With 289 leading galleries from 40 countries and territories, Art Basel will once again bring together the international art world in June for a premier edition of its Swiss show. 19 galleries – from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas – join the fair for the first time. The 2022 edition will again adopt a hybrid physical and digital format to engage the broadest audiences onsite and online.
“We are looking forward to staging Art Basel’s first June show since 2019, especially with such a strong line-up of galleries”, says Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel. “Art Basel also provides afull-scale programming across the city, from Lawrence Weiner’s participatory floor installation at the Messeplatz, to site-specific interventions and performances in Parcours and our dedicated Film program showcasing artists working with moving image at the Stadtkino Basel.”
Bringing together the fair’s physical and digital platforms, Art Basel Live will once again amplify onsite presentations in Basel to the broadest possible global audiences – transmitting the vibrancy and excitement from the show floor via a digital program comprising Online Viewing Rooms, virtual walkthroughs, and social media broadcasts.
The show’s main sector features 234 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, digital, and editioned works of the highest quality.
The sector will once again bring together ambitious, curated solo and duo presentations by 26 galleries, including eight first-time exhibitors.
Dedicated to emerging artists across the globe, this year Statements will feature 18 solo presentations and welcome 10 new entries.
Spread throughout both floors of Hall 2, the sector will feature 11 leading galleries in the field of prints and editioned works.
Art Basel’s Unlimited – curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen – will feature 70 large-scale projects by renowned and emerging artists.
Art Basel’s public sector Parcours – curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the Swiss non-profit exhibition spaces SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil – will showcase 20 site-specific artworks across Basel’s city centre.
Basel’s “Messeplatz” will feature a participatory floor installation titled ‘Out of Sight’ in homage to American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, creating a space for public gathering and reflection.
Free to the public, Art Basel’s Conversations series will bring together 46 leading international speakers across 12 panels to discuss essential topics in the contemporary art scene.
Art Basel’s renowned Film program will be screened at the Stadtkino Basel from Monday, June 13 to Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at Messe Basel from June 16 to 19, 2022.