This year, over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces. Here are some highlights from the show:
Art Basel is comprised of multiple sectors, each of which has its own selection process and committee of experts, who review applicants to select the show participants. The nine show sectors offer a diverse collection of artworks, including established artists and newly emerging artists, curated projects, site-specific experiential work, and video.
The largest sector with more than 200 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. They display paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 4,000 artists. Galleries in Galleries sector. Selected Artworks in the Galleries sector.
Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing new works that have been created within the last three years, the Nova sector often features never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio and strong juxtapositions. Galleries in Nova sector. Selected Artworks in the Nova sector.
This sector allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project. Galleries in Positions sector. Selected Artworks in the Positions sector.
Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists. Galleries in the Edition sector. Selected Artworks in the Edition sector.
Participants are chosen from the Galleries sector to present curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows. Galleries in the Kabinet sector. Selected Artworks in the Kabinet sector.
The Film sector presents a dynamic program of films by and about artists. Screenings take place inside the Convention Center, and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. David Gryn and Marian Masone were the the Film Curators last year.
Survey presents precise art historical projects that may include solo presentations by an individual artist, or juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches. Galleries in the Survey sector. Selected Artworks in the Survey sector.
Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers are often present at the show. Great for finding current and past issues of magazines. Magazines participating in the sector.
Art Basel hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Conversations offers a platform for dynamic dialogues between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art.
Thursday, Dec 6, 11am – 3pm
Thursday, Dec 6, 3pm – 8pm Friday
Dec 7, 12 noon – 8pm Saturday
Dec 8, 12 noon – 8pm Sunday
Dec 9, 12 noon – 6pm
One Day Ticket: $50 (online), $60 (on-site)
Multi-Day Ticket: $130 (online), $140 (on-site)