Highlights of Art Basel 2023

Art Basel 2023 will take place June 15-18 at Messe Basel, with preview days on June 13 and 14. Art Basel 2023 will feature 284 of the world's leading galleries, presenting works of the highest quality in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography and digital artworks. The other highlights of this year's edition:

  • Unlimited will present 76 large-scale projects by renowned and emerging artists.
  • Parcours will feature 24 site-specific art installations around Münsterplatz and in the city cente
  • The Kabinett sector with thematic presentations as part of the gallery stands will be presented for the first time this year.
  • The free-admission Conversations series will bring together more than 50 personalities from the cultural landscape in 12 panels.
  • The film programme will feature a week of exceptional cinema, including a special program on sci-fi and magical realism.
  • The city’s Messeplatz will host an expansive installation by renowned Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch.

“We look forward to bringing the international art world together in Basel in June for another premier edition of our fair, both in the halls and throughout the city.”

Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms


Art Basel’s unique sector for large-scale projects, Unlimited provides exhibitors the opportunity to present monumental installations, colossal sculptures, boundless wall paintings, comprehensive photo series, and expansive video projections. Unlimited will be curated for the third time by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen.

Art Basel’s Unlimited Night will return on Thursday, June 15, providing visitors the chance to experience the sector alongside special performances during extended opening hours.


Parcours returns to downtown Basel with 24 site-specific projects and performances. This year’s edition of Parcours is themed “Word of Mouth” and reflects the current state of art making as a means of expression that translates social and political communication. Parcours is curated by Samuel Leuenberger. Admission to all Parcours projects is free.

On Saturday, June 17, Parcours Night from 6 to 11pm will offer a festive night filled with live performances in the greater Münsterplatz area. Free public access. Museums, Institutions and other venues presenting Parcours projects have extended opening hours to provide visitors a unique experience. Food and drinks available from various food trucks on Münsterplatz.


Kabinett, the sector dedicated to curated and thematic presentations featured in a separate section within galleries’ main booths, will make its debut at the Basel show with 13 presentations from 14 galleries.


The city’s Messeplatz will feature a site-specific presentation by Moroccan, Swiss-based artist Latifa Echakhch, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Curator for Parcours at Art Basel. Echakhch, who represented Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, has a long tradition of working with deconstructed stages – the symbol of wreckage and ruins – to uncover the hopes and possibilities contained within.
A sprawling superstructure situated in the Messeplatz will be the backdrop for a series of live concerts and performances


The Film Program will present a week of exceptional film projects by artists and is curated by Filipa Ramos in collaboration with independent curator Marian Masone.
The film program is free to the public and will take place from Monday, June 12 to Saturday, June 17 at Stadtkino Basel.


Curated by Emily Butler, the Conversations event series brings together some of today’s most inspiring cultural leaders. The series features more than 50 thought leaders sharing their thoughts on the most important issues shaping the world of art and culture. This year’s edition focuses on care, collectivity, and connectivity, and features panel discussions on a wide range of topics.
Conversations will take place June 14-17 in Hall 1, and attendance is free.