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 2019 are 13 - 16 June (Thursday to Sunday). The two days before that are marked as invitation only. Over 95,000 visitors are expected to experience the next Art Basel. The occasion will hold a certain distinction, being the show's 50th edition.
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 2019 is also on the agenda of international artists, public institutions, foundations, gallerists, museum directors, scholars, art historians and dealers.
What makes it special
Art comes in many forms, as demonstrated in each sector of Art Basel 2019. 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.