Art | Basel

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Image of  Red Hot Deal , 2012 by Kerry James Marshall Exhibited by Jack Shainman Gallery Basel Galleries | 2.1 | S25

Image of Red Hot Deal, 2012 by Kerry James Marshall
Exhibited by Jack Shainman Gallery
Basel Galleries | 2.1 | S25

Art | Basel

Art | Basel : June 11-June 16, 2019

Private View (by invitation only)
Tuesday, June 11, 11am-8pm
Wednesday, June 12, 11am-8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 12, 4pm-8pm

Public Days
Thursday, June 13, 11am-7pm
Friday, June 14, 11am-7pm
Saturday, June 15, 11am-7pm
Sunday, June 16, 11am-7pm

Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
4058 Basel


Fairs in Basel

LISTE - Art Fair Basel : June 10-16, 2019

Monday, June 10, 6-9pm
Tuesday-Saturday, June 11-15, 1-9pm
Sunday, June 16, 1-6pm

Burgweg 15
4058 Basel

Basel in June : June 10-14, 2019

VIP Preview: Monday, June 10, 3-9pm
General Admission:
Tuesday-Friday, June 11-14, 3-9pm

Riehenstrasse 90B
4058 Basel

VOLTA Basel : June 10-15, 2019

VIP Preview: Monday, June 10, 10am-2pm
Public Vernissage: Monday, June 10, 2-7pm
General Admission: Tuesday-Saturday, June 11-15, 10am-7pm

Elsässerstrasse 215
4056 Basel

Design Miami | Basel : June 11-16, 2019

Tuesday-Wednesday, June 11-12, 11am-8pm
Thursday-Sunday, June 13-16, 11am-7pm

Hall 1 Süd
Messe Basel

Photo Basel : June 11-16, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 12-9pm
Wednesday-Saturday, 12-8pm

Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel


Fair Programs

Wednesday, June 12

Artist Talk | William Kentridge in conversation with Josef Helfenstein

Artworld Talk | New Nationalism(s) Kodwo Eshun, Anjalika Sagar, Zeynep Öz, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Zdenka Badovinac

Artworld Talk | The Carbon Footprint of Contemporary Art
Andrew Stramentov, Lucia Pietroiusti, Catherine Bottrill and Chris Hampton

Thursday, June 13

Kunsthaus Baselland | Talk
Clément Cogitore and Ines Goldbach


Artworld Talk | Between Production and Reproduction - Career and Motherhood in the Artworld
Coco Fusco, Chus Martínez, Nadine Zeidler and Julieta Aranda

Collector Talk | The Collector as Expert
Dana Farouki, Abdullah K. AlTurki and Alia Al-Senussi

Artist Talk | Mechanisms of a Surveillance State
Benjamin Bratton, Carmen Weisskopf, Trevor Paglen and Doreen Mende

Artworld Talk | Let’s Talk About the Weather
Maria Thereza Alves, Pedro Neves Marques, Markus Reymann, Kate MacGarry and Antonia Alampi

Sonic Lecture | 'The Church, the Hall and the Shebeen - The Song that Became the Organiser'

Friday, June 14

Public/Private | Constructing the Kunsthalle of Tomorrow
Thomas Geiger, Petr Pudil, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and András Szántó

Artist Talk | Artists’ Influences
Dora Budor, Beatriz Colomina, Jacques Herzog and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Market Talk | Mind the (Price) Gap - Is is a Gender Thing
Helene Winer, Valeria Napoleone, Candice Breitz and Jan Dalley

Artist Talk | Zones of Conflict - Responding to Realities
Manal AlDowayan, Otobong Nkanga, Javier Téllez and Pelin Tan

Saturday, June 15

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist
Akram Zaatari in conversation with Andrée Sfeir-Semler

Artist Talk | Alexandra Pirici in conversation with Cecilia Alemani

Creative Cities Talk | Will Athens Become the New Art Capital of Europe?
George Vamvakidis, Marina Fokidis, Angelo Plessas and Stefanie Hessler

Art History Talk | ‘Reminiscence of a Journey’ - The Legacy of Jonas Mekas
Michel Auder, Douglas Gordon, Lolita Jablonskienė and Maxa Zoller

Film Screening | ‘Out-Takes From the Live of a Happy Man’ by Jonas Mekas

Image of  Test , 1994 by Franz West  Exhibited by Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner Unlimited | Hall 1.1 | U36

Image of Test, 1994 by Franz West
Exhibited by Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner
Unlimited | Hall 1.1 | U36


The Young Picasso: Blue and Rose Periods (Fondation Beyeler)

Rudolf Stingel (Fondation Beyeler)

William Kentridge (Kunstmuseum Basel)

Geumhyung Jeong (Kunsthalle Basel)

Dora Budor (Kunsthalle Basel)

Rebecca Horn (Museum Tinguely)

Entangled Realities: Living with Artificial Intelligence (House of Electronic Arts)

Continuing Abstraction (Gagosian, June 10-16)

Klara Lidén (Weiss Falk, opens June 12)

Max Bill (Hauser & Wirth, Zurich)

Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso (Hauser & Wirth, Zurich)

Tony Feher (Plymouth Rock, Zurich)


Who are the artists that will be showing during this week’s fair? We will bring you updates.


