Bas Jan Ader

Bas Jan Ader on the Ocean Wave, Chatham Harbor, Massachusetts, 1975

© The Estate of Bas Jan Ader / Mary Sue Ader Andersen, 2019 / The Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York and Bildkunst, Germany. Courtesy of Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles

Some people want to escape into the art world, others want to escape from it. Art offers a refuge from the world as well as a way of engaging with it – politically, socially, aesthetically, philosophically. The challenge is to find a way to escape without escapism. By João Ribas