SEEN’s Cost-Is-No-Object Art World Summer Itinerary

Takashi Murakami Sage, 2014 Acrylic, gold and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches (200 x 200 centimeters). Photo: © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Imagine: You love art, and your budget is limitless. Your private jet is fueled up at Teterboro. You’ve trained your internal clock to ignore time zones. Wait, which continent are we landing in? Who knows, but Dakis’s boat will be there! SEEN is ending and school’s out, and this is where we wish we could afford to be.

Somehow, the rolling jamboree of biennales and fairs heats up with the weather, and that’s when things get a little dotty. Look, 10 a.m is simply the most amenable time for Champagne at outdoor vernissages. Of course there are open-air exhibitions on ancient Greek cliffs. And why not have artists show in palaces instead of galleries? Plus, hey, even Berlin becomes habitable in the season!

So we’ve collected a list of new countries for you to jet-set to, if not every day over the next two months, then at least every week. Just pick your flavor: fairs, museum retrospectives, biennials — it’s all there.

For instance: Anish Kapoor’s reflective sculptures will alight in the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles, following such luminaries as Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons. Speaking of, Koons’s retrospective will open next month at the Guggenheim Bilbao. There’s the original Art Basel, of course, quieter and more enjoyable than its metastasizing Miami equivalent (for now, at least). Try the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial for a nature-themed break, featuring Cai Guo-Qiang and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Or pencil in a stop at the debut Vienna Biennale, which focuses on architecture.

We make no promises about the crippling effects of long-term jet lag, which modern medicine still, shamefully, has not solved.

June: Anish Kapoor at Versailles Gardens, Paris

June 2: The Museum of Modern Art Garden Party, New York

June 4: arteBA fair, Buenos Aires

June 5: Damian Ortega at the HangarBicocca, Milan

June 9: Jeff Koons retrospective at Guggenheim Bilbao

June 10: Garage Museum opening, Moscow

June 11: The Vienna Biennale

June 12: Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend

June 14: Paul Chan’s “Hippias Minor” at DESTE Foundation Projectspace Slaughterhouse, Hydra Island

June 18: Art Basel & satellite fairs

June 23: Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki

June 23: Takashi Murakami, various venues, Ibiza

July 5: Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” opens at LACMA

July 9: Art Southampton, Bridgehampton

July 25: Watermill Benefit, Long Island

July 26: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2015

July 28: Edinburgh Art Festival

July 30: Art Aspen, Colorado

August 1–August 30: Party at Larry Gagosian’s place in the Hamptons!!! It’s on Further Lane in Amagansett, and that’s all we can say.

The Cost-Is-No-Object Art World Summer Itinerary