The Art Basel 2017 show starts June 13th and runs through the 18th. With 291 of the world’s leading galleries showing works from over 4,000 artists, this is one of the most important design fairs in Europe, presenting creative innovation, design and furniture creations for the fashion and retail. The fair resumes in Hall 1 Süd, on Messeplatz. The 12th edition will present more than 50 galleries exhibiting historic and contemporary design alongside a robust cultural program.
This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show will present galleries from 35 countries and six continents.
The main sector of the show, Galleries, will feature 226 exhibitors presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works.
Dedicated to prints and limited-editioned works, the Edition sector will bring together 15 leading specialists in the field such as Brooke Alexander, Inc., Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Editions, Alan Cristea Gallery.
The Feature sector this year presents 32 galleries with precise curatorial projects, showing both historical and contemporary work. This year’s sector welcomes seven galleries new to the show: The Box, Leila Heller Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Kalfayan Galleries, P420, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery and Deborah Schamoni. Highlights will include rare Max Beckmann (1884-1950) prints from the 1910s and 1920s at Jörg Maass Kunsthandel.
Unlimited, Art Basel’s unique platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a traditional art-fair stand, will be curated for the sixth year by Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC.
Parcours, a series of site-specific sculptures, interventions and performances by renowned international artists and emerging talents, presented by Art Basel galleries, will be curated for the second year by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland.
Conversations, the program of talks and panel discussions which accompanies the gallery presentations in Basel, offers audiences access to first-hand information on the international art world. For more details, visit www.designmiami.com.
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