Art Basel 2014

 CARSTEN HÖLLER Detail aus / from Aufzugbett, 2010 Photo: Mary Scherpe © Carsten Höller / Bildrecht Wien 2014

CARSTEN HÖLLER
Detail aus / from Aufzugbett, 2010 Photo: Mary Scherpe
© Carsten Höller / Bildrecht Wien 2014

During the summer months Timo Feldhaus visited major art events in Cologne, Vienna and Basel, as well as Berghain in Berlin. Everywhere he found the same things: a need for immediate bodily experience and intensity; viewers looking to art for kicks; exhibitions that made no effort at subtlety but sought to hit everyone openly in the gut; and a refashioned performance art, adapted to suit our daily compulsion to perform.