Art Basel 2016 Galleries List
Art Basel has announced its gallery list for the 47th edition of the show in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 16 to June 19, 2016. This year, 287 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present a diverse geographical selection of leading international galleries from 33 countries. Alongside a strong representation of galleries from Europe, exhibitors and artists will be shown from across the globe.
The participating galleries have exhibition spaces in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries, the main sector of the show, will feature 221 galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. A strong list of returning exhibitors is joined by six galleries who will exhibit within the sector for the first time, having previously shown in Statements or Feature.
The Edition sector, dedicated to prints and limited-editioned works, will bring together 16 specialists in the field.
The Feature sector presents galleries with precise curatorial projects, showing both historical and contemporary work. This year’s expanded sector will feature 32 galleries of which eight galleries are new to the show.
Solo presentations in the Statements sector offer visitors and collectors the opportunity to discover the work of emerging artists and young galleries. This year, seven of the 18 galleries exhibiting within Statements will be new to the show.
Unlimited, Art Basel’s unique platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a traditional art-fair stand, will be curated for the fifth year by Gianni Jetzer, Curator-atlarge at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, with over 70 works ranging from large-scale sculptures and paintings to video projections, installations and live performances. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
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 first time by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the not-for-profit exhibition space SALTS, in Birsfelden, Switzerland. Parcours this year will again take place around Basel’s Münsterplatz area. Parcours is open to the public and free of charge. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
Screened at Stadtkino Basel, Art Basel’s Film program, which features films by and about artists, will be curated for the second time by Cairo-based film curator and art lecturer Maxa Zoller. Further details on this year’s Film program will be released in the coming months. Conversations and Salon, the extensive program of talks and panel discussions accompanies the gallery presentations in Basel offering audience’s access to first-hand information on the international art world. The talks will take place in the auditorium within Hall 1.