstrasse 10, 4053 Basel 22. Cantina Don Camillo, Burgweg 7, 4058 Basel 23. Stucki, Bruderholzallee 42, 4059 Basel 4. Bel Etage, (Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel) Leonhardsgraben 47-49, 4051 Basel 24. Consum, Rheingasse 19, 4058 Basel 5. Nomad Eatery & Bar, Brunngässlein 8, 4052 Basel 25. Kunsthalle Restaurant, Steinenberg 7, 4001 Basel 4. Atelier, (Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel) Leonhardsgraben 47-49, 4051 Basel

ZUM GOLDENEN FASS Rosental Whitewaller recommends: Ordering The Menu Surprise. Zum Goldenen Fass is a nostalgic tavern with market-fresh dishes and homemade classics. Connected to its sister bar, the Fass-Bar, the restaurant proves to be an establishment with fine food and a feel-good ambience.

BRASSERIE LES TROIS ROIS Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Making a reservation. Next to the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois’ restaurant, Cheval Blanc, guests can enjoy Swiss and French specialties from Brasserie Les Trois Rois. With fresh regional ingredients from local markets, the brasserie offers sumptuous flavors and rich creations by Chef Pablo Löhe.

BAR LES TROIS ROIS Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Enlisting in a bar mixing class with Chef de Bar Thomas Huhn. Inside the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is Bar Les Trois Rois—an intimate setting that offers refined cocktails and delicate snacks. Guests can also enjoy live piano music on most days, daily afternoon tea and British bites in the lobby from 2 to 4 p.m., and “The Cocktail Experience” from Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 84

CHEZ DONATI Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a meal on the terrace. Deserving of its 13 Gault Millau points, Chez Donati delivers the essence of fine Italian cooking. The restaurant also hosts Donati’s Business Lunch and Piatto di Mezzogiorno— two great prix fixe options. Kindly note that the restaurant is closed from July 2 to August 1.

VOLKSHAUS Kleinbasel Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the hand-cut filet of beef tartare. The Volkshaus Basel, located in the heart of Basel at Claraplatz, offers delightful details. Guests can enjoy the 92-year-old building’s recent renovation, the Herzog & de Meuron– designed bar and brasserie, three event halls, and a tree-covered courtyard.

WERK 8 Gundeldingen Whitewaller recommends: Asking the bartender for a recommendation. Nestled inside an industrial building once home to a machine factory, WERK 8 is a restaurant with 140 table seats, 80 bar seats, and 70 terrace seats. Regardless of where you sit, the restaurant offers cocktails and a full menu and is a perfect after-work spot for urban street food, house-made infusions, and creative classics.

BAR ROUGE Messeturm Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the Rouge Tonic. 105 meters in the air, Bar Rouge offers breathtaking views of Basel and a multifunctioning space that includes a bar, a lounge, and a nightclub. Guests can enjoy a cocktail experience where art and culture meet, providing an unforgettable atmosphere.

CONTO 4056 Voltaplatz Whitewaller recommends: Trying a Negroni or hosting a special event in the basement. Located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Johann, Conto 4056 is in the building of a former bank. Transformed into a proper cocktail bar with a sophisticated bar menu and innovative design, Conto 4056 boasts passion and expertise.

VOLTA BRÄU St. Johann Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a beer in the garden. Known as a “brewery bar garden,” Volta Bräu understands quality well—for its beer, setting, and food. The environment is simple: In the middle of the brewery, there’s a long bar where guests can find different types of the home-brewed Volta Bräu draft beer. With plenty of lounge space, Volta Bräu is also complemented by a beer garden. 86

BONVIVANT Gundeldingen Whitewaller recommends: Putting yourself in host Petra von Gunten’s hands. Now 11 years old, Bonvivant offers a menu full of fresh ingredients from local farmers only. Prepared by Chef Schürmann, the quality dishes are daily creations—a tasting menu is created new each day.

CANTINA DON CAMILLO Wettstein Whitewaller recommends: Asking for a recommendation. On the second floor of the Warteck brewery is Cantina Don Camillo. A creative cuisine, fine wine, and an elevated atmosphere await guests looking for delectable dishes influenced by French, Asian, and vegan cooking.

SCHLOSS BOTTMINGEN Bottmingen Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Supérieur Cocktail Dinatoire. Schloss Bottmingen is an elegant establishment that offers an array of delicious bites and refreshments for locals and visitors alike. Alongside assortment menus, the restaurant also provides banquet menus, “Norman holes,” and dessert buffets.

STUCKI Bruderholz Whitewaller recommends: Ordering a spicy house dish. Since 2008, Stucki has been under the culinary direction of acclaimed Chef Tanja Grandits. With an unmistakable style, Grandits brings colorful creations to life—and was in 2014 given 18 Gault Millau points for her achievements at the restaurant.

