- Date: June 15-18, 2023
- Venue: Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Art Basel, one of the most anticipated art events of the year, will be held in Basel, Switzerland from June 15 to June 18. As art enthusiasts from around the world gather in this picturesque city, they will be immersed in a celebration of creativity and artistic expression. With 284 leading galleries participating, including 21 first-time participants, Art Basel promises to showcase a wide range of high-quality artworks across various mediums. From paintings and sculptures to photography and digital creations, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and appreciate the diverse artistic landscape.
The prestigious Messe Basel exhibition center, designed by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, will serve as the venue for this grand event. Its modern and spacious halls will provide the perfect setting for artists, collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts to come together and engage with exceptional works of art. Art Basel's extensive program revolves around its main Galleries sector, where visitors can explore a plethora of contemporary art exhibitions. In addition to the main sector, the fair will feature captivating presentations in its special sectors: Unlimited, Parcours, Feature, and Kabinett. These curated sections offer unique perspectives, showcasing innovative installations, site-specific works, and thematic exhibitions.
Art Basel is not only about the artworks on display within the exhibition center; it extends its influence and impact beyond its walls. The city of Basel comes alive during the fair, with vibrant programming and events taking place throughout its leading cultural institutions and public spaces. Visitors can expect a rich and dynamic art scene, with exhibitions, performances, and discussions happening in various venues across the city.
Here are some artists you should look out for during Art Basel 2023.
Photograph by @printrecordmint featuring Sasha Stiles at Basel Social Club during Art Basel
Sasha Stiles a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher widely recognized as a pioneer of generative literature and language art. Her award-winning work fuses elements of poetry, art, code, AI, digital humanities and web3 creativity to probe what it means to be human in a nearly posthuman era.
by Jeff Elrod
Jeff Elrod, known for his abstract paintings that seamlessly blend traditional artistic techniques with digital technology, will be showcasing his work at Art Basel Switzerland. Elrod's unique style incorporates elements of computer-generated imagery and digital manipulation, resulting in mesmerizing compositions that play with perception and visual dynamics. Elrod's innovative approach has earned him critical acclaim, and his presence at Art Basel is sure to captivate audiences and provoke thought-provoking discussions.
Cory Arcangel, tl;dr (installation) Photo: Joerg Lohse
Cory Arcangel, a leading figure in the field of digital and new media art, will be presenting his innovative and boundary-pushing works at Art Basel Switzerland. Arcangel's practice encompasses a wide range of mediums, including video, software, sculpture, and installation. He explores the intersection of technology and popular culture, often using found digital materials and repurposing existing media to create thought-provoking and often humorous artworks. His works challenge traditional notions of art and the role of technology in contemporary society. Arcangel's presence at Art Basel will undoubtedly offer a glimpse into the exciting world of digital art and its evolving relationship with the art world.
Art Basel Switzerland is an extraordinary event that brings together artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts from around the world. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the global art community and be inspired by the creativity and talent on display. See you at Art Basel Switzerland 2023!