One year in the art world: Art Basel's official annual publication, “Art Basel | Year 45” captures and documents the 2014 shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and goes beyond them, featuring interviews, essays on contemporary art and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors, and museum directors. Immersive, insightful, and art, art, art.
Published by JRP|Ringier with Art Basel, the book has an A-to-Z format that maps the world of Art Basel alongside profiles spotlighting each of the 528 galleries participating across the three shows in 2014. It features works from all sectors of the different shows, highlights events and talks and offers vivid and varied perspectives on the global artworld as seen through the eyes of Art Basel. In a specially commissioned essay, author Sarah Thornton
considers the idea of authenticity within today's art market.
Interviewees and contributors include Nadim Abbas, Harry Bellet, Klaus Biesenbach, Stuart Comer, Paula Cooper, Cosmin Costinas, Bice Curiger, Douglas Fogle, Massimiliano Gioni, Hou Hanru, Yuko Hasegawa, Chrissie Iles, Joan Jonas, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Chus Martínez
, Ryan McNamara, Jessica Morgan, Carsten Nicolai
, Hans Ulrich Obrist
, Taiyana Pimentel, Sarah Thornton
, Wolfgang Tillmans
, Jane & Louise Wilson, Xu Zhen, and many others whose work contributed to the fairs on all three continents.