BEL ETAGE Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Ordering a Business Lunch. Product-oriented and unpretentious is Bel Etage’s specialty—its dishes have high standards and bold flavors from acclaimed Chef Michael Baader. The restaurant, located in the Der Teufelhof Basel hotel, has a changing and versatile selection of à-lacarte dishes and various menus to pair with a variety of exciting wines.

CONSUM Altstadt Kleinbasel Whitewaller recommends: Ordering a salami and cheese plate. Located in the heart of Kleinbasel on Rheingasse, Consum provides a lively atmosphere, a delicious selection of meat and cheese, over 100 wines, and spirits. As the first corner shop in Kleinbasel, the location was always a meeting place. 88


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Whitewaller recommends: Partaking in the Sunday Jazz Brunch. At Nomad Eatery & Bar, Chef Roger Willimann welcomes guests to a cosmopolitan nomad culinary journey. Inspired by traditions from all over the world, the restaurant focuses on local products and seasonal dishes.


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Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a drink before or after dinner at Campari Bar. Located next to the Kunsthalle Museum, Restaurant Kunsthalle welcomes guests to a wonderful dining experience. With an elegant interior and delicious dishes, the restaurant is a peaceful escape from the art fair crowd.

ATELIER Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Building your own menu with the Atelier-Menu-Workshop. Alongside Bel Etage in the Der Teufelhof Basel hotel is another impeccable restaurant—Atelier. Very much a part of the art and gallery concept, the restaurant offers a lively atmosphere for lunch and dinner, business meetings or parties. Everything offered is “hand-made” with the specialty dish being the veal cutlet and complemented by a wine list with over 400 bottles.

HOTELS Basel’s top hotels offering the best in terms of amenities, spas, pools, restaurants, and nightlife.

Courtesy of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois.


GRAND HOTEL LES TROIS ROIS Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the Suite Les Trois Rois.

Built in 1844 and restored in 2004 and 2006, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois offers guests an elegant and exquisite experience. The property boasts 101 rooms, seven conference rooms, and Cheval Blanc—the hotel’s three Michelin star restaurant. As a historical structure rich in detail, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois inspires guests with immaculate hospitality, natural elegance, and luxurious comforts. Sip a cocktail in the Brasserie Les Trois Rois. Schedule a meeting in one of the luxurious conference rooms. Enjoy dinner at Cheval Blanc. Relax at the Salon du Cigar with fellow cigar connoisseurs.

Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel

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RADISSON BLU HOTEL Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat at Filini. The Radisson Blu Hotel offers 206 rooms of comfort and is a short walk from many historic sights, attractive shops, and the SBB train station. It also boasts two peaceful courtyards, Basel’s largest indoor swimming pool at the Pool Inn Club, a fitness center, and the Oval Bar & Lounge.

SWISSÔTEL LE PLAZA BASEL Rosental Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the Swiss Burger for dinner. Enjoy unparalleled Swiss hospitality with the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel’s spacious 238room hotel. Make use of complimentary amenities, such as a morning newspaper and a mobility ticket for the duration of your stay.

HOTEL DER TEUFELHOF BASEL Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Having a light bite at Bel Etage or Atelier. At Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel, visitors are situated in one of two buildings: the historic Art Hotel, which hosts nine rooms that are conceptualized as a live-in exhibition; and the modern Gallery Hotel, which hosts 24 rooms and temporary art exhibitions organized by theme. 92

NOMAD DESIGN & LIFESTYLE HOTEL Zentrum Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Attending Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Eatery. Urban, unique, and inspiring, the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel is a 65-room hotel set within Basel’s very first apartment building. Now carefully rebuilt and renovated, the two buildings boast unique architecture and homelike interiors and are interconnected by the Eatery.

THE PASSAGE Altstadt Grossbasel Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the traditional Finnish sauna. The Passage gains its name from a direct passage from the hotel to old town. Welcoming guests to 53 rooms and suites, and three lofts, The Passage is an accommodating stay with many amenities. Enjoy a workout with TechnoGym equipment, or a meeting in one of the business rooms.

KRAFFT BASEL Altstadt Kleinbasel Whitewaller recommends: Grabbing dinner at the dining room with Rhine view. Krafft Basel opened as Hotel Krafft in 1873. Since then, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations, and now offers a warm welcome to guests from all over the world. With 28 double rooms, 24 single rooms, and eight junior suites, guests can expect to relax in style with sweeping views of the Rhine.

EAST-WEST RIVERSIDE HOTEL Altstadt Kleinbasel Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the nearby bars and restaurants. The East-West Riverside Hotel opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations to provide guests with 44 rooms overlooking the city and the Rhine. Combining modern design with traditional materials, the hotel features a restaurant and a stylish bar with a terrace.

HYPERION HOTEL BASEL Rosental Whitewaller recommends: Eating lunch at the in-house Filou restaurant. Within the former Ramada Plaza Basel City Center, the Hyperion Hotel Basel in Kleinbasel is located in front of the trade show complex. The hotel boasts 224 guest rooms and suites, and a reputable Sky Lounge—complemented by music and unique city views.

