Art Basel 41 Highlights, Part One

Animated currency, she-beasts, Aitken's latest immersive video and pink crystals top our list of Art Basel favorites

One day, nearly 300 galleries and thousands of artworks later, check out below what caught our eye at Art Basel’s 41st event in Basel last month. Stay tuned for more in Part Two. “Hero No. 1” (2009), one of Zhang Huan‘s series of enormous, cowskin-covered sculptures from the Pace Gallery, has an imposing scale only rivaled by the curious expression of the she-creature’s face. Though …

Inhotim

Brazil's sprawling art zoo

A private, 178-acre lush botanical garden of 3,500 plant species, the outdoor museum Inhotim is home to commissioned and collected works from artists such as Doug Aitken and Matthew Barney. A visit to the immense Brazilian art park, an hour away from the country’s third-largest metropolis, Belo Horizonte, feels both unusual and completely natural in this breathtaking setting. Created in 2004, Inhotim didn’t gain international …

WA Video Installation

Transforming the 17th century facade of Knoll's Paris headquarters on St. Germain, WA is a site-specific video installation by WIKA. Launched last week, the piece constructs the made-up history of the design company's founders Hans Knoll and Florence Schust, playing on the real way the pair used a minimalist approach to design to define Knoll Using a two-screen format and high-tech projection, the screens either …