darek kondefer - instalation of contemporary art under the title boat

It is the end of the world, as we know it — it is time to cross the Styx. We have many obols, but we have no tongue. The ferryman — a possessive old man — cannot find his oar. The boat is gone as well, it rests ashore, broken. We all feel that we must get across to the other side. The City of Dis is there — perhaps it will be our rescue? But how? What for? Perhaps we shall stay right where we are?


We must get over there. We have already drunk too much water from the river of sadness. Soon, there will be no room for us here. The boat is the key, but the angel has not sent the instrument. We are left alone, with no faith. The sages suggest boats made of stone. Let us listen to them. We have nothing to lose. In the end, they brought us here, to the shore. The crossing may be possible. From now on, our time will be counted down by floating white poplar leaves.

Art Basel

Art Basel is an internationally renowned art fair that takes place annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach; Hong Kong; and soon in Paris. The event, which showcases modern art, is a collaboration between the fair and the host city's local institutions to promote the growth and development of art programs. In addition to providing a platform for galleries to exhibit and sell their collections, Art Basel attracts a diverse audience of art enthusiasts and students from around the world.

Art Basel Miami Beach, Untitled Art, and NADA Miami 2024

The inaugural Art Basel Miami Beach event was organized by Sam Keller in 2002. Under the leadership of Noah Horowitz, Art Basel's Director Americas, the 2019 show in Miami Beach featured 269 galleries from 29 different countries, attracting 81,000 visitors over the course of five days. In 2020, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, Art Basel Miami Beach made a successful return in 2021 and continued in 2022, showcasing a diverse collection of modern art from around the world.

ENGLISH: Mohamed Almusibli, cofounder of the Geneva art space Cherish, who will also be chief curator of the Kunsthalle Basel. Wanwan Lei, Co-founder of M WOODS Gallery, Beijing. Arthur Bijl, Hutton McRoberts Assistant Curator of Ottoman, Middle Eastern and Asian Arms and Armour, Wallace Collection, London. Adriano Pedrosa, Artistic Director of Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil, Curator of the 60th Venice Biennale, 2024. MOCA LA fires Chief Curator Helen Molesworth. Curator Allison Glenn. Eva Langret, Artistic Director of Frieze London. Kevser Güler Appointed Director of the Istanbul Biennial. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, London. Curator Iwona Blazwick Departs Istanbul Biennial as Next Edition Is Delayed to 2025. Eva Respini is one of North America’s most revered curators. Klaus Biesenbach has curated some of the most important collections of art in the world, holding senior positions at MoMA, MoMA PS1 and MOCA in Los Angeles. Jamillah James appointed curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Dealer Johann König opens second Berlin gallery. Italian curator Franceso Bonami. Kevin Tervala Named Chief Curator at Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). Gallerist Josh Lilley on Collecting artworks. Estrellita B. Brodsky Elected as Chair of Hirshhorn Museum’s Board. Anna Colin is an Associate Director at Bétonsalon, in Paris. RoseLee Goldberg Goldberg was the Director of the Royal College of Art Gallery in London and a curator at Kitchen, New York. Biljana Ciric curated ‘Fly’, the Yoko Ono perspective at the Ke Center for Contemporary Arts. Bassam El Baroni is the founder and Director of A.C.A.F. (Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum), a non-profit gallery. Thelma Golden is the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. The gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac on shifting art-world centers, vision for his gallery. Art dealers concerned over closure of LDGR, powerful New York consortium founded by dealers Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Amalia Dayan, and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Art Basel has announced that Maike Cruse, will serve as the first-ever director of its Swiss fair. New York art dealer and former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Art Dealer Jeff Poe Is Stepping Back From Blum and Poe, the Powerhouse Gallery. Tim Blum will continue to head the gallery with the help of his new managing partner, Matt Bangser. MoMA Promotes Michelle Kuo to Chief Curator. Gallerist David Nolan at Art Basel. Author and Curator Sara Raza.
GERMAN: Mohamed Almusibli, Mitbegründer des Genfer Kunstraums Cherish, der auch Chefkurator der Kunsthalle Basel sein wird. Wanwan Lei, Mitbegründer der M WOODS Gallery, Peking. Arthur Bijl, Stellvertretender Kurator von Hutton McRoberts für osmanische, nahöstliche und asiatische Waffen und Rüstungen, Wallace Collection, London. Adriano Pedrosa, Künstlerischer Direktor des Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brasilien, Kurator der 60. Biennale von Venedig, 2024. MOCA LA entlässt Chefkuratorin Helen Molesworth. Kuratorin Allison Glenn. Eva Langret, Künstlerische Leiterin der Frieze London. Kevser Güler zum Direktor der Istanbul Biennale ernannt. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Künstlerischer Leiter der Serpentine Galleries, London. Kuratorin Iwona Blazwick verlässt die Istanbul Biennale und die nächste Ausgabe wird auf 2025 verschoben. Eva Respini ist eine der angesehensten Kuratorinnen Nordamerikas. Klaus Biesenbach hat einige der wichtigsten Kunstsammlungen der Welt kuratiert und war in leitenden Positionen im MoMA, MoMA PS1 und MOCA in Los Angeles tätig. Jamillah James wird Kuratorin am Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst in Los Angeles. Händler Johann König eröffnet zweite Berliner Galerie. Der italienische Kurator Franceso Bonami. Kevin Tervala zum Chefkurator des Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) ernannt. Galerist Josh Lilley über das Sammeln von Kunstwerken. Estrellita B. Brodsky zur Vorsitzenden des Verwaltungsrats des Hirshhorn Museums gewählt. Anna Colin ist stellvertretende Direktorin bei Bétonsalon in Paris. RoseLee Goldberg Goldberg war Direktorin der Royal College of Art Gallery in London und Kuratorin am Kitchen in New York. Biljana Ciric kuratierte 'Fly', die Perspektive von Yoko Ono im Ke Center for Contemporary Arts. Bassam El Baroni ist der Gründer und Direktor von A.C.A.F. (Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum), einer gemeinnützigen Galerie. Thelma Golden ist die Direktorin und Chefkuratorin des Studio Museums in Harlem, New York. Der Galerist Thaddaeus Ropac über wechselnde Zentren der Kunstwelt und die Vision für seine Galerie. Kunsthändler besorgt über die Schließung des mächtigen New Yorker Konsortiums LDGR, das von den Händlern Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Amalia Dayan und Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn gegründet wurde. Die Art Basel hat bekannt gegeben, dass Maike Cruse zum ersten Mal die Leitung der Schweizer Messe übernehmen wird. New Yorker Kunsthändler und ehemaliger Eigentümer der Miami Marlins Jeffrey Loria. Der Kunsthändler Jeff Poe zieht sich aus der Powerhouse-Galerie Blum and Poe zurück. Tim Blum wird die Galerie weiterhin mit Hilfe seines neuen Partners Matt Bangser leiten. MoMA befördert Michelle Kuo zur Chefkuratorin. Der Galerist David Nolan auf der Art Basel. Autorin und Kuratorin Sara Raza.