The 2022 edition of Art Basel brings together 289 leading international galleries to present the highest quality artworks across all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early 20th-century Modern pioneers to cutting-edge contemporary practitioners. A strong line-up of galleries from across Europe is joined by new and returning exhibitors from around the world, including Africa, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East.
Here are some of the fair’s highlights
Unlimited, Art Basel’s unique platform for large-scale projects, provides galleries the opportunity to showcase expansive installations, monumental sculptures, vast wall paintings, extensive photographic series, and video projections that transcend the traditional art fair stand. Taking place in Hall 1, Unlimited will again be curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.
Under the theme ‘How to Grow in Times of Change,’ Art Basel’s public sector Parcours returns to Basel’s city center with 21 site-specific installations and performances. Curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil, this year’s Parcours takes place across civic and private spaces, as well as new venues in the city center. Access to all Parcours sites is free to the public.
Basel’s Messeplatz features a participatory floor installation titled ‘Out of Sight’ by Lawrence Weiner, in homage to the artist who passed away in December 2021. Modeled on a hopscotch grid, the work aims to inspire and engage visitors through visualisation, physicalising positive thinking through the use of Weiner’s signature typographic texts.
Courtesy Art Basel
The fair is taking place from 16th – 19th June, 2022.