Art Basel

Switzerland , Basel
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Covid-19 Event Update

Art insiders will have to wait until June 2022 for the next live edition of Art Basel. Messe Basel will welcome attendees for four days between June 16th and June 19th and will follow the latest government regulations. Attendees must also keep a social distance of 1.5 meters and refrain from engaging in any physical networking. Paper exchanges and handshakes are examples of such networking. They must also disinfect their hands on a regular basis and practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette. Attendees can conduct the sanitation via the provided disinfection station. Such locations are available in strategic places such as the washrooms. 

A Brief Overview of Art Basel

If you’re determined to make your mark in the art world, there’s an event you can’t afford to miss out – Art Basel. This international trade show has been celebrating modern and contemporary art for decades and is one of the three shows held around the world, but it’s the Basel iteration that first started the tradition. Come meet artists at every level in the industry – from emerging voices to established names!

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

We don’t exaggerate when we say that Art Basel is a unique trade show, namely because it’s one of the biggest of its kind in the entire world, and completely international:

  • 291 galleries in total exhibit, out of which 265 are of foreign origin;
  • 4000 artists in total are showcased during the program;
  • 95,000 visitors were registered last year, out of which 40,000 are foreign in origin.

Industry Relevance

Art Basel is the foundational event first held in 1970 and occurring once every year at Messe Basel. It’s had almost half a century to cement itself as a champion for the arts and its influence has resulted in two satellite events – one held in Miami and one in Hong Kong. A spin-off event Art Basel Cities focuses on architecture. The near 300 galleries have curated one master collection that features works in every possible medium imaginable – paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photography, installations, video and digital art. Out of all this abundance, organizers weave some thematic threads through the Feature corner that hosts solo presentations and thematic exhibits.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Miguel Abreu Gallery, Air de Paris, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Brooke Alexander, Galería Helga de Alvear, Fondation Beyeler, Alfonso Artiaco, Daniel Blau and Blum & Poe are only a fraction of the galleries that exhibit regularly at Art Basel. Given the long list of respectable names in the industry, it’s no wonder the show draws in artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players. If you want to experience most of their presence, then head over to the Conversations space in Messe Basel. You can expect a fantastic program from day one to the very end.

Past Editions

2021 Edition

Art Basel 2021 was one of the first international art exhibitions to take since 2019. It was held as a hybrid event from September 24, 2021 to September 26, 2021. Art Basel 2021 consisted of a face-to-face exhibtion and a digital platform known as Art Basel Live. The digital platform allowed participating galleries to reach a larger audience and permitted visitors to participate in remote form. The platform included features like online display room and virtual tours. The face-to-face aspect of the fair included strict COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing and took place at Messe Basel. The event was considered a success by the organisers and participants. This is due to the high attendance numbers and strong sales across all market levels. A total of 60,000 visitors and 272 galleries from 33 countries attended the fair, including 24 newcomer galleries. 

Past editions

Art Basel 2021

24.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Art Basel

60000

Visitors

272

Exhibiting galleries

24

Newcomer galleries

33

Represented countries

290

Total Exhibitors

93,000

Total Visitors

279

Total Exhibitors

87,000

Total Visitors

291

Total Exhibitors

95,000

Total Visitors

How to get to Art Basel

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On Foot

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - not advisable

Basel SSB Railway Station - 30 mins via Elisabethenstrasse

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By Car

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - 15 mins via A35

Basel SSB Railway Station - 10 mins via Isteinerstrasse

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By Public Transport

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - 50 mins via transports 50 and 1

Basel SSB Railway Station - 15 mins via transport 1 or 2

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