PULLMAN BASEL EUROPE Rosental Whitewaller recommends: Dining at the seasonally inspired Les Quatre Saisons restaurant. With a recent renovation, the Pullman Basel Europe shines with inventive and effortlessly modern style—and a restaurant deserving of its one Michelin star and 18 Gault Millau points. Alongside 53 classic rooms, 62 superior rooms, 24 deluxe rooms, and two junior suites, guests can also enjoy the hotel’s newest facilities, such as the Fit Lounge and the Europe Bistro. 94

METROPOL HOTEL Bahnhof SBB Whitewaller recommends: Booking online. The hotel donates a percentage to Swisscross.help. Basel’s Metropol Hotel is a modern city hotel with a cozy, private atmosphere, located close to many of the city’s museums, cultural attractions, and shops. Enjoy the panoramic breakfast buffet with its 270-degree view to start your day in a relaxed and inspired way.

HOTEL WETTSTEIN Wettstein Whitewaller recommends: Using the mobility ticket that allows for free public travel. Hotel Wettstein is a family-friendly hotel, welcoming guests to a peaceful establishment. Guests are encouraged to explore the hotel’s fitness center, interior courtyard garden, underground parking, kids’ playground, charging stations for electrical cars, and complimentary mini bars, bikes, and Wi-Fi.

HOTEL ROYAL Rosental Whitewaller recommends: Treating yourself to a haircut. Hotel Royal, in the center of Basel, is a property bosting 15 rooms, a barber shop, a drugstore, and a business center. Just a short walk from the Congress Center Basel, Messe Basel, and Jean Tinguely Museum, guests are also a 75-minute car ride from the Zürich-Kloten airport.

EVENTS A guide to the VIP previews, dinners, events, and after-parties around Art Basel.

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UNAIDS GALA Photo credit- WorldRedEye.com.

The week of Art Basel will be kicked off this year with the UNAIDS Gala. Presented by Cartier in partnership with Design Miami/ and InterContinental Hotel Geneve, the muchanticipated event will take place on Monday evening, June 12. The evening will be hosted by HRH Princess Eugenie of York, Caroline Rupert, and Ndaba Mandela, and event chairs Princess Alia Al-Senussi, Robbie Antonio, Timea Bacsinszky, Mr. Brainwash, Vera Brezhneva, Silvia Cubiùå, Whoopi Goldberg, Roni Horn, Ekaterina Luki, Yossi Milo, Barbara Bulletti Newman, Daniel Newman, Rodman Primack, Behati Prinsloo, Ugo Rondinone, Aby Rosen, Cindy Sherman, and Dustin Yellin. The gala begins with exclusive access to Design Miami/, followed by a dinner, auction, special musical performance, and after-party. UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership raising funds to scale up access to HIV prevention and treatment services for women and children. UNAIDS wants all mothers and children everywhere to have access to life-saving HIV prevention and treatment service. The event will feature emcee James Chau and auctioneer Simon de Pury. Bas Ibellini DJs the exclusive after-party.

Design Miami/ Basel, Halle 1.2, Messe Basel


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SWISS ART AWARDS CEREMONY The 2017 Swiss Art Awards honor 10 Swiss Art competition winners, the laureates of the Kiefer Hablitzel Award for artists under 30, as well as the three winners of the Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim for midcareer artists. 5 PM Messe Basel, Hall 3 Open to the Public

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GARDEN PARTY WITH WIM DELVOYE During Art Basel, the Museum Tinguely will hold a Garden Party to celebrate Wim Delvoye’s solo exhibition. The event, in partnership with Galerie Perrotin, previews the Belgian artist’s show, which is up through the end of the year. 7 PM—11 PM Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 1 By Invitation Only

KOSMOS Architects (Moscow/Basel): Competition New Museum of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense, Denmark (1st prize), courtesy of Swiss Art Awards. Joseph Walsh, Enigmum Shelf XIII, 2013, courtesy offor thethe artist and Sarah Myerscough Gallery.



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SWISS DESIGN AWARDS CEREMONY Federal Council Alain Berset will open the ceremony and presentation of the 2017 Swiss Design Awards. This year, 17 designers in total from the fields of product design, fashion, graphic design, photography, scenography, and mediation will be honored alongside the three winners of the Swiss Grand Award for Design. 6 PM Messe Basel, Hall 3 Open to the Public

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CAMPUS OF THE ARTS SUMMER PARTY The night inaugurates a new work by the Swiss artist Tobias Nussbaumer, Vectors and Skins, on view alongside “Neu, Now,” a show of pieces by recently graduated artists from across Europe. The party includes a performance by the Swedish artist Ingela Ihrman and features the ongoing electronic music festival “Expanding Real.” 7 PM–2 AM Freilager-Platz 1, Münchenstein Free and Open to the Public

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BMW COCKTAIL RECEPTION BMW raises a glass to its ongoing initiative with Art Basel—the BMW Art Journey. The global project honors emerging artist talents, undertaking creative journeys. Guests in attendance can experience a virtual experience from Cao Fei, the artist behind the 18th BMW Art Car. 7:30–9:30 PM UBS FORUM, Aeschenvorstadt 1, 4051 Basel First Choice Card or Invitation, Capacity Limited, RSVP: bmw-arts-design@bmwgroup.com

Swiss Art Awards, 2016, courtesy of Swiss Design Awards.


