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  • Source: ARTSY
  • Date: JUNE 15, 2016
  • Format: DIGITAL

The 20 Best Booths

at Art Basel

The 47th edition of Art Basel is in full swing. From a historical performance at Luxembourg & Dayan involving a violinist and a ballerina, to an immersive installation at Laura Bartlett that appropriates the interior of a Venezuelan currency exchange, to a stunning pairing of works by Pia Camil and James Turrell at OMR, this year’s Art Basel has something for everyone. We scoured the fair’s 286 galleries to bring you the 20 booths you cannot miss.

Installation view of Moran Bondaroff’s booth at Art Basel, 2016. Photo by Benjamin Westoby for Artsy.

Moran Bondaroff- Feature Section, Booth J1

With works by George Herms

Why You Should Stop

At Moran Bondaroff’s first showing at Art Basel in Basel, the Los Angeles-based gallery extends beyond its typical “young, cool artist” wheelhouse to present the work of 80-year-old California assemblage pioneer George Herms. (The artist, one of the last living members of America’s Beat generation, has works in the Pompidou’s upcoming show about the movement.) Herms’ Joseph Cornell-like boxes from the 1960s onwards, made from found materials—film reels, door knobs, rusted saw blades, and readymade sculptures—and all signed with “L-O-V-E,” feel fresh at the very European Basel fair. At the same time, the gallery’s placement in a section showing mostly Arte Povera artists makes the work feel almost at home.