Art Basel 2024

The world's premier art fair for contemporary art in Basel, Switzerland

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June 11-16, 2024

    Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, Basel, Switzerland

About Art Basel 2024


The 2024 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 285 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing the highest quality of works across all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital artworks. 22 first-time participants will join a robust lineup of European exhibitors and returning galleries from around the globe.
In addition to remarkable presentations in its Galleries, Feature, Statements, and Edition sectors, around 70 large-scale installations and performances will be on view in the show’s Unlimited sector, while the Kabinett sector will return for the second time to Art Basel’s Swiss edition to spotlight distinct, curated exhibitions within the main booths of exhibitors.
This year also marks the first time Art Basel will be fully under the direction of Maike Cruse, currently the Director of Gallery Weekend Berlin, - one of the first hires Noah Horowitz made after taking his place as the fair’s chief executive in 2022. Of the 285 galleries, 245 will make up the main section of the fair. 7 of these galleries previously contributed to the Feature or Statements sections, including Commonwealth and Council, Galerie Crèvecœur, Gaga, and Tina Kim Gallery.

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Art Basel Exhibitors and Sectors

Art Basel’s show in Basel is divided into sectors. Each sector has a specific focus, from monumental works to solo presentations by emerging artists. Discover the sectors and exhibitors at Art Basel in Basel in 2024.
Preview Days: Tuesday, June 11–Wednesday, June 12General Admission Days: Thursday, June 13–Sunday, June 16

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Galleries

Art Basel 2024 in Basel will host 285 premier galleries globally, featuring top-tier works in painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art. This edition includes 22 first-time participants, joining a strong mix of European exhibitors and returning galleries from around the world.

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Unlimited

Unlimited is Art Basel's pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art fair stand. Curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, the sector will present 70 large-scale installations by distinguished and emerging artists.

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Kabinett

Kabinett, Art Basel’s sector for thematic presentations within galleries’ main booths, will showcase 22 projects presented by 23 galleries.

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Edition

The Art Basel 2024 galleries and publishers participating in the sector for editioned works, prints, and multiples.

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Statements

The Art Basel 2024 solo projects in the sector dedicated to emerging artists, eligible for the renowned Baloise Art Prize.

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Film

Presenting a week of extraordinary cinema and celebrating its 25th edition, the Film program, curated by Filipa Ramos, will feature artists’ surveys, feature films, and a special program for young audiences, from age four onwards.

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Messeplatz

The city's Messeplatz will feature a site-specific presentation by conceptual artist Agnes Denes, curated for the third time by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition spaces SALTS in Birsfelden and Bennwil. As a pioneer of environmental, ecological, and land art, she will present the piece Honouring Wheatfield - A Confrontation (2024).

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The Merian

The Merian, situated right at the Middle Bridge along the Rhine in Kleinbasel and across Basel's Old Town, features a hotel bar, restaurant, and terrace that will host a continuous, around-the-clock program. The façade of the former Hotel Merian will be taken over by When The Sun Goes Away We Paint The Sky, an artwork by Petrit Halilaj.

Art Basel Parcours

The Parcours sector at Art Basel is a distinctive showcase of site-specific installations, sculptures, interventions, and performances situated in public spaces and historic sites throughout the city of Basel. Curated by a guest curator, Parcours encourages a deeper engagement between the artworks and the urban environment, inviting visitors to explore the city’s rich cultural and architectural heritage while encountering thought-provoking contemporary art pieces that create new dialogues and perspectives.
The 2024 edition of Parcours is curated for the first time by Stefanie Hessler, Director of Swiss Institute New York. For this newly envisioned edition, Art Basel’s free outdoor sector is moving closer to the fair building and Messeplatz.

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    Hessler’s concept for Parcours is a curated exhibition that meanders through empty stores and operational shops, a hotel, a restaurant, a distillery, and other quotidian spaces on Basel’s Clarastrasse. Through ambitious projects, many of them site-specific and newly produced, the sector explores transformation and circulation in processes of trade, globalization, and ecology.
    Clarastrasse, the street leading from the fair to the river and connecting the new part of the city with the old town, is currently undergoing rapid transformation that mirrors the changes in the fabric of many locales post-Covid. Leading towards the Rhine, itself a body of water through which globalization and migration have connected and shaped Europe, Parcours’s relocation galvanizes artistic responses to these ongoing processes.
    The artists’ projects will explore flows of information and goods as well as seepages between the hyperlocal and the global, suggesting that those are far from uniform movements, but complex, unwieldy, and uneven processes. A number of artists will address ecological systems, the affordances of nature that are exploited through extraction, and increasingly changing climates. Several projects will examine how information circulates and by whom, from traditional forms of storytelling to newspapers to abstraction as a vehicle for spiritual communication and communion. Again others refer to change and knowledge transfers across generations and communities, across time and geographies, through migration, affect, and somatic memory.

Art Basel Conversations

Conversations brings together today's most inspiring cultural figures. Experience live debates and learn from thought leaders as they exchange on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture. Conversations is curated by Kimberlv Bradlev.

Cultural events in Basel

The city of Basel will offer visitors an exceptional program of events and special projects throughout the fair week. Beyond the fair, the city's premier museums and foundations will host a wide range of outstanding exhibitions. Major shows coinciding with Art Basel include:

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Fondation Beyeler"The Summer Show", "Henri Matisse - Invitation to the Voyage"

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Kunstmuseum Basel"Dan Flavin: Dedications in Lights" and other exhibitions

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Kunsthalle Basel"Ghislaine Leung" and other exhibitions

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Kunsthaus Baselland"Rewilding: Opening exhibition of the new Kunsthaus Baselland at Dreispitz"

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Museum Tinguely"Mika Rottenberg: Antimatter Factory"

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Vitra Design Museum"Transform! Designing the Future of Energy"

History of Art Basel

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world's premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Paris, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition.
Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and a number of new initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast and the BMW Art Journey. Art Basel's Global Media Partner is The Financial Times.

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