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BMW & DAVIDOFF ART TALK BMW Art Car artist Cao Fei, recent Davidoff Artist in Residence Yan Xing, and director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing Philip Tinari join head of cultural engagement at BMW Thomas Girst in the panel “Art & China: Is there an Avant-garde?” 10:30 AM–12:30 PM UBS FORUM, Aeschenvorstadt 1, 4051 Basel First Choice Card or Invitation, Capacity Limited, RSVP: bmw-arts-design@bmwgroup.com

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KUNSTHALLE BASEL NIGHT Celebrating the opening of Yan Xing’s solo exhibition “Dangerous Afternoon” and the group show “Ungestalt,” Kunsthalle Basel will host Kunsthalle Basel Night featuring extending opening hours, performances, and the premiere of Yan Xing's new film. 7–10 PM Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, Basel Free and Open to the Public

Cao Fei, Haze and Fog, 2013, courtesy of artist and Vitamin Creative Space.


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With the city’s fantastic galleries and museums, and a vibrant culinary scene, we suggest adding a day or two in Berlin to your itinerary this week.


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PATRICIA KAMP Artistic Director of Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin Instagram: @patriciakamp Photo by Wolfgang Stahr.


I like tasting any flavorful dish by Dalad Kambhu at her new restaurant Kin Dee. Golden Phoenix, Duc Ngo's new restaurant​is also a must-go! Pauly Saal Bar has got a great sommelier and cocktail expert, try one of their signature cocktails "Rosemary Bramble". Paris Bar, Borchardt or Grill Royal are still classics not to be missed.


Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlinische Galerie, Jewish Museum Berlin or just walking around the Museum Island. For private art foundations: Julia Stoschek Collection, Christian and Karen Boros' bunker, the Feuerle Collection, Erica Hoffmann Collection, the Haubrok Foundation, or Thomas Olbricht's ME Collector's Room.


Café am Neuen See is great, I like going there with my daughter. Go to Mandolin restaurant's terrace on top of Soho House for a sundowner with spectacular views. To rejuvenate I love going to Susanne Kaufmann's Spa​.

ROBIN RHODE Contemporary Artist

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I’ve been frequenting the imbiss Misir Carsisi for over 15 years and can highly recommend their lentil soup as a superb appetizer for a night out. I’d also recommend the legendary Hühnerhaus 36 on the corner of Görlitzer Park.


My favorite art spots have changed over the years, and I also tend to visit art spots with great bookshops. The Hamburger Bahnhof is quite good; I visit the museum only to see the Cy Twomblys and the bookstore. The Martin-Gropius-Bau, too, is quite a treat.


Berlin has many parks where one is able to unwind for a short while. My park preference is usually where drug-dealing takes place. This activity adds an extra edge to the unwinding experience and exposes Berlin for what it is. There is something quite seductive in witnessing the economy of the street. 104

DALAD KAMBHU Chef of Kin Dee Instagram: @daladk WHERE TO EAT AND SIP

The Berlin food scene is progressing so interestingly. Grill Royal is still the favorite for locals and international visitors. Richard has always been one of my favorites. For newer and casual spots, you definitely need to go to Standard Pizza. Mrs. Robinson’s is one of Berlin’s newest restaurants and they have the best chocolate sorbet bun in town! Pauly Saal Bar has very yummy cocktails, and the institutional Paris Bar is a perfect spot for champagne and fries.


For galleries, I love Isabella Bortolozzi. I also think Esther Schipper, Galerie Neu, and neugerriemschneider represent the very best artists in Berlin. For museums, Hamburger Bahnhof always has spectacularly interesting shows. Neue Nationalgalerie is a must-visit as well. 


Markthalle Neun’s expansive food market, Thai Park on a sunny day, cycling through the lush Tiergarten or the former airport Tempelhofer Feld, or leaving the city for lakes nearby. For ultimate relaxation, the Hyatt Hotel here has to be one of the best massage and spa destinations. Lastly, the legendary Berghain club is a total must, if you can get in!

ANA FINEL HONIGMAN Arts Writer Courtesy of heiko laschitzki.

Instagram: @Katzmanandkatz_anafinel


I spend full days in The Store, the membership-free concept boutique in Soho House’s lobby, where London-born Johnnie Collins and Tommy Tannock bring the brightest, freshest, local ingredients to The Store Kitchen. The bone broth, array of light and clean salads, and warm offerings are my ultimate ideal for brunch and lunch. The coffee is Berlin’s best.


