Art Basel

About Art Basel

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs, staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, Art Basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts.


History

In 1970, three Basel gallerists put their passion and determination behind an ambitious vision to form an art fair. Now, Art Basel stages the premier international art shows, providing platforms for galleries and artists from around the world.


Our role

Connecting the international art community has been Art Basel's goal since its beginning. Its tradition of excellence across a wide range of genres offers visitors the most vital art that the world's best galleries can offer. In Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach, 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.


Our shows

Three annual shows bring the artworld together in some of exciting cities: Basel, in the heart of Europe; Miami Beach, at the nexus of North America and Latin America; and Hong Kong, the Asian city where East meets West. In all, nearly 200,000 visitors view works of art presented by over 500 of the world's leading galleries.

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Our initiatives

In 2014, Art Basel launched an exciting new digital initiative in partnership with Kickstarter, the funding platform for creative projects, to support non-profit organizations in the visual arts.

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In addition to showing exciting works by world-renowned artists, Art Basel is always innovating, to expand its platform for great emerging and established artists worldwide.

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Art Basel and BMW have launched the BMW Art Journey, a first-of-its-kind award that enables selected artists to design a journey of creative discovery to a destination of their choice.

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In addition to showing exciting works by world-renowned artists, Art Basel is always innovating, to expand its platform for great emerging and established artists worldwide.

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Meet the Art Basel team

Art Basel's team is comprised of individuals with a diversity of experience in the artworld and related disciplines, driven forward by the desire to bring shows of the highest caliber to audiences coming from around the world.


Best of Art Basel 2014