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DOCUMENTARY

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Meet The Institutions - Fondation Beyeler
Brainchild of Art Basel's co-founder and gallerist extraordinaire Ernst Beyeler, the Fondation Beyeler is Switzerland's most popular art museum and a firm favorite during Art Basel's week. In this exclusive interview, Director Sam Keller discusses the past - and the future - of Riehen's iconic institution.

Meet The Institutions - Kunsthalle Basel
Founded by the Basel Art Association in 1839, Kunsthalle Basel has always been dedicated to the art of its time. It offers a platform for untested ideas and experimental practices, right in the heart of the city. With no permanent collection, it instead follows a program of short-term exhibitions, often based on new commissions.

Meet The Institutions - Kunstmuseum Basel
Opening to the public over 350 years ago, the Kunstmuseum Basel is a living symbol of Baslers' love of art. Its program unfolds over three striking venues - the Hauptbau, Neubau, and Gegenwart - that are located by the Rhine and operate like 'three parts of a single organism's body', says director Josef Helfenstein.

Meet The Institutions - The Bass - Miami Beach
In 1964, John and Johanna Bass bequeathed their art collection to the city of Miami Beach, effectively creating one of the city's most beloved cultural institutions. Housed in an arresting Art Deco building a stone's throw from the beach, The Bass offers audiences an ambitious program that has included exhibitions by the likes of Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, and Isaac Julien.

Meet The Institutions - PAMM - Miami
'I would like people to feel a connection to what they're seeing, and to feel that art is not in some place that is very far from their experience.' -Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator at PAMM At the Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), art, architecture, and nature blend into each other to create a unique public space overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Meet The Institutions - ICA - Miami
Inaugurated in 2017, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami is the latest addition to the city's dynamic institutional scene. Central to its mission is an unapologetic commitment to openness and inclusivity.

DER DURCHGANG - ADO JAHIG & COMENIUS RÖTHLISBERGER
An Artist Documentation

Meet The Artsits - Christo and Jeanne-Claude
In 1980, Christo and his wife and long-standing collaborator Jeanne-Claude embarked on a project that many thought would never see the light of day. For Surrounded Islands, the couple set out to ring 11 human-made islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of floating, bright pink, woven polypropylene fabric.

Meet The Artsits - Judy Chicago
'Humankind is represented by mankind ... Fake news!', said Judy Chicago, laughing, when she met Art Basel's video team at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most of the artist's forty-year-long career has been spent debunking that myth. Her best-known work, The Dinner Party (1974-1979), celebrates the role of women throughout history.

Meet The Artsits - Michael Rakowitz
Following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, 8,000 artifacts went missing from the National Museum in Baghdad - an event widely regarded, recalls Michael Rakowitz, as a 'loss for all of humanity'. Since 2007, the Chicago-based artist has been painstakingly recreating these lost artworks one at a time, using the packaging of Middle Eastern convenience food available in the US.