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Art Basel 2016 - The 47th Edition of One of the Most Important Art Fairs in The World

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April 25, 2016
A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

The 47th edition of Art Basel, contemporary art world’s premier platform, will once again gather some of the most renowned galleries, curators, artist, dealers and collectors. As one of the most important art fair since 1970s held annually in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, Art Basel showcases the world’s leading art shows for modern and contemporary works. Each edition in each city is unique and defined by host city and region, which reflecs on participating galleries, presented artworks and parallel programming which is always produced in collaboration with local institutions. Basel will once again become a global center of contemporary art, drawing tens of thousands of visitors from all around the world. This year, Art Basel will feature 286 galleries from around the globe, and each show’s singular exhibition sectors will highlight the latest developments in visual arts, providing visitors new ideas and inspiration.

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Left: Adel Abdessemed – Le journal de mon pere, 2015 / Right: Adel Abdessemed – Le journal de mon pere, 2015

The New Curator for the Parcours Sector

This year’s curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector will be Samuel Leuenberger. Through site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances by renowned international artists and emerging talents, Parcours sector will engage with the historical neighborhood of Basel. Leunberger’s rich curatorial experience includes work with Stephen Friedman Gallery, the institution Kunsthalle Zurich, Pro Helvetia, a major live art exhibition 14 Rooms, the Department of Culture of Basel- Stadt and the interdisciplinary festival Les Urbaines in Lausanne. In addition, he has been running non-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden in Switzerland since 2009. Being very familiar with the city and highly active in its cultural scene, Leuenberger will be an excellent choice for the position of the third Parcours curator. The historical centre of the city will once again become activated by contemporary art and large-scale interventions and simple gestures will be presented to the broader public.

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Left: Alexandre Da Cunha -1@Edouard Fraipont / Right: Barbara Wien, Haegue Yang – Sonic Sphere Diagonally Ornamented Copper, 2015

Art Basel 2016 Participants and Highlights

The 47th edition of the leading art fair in Basel will present works from 286 leading international galleries from 33 countries. The works will range from early 20th century to today’s contemporary artists. The main sector of the show entitled Galleries will feature 220 galleries presenting diverse works from the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. Eight galleries exhibiting for the first time will join the long list of returning exhibitors. Be sure not to miss booths of Blum and Poe, Contemporary Fine Arts from Berlin, Gagosian Gallery, Dominique Lévy Gallery from London and Paris, Victoria Miro from London, Pace Gallery from Hong Kong, New York, London and Beijing, White Cube from London and Hong Kong, and many others.

Dedicated to prints and limited-edition works, the Edition sector will feature 16 galleries specialized in these fields, including Pace Prints from New York and Paragon from London among others. Presenting galleries with precise curatorial projects, the Feature sector will present both historical and contemporary works. With 32 galleries of which eight new to the show, the highlights include a restaging of Jannis Kounellisseminal work ‘Da inventare sul posto’ (1972) presented by Luxembourg & Dayan from New York and London, a selection of works by Mira Schendel presented by Bergamin & Gomide from São Paulo, a selection of works on paper, paintings and sculptures by artists from the West Coast’s Beat Generation Jay DeFeo, Wallace Berman and Bruce Conner presented by Galerie Frank Elbaz and a selection of very rare Pop works by Robert Smithson presented by James Cohan Gallery from New York demonstrating the breadth of Smithson’s cultural interests and combining the sacred with the profane. The Baloise Art Prize will go to up to two artists exhibiting in Statements and it will be announced during the show in June.

303 Gallery, New York
A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro
Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Air de Paris, Paris
Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Alexander and Bonin, New York
Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
Applicat-Prazan, Paris
The Approach, London
Art : Concept, Paris
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
von Bartha, Basel, S-chanf
Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Galerie Berinson, Berlin
Bernier/Eliades, