Basel

The Show

June 18 – 21, 2020

Sectors

Galleries

Galleries

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.

 Feature

Feature

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.

Statements

Statements

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

Edition

Edition

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.

Unlimited

Unlimited

Curated by curator Giovanni Carmine, 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.

Parcours

Parcours

The Parcours sector engages the public and fairgoers by placing site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances in the city’s neighborhoods. Artworks by renowned established artists and emerging talents will be on display on and around Basel’s Münsterplatz. Parcours is curated by Samuel Leuenberger of SALTS exhibition space.

Film

Film

Art Basel’s week-long program of films by and about artists is curated by Maxa Zoller and Marian Masone. Zoller and Masone plan a diverse and challenging program of works that reflects on the complex role of media in today’s global world.

Magazines

Magazines

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 Conversations, our series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.

Highlights from our 2019 show

Watch some of the most memorable moments from our 2019 show.

Conversations

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. The series include artist talks, panels, and discussions with a range of speakers including artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players. 

Curators and Advisors

Samuel Leuenberger

Samuel Leuenberger

Parcours

Independent curator Samuel Leuenberger has run the exhibition space SALTS since 2009. The not-for-profit program, located in Birsfelden, Switzerland, promotes young Swiss and international artists. Basel-born Leuenberger was the associate curator of '14 Rooms' in 2014, a major live art exhibition by Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel and Theater Basel.

Marian Masone

Marian Masone

Film

Marian Masone is a film curator, lecturer and writer based in New York. For over 25 years Masone has worked at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, one of America’s pre-eminent film organizations, where she sat on the selection committees for 'New Directors/New Films', produced with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and 'The New York Film Festival'.

Julieta Aranda

Julieta Aranda

Conversations

Julieta Aranda is an artist whose work spans installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art making. She is editor of e-flux journal and co-director of the online platform e-flux, together with Anton Vidokle.