Interview: Artist Quayola on Synthesizing Reality

At Art Basel Miami Beach, Switzerland's Vallée de Joux came life to life through digital manipulation

For anyone who shudders at the thought of video art, London-based Quayola might offer reason to revisit the medium. Video is one of several ways the artist explores his relationship with the world—and he has a mesmerizing way of undercutting reality while celebrating it. During Miami Art Week, Quayola premiered “Promenade,” a 4K drone-shot film of impeccable beauty. Commissioned by Audemars Piguet, the work winds through and above …

Carlos Cruz-Diez Expresses Color Through Time and Space

For decades, the work of Venezuela-born, Paris-based artist Carlos Cruz-Diez has tantalized and transfixed—illusion-like but incisive. The 94-year-old artist’s pieces catch eyes at exhibitions and art fairs the world over for their participatory take on color through space and time. To celebrate this, and their 25-year partnership with Art Basel, UBS built their VIP lounge in Switzerland around their collection of Cruz-Diez art. Many of …

“Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts” at Schaulager Basel

Eerie, irreverent and at times uncomfortable, a career-spanning exhibition on the artist

“Get out of my mind, get out of this room,” Bruce Nauman’s recorded voice quietly, maddeningly implores over and over again. These words also function as the name of Nauman’s piece which is nothing more than a room, the aforementioned recording and a flickering lightbulb. It’s deeply unsettling and powerful—a restrained explosion of solitude. This installation is one of 170 pieces from Nauman’s extraordinary catalogue …