Our show's sectors allow visitors to explore the many dimensions of Modern and contemporary art including museum-caliber paintings, sculptures and classical photography, as well as works of an outsized scale, precisely curated projects, and site-specific artworks and interventions woven throughout the historical districts of Basel.


The Film sector presents a premier program of film and video works, selected for the first time by Cairo-based film curator and lecturer Maxa Zoller.

Highlights of the 2015 edition

The program will feature the long-awaited European premier of ‘Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict’, Takashi Murakami’s first feature film ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ and Hassan Hajjaj’s new film ‘Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl’. The screenings will also include works by Julieta Aranda, Katie Armstrong, Will Benedict & David Leonard, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Kimsooja, Oliver Laric, Karolin Meunier, Laure Provost, Michael Snow, Mounira Al Solh, Agnès Varda and Kan Xuan. In addition, Art Basel will collaborate for the first time with the Festival del film Locarno on a special screening.

Videos of the Q&As following the screenings can be viewed on the Film Talks page.

See the 2015 Film Galleries and this year's Film program.