About Art Basel 2023
Messe Basel welcomes art connoisseurs, as the Art Basel fair will be held there exhibiting art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Indisputably, one of the world’s leading fairs in the international art market, this year Basel fair will traditionally bring the international art world together, bringing leading galleries and artists from five continents and introducing a few innovations. The 2023 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 284 of the world’s leading galleries from across the globe.
The art will be traditionally represented in a variety of sections during the 4-day show in Basel, including Galleries, Features, Statements, Editions, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Magazines. Other expo highlights will include the Conversations series, which will feature over 50 thought leaders as they exchange on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture. This edition will focus on the subjects of care, collectivity, and connectivity and will feature panels focusing on artist-led spaces on the African continent, parenthood in the arts, the more inclusive architecture of museums in the future, and the ethical and artistic implications of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.
What is new – this year Unlimited, curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, will present 76 large-scale installations by distinguished and emerging artists. The Basel debut of Kabinett, the sector focusing on curated exhibitions within the exhibitor’s main booths, will feature 13 projects presented by 14 galleries (with Anri Sala, Hugh Steers, Henrik Håkansson mentioned among the highlights). Showcasing Art Basel’s ongoing commitment to dynamic public programming, 25 site-specific public art projects in Parcours and the renowned Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch’s activation of the city’s Messeplatz will transform Basel’s public spaces. Both the Parcours sector (with works of art by Laure Prouvost, Noa Eshkol and Jacolby Satterwhite mentioned) and the expansive installation by Latifa Echakhch are curated by Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS).
Born in Ukraine in Kunstmuseum Basel
About the Born in Ukraine project
The exhibition sheds light on artists who were considered Russian but represent a mix of cultures and nationalities, giving us a new perspective on the art world.
The exhibition project Born in Ukraine sheds light on a concerning trend that has endured for centuries: the most talented Ukrainian artists from the past, along with their achievements, were continuously misappropriated by the Russian Empire. Even after the collapse of the USSR, the practice continued, as contemporary Ukrainian artists also faced similar attitudes towards their work.
Born in Ukraine exhibition features a diverse selection from the National Museum "Kyiv Art Gallery" collection, as well as works of modern and contemporary art from both museum and private collections, highlighting the historical misappropriation of Ukrainian art by Russia over the centuries.
Project Mission and Goals
Born in Ukraine aims to restore historical justice by showcasing the names and works of Ukraine's outstanding artists, particularly those who remained loyal to their Ukrainian roots in the condition of Russian misappropriation.
The project "Born in Ukraine" aims to highlight the rich heritage of Ukrainian culture relatively unknown before. By showcasing Ukrainian art, the exhibition seeks to familiarise the public with the country's unique artistic traditions and to focus on the contribution to the European cultural landscape.
Born in Ukraine project
Artists from the Past
Born in Ukraine project
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.