My personal favorite galleries are Peres Projects, Sprüth Magers, PSM Gallery, and König Galerie. KunstHalles in Berlin, like KW, have significant shows and vibrant talks. David Chipperfield’s revived Neues Museum, which was decimated in 1945, is striking with its frescoes and operatic rooms. The Haus am Waldsee sculpture park has an extraordinary selection of postwar works, with a particularly dramatic Lynn Chadwick, and yoga classes among the sculptures. 


For me, the most fun and relaxing activity is Pilates sessions with Ari Hoffmann at her Workout Berlin studio in Friedrichshain. I see Tina Ost for Grinberg Method massages on Scharnweberstrasse because she’s so knowledgeable, empathetic, and warm. I also love the dog park in Viktoria-Luise-Platz. For less physical activities, the Kino International is the most glamorous cinema in former East Berlin.



Hanne Darboven, 2002, © bpk / Angelika Platen.

“Correspondences” celebrates the donation of 15 works by the late artist Hanne Darboven, who is recognized as one of the most important German Conceptual artists. The exhibition consists of early drawings gifted to the museum by Michael and Susanne Liebelt. Darboven’s unique methodology is further showcased through correspondence with colleagues, friends, and curators during the late sixties and early seventies. For more information, visit whitewall.art 106



March 22– October 23

Jasper Morrison, Low Pad, 1999, produced by Cappellini, photo by Walter Gumiero © Jasper Morrison Ltd.

“Thingness” is the first retrospective in Germany of the work of the English designer Jasper Morrison. Focusing on furniture, objects, and projects from the 1980s to today, the exhibition presents Morrison’s many collaborations with manufacturers like Alessi, Camper, Cappellini, Flos, Muji, and Vitra. The retrospective dives deep into the designer’s process, from initial inspiration to final product. For more information, visit whitewall.art



Dorian Gaudin, Trying The Important Thing, 2017, © Dorian Gaudin, courtesy of DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin.

Dirty Hands On” is the New York–based artist Dorian Gaudin’s first show with the Berlin gallery, presenting chrome surface sculpture alongside the performance activated piece Solo Show. Playing with ideas of danger and beauty, the works are made from industrial materials like stained aluminum that’s been knotted, smashed, and wrestled with. The show has a mechanical kinetic energy that explores surfaces, drama, and physicality. For more information, visit whitewall.art 108


BAR ZENTRAL Charlottenburg Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Nuclear Banana Daiquiri. Located across from the Theater des Westens, Bar Zentral is an urban premium bar with an unforgettable Hidden Fortress–designed interior. Opposite the Savoy Hotel, the bar is in one of the arches of the S-Bahn viaduct, which holds the train tracks from Zoo Station to Western Germany.

einsunternull Mitte Whitewaller recommends: Ordering mushroom bread, onion blossoms, and linseed oil. Focused on food, einsunternull concentrates on bringing out inherent tastes in unusual combinations. With a welcoming environment, the restaurant values craftsmanship, traditional food methods, and its ingredients sourced only within Germany.


NOBELHART & SCHMUTZIG Kreuzberg Whitewaller recommends: Eating the milk, sea buckthorn, and parsley. At Nobelhart & Schmutzig, traditional concepts are out and new culinary concepts are in. With a classic à la carte concept dedicated to locally sourced seasonal products, the restaurant offers dishes that focus on no more than two to four dominant flavors, such as olive oil, pepper, nutmeg, and vanilla.

DÓTTIR Mitte Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the enchanting courtyard. Influenced by Nordic cuisine and Chef Victoria Eliasdóttir’s Scandinavian roots, dóttir is the third restaurant by Stephan Landwehr, Boris Radczun, and Moritz Estermann. Plaster walls, wooden floorboards, vintage furnishings, and a bar made of yellow travertine are found within dóttir’s space—two rooms divided into a bar, dining area, and open kitchen. 110

CRACKERS Mitte Whitewaller recommends: Stopping by on Friday or Saturday night for a live DJ set. Priding itself on honest food, fabulous drinks, and good conversation at the bar, Crackers (the former Cookies) provides a fun environment for spontaneity. With a crossover menu full of global inspiration, the casual establishment also offers a private dining room upstairs.

THE STORE KITCHEN Mitte Whitewaller recommends: Choosing from the selection of salads, soups, and cakes at the counter. Located on the ground floor of Soho House Berlin is The Store—a spacious, clean interior full of charm and a friendly staff. There, guests can find fashion, furniture, music, art, books, and The Store Kitchen—an eatery that provides a selection of tasty food and delicious treats.


SOHO HOUSE BERLIN Whitewaller recommends: Indulging in the Sunday Feast.

