A fresh wind is blowing in Basel. Led by Maike Cruse, the upcoming edition of Art Basel's Swiss edition (June 13-16, 2024) promises many discoveries. First, among its exhibitors: The fair will host 287 leading galleries from 40 countries and territories, including 22 first-time participants – a very significant number by Art Basel’s standards.

Five galleries will make a direct entry into the show’s main sector: Karma (Los Angeles, New York), Tina Keng Gallery (Taipei), Madeln Gallery (Shanghai), Mayoral (Paris, Barcelona), and Yares Art (New York,Santa Fe). The Feature sector, dedicated to art-historical showcases, will welcome 11 first-time exhibitors, including Galerie Mueller (Basel), The Third Gallery Aya (Osaka), and Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem). In the Statements sector, which focuses on solo presentation by emerging artists, six galleries will make their Basel début, including Nome (Berlin), OSL Contemporary (Oslo), and Wooson (Daegu, Seoul). Discover the full list of exhibitors here.

Art Basel’s 2024 edition in Basel will also welcome two new curators to its team. Stefanie Hessler, the director of New York’s Swiss Institute, will curate the public art sector Parcours, turning it into a public art exhibition along Clarastrasse, which connects the fair grounds to the Rhine. Art Basel's talks and debates program, Conversations, will be helmed by Berlin-based writer, editor, and educator Kimberly Bradley.

One of the highlights of this year’s show is an ambitious city-wide program, offering a plethora of cultural activities and events throughout Basel. Notably, Art Basel will activate the riverside Hotel Merian, a stone's throw away from Messe Basel, as a venue for continuous artistic programming. This initiative 'will contribute to the continued growth of Art Basel's presence in the city through a fresh approach,’ says Cruse. More details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned.

Beyond the fairgrounds, Basel’s world-class museums and foundations have prepared an exceptional program to coincide with this year’s edition of Art Basel. From Fondation Beyeler’s star-studded outdoor group exhibition, featuring the likes of Michael Armitage, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, to Nigerian American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola at Kunsthalle Basel, there will be no shortage of world-class shows to visit.

Find out more about Art Basel’s 2024 edition here, and make the most of our various ticket offers, now available exclusively online, here.