The fair attracted an attendance of 82,000 throughout the week, reinforcing its position as the most important convening point for the global art world. 21 galleries participated in the fair for the first time, while 12 galleries made their debut in the fair’s main sector to present the full scope of their program.
The fair debuted Kabinett, a mainstay sector in the Hong Kong and Miami Beach shows which allows galleries to showcase focused presentations within their booths and dive deeper into the practices of the artists presented.
Curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Unlimited featured 76 large-scale installations and performances, with Unlimited Night on Thursday, June 15 presenting special performances by Olaf Nicolai and Augustas Serapinas during extended hours.
Visitors also enjoyed a range of public programs, including an interactive installation by Latifa Echakhch on the Messeplatz; Parcours, featuring 24 site-specific installations across the city – its largest edition to date; Conversations; and Film.
“Gallery presentations were of outstanding quality and resonated strongly, leading to thoughtful conversations and significant sales.”Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, Art Basel
Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, Art Basel said: ‘Our flagship show has a rich history of creating a platform for the art world to convene and discover the most contemporary practices together with extraordinary historical positions, and this year was no exception. Gallery presentations were of outstanding quality and resonated strongly with the institutions and private collectors in attendance, leading to thoughtful conversations and significant sales. We are concluding the week on a high note and look forward to welcoming back the international art world to our show in June 2024.’