The regal detail and exclusivity that is found within Soho House Berlin is unlike any other. With immaculate spaces for eating, drinking, and meeting, the private members club has a boutique hotel that houses space for an unforgettable gym and rooftop pool. Boasting 65 bedrooms of varying sizes, the hotel also hosts 20 apartments and four lofts—all decorated in upscale materials, furniture pieces, and undeniable decor. Alongside Northern Italian food options from Cecconi’s, the hotel also offers Mandolin, an Aegean bistro on the rooftop that serves Turkish and Greek cuisine, and The House Kitchen. Plan a meal in the Club Room for 16 dinner guests. Host an event in the Red Room, which seats 40 guests, or hosts a party of 120. Relax with a group treatment session with food and drink in the Cowshed Spa.

Torstrasse 1, 10119 Berlin 112

+49 30 4050440 sohohouseberlin.com

GORKI APARTMENTS Mitte Whitewaller recommends: Staying in a penthouse. On a tree-lined street, guests can find Gorki Apartments. Offering 36 apartments, the building has a unique flair—and no lobby. Instead, visitors walk through a lush courtyard that leads to a reception office.

HOTEL DE ROME Mitte Whitewaller recommends: Signing up for an in-hotel babysitter. With 145 rooms, Hotel de Rome is an amenity-rich hotel with an array of unusual services. La Banca Restaurant and Bar offers elevated culinary and spirit options, and the Opera Court and Rooftop Terrace are both exquisite options for a meeting or an afternoon tea. Enjoy Spa de Rome and the hotel’s beautiful surroundings.


MICHELBERGER Friedrichshain Whitewaller recommends: Booking one of the Hideout rooms. Michelberger is a fun and creative hotel, bar, and restaurant, offering guests an eclectic mix of live music, exceptional food, and cocktails galore. The restaurant prides itself on its organic, local, and fresh food, and the hotel’s ambience provides an unforgettable experience.

DAS STUE Tiergarten Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a Vermouth Moment cocktail overlooking the zoo. Designed by the architect Johann Emil Schaudt in the late 1930s, Das Stue boasts minimalist design (with Patricia Urquiola at the helm of the public space’s artistic direction and design) and is complemented by an indoor swimming pool, glass sauna, gym, library lounge, and two restaurants—The Casual and Cinco. 114

THE SIR SAVIGNY HOTEL BERLIN Charlottenburg Whitewaller recommends: Eating at The Butcher—the hotel’s burger bar. The Sir Savigny Hotel Berlin opened last year to provide visitors with an urban, design-savvy hotel with 41 rooms, three suites, a library, a lounge, and a Winter Garden with a view of the courtyard garden. With midcentury classics and custommade furniture, the hotel shines with distinct character.

MAX BROWN KU’DAMM Wilmersdorf Whitewaller recommends: Staying in a signature Extra Large room. Located in the heart of Charlottenburg, and just a short walk away from the Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) shopping center, Max Brown Ku’Damm is a home away from home. The rooms are quaint and stylish, equipped with Dead Clean bathroom products, signature Max Brown bedding, Crosley record players, and a tea setup.

Z ÜRICH Close to Basel, Zürich is worth a visit while you’re in Europe this June. Check out what’s on view, where to stay, and what to do from our Zürich-based Insiders.


Courtesy of LadurĂŠe.


EVA PRESENHUBER Founder of Galerie Eva Presenhuber Instagram: @galerieevapresenhuber Photo by Reto Guntli, courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber.


Kronenhalle Restaurant and Bar in Markthalle. The Kronenhalle is an all-time favorite of mine to meet friends, artists, and writers. Being Austrian, I have to say their Wiener schnitzel with a fresh cucumber salad is the best in town! The Markthalle, with its restaurant offering authentic and seasonal dishes from regional products, is another place I like to go.


Museum Rietberg, LUMA Foundation, Haus Konstruktiv, Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and Museum für Gestaltung.


The Seebad, Badi Utoquai located at Lake Zürich, with its silky and clear water—especially nice at quiet, early mornings during late summer. A swim in the lake with its breathtaking view of the Alps is priceless.

CHRIS GRAINGER-HERR CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Instagram: @chrisgraingerherr Courtesy of IWC.


Restaurant Aargauerhof offers a glimpse of the round-the-clock action on Zürich’s Langstrasse. Their famous cordon bleu comes in the shape of a ball. The Old Crow Bar is famous for its classic cocktails. Try the Green Beast with absinthe, lemon juice, sugar, cucumber, and soda.


Haus Konstruktiv is housed in an old building that served as a substation and provided the city with electricity for over a century. It was remodeled in the 1930s by former city architect Hermann Herter and is one of the most impressive examples of New Objectivity.


Frau Gerolds Garten is a green oasis in the middle of old factory buildings with an outdoor cafe and restaurant as well as boutiques for local labels. Seebad Enge consists of two floating platforms on L of Zürich, and it offers much more than just swimming. In the evening, it turns into a bar and concert venue. 118

NICOLAS BERNHEIM Founder of Bernheim Bureau Instagram: @bernheim_bureau Photo by Jonathan P. Levy.


