Art Basel 2024

The 2024 edition of Art Basel features 285 galleries from 40 countries. 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.

Maike Cruse, Director of Art Basel in Basel, stated: ‘I am particularly excited about this year’s expanded city-wide program as a testament to Basel’s cultural pulse. The Messeplatz project, featuring Agnes Denes’ transformative installation Honouring Wheatfield - A Confrontation (2024), redefines the dialogue between environment, land art, and the value of things.
The Parcours sector transforms the Clarastrasse into an exhibition exploring the topics of circulation and transformation. And the Merian will not only showcase Petrit Halilaj’s installation on the façade but will also extend Art Basel’s activation into the evening and night. Join us to celebrate community and the limitless possibilities of artistic expression along the Rhine.’

Unlimited, curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, presents large-scale installations by distinguished and emerging artists. Among the highlights this year: ● a site-specific installation by Swedish artist Anna Uddenberg, titled Premium Economy (2023-2024), ● a reenactment of American artist Faith Ringgold's first multimedia performance, titled The Wake and Resurrection of the Bicentennial Negro (1976), ● Untitled (2022), an installation by American artist Henry Taylor, ● Greek Italian artist Jannis Kounellis’ installation Senza titolo (vele) (1993), ● an installation of a significant section from American artist Keith Haring’s mural Untitled (FDR NY) #5-22 (1984), ● a new video installation titled DOKU The Flow (2024) by Chinese artist Lu Yang, ● Chess (2012), a seminal installation by American artist Lutz Bacher, ● ARCHITEKTURTRAUM (2001) by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn, ● a complete set of Robert Frank’s The Americans (1954-1957).

Through ambitious projects, many of them site-specific and newly produced, the Parcours sector explores transformation and circulation in areas such as trade, globalization, and ecology. Hessler takes over Parcours from Samuel Leuenberger, who successfully managed and expanded the sector over the past 8 years.
The Kabinett sector dedicated to curated and thematic presentations featured in a separate section within galleries’ main booths presents 22 projects by 23 galleries for the second year.
Location: Messe BaselPreview Days: June 11 – June 12General Admission Days: June 13 – June 16
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