At Basel’s Museum Tinguely, an Artist-Designed Bar Will Fill a Void (ARTnews, June 14)

Art Basel’s Unlimited Section: By the Numbers (ARTnews, June 14)

Art Basel’s Baloise Art Prize Goes to Xinyi Cheng, Giulia Cenci (ARTnews, June 14)

‘A Sense of Beauty and a Bit of History’: What Artist Fernando Mastrangelo Hopes Viewers Take Away From His Striking Lounge at Art Basel (Artnet News, June 14)

‘Everyone at a Place Like Art Basel Is Complicit’: Artists May Be Making Art About Climate Change, But Nobody at the Fair Wants to Talk About It (Artnet News, June 14)

Deep Underground: In a Bunker Just Steps From Art Basel, an Alternative Art Fair Blooms (ARTnews, June 13)

What Can We Learn About Art Fairs From Liste, Basel’s Platform for Emerging Talent? Here Are Four Lessons (Artnet News, June 13)

Old Town Road: Out and About in Basel’s Parcours Section, Where Works by Camille Henrot, Hassan Sharif, and More Await (ARTnews, June 13)

7 of the Best Works at Art Basel, From an $18.5 Million Portrait of Giacometti’s Mistress to a White-Hot Painting by a New Market Star (Artnet News, June 13)

Artist Rudolf Stingel Is the Toast of Basel. And After a Spotty Year, His Market Is Poised for Liftoff Yet Again (Artnet News, June 13)

Following Social Media Criticism, #MeToo Artwork at Art Basel Removes Image of Assault Victim (Hyperallergic, June 12)

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Basel (Artsy, June 12)

What Happens When You Unexpectedly Buy That $20 Million Painting (Bloomberg, June 12)

Picabia Alert #14: In Basel, Many Sides of the Artist Are on View (ARTnews, June 12)

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

Yusaku Maezawa and Other Global Collectors Snap Up Millions of Dollars in Art From David Zwirner’s Virtual ‘Basel Online’ Gallery (Artnet News, June 12)

Hidden Bar Returns to Art Basel, With a Bounty of Video Art, Ravioli (ARTnews, June 12)

Billionaires’ Nonprofits Are the Art Market’s Golden Ticket (Bloomberg, June 12)

Following Social Media Criticism, #MeToo Artwork at Art Basel Removes Image of Assault Victim (Hyperallergic, June 12)

Five Most Underrated Booths at Art Basel 2019 to Check Out (Hypebeast, June 12)

Venice Biennale Artists Out in Force at Art Basel (ARTnews, June 11)

Jeff Koons’s ‘Sacred Heart’ and a Bevy of Alexander Calders Star in 50th Edition of Art Basel Fair, With Early Sales Solid (ARTnews, June 11)

A Saudi Artist Is Debuting a Daring New Work About Murdered Dissident Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Art Basel (Artnet News, June 11)

Art Basel pursues youth as it turns 50 (The New York Times, June 11)

Artworks to Kill For: See 45 Highlights from Art Basel (ARTnews, June 11)

Too Big for a Booth? Art Basel Still Has Room for Your Art (The New York Times, June 11)

At Art Basel, Sales Extend Into Virtual Realm at David Zwirner, With $20 M. Richter Painting at Booth and $1.8 M. Kusama Online (ARTnews, June 11)

The 6 Best—and Riskiest—Artworks at Art Basel Unlimited, Where the Fair’s Supersized Artwork Shines (Artnet News, June 11)

Art Basel’s Savviest Galleries Capitalize on Venice Success Stories (Observer, June 11)

Are we worried enough about the planet to give up jetsetting to art fairs? (The Art Newspaper, June 10)

‘Let’s Have Our Meeting in the Rhine!’: During Basel, Why Not Rendezvous in the River? (ARTnews, June 10)

Rise With the Sun! A Look Around Liste—Basel’s Fair for Emerging Art—in 51 Photographs (ARTnews, June 10)

Complete Art Basel 2019 coverage (ARTnews, June 10)

Tax Fraud and Flying Typewriters: How Art Basel Learned From Early Challenges (Observer, June 9)

Ultra-Rich Shop in Secret Showrooms at Super Bowl of Art World (Bloomberg, June 7)

How do art fairs contribute to the climate crisis? (Financial Times, June 7)

Preview Art Basel 2019 (ARTnews, June 7)

13 Must-See Museum and Gallery Exhibitions in Basel to Catch When You’re Done With the Fairs (Artnet News, June 7)

‘A Group Effort in Every Respect’: June, New Exhibition Platform, Brings 14 Galleries, Collaborative Spirit to Basel (ARTnews, June 7)

Highlights from the 50th edition of Art Basel (Apollo Magazine, June 6)

Can Art Basel Bring Foot Traffic Back to Galleries? Its Newly Enhanced App Aims to Send People to Visit Its Elite Exhibitors Around the World (Artnet News, June 5)

Our Guide to All 7 Art Fairs Coming to Basel This Year, From the Blue-Chip to the Tongue-in-Cheek (Artnet News, June 5)

The Battle for Basel: Mega Dealers Fight for Market Share, Armed with Off-Site Shows, Hefty Tomes (ARTnews, June 4)

Gagosian Gallery Is Expanding Its Footprint in Basel With a Pop-Up Show on the History of Abstraction During This Summer’s Fair (Artnet News, June 4)

‘It’s About Supporting the New’: LISTE Director Joanna Kamm on How She’s Updating the Fair and Reviewing Its Controversial Age Policy (Artnet News, June 4)