Art Basel’s world-leading shows in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami connect collectors, galleries, and artists, and are a driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists. The recently launched Art Basel Cities initiative highlights local art scenes and facilitates international collaborations. The Art Basel publications The Art Market and the Art Market Principles and Best Practices are a commitment to increasing the transparency and accountability of the art market.
Our Basel show brings the international artworld together, with the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Exhibitions and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.
Art Basel in Basel takes place in Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Basel on Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland. Hall 1, built in 1999 by the Swiss architect and art collector, Theo Hotz and extended in 2013 by renowned Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron hosts the Unlimited and Magazines sectors as well as Conversations. Hall 2, a landmark building from the 1950s built by Hans Hoffmann, hosts the Galleries, Statements, Feature and Edition sectors.
The anchor of Art Basel is its Galleries sector, where a selection of the world’s leading galleries of Modern and Contemporary art show 20th- and 21st-century artworks. Visitors will discover a breadth of works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography, video and digital art by more than 4,000 artists.
The Feature sector emphasizes precisely curated projects that may include solo presentations by an individual artist, or juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches.
In this sector, Art Basel presents exciting new solo projects by young, emerging artists. Each year, two outstanding artists in this sector are awarded the Baloise Art Prize. The Baloise Group also acquires works by the award-winning artists which it donates to important European art institutions.
Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists.
Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a classical art-show stand. The innovative work includes out-sized sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances. Unlimited is curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer.
Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers are often present at the show and many magazines contribute presentations to our Salon series, a schedule of presentations, lectures, and discussions by a range of speakers.
Parcours is the sector which engages the city’s historical quarters with site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances by renowned international artists and emerging talents. Parcours is open to the public and free of charge. The sector is curated by Basel-based Samuel Leuenberger.
Art Basel’s week-long program of films by and about artists is curated by Cairo-based film curator and lecturer Maxa Zoller.
Art Basel’s talks series, bringing together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world is developed together with artist Julieta Aranda.
Public Opening Hours
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 14, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Scritto da Zero Zurich