- Art Basel reveals line-up of 272 premier galleries from 33 countries and territories for the Basel show
- 24 galleries – ranging from London and Pristina to New York and Buenos Aires – join the fair for the first time
- Art Basel's first in-person show in Basel since the pandemic will embrace a hybrid format, bridging the physical and the digital to engage with the broadest possible audiences, onsite and online
- Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at Messe Basel from September 24 to 26, 2021
Art Basel is pleased to announce the list of exhibitors taking part in the 2021 edition of the fair in Basel. 272 leading galleries from across the globe will present the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new works by today’s emerging artistic voices.A strong line-up of galleries from around Europe will be joined by new and returning exhibitors from across the world, including Asia, North and South America, the Middle East, and Africa.
24 galleries are participating for the first time, including: Ben Brown Fine Arts, with exhibition spaces in Hong Kong, London, and Palm Beach; Bodega, Bridget Donahue, Company Gallery, Garth Greenan Gallery, Kasmin, Lyles & King, Mignoni, Queer Thoughts, and Venus Over Manhattan from New York; Cardi Gallery, with exhibition spaces in Milan and London; Emalin and Union Pacific from London; High Art, Loevenbruck, and Galerie Jérôme Poggi from Paris; Hosfelt Gallery from San Francisco; Isla Flotante and waldengallery from Buenos Aires; LambdaLambdaLambda from Pristina; Lars Friedrich from Berlin; Edouard Malingue Gallery from Hong Kong; Mulier Mulier Gallery from Knokke-Heist; and René Schmitt from Westoverledingen. For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/basel/galleries.
The Basel show will return with compelling presentations across its special sectors – Unlimited, featuring large-scale installations that transcend traditional art fair stands; Parcours, showcasing site-specific works throughout the city of Basel; Film; and Conversations – while the city’s Messeplatz will once again be activated with site-specific interventions by artists Monster Chetwynd and Cecilia Bengolea. More details will be released in the coming weeks.
Bringing together Art Basel’s physical and digital platforms in a new scale, the Basel edition will embrace a hybrid format. Art Basel Live, the digital initiative which first debuted at Art Basel Hong Kong, will amplify the onsite presentations in Basel, transmitting the vibrancy and excitement from the show floor to the broadest possible global audience through a digital program comprising Online Viewing Rooms, virtual walkthroughs, and social media broadcasts.
In order to best support exhibitors in today’s landscape, Art Basel is offering a series of new models and approaches to participate in the show, including joint and satellite booths, which were first successfully introduced at Art Basel Hong Kong in May and allow exhibitors whose physical presence is not possible to present their own small, curated exhibitions staffed by a local representativeappointed by Art Basel.
Marc Spiegler, Global Director of Art Basel, said: ‘While the pandemic has been a time of resilience and innovation, it has not always been one of discovery – patrons have often not been able to discover the work of new artists; likewise, galleries have not had ample opportunities to meet new collectors who can start to engage with and then later sustain their programs. That's why it’s so important to be able to stage our show again in person, while at the same time building upon the digital innovations of the past year to continue engaging the broadest possible audiences worldwide.’