The third edition of Art Basel’s official annual publication, Art Basel | Year 46 reflects on the year 2015 in the artworld, as seen through the eyes of Art Basel. In addition to image portfolios documenting the Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, the book features exclusive interviews, essays on contemporary art and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors and museum directors.
Published by JRP|Ringier, the book opens with a commissioned essay by artist Seth Price, who reflects with sharp humor on what it means to be a mid-career artist in today’s artworld. Photo essays on all the shows’ individual sectors and the three host cities capture pivotal moments and elements of Art Basel. Alongside detailed entries on all participating galleries, in-depth interviews with individual exhibitors offer further insights into their histories and the diversity of the international gallery system.
New elements this year include a portfolio about Africa’s contemporary cultural scene, as well as an overview of the state of publishing today, including interviews with editors-in-chief from global publications .
Interviewees and contributors featured in Art Basel | Year 46 include:
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Stéphane Aquin, Manuela Ammer, Camilla Barella, Monica Bonvicini, Ute Meta Bauer, Harry Bellet, Heman Chong, Suzanne Cotter, Cao Fei, Sylvie Fleury, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Matthew Higgs, Max Hollein, Christian Jankowski, Omar Kholeif, Li Zhenhua, William Lim, Maria Lind, Robin Meier, Heike Munder, Matthias Mühling, Glenn Phillips, Philippe Pirotte, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Allan Schwartzman, Mari Spirito, Luisa Strina, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jochen Volz, Danh Vō, Ken Wong, Samson Young and Marc-Olivier Wahler.
- Courtesy of Art Basel