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International-Art Basel: Breaking news- Gianni Jetzer selected as the new curator for Art Unlimited

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Published on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Art Basel is pleased to announce that Gianni Jetzer, Director and Chief Curator of the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art in New York, will be the new curator for Art Unlimited, beginning at next year’s 2012 edition, Art 43 Basel.

Jetzer will take the place of Simon Lamunière, curator of the fair section Art Unlimited since its debut in 2000, whose prominence on the sector and position during the 12 editions that he worked on will have a lasting impression. One can anticipate Lamunière's next show, The Neon Parallax, a major public art project in Geneva opening in April 2012.

Gianni Jetzer is the Director of the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art in New York where he has extensively hosted shows since 2006, both internationally as a freelance curator, in Switzerland as Director of the Kunsthalle St Gallen and at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich.
 
Art Unlimited is Art Basel's pioneering exhibition stage for projects that go beyond the traditional gallery space. The show displays video projections, large-scale installations, massive sculptures and live performances.

Numerous art stars from the contemporary world of art have exhibited in the enormous 17,000-square-meter exhibition hall. This year, the 62 ambitious projects include works by Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Dan Flavin, Mona Hatoum, Anish Kapoor, Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Schütte, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Cerith Wyn Evans, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jacob Kassay, Robert Kusmirowski, Mona Hatoum, Sarah Morris and Mark Leckey.

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