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Visiting Basel, Europe’s Art Capital

Internationally renowned art fair Art Basel 2024 is over for another year, but the city of Basel continues to offer a huge variety of art experiences that extend beyond the landmark event – including an innovative new augmented reality tour in collaboration with pharmaceutical company Roche to celebrate its 125th anniversary. From its impressive museums and galleries to vibrant street art and immersive cultural events, Basel is one of the most art-rich cities in Europe....

Art Basel Paris+: Uncharted Artistic Territories

This autumn’s second edition of Art Basel’s Paris+ confirms the French capital’s ambition to reclaim the position as global capital of culture. Jörg Zutter reports for Arts & Collections This fall’s second edition of the new Paris issue of Art Basel, Paris+ (18th–22nd October) gathered 154 galleries from 34 countries in the Grand Palais Éphémère, the temporary exhibition hall. Plus, the adjacent tent extension hosted the more experimental and often younger galleries, altogether situated on...

Art Basel Captivates Collectors

Art Basel, held from 12th-18th June 2023, was back in full glory in its home town. Jörg Zutter reports for Arts & Collections Art Basel, the largest and most important modern and contemporary art fair is back in full glory in its hometown where it was founded in 1970 by gallerist, Ernst Beyeler, and several colleagues. Its 53rd edition includes 284 galleries (with 21 participating for the first time) from 36 countries. Basel, Switzerland’s third...

Art Basel’s Report on the 2022 Market

The seventh edition of The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report is now available. The detailed analysis of the art market in 2022 highlights how the sector is growing while it still contends with the lingering effects of the pandemic. It tells the story of an increase in global art sales, with the high end continuing to be the driver and the US retaining its premier position. Highlights are:

Art Basel Hong Kong Shows the Way Online

Over 250,000 visited Art Basel Hong Kong’s digital-only edition, mounted in response to the closure of the bricks-and-mortar show due to the coronavirus emergency. The challenges and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that the art world has had to find ways to adjust to new realities. While all significant art exhibitions and institutions have shut up shop, online exhibitions and auction are proving a viable alternative. Art Basel brought forward the launch...

Art Basel Cancels Upcoming Hong Kong Show Due to Coronavirus Fears

Art Basel has announced the cancellation of its upcoming fair in Hong Kong due to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus. Art Basel Hong Kong was scheduled to take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from March 19 to March 21, 2020. Following the severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has recently been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, Art Basel announced that it...

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