It will take place from June 15 to 18.
Art Basel, international fair showcasing the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, returns with its June edition in Switzerland. The fair will take place from June 15 to 18 in Basel. Lots of new features for its 2023 edition, including large-scale installations in Unlimited, site-specific public art projects around Basel in Parcours. And the Basel debut of Kabinett, the sector focusing on curated exhibitions within the exhibitor’s main booths.
Art Basel new edition
The 2023 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 284 of the world’s leading galleries from across the globe, showcasing different works across all media including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital artworks. 21 first-time participants will join a robust line-up of European exhibitors and returning galleries from around the world. In addition to presentations in its Galleries, Feature, Statements, and Edition sectors, Art Basel 2023 will present 76 large-scale installations and performances in Unlimited, while the Kabinett sector will debut at the Basel edition to spotlight distinct curated exhibitions within the main booths of exhibitors. Showcasing Art Basel’s ongoing commitment to dynamic public programming, 24 site-specific public art projects in Parcours and Latifa Echakhch’s activation of the city’s Messeplatz.
Art Basel’s unique sector for large-scale projects, Unlimited provides exhibitors the opportunity to present monumental installations, colossal sculptures, boundless wall paintings, comprehensive photo series, and expansive video projections. Unlimited will be curated for the third time by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.
Returning to Basel’s city center with 24 site-specific projects and performances, this year’s Parcours will be presented under the theme ‘Word of Mouth’ and reflect on the current state of artmaking as a means of expression that translates social and political communication. Parcours is curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition spaces SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil. Access to all Parcours projects is free to the public.
Kabinett is the sector dedicated to curated and thematic presentations featured in a separate section within galleries’ main booths. It will make its debut at the Basel show with 13 presentations from 14 galleries.
Next edition will have a new director
Recently Art Basel has appointed Maike Cruse, presently Director of Gallery Weekend Berlin, as Director of its show in Basel, effective July 2023. Cruse will lead Art Basel’s premier Swiss edition in 2024, overseeing the team in Basel and working closely with the fair’s network of galleries, collectors and artists as well as nurturing close relationships with the city’s leading museums, institutions and cultural partners.