Thursday, July 05, 2012

10 artists from Basel Art Fair

The Daily Beast recently highlighted 10 artists from the Basel Art Fair in Switzerland. Gabriele Basilico's photos of architectural works we'd normally consider brutalist stood out the most for me.

What do we make of his efforts to find elegance in such structures? It stands as an intriguing question considering the architecture of many buildings near Vientiane, Laos constructed around Social Realist principles, or something like the Patuxai monument.

The London-based trio known as Troika also caught my attention from this group, but I was not particularly enthralled with many of the other selections. They made great effort, but from the photos shown, not much that I would return to with great curiosity.

You can see more of Gabriele Basilico's work at:

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