Art Basel: 2015–17

Art Basel
Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach

Art Basel, founded in 1970, has since grown to become the premier international art fair for modern and contemporary works. Hundreds of galleries from around the word exhibit at three annual shows in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach.

During the three years between 2015–17, Barnbrook oversaw a conceptual evolution of the ‘horizon’, a core part of the Art Basel branding comprised of two visual fields meeting to create contrast. Barnbrook pushed this device in increasingly expressive directions, with a new approach defined annually. These three years focused on different abstracted photographic solutions that explored the personality of the three cities in conjunction with a range of local photographers, taking inspiration from (sequentially) local neighbourhoods, daily industry, and celebrations within local communities.