ART ØR BASEL
NOT FOR SALE
ART ØR BASEL ' AN EXHIBITION IN A SPACE TO EXHALE '
The exclusive show will take place in a private factory space, partly renovated and transformed into an enormous exhibition hall. Basel, especially during the fair of Art Basel, is full of patrons primarly focused on investing in, buying, and selling art. In this craze of business we want to remind people what it means again to simply enjoy art. We will invite members to experience our art space, which is almost too big for the art itself, but holds the balance just before breaking the boundaries. The exhibition hall gives the artworks and the people contemplating, the space needed to breathe and take an honest break from the business made from art.
You cant buy it. ART ØR BASEL is not for sale.
Following this maxim (statement), all artworks shown in the exhibition are not for purchase, but can be gifted by the artists to the patrons if one makes a convincing case for why the artwork should belong to them. Art is more than its price tag, more than a share you can be stakeholder of. Art should not be unattainable, unreachable, and locked up in bunker in Geneva. Art has to be lived through the artist as well as the viewer. Therefore all of our gifts will have a contract, in which part of the agreement will be that the owner of each piece must put it on display.
Finally, everything will be filmed and documented. From the creation of the exhibition hall, up to the possible hanging of the artwork in it’s new home.
We welcome you to be a part of the art and take a moment to exhale.