The wait for Art Basel is almost over, and announcements of shows have poured in, foreshadowing an unforgettable artistic experience in the heart the Swiss city.
290 galleries from 34 different countries are coming together for the grand event, 19 of which are debuting. With so much to do and see at Art Basel, Selections has created a concise agenda of what to expect, and what to see at the different parts of the immense event.
Perhaps the biggest sector of Art Basel, 232 leading galleries are brought together, with 7 showing for the first time, exhibiting selections of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, and video. Some of the galleries taking part of the prestigious main event are Beirut/Hamburg-based Sfeir-Semler Gallery, gb agency, Gagosian, Blum & Poe, ZERO, and ShangART Gallery.
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This year, 24 projects from established and historical artists are precisely curated by gallerists in this sector. These projects may include solo presentations, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches. Highlights from the sector include Croy Nielsen’s presentation of work by Austrian artist Elke Silvia Krystufek, who during the 1990s became known for her often provocative performances, videos, photographs and paintings, many of which address the identity of the female artist in a patriarchal society, and a solo show of Wallace Berman at galerie frank elbaz, with exceptional artworks and historical archival documents from the late 1940s to the 1970s, and many more.
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Statements brings together 18 new solo projects by emerging artists, presented by international young galleries, that are eligible to win the Baloise Art Prize. This year, the 21st Baloise Art Prize will be awarded to two artists exhibiting at Statements, with the Baloise Group acquiring the artworks by the award-winning artists, which are then donated to important European art institutions. Highlights include work by Kuwaiti artist Saba Innab at Marfa’, and a project by Farah Al Qasimi, looking at domestic traditions of hospitality and interior decor in the Gulf states, presented by The Third Line Gallery, Dubai.
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The Parcours sector engages the public and fairgoers by placing site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances in the city’s neighborhoods. Artworks by renowned established artists and emerging talents will be on display on and around Basel’s Münsterplatz. Parcours is curated by Samuel Leuenberger of SALTS exhibition space.
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Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer (Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC.) Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.
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Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors the opportunity to see significant, and rare publications.
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Art Basel runs from the 13th of June, 2019 until the 16th of June 2019.
*Material sourced from: https://www.artbasel.com/basel/the-show