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Art Basel 2017

15. – 18. Juni 2017

Art Basel is the premier international art show of its kind for Modern and contemporary works, bringing 291 leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

Art Basel embraces different sectors:

  • Galleries: The anchor of Art Basel is its Galleries sector, where a selection of the world’s leading galleries of Modern and Contemporary art show 20th- and 21st-century artworks. Visitors will discover a breadth of works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography, video and digital art by more than 4,000 artists.
  • Feature: The Feature sector emphasizes precisely curated 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.
  • Statements: In this sector, Art Basel presents exciting new solo projects by young, emerging artists. Each year, two outstanding artists in this sector are awarded the Baloise Art Prize. The Baloise Group also acquires works by the award-winning artists which it donates to important European art institutions.
  • Edition: Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists.
  • Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a classical art-show stand. This year’s edition of Unlimited will consist of 76 large-scale projects, presented by galleries participating in the fair. The innovative work includes out-sized sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances. Unlimited is curated by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.
  • Magazines: 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 and many magazines contribute presentations to the Conversations series, a schedule of presentations, lectures, and discussions by a range of speakers.
  • Parcours is the sector which engages the city’s historical Münster neighborhood with site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances by renowned international artists and emerging talents. Parcours is open to the public and free of charge. The sector is curated by Basel-based Samuel Leuenberger.
  • Film: Art Basel’s week-long program of films by and about artists is curated by Cairo-based film curator and lecturer Maxa Zoller.

In addition, Swiss artist Claudia Comte will transform Basel’s Messeplatz into an immersive funfair – where visitors even can win original artworks!

Besondere Öffnungszeiten

Private Days (by invitation only)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Public Days
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 16, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11am to 7pm

Besondere Eintrittspreise

Day ticket: CHF 60 on-site, CHF 50 online
Evening ticket, after 5 pm: CHF 28
Two-day ticket: CHF 100 on-site, CHF 90 online
Permanent ticket: CHF 140 on-site, CHF 130 online
Reduced day ticket for Students/Seniors: CHF 40
Combination ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami/Basel: CHF 85 on-site, CHF 75 online
Permanent Combination ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami/Basel: CHF 195 on-site, CHF 180 online
'Vernissage +' Card admits one person to the Vernissage on Wednesday, June 14, from 4pm (access to the Unlimited sector in Hall 1 from 11am): CHF 150

Öffentlicher Verkehr

Tram 1, 2, 6, 14, 15: Messeplatz