ART BASEL DAY 2 – AQUA

8 Dec

ATTENDING AQUA ART FAIR ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF BASEL WEEK.  THE FAIR WHOSE MISSION AIMS TO PROVIDE A PLATFORM TO SUPPORT YOUNG DEALERS & GALLERIES WITH STRONG EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAMS, HEADED BY DIRK PARK & JAQ CHARTIER.  THE WEST COAST & CANADIAN GALLERIES BROUGHT WITH THEM A LAID BACK FREE SPIRIT, WHICH WAS LACKING AT THE OTHER FAIRS.  THE GALLERISTS HAD TIME, & EVEN ENJOYED TALKING ABOUT THEIR ARTISTS.  THE BOUTIQUE TWO STORY HOTEL LAYOUT MEANT NO GETTING LOST IN A MAZE OF SHOPPING AISLES, & THE COURTYARD OFFERED A CAFE, COMPLIMENTARY BEERS, SEATING & OF COURSE THE OUTDOOR HOT TUB. AQUA IS THE MANAGEABLE FAIR.

OVERALL RATING:  9/10

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