Art Basel 2013: Light and Fire

This year's Swiss edition illuminates vibrant sculptures of filtered glass, mirrors and more

Like moths to flame, light art—and its use within, and as a complement to, sculpture—attracted the attention of many visitors at this year’s 44th edition of Art Basel. Lamp-like orbs and rods, shadow art and even live fire mesmerized spectators. The use of light isn’t new to the art world, but the following artists utilized it with vibrance; morphing shape, perspective and color. Once again, …

Art Basel Hong Kong: West

Highlights from the Western component of the recent fair

More than delivering the caché of the Art Basel name, the inaugural Hong Kong edition contextualized Asian art in the global community. Showcased aside it, an array of Western artists rounded out the festival with grandeur, color and abstraction. Cuban-American Luis Gispert‘s large-format photograph “C-5” (2013), seen within the Rhona Hoffman Gallery presentation, delivers the incredible realism of an airplane interior partnered with a fantastical …

Art Basel Hong Kong: East

Highlights from the Asian component of the recent fair

After six years of galleries, artists and buyers surging upon Hong Kong’s ART HK festival, Art Basel has taken the reigns to build upon Asia’s creative boom, bring the local market global and take global audiences local. With 50% of the fair required to showcase works represented by galleries in Asia and Asia-Pacific, the East had an opportunity to demonstrate their style and technique to …