In pictures: See the best of Art Basel Unlimited 2022, from a painting made from hardware store finds to a sculpture turned into a shipping container

Art Basel, which opens to the public this week, is one of the biggest art market moments of the year. But it’s Unlimited, Art Basel’s distinctive platform for large-scale projects, that places special emphasis on big. This year, Messeplatz hosts 70 large-scale works of art ranging from a hanging sculpture made from a shipping container by Kennedy Yanko to a monumental 1988 painting by Keith Haring.

This year’s edition is curated by Giovanni Carmine, director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. Unlike last year’s release, which reflected the current market obsession with painting by focusing heavily on 2D work, this display manages to squeeze a little more out of the 3D space. Videos, installations, sculptures and (yes) paintings are presented by Theaster Gates, Francis Alÿs, Jenny Holzer, Rebecca Horn, Martha Rosler, Marianna Simnett, Wolfgang Tillmans and many others.

“Unlimited 2022 is decidedly intense, no less a reflection on the contradictory era we live in,” Carmine said in a statement, “A powerful expression of that is the polymorphic chorus of artistic voices in this exhibition, singing in protest against isolation, loneliness and indifference The songs become louder and louder and more perceptible.

See highlights from the fan-favorite section below.

Andrea Zittel, AZ Personal Uniforms, 2nd Decade: Fall Winter 2003–Spring/Summer 2013. Courtesy of Regen Projects

Liu Wei, Dimension (2021). Courtesy of Whitechapel.

Louisa Gagliardi, Tate-a-Tate (2022). Courtesy Eva Presenhuber and Dawid Radziszewski, in collaboration with Rudolphe Janssen

Kennedy Yanko, By means other than the known senses (2022). Courtesy of Vielmetter Los Angeles

Folkert de Jong, Shooting…July 1st (2006). Courtesy of Sofie Van de Velde

Folkert de Jong, Shooting…July 1st (2006). Courtesy of Sofie Van de Velde

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful or Beauty Knows No Pain, California. 1966–72. Courtesy of Nagel Draxler.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Uffizi door (2003).

Theater doors, Hardware paint (2020/2022). Courtesy of Gray

Hanne Darboven, OST-West-Demokratie (1983). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Huang Yongping, American cuisine and Chinese cockroaches (2019). Courtesy of Kamel Mennour.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (upstairs) (2001). Courtesy of Gagosian.

Isabelle Ducrot, Omaggio a Mishima (Tribute to Mishima) (2016). Courtesy of Gisela Capitain and Standard.

Isabelle Ducrot, Omaggio a Mishima (Tribute to Mishima) (2016). Courtest Gisela Captain and Standard.

Antonio Molinero, Untitled (Vivasse) (2022). Courtesy of Christophe Gaillard.

Thomas Price, Contained moments (2022). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Jim Shaw, Not since Superman died (2014). Courtesy of Gagosian.

Cui Jie, People’s Square (2022). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Andra Ursuta, Vandalism (2011/2022). Courtesy of David Zwirner.

Raphaela Vogel, The (failed) education of Miss Vogel (2021). Courtesy of BQ.

Juan Munoz, three chinese (1999). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Mounira Al Solh, Sunset at sunset (2022). Courtesy of Sfeir Semler.

Keith Haring, Untitled, May 7 (1988). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Jim Shaw, Not since Superman died (2014). Photo by Dorian Batycka.

Stano Filko, Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F. (2006). Courtesy of Layr.

Stan Filko, Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F., 2006. Courtesy Layr.

Stano Filko, Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F (2006). Courtesy of Layr.

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