Art Basel 2021

Arts Antiques
Sep 24, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Bleichestrasse 3
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New dates: Art Basel 2021 has been postponed to 24 - 26 September 2021.

Held annually in the cultural capital of Switzerland, Art Basel is one of the leading events in the global art market. The upcoming Art Basel 2021 is highly anticipated, especially after the cancellation of its 2020 edition due to health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates for the event are 24 - 26 September 2021, with invitation-only events on the 21 - 23 September.

Each edition of Art Basel features displays from over 250 major galleries and 4,000 artists from all over the world. Also attending are art dealers, collectors, curators, popular figures from the cultural scene and art lovers, making for a total visitor count of over 90,000. The event programme includes many concurrent exhibitions all around Basel. From classical to modern art, bold solo projects and editioned works, visitors can witness the most exquisite and innovative concepts. Special guided tours offer a deeper understanding of the artworks on display, while Art Basel’s Conversations series feature informative and insightful discussions on current topics in the global art scene.

The Art Basel 2021 dates will be one of the busiest periods for hotels in the city, so an early reservation is the best way to secure the most suitable offers for your stay. With ExpoBeds’ service you will be able to choose from a variety of properties near Messe Basel at every star rating and price point. Contact us today for a custom Art Basel 2021 hotel offer!


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 2021 are 24 - 26 September (Thursday to Sunday). The three days before that are marked as invitation only preview days, while the VIP opening day will be on 20 September. Over 93,000 visitors are expected to experience the next Art Basel in 2021. 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 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 2021 in Basel is also on the agenda of international artists, public institutions, foundations, gallerists, museum directors, scholars, art historians and dealers.

Past editions

What makes it special

Art comes in many forms, as demonstrated in each sector of Art Basel 2021. 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 2022 
Sectors: Arts | Antiques
Website:Art Basel
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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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