Art Basel closed last weekend. The Messeplatz is clear, the NetJets are gone, and our media feeds are back to normal. It’s time to recap the 46th edition of the world’s largest annual art event.
This spring, coinciding with his first major exhibition in the Middle East, American sculptor Richard Serra launched a public art commission in Qatar entitled East-West/West-East. Serra’s large-scale assemblies of sheet metal are famously minimal and massive, and this site-specific work in Qatar is absolutely monolithic.