Autor: Karim

Basel Blörb #5 / 18 by Karim Crippa

The Art Basel weeks always comes with its share of surprises, disappointments and incredulousness. First and foremost, I was most disappointed in myself: I didn’t manage to submit a text every day like in 2017. Why? I blame my body for it, which, like a…

Basel Blörb #4 / 18 by Karim Crippa

I am conflicted whether yesterday is a day to remember or to forget. It started, in a classical Basel way, with a visit to the Fondation Beyeler. The current show there combines the tortuous psychograms of Francis Bacon with the emaciated figures of Alberto Giacometti:…

Basel Blörb #3 / 18 by Karim Crippa

The world’s boring navy suit industry is entirely financed by art world professionals, I thought as I observed the crowds at Art Basel’s VIP breakfast.  Here, if you’re male and not wearing that specific uniform, you’ll be labeled either tasteless, insane, poor, or all of…

Basel Blörb #2 / 18 by Karim Crippa

  I started my week-long hike on the Basel trail under the guidance of alcohol and my friend Barbara Rüdiger, a woman who can pull off head-to-toe Pleats Please and knows everything about everyone, which never ceases to baffle me. Ten minutes after arriving at…

Basel Blörb #1 / 18 by Karim Crippa

No excitement compares to pre Art Basel excitement. From an objective point of view, this joyful giddiness makes no sense, because the world’s premier fair and all it entails is tailored for a person I’m not. Art Basel’s ideal visitor is Natasha, the second wife…