For its 2024 edition in Basel, Art Basel will bring together 287 leading international galleries to present artworks of the highest quality across all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early-twentieth-century Modern pioneers to emerging contemporary practitioners. Art Basel in Basel will once again reaffirm its unparallelled position as a platform for discovery and encounters that drive the art world.
The outstanding diversity of artistic perspectives on view at the fair will be complemented by lively events and activities spanning the entire city and its prominent cultural institutions, highlighting Basel’s unique appeal, and underscoring the significant impact of Art Basel on its hometown.
22 galleries will join Art Basel in Basel for the first time, including five galleries entering directly into the main sector of the show.
The show’s Parcours sector will be curated for the first time by Stefanie Hessler, Director of New York’s Swiss Institute (SI), and evolve into a public art exhibition unfolding in close vicinity to Messe Basel on Clarastrasse.
“I am thrilled about the expansion of the city-wide program, which now includes the public art sector Parcours on Clarastrasse [and] our project at Hotel Merian, which will contribute to the continued growth of Art Basel’s presence in the city through a fresh approach.”Maike Cruse, Director, Art Basel in Basel
Art Basel will expand its presence within the city by activating the Hotel Merian as a continuous, around-the-clock venue for artistic events and showcases, while Basel’s world-class cultural institutions will stage an exciting program of exhibitions and events throughout the week.
Maike Cruse, Director of Art Basel in Basel, said: ‘I am looking forward to welcoming the global art community to Basel come June for the upcoming edition of our show. With the addition of 22 new participants, it promises to be exceptionally dynamic and filled with exciting discoveries. I am thrilled about the expansion of the city-wide program, which now includes the public art sector Parcours on Clarastrasse newly curated by Stefanie Hessler. Additionally, I eagerly anticipate our project at Hotel Merian, which will contribute to the continued growth of Art Basel’s presence in the city through a fresh approach.’
Art Basel will take place at Messe Basel from June 13 to 16, 2024, with Preview Days on June 11 and 12.