Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Prepare for Basel

Art Basel and the concurrent events are now in almost full swing. Last night was the kick off/preview for many of the art fairs and some galleries. I will be posting pictures and highlights later.

Right now, I just want to warn new Baselites about the nature of this beast.
It's much like preparing for a marathon. You have to drink a lot of water, for instance, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Most importantly though, be prepared; plan ahead if you can.

But also, be prepared to get tired, mostly of art, drinking and people.

During Basel week, I become increasingly stressed and overwhelmed by the number of possibilities and the humongous crowds. I have to constantly remind myself to relax and enjoy, and so in that way, it's a bit like having sex...

Many of my friends are opting out this year. But I am addicted to the prospects it has to offer, that, and the free drinks. So, basically, just have fun and try everything and anything.

I think though that I must reemphasize, drink lots and lots of water. Lots.


Cherry said...

oh thats right i forgot what its like to have sex

Anonymous said...

EAT said...

Cherry: yup.
HAHAHA! -me... holy Christ that is so -you!