VIDEO: Police battle Art Basel 'favela cafe' occupation

Tadashi Kawamata, Favela Café, 2013.

On Friday night Swiss police fired rubber bullets and teargas at an artist-activist group who took over Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and architect Christophe Scheidegger's politically uncomfortable 'favela cafe' at Art Basel, a fully working eatery in the guise of Brasil's ad-hoc urban areas. Art Basel had allowed the group to protest for a limited time.

16 June 2013