Art Basel 2018 to Feature Work by Sanlorenzo Yachts
The 2018 edition of Art Basel, one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs, is less than two weeks away and anticipation is mounting ahead of the high profile event, which draws some of the biggest names from the global contemporary arts community.
Among those in attendance at the show will be a renowned name from the world of luxury yachting, the acclaimed Italian shipyars Sanlorenzo.
As part of their 60th anniversary celebrations, Sanlorenzo will be bringing with them an eye-catching installation that pays tribute to legendary Italian artist Emilio Isgrò.
The yacht builder has always maintained a strong affinity with the world of art, engaging in several collaborations with important galleries and cultural institutions down the years, including Milan’s Triennale, and with Galleria Tornabuoni Arte, with which it has set up exhibitions on its own yachts, for Art Basel Miami Beach in 2016.
Now the company are further strengthening their penchant for art by producing their very own piece for the 2018’s Art Basel.
The installation features an ethereal, suspended space whose perimeter is marked by erasures reproduced on its walls. Meanwhile a sea made up of lines, signs, words through which models of Sanlorenzo superyachts, displayed inside glass cases, appears to surround the work “I viaggi della mente” (“The travels of the mind”), which appears at the centre of the work.
The installation will be on display at the Collectors Lounge throughout the show, which run from 14-17 June.