Art Basel 2017
Art Basel has been connecting the world’s premier galleries and their patrons as well as hosting a meeting point for the international art world since 1970. Over 4o years later, the Art Basel holds three fairs in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach, which is ranked as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective. For the New York Times, it is the ‘Olympics of art world’, for the Parisian daily Le Monde it is ‘The best in the world’, for the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung it is ‘Art as its best form’ and Vogue calls it ‘The most beautiful temporary museum in the world’. The renowned reputation for showing high quality work has attracted leading international galleries and collectors, offering visitors the most important art from around the world.
Masterpieces and avant garde
Through the best carefully selected galleries from all over the world, there are approximately 300 pieces of art that show high quality modern and contemporary art works. On show are paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints, video and multimedia art as well performances by over 4,000 interesting artists. All the famous names are represented from the modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Miró, Klee, Warhol and Jeff Koons to the newest generation. All in all, nearly 200,000 visitors view works of art presented by over 500 of the world’s leading galleries.
Diverse into the city of art
During Art Basel, the cultural city of Basel has a unique ambiance, reinforced by various special events all over the city. Art has always been at the heart of this lovely medieval city on the river Rhine. It hosts art museums of international reputations, sculptures in public spaces, theatres, concert halls and notable buildings designed by leading contemporary architects. Basel is a vital transport hub with easy reach, which is located at the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany.
Save the dates for the upcoming Art Basel
Hong Kong – 23rd – 25th March 2017
The 2016 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong offered a premier platform for showing works from across the globe. Underlining its commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries had exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provided an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.
Basel – 15th – 18th June 2017
One of the most successful in Art Basel’s history, brought the international artworld together, with more than 280 of the world’s leading galleries showing the work of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks took place each day. Exhibitions and events were also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.
Miami Beach – 7th – 10th 2017
In the Art Basel in Miami Beach, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa showed significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality were on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances became part of the city’s outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.