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Art Basel in Europe

Basel, June 16  19, 2016

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

We present a full program of talks each day during the show, while cultural institutions from Basel and the region offer exhibitions and events, creating an exciting week of art.

Basel show

Art Basel


Art Basel's exhibition sectors are carefully defined to provide visitors the opportunity to see many different types of important works, from historical masterpieces to the work of the newest generation of artists.

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286 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.

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Art Basel
Art Basel


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.

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Where to find us


Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
4005 Basel

Our show takes place at Messe Basel, Switzerland’s largest and most important exhibition site, featuring a new hall designed by the leading international architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.

Opening hours

Private days (by invitation only)

Monday, June 13, 2016, 4pm to 7pm (Unlimited opening in Hall 1)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 11am to 8pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 11am to 3pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 3pm to 8pm

Public days
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 17, 2016, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 19, 2016, 11am to 7pm