So much to take in! I went to the main fair twice and don’t think even made a dent in seeing what was there. I can’t wait to go back next year.
Here are my faves from what I was able to see…
Jenny Holzer, 1989
There was quite a lot of Holzer’s truisms at Art Basel but this one was very different than those I’ve seen of hers in the past. I have never seen her work in marble before and the fact that it takes the shape of a coffin really made me stop in my tracks.
It reads “The knife cut runs as long as it wants. It is through my stomach. I keep looking at it. I have more colors that I would have thought. The hole is large enough for my head. The hole was big enough for their hands to move freely. They put their fingers in because they should not and because they do not get the chance everyday.”
Jenny Holzer, year unknown (any guesses?)
For contrast, here’s a different series.
The one about love is much lighter and funnier! I love how she shows such humanity. We’re not always happy, we’re not always dark, we are fucking human.
On Kawara, 1975
On Kawara has created many of these pieces in his Today series, each piece made on the day of the date it bears, if he couldn’t complete the piece on that day he destroyed it.
I’m a sucker for typography, I first fell in love with this series at The Art Institute of Chicago (their piece is much larger and packs a bigger punch).
Tomorrow I will post my faves of Pulse Art Fair.
Now it’s your turn, what was your fave?