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Art Basel successfully concludes its 2024 edition under the leadership of new show director Maike Cruse

  • Art Basel's 2024 edition closed on Sunday, June 16, following a week of strong sales across all sectors of the market.
  • The show attracted an overall attendance of 91,000 throughout its VIP and public days.
  • The Messeplatz featured Agnes Denes’ Honoring Wheatfield - A Confrontation (2024), referring to the artist’s iconic land art work from the 1980s. The work will stay on view throughout the summer until its harvest.
  • The Parcours sector, curated for the first time and reconceptualized by Stefanie Hessler, Director of the Swiss Institute (SI) New York, unfolded across the main thoroughfare of the city from the fairgrounds to the Rhine.
  • Art Basel further expanded its public program with around-the-clock artistic events and performances at the Merian, with contributions from renowned local and international artists, curators, musicians and thought leaders, welcoming a broad audience.
  • Art Basel, whose Global Lead Partner is UBS, took place at Messe Basel from June 13 to 16, 2024.

The 2024 edition of Art Basel’s flagship show in Basel concluded with highly praised presentations from 285 galleries from 40 countries and territories, reporting robust sales across all sectors of the market and throughout the week. Among them were 22 first-time participants, including: Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte (São Paulo), Bank (Shanghai), Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou (Paris), Thomas Brambilla (Bergamo), Felix Gaudlitz (Vienna), Karma (Los Angeles, New York), Tina Keng Gallery (Taipei), Galerie Le Minotaure (Paris), Galerie Mueller (Basel), Larkin Erdmann Gallery (Zurich), Madeln Gallery (Shanghai), Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem), Mayoral (Paris, Barcelona), Meredith Rosen Gallery (New York), Nome (Berlin), Gallery Wendi Norris (San Francisco), OSL contemporary (Oslo), Parker Gallery (Los Angeles), ROH Projects (Jakarta), The Third Gallery Aya (Osaka), Wooson (Daegu, Seoul), Yares Art (New York, Santa Fe).

Leading private collectors from across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa attended this year, as well as curators and representatives from over 250 museums and institutions, including: Bangkok Kunsthalle; Belvedere Museum, Vienna; Buffalo AKG Art Museum; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Diriyah Biennale Foundation; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Istanbul Modern; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; M+, Hong Kong; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Norval Foundation, Cape Town; Qatar Museums, Doha; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; TANK Shanghai; Tate, London; The Broad, Los Angeles; The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New Museum, New York; The Swiss Institute, New York; UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Yuz Museum Shanghai; and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town. 

Throughout the fair, galleries reported significant sales of works by artists across all market segments, geographies, and media. Participating exhibitors shared their experiences here

Maike Cruse, Director, Art Basel in Basel, said: 'Art Basel in Basel has once again affirmed its position as the foremost convening point for the global art trade. The quality and ambition of works presented at the show this year were nothing short of extraordinary, met with an exceptional attendance of collectors from all over the world resulting in excellent sales across the market. The week has been marked by vibrant activity both within our halls and throughout Basel, with our expanded public program drawing enthusiastic attendance. Basel, as the historic and symbolic home of Art Basel, demonstrated its vital role as a cultural hub, and I am excited to lead this all-important event into its next chapter.'

Christl Novakovic, Head of Wealth Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Chair of the UBS Art Board, said: 'It has been a joy to connect with clients and the global art community to celebrate our 30-year partnership with Art Basel and shared commitment to the craft of collecting. As part of our extended activity this year, we co-presented public installations across the city of Basel at the Merian and at our Claraplatz Branch as part of Parcours, bringing work by some of the leading artists of our time to new audiences. It was fantastic to see the power of art to bring people together and inspire!’

Read the full press release here.

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