Art Basel 2012
Fear a busy art world weekend in the Hamptons. Out east, the constellation of openings, galas and waterside dinners is vast, and the trip from the North Fork to Montauk takes significantly longer than, say, an Uber from Lower to Upper East Side.
The Schaulager Museum in Münchenstein, Switzerland has opened a Herzog & de Meuron-designed outpost just next to the 43rd edition of the Art Basel art fair, The New York Times reports.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is having a fine start to his week.
Rebecca Robertson, president of the Park Avenue Armory, was sitting in one of that massive building’s newly renovated rooms, which used to be the locker room of the Seventh Regiment’s Company E, when a booming bass reverberated from the Armory’s drill hall, sounding a little paradoxical in the room’s gaudy late-Victorian interior. Tommy Hilfiger was having his Fashion Week runway show there. A crew was busy building a catwalk and testing the sound. Ms. Robertson said what she liked about fashion crowds taking over the drill hall was that they were “fantasy people and we’re all about fantasies here.”
Architects Herzog & de Meuron, along with artist Ai Weiwei, will design the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington in 2012. The group collaborated back in 2008 to build the so-called “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing for the Olympic games held there.