Art Basel

Sep 17, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020 
Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Bleichestrasse 3

New dates: Art Basel 2020 has been postponed to 17-20 September 2020 with preview dates on 15-16 September.

The upcoming Art Basel 2020 dates will bring to Messe Basel more than 93,000 art professionals and aficionados. The Global Guide - a digital initiative, introduced by the organisers shortly before the last edition - now attracts visitors to Art Basel's galleries throughout the year. It adds to the benefits of participating in the number-one art event. In 2019 collectors from over 80 nations discovered works presented by nearly 300 galleries. Galerie Knoell from Switzerland, Galerie Crèvecœur from France, SpazioA from Italy, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery from Estonia, Vadehra Art Gallery from India and David Lewis Gallery from the USA were among the 19 first-time exhibitors.

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Art Basel in Switzerland is the most influential art show on a global scale. Even though its events in Miami and Hong Kong enjoy immense popularity in their own right, the show in Messe Basel is where it all originated and its traditions and modernity create a unique blend for art lovers.
The public days of Art Basel 2020 are 17 - 20 September (Thursday to Sunday). The two days before that are marked as invitation only preview days. Over 93,000 visitors are expected to experience the next Art Basel in 2020. The occasion will be memorable, as always, with the art world gathering for its special events, talks and - of course - exhibits.

who can you meet at the event

Who can you meet there

Art Basel attracts European, American and Asian collectors interested in 20th and 21-st century art. The event is the universally acknowledged meeting point for the art world, giving room to discovery but also to conversation, collaboration, expansion, validation and inspiration.
As such, Art Basel 2020 in Basel is also on the agenda of international artists, public institutions, foundations, gallerists, museum directors, scholars, art historians and dealers.

The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the postponement of Art Basel 2020 from its original June dates to September.

Past editions

what makes this event special

What makes it special

Art comes in many forms, as demonstrated in each sector of Art Basel 2020. The Galleries displays modern paintings, drawings and sculptures but also installations and works created through photo, video and digital media. Feature captures projects by acknowledged artists from different generations, cultures and styles. Statements is dedicated to new artists, eligible for the Baloise Art Prize. Edition is where visitors can see rare editioned works, prints, etc. - result of the cooperation between acclaimed artists and top publishers. Unlimited is the sector for large-scale works and live performances. Parcours places site-specific artworks and performances in chosen Basel locations. Film introduces films by/about artists, while Magazines focuses on art publications.

quick info

Organiser:MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:Art Basel 2021
Sectors: Arts / Antiques
Website:Art Basel 

important facts

  • 290+ galleries
  • 300+ museums and institutions
  • 4000+ artists
  • 93,000 visitors
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Messe Basel

Bleichestrasse 3, Basel, Switzerland
Coordinates: 47.56519, 7.60113

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