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Art Basel 2016 @ Messe Basel

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 - Sun, 19 Jun 2016

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016 @ Messe Basel
16 – 19 Iunie

Art Basel’s European edition brings the international art world together, with more than 280 of the world’s leading galleries showing the work of over 4,000 artists, ranging from Modern Art’s great masters to the youngest generation’s emerging stars.

A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by the renowned cultural institutions of Basel and the entire region, creating an exciting art week for our visitors.

287 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries display premier paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 4,000 artists.

The week of the Art Basel show teems with parallel exhibitions and cultural events, creating an exciting environment that deepens and strengthens the relationship between gallerists, artists, curators and collectors.

Art Basel’s reputation for showing work of the highest quality has attracted the leading international gallerists and collectors, offering visitors the annual opportunity to see exceptional artworks of every type. The show is organized around eight sectors, which together encompass a vast range of artistic mediums, including paintings, sculpture, installations, film and videos, multiples, prints, photography, and live performance.

The anchor of Art Basel’s show is its Galleries sector. Visitors will discover a breadth of Modern and contemporary works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography, video and digital art by more than 4,000 artists. ​See the 2016 Galleries exhibitors

Projects from established and historical artists are precisely curated by gallerists in the Feature sector. Projects may include solo presentations, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches. See the 2016 Feature artists

Statements presents exciting new solo projects by emerging artists, who are eligible to receive the prestigious Baloise Art Prize. The Baloise Group acquires artworks by the award-winning artists, which it then donates to important European art institutions. See the 2016 Statements artists

Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors the opportunity to see significant, and rare publications. See the 2016 Edition exhibitors

Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.

The Parcours sector engages the public and fairgoers by placing site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances in the city’s neighborhoods. In 2015, artworks by both renowned established artists and emerging talents were selected and sited by curator Florence Derieux. Parcours is open to the public and will be curated for the first time by Samuel Leuenberger in 2016.

Art Basel’s week-long program of films by and about artists is curated by Maxa Zoller. Known for her roaming series of experimental film screenings, Zoller plans a diverse and challenging program of works that together create a dialogue about the medium of film today.

Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Salon, our afternoon series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld. See the 2016 Magazines

Art Basel’s stimulating program of Conversations & Salon talks allow audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international artworld, and the art market.

The daily Conversations series offers the audience access to the thinking of important artworld players –artists, curators, critics and collectors –who offer their unique perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art.

Salon is an open platform for dozens of short, often informal presentations, such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances with a range of speakers representing many different aspects of the artworld.

Conversations & Salon is programmed by Mari Spirito.

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Start:
Thu, 16 Jun 2016
End:
Sun, 19 Jun 2016
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Art Basel

Venue

Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
Basel, Switzerland
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