For a typical Swiss meal I always go to the Veltliner Keller near Paradeplatz. In season it’s also the best venison in town and their mousse au chocolat is to die for. For something lively, I go to eat at the George on top of the Swiss Casinos Zürich or at Neni in the 25-hour hotel on Langstrasse.


I never miss a show at the Kunsthaus and the Migros Museum. I am a big fan as well of Plymouth Rock, an artist-run space. For galleries, I recommend Galerie Maria Bernheim, Galerie Bernhard, and Eva Presenhuber. 


If I need a break, I go to the La Prairie Spa at the Dolder Grand Hotel. To relax, I love to stroll along the Sihl with my kid, and to have fun, I go dance at the Hive or in the summer drink at the Rimini Bar!

TOMAS PRENOSIL CEO of Confiserie Sprüngli

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Restaurant Kaufleuten is a melting pot of Zürich’s people with fabulous hospitality, fresh food, and an impressive selection of wines. The avocado salad as a starter is a classic. Co Chin Chin in Zürich at the heart of the Kreis 5 district offers a fine selection of authentic dishes freshly prepared by Vietnamese cooks. Restaurant Buech in Herrliberg is at the heart of a mature vineyard and offers views stretching right across Lake Zürich.


With one of the foremost collections of modern art and great temporary exhibitions, the Kunsthaus Zürich is a must for all visitors. Another favorite is the Fotomuseum Winterthur, a leading venue for both contemporary and classic photography 


The Widder Garage, which once housed teams of horses and, most recently, guests’ carriages, is the current temporary home of the renowned Widder Bar. They offer a wide selection of drinks of the highest standard. At Bar Dante, deep in the Kreis 4 district, enjoy the stylish ambience as you sip one of the sophisticated cocktails or select gins.



Manuel Manilla, Calavera la penitenciaría. La Torre de Eiffel, 1882–1892, courtesy of Kunsthaus Zürich.

This summer, the Kunsthaus Zürich is presenting “Mexican Graphic Art,” a thorough look at visual design from 19th-century figurativism to 1970s abstraction. Many of the pieces on view, by artists like Manuel Manilla, José Guadalupe Posada, Ignacio Aguirre, Alberto Beltrán, Fernando Castro Pacheco, Jean Charlot, Leopoldo Mendéz, Alfredo Zalce, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, are on view for the first time in Switzerland. Of note are works from the legendary 1937-established graphic art workshop Taller de Gráfica Popular, alongside images from the late photographer Armin Haab’s collection. For more information, visit whitewall.art 120

HAUSER & WIRTH District 5

JENNY HOLZER June 12– July 29

Jenny Holzer, TOP SECRETS//STLW//HCS/COMINT/ORCON/NOFORN, 2016, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Hauser & Wirth Zürich will present all new work from New York artist Jenny Holzer. The show is comprised of a body of painting from the artist's ongoing “Redaction” series as well as related drawings and a new kinetic LED beam that responds to movement within the space. Also on view will be a group of her solemn stone benches. The exhibitions continues Holzer's investigation of the role of language in the public domain. For more information, visit whitewall.art



May 20 –August 13

Michael Riedel, courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London and Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna.

The lore of Gemini’s spell, in which an object is multiplied and remultiplied from the slightest of touch, is evident in Michael Riedel’s exhibition “CV.” The show takes place twice, in real time and on Riedel’s subsequent CV (a nod to the title of the show); the entrance has been replicated three times; and its layout takes on several iterations. The artist promises an exhibition experience unlike any other through his exploration of self-enacted art systems. For more information, visit whitewall.art 122


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WHITE ELEPHANT District 6 Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Lazy Susan. Famous for its Thai food since 1991, White Elephant is a well-visited restaurant with delicious authentic cuisine. The restaurant is popular for its Lazy Susan lunch menu, where guests can enjoy 3 different types of curries (fish, meat, vegetable) with a soup and rice. Whitewaller recommends: The Lazy Susan menu.

CABARET VOLTAIRE District 1 Whitewaller recommends: The Brutzelbrot. Cabaret Voltaire is a cafĂŠ and bar that shines as the birthplace of the Dada movement. With a rich cultural history, a wide selection of absinthe, and tasty snacks from the grill, guests are welcomed to an inviting space, which also holds a shop full of fun gifts like pencils, soaps, the housemade Dada Absinthe, and other accessories. 124

LaSalle District 5 Whitewaller recommends: Considering the lunch or dinner specials. Located in The Schiffbau—an old industrial building where ships were built—is LaSalle, in a glass-enclosed room. The majority of the restaurant’s dishes are either French or Italian, with a strong emphasis on seafood, meat, and seasonal products.

JOSEF District 5 Whitewaller recommends: Choosing three different dishes. Just a 10-minute walk away from the central train station is Josef—a tapas-style restaurant that carefully selects its ingredients. With dark walls and a tile mosaic ceiling, the restaurant provides an intimate and fun setting for a dining experience you won’t forget.


RICO’S Küsnacht Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the seven-course tasting menu. Run by ambitious Chef Rico Zandonella, Rico’s is wildly deserving of its 18 Gault Millau points. Excellent wine, esteemed service, and culinary delights with striking presentation make up this unforgettable restaurant.

LOFT FIVE District 4 Whitewaller recommends: Going on a Saturday for the Swiss brunch menu. Frequented for its urban mix in style and decor, spirits, and all-around relaxed atmosphere, Loft Five is a gorgeous space made of a loft and five distinct rooms.




Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the 43,000-square-foot spa.

With 175 rooms, the Dolder Grand welcomes guests to an elegant and relaxing stay. Among luxurious amenities and sweeping views, the hotel offers: a large banquet room, equipped with a gallery, lounge, ballroom, garden salon, breakout rooms, and libraries; two shopping boutiques—Grieder Boutique and Spa Shop; an expansive spa, including a meditation room, workout studios, hairstyling, a spa cafe, and the Aqua Zone; and seasonal sport and leisure activities through Dolder Sports, including a swimming pool and mini-golf. Visitors can also expect a fine dining experience at The Restaurant—known for its two Michelin stars and 18 Gault Millau points—and at Saltz—acclaimed for its indoor seating, terrace seating, bar, and 14 Gault Millau points. Indulge in spa treatments that use La Prairie products. Treat yourself to a hair appointment. Restore in an indoor whirlpool. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the terrace of Saltz.

Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zurich

+41 (0)44 456 60 00 thedoldergrand.com


MARKTGASSE HOTEL District 1 Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the two restaurants and stylish cocktail bar. Marktgasse Hotel makes use of 39 bedrooms to offer visitors a boutique hotel with a tasteful mix of old and new. After a two-year renovation project by Ospena Group, the hotel concluded with a forward-thinking design concept influenced by Scandinavian minimalist design and Japanese purism.

B2 BOUTIQUE HOTEL + SPA District 2 Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing at the Thermal Bath & Spa Zürich. Located in the former Hürlimann brewery, the B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa is a destination for business guests, city tourists, and architecture aficionados from all over the world. The hotel, with 51 individual rooms and nine suites, also offers a warm rooftop infinity pool, a spa, a wine library, and, appropriately, Hürlimann beer as a proper tribute. 128

BAUR AU LAC District 1 Whitewaller recommends: Stopping in to Le Hall for a snack. Overlooking Lake Zürich and the famous Swiss Alps, Baur au Lac offers a prime resting space in its 119 rooms—74 standard rooms, 27 junior suites, and 18 suites. Built in 1844, the building is close to the Bahnhofstrasse shopping area and the Paradeplatz financial district, and offers a refined eclectic style.

PARK HYATT ZÜRICH District 1 Whitewaller recommends: Sipping a cocktail at ONYX Bar. In the heart of the city’s financial and commercial district, Park Hyatt Zürich is perfect for both the business and leisure traveler. With 138 rooms and suites, the luxury boutique hotel boasts materials, patterns, colors, and details with the essence of Zürich for an “urban forest” feel.



Sylvie Fleury, Eternity Now, 2016, turquoise neon, edition 1 of 3 90 x 150 cm (35.4 x 59 inches), courtesy of the artist and Karma International.


Ragnar Kjartansson, World Light - The Life and Death of an Artist, 2015, four-channel video, looped Duration: 8 hours 27 minutes 22 seconds, commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, © Ragnar Kjartansson, courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.


Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2017, Rodell Warner, Water Sculpture, © Davidoff Art Initiative, Rodell Warner, 2017.


Alessandro Mendini, Poltrona di Proust, 1979, courtesy of Alessandro Mendini and ammann // gallery.


Joachim Bandau, Der Tänzer, 1968, courtesy of the artist, Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, and Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich.


Jared Madere, Piiuetheieieieeaeekkeaume (detail), 2016, 182.9 x 121.9 cm, reverse mount, digital print on plexi, courtesy of the artist and David Lewis.


Wim Delvoye, Tim, 2006—2008, tattooed skin, lifesize, installation view at MONA, Hobart (AUS), 2010, © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye, photo courtesy of Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium.


Ernst Coppejans, Goldenboy, 2016, photograph, 100 x 80 cm, courtesy of Rademakers Gallery.


Courtesy and credit Soho House Berlin.


Dustin Yellin, Procession From Under The Sea, 2017, Glass, Collage, Acrylic, 15.75 x 15.125 x 8.125 inches, courtesy of the artist.


Paul Anthony Smith, Blurr 7, 2017, Unique picotage on inkjet print, spray paint, 19 3/8 x 29 3/8 inches (49.2 x 74.6 cm), presented by ZieherSmith, New York. 130