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Art Basel

(15 June 2023 - 18 June 2023 )
Location: Switzerland , Basel
Organizer: MCH Foire Suisse (Holding) SA

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June 15th to June 18th is the new dates for Art Basel 2023. Currently, Switzerland does not have national Covid-19-related restrictions. This is due to the improved epidemiological situation in the country. Due to such a change, the Exhibition Center Basel will not feature strict coronavirus safety measures. At present, Switzerland does not have travel restrictions in place.


Art Basel is among the pivotal exhibition events for the art and antique sector. It is a leading annual art show that has been taking place since 1970. MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd organises it in the Exhibition Center Basel. The event attracts over 200 galleries, more than 300 museums, and more than 4,000 artists. It also features over 90,000 visitors during its editions. The participants represent six continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the two Americas. The sector is represented by artists, cultural institutions, museums, art historians, and gallerists. Scholars and art lovers also attend the fair. So do media specialists.

About Art Basel

Art Basel is an event that attracts the art and antique sector as well as the media industry. The public also attends the fair.

The event features a diverse support programme. This includes showstoppers like the Galleries that showcase photos, videos, digital media, paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Feature is another notable sub-event. It presents projects from leading artists representing various generations, styles, and cultures. Statements should not be overlooked, as it showcases the new artists worthy of the Baloise Art Prize. Edition is also of pivotal interest. It presents editioned art created by leading publishers and acclaimed artists. Unlimited is also a must-attend sub-event, as it displays the latest large-scale works and live performances. The showstoppers also include Parcours. This is a display area that showcases site-specific works of art and performances. Film should not be overlooked as well, particularly by film industry members. This is due to the sub-event presenting the latest movies about or by artists. Magazines is also a noteworthy sub-event as it displays new art publications.

Diverse institutions, galleries, and museums present artwork at Art Basel. Examples include leading art centres such as Pace Gallery, Lisson Gallery, and Marian Goodman Gallery. They also feature Thaddaeus Ropac, Victoria Miro, Kohn Gallery, Perrotin, Hauser & Wirth, and David Zwirner. So do White Cube, Green Naftali, and Lehmann Maupin.

Art Basel Accommodation

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Due to the corona pandemic (COVID-19), trade fair and event information may be obsolete. You can get more information from the organiser.

Past Editions

2021 Edition

Art Basel 2021 was among the first large-scale international art fairs to take place since 2019. The edition featured high-quality presentations during the period between 24.09.2021 and 26.09.201. The event took place as a hybrid event and consisted of a face-to-face exhibition and a complimenting digital platform. Art Basel Live was the digital platform which complemented the in-person fair held at Messe Basel. The in-person aspect of the event had strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place. A total of 60 000 visitors attended during the event. This included 272 premier galleries from 33 countries. All participants considered the edition a success, with reports of strong sales across all market levels.

2022 Edition

The 2022 edition of Art Basel also took place as a hybrid event. It comprised the platform Art Basel Live and a live art fair at Messe Basel. The rendition was hosted between 16.06.2022 and 19.06.2022. Due to Switzerland removing its Covid-related restrictions, the venue did not install safety protocols. The event received 70,000 attendees. This included 289 exhibiting galleries (19 newcomers), 46 speakers and over 300 attending museums. The galleries represented 40 countries from six continents.

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