Ai Weiwei, Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, 2015 / Lisson Gallery
Art Basel brings the international art world together, with 290 of the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of art world 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.
Etienne-Martin, Abécedaire (recto-verso), 1964 / Galerie Bernard Bouche
Jana Sterbak, Sisyphus Sport, 1997-2014 / Barbara Gross Galerie
Etel Adnan / Zentrum Paul Klee
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (For Kiki Smith), 1998 / Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma
Projects from established and historical artists are precisely curated by gallerists in the Feature sector. Projects may include solo presentations, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches.
Georgia Gardner Gray, The Paris RER Regional Train, 2017 / Croy Nielsen
Statements presents exciting new solo projects by emerging artists, who are eligible to receive the prestigious Baloise Art Prize. The Baloise Group acquires artworks by the award-winning artists, which it then donates to important European art institutions.
Louise Bourgeois, Ode à l’Oubli (Ode to Forgetting), 2004 / Carolina Nitsch
Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors the opportunity to see significant, and rare publications.
Robert Barry, Changing, 2018
Carol Bove, Egg, 2018 / David Zwirner Gallery
Cerith Wyn Evans, Neon Forms (after Noh I), 2015 / White Cube
Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.
Naama Tsabar Transitions #4 / Kunsthaus Baselland
The Parcours sector engages the public and fairgoers by placing site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances in the city’s neighborhoods. Artworks by renowned established artists and emerging talents will be on display on and around Basel’s Münsterplatz. Parcours is curated by Samuel Leuenberger of SALTS exhibition space.
Lynn Hershman Leeson / Vertighost (still)
Art Basel’s week-long program of films by and about artists is curated by Maxa Zoller. Known for her roaming series of experimental film screenings, Zoller plans a diverse and challenging program of works that reflects on the complex role of media in today’s global world.
Halo by Semiconductor / 4th Audemars Piguet Art Commission
Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Conversations, our series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the art world.
Armando Andrade Tudela / Curated by Elfi Turpin
Art Basel hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Conversations offers a platform for dynamic dialogues between prominent members of the international art world, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. The series include artist talks, panels, and discussions with a range of speakers including artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players. Conversations is programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York.