Art Basel 2023: What’s New?

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Art Basel 2023 in Switzerland

Messe Basel welcomes art connoisseurs, as the Art Basel fair will be held there exhibiting art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The 2023 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 284 of the world’s leading galleries from across the globe.
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 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 year 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.
The Unlimited section of Art Basel is curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, and it 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).
Alongside the art fair one of the outstanding exhibitions takes place in Basel: Born in Ukraine in Kunstmuseum Basel. Within the framework of Born in Ukraine, Kunstmuseum Basel showcases works by 31 artists from the Kyiv National Art Gallery, Ukraine’s national art museum, which have been transported for the exhibition after the massive shelling of Kyiv. The museum suffered damage during the bombing.
Join us for the celebration of art in Basel city! Venue: Messe BaselArt fair dates: June 15-18, 2023Preview: June 13-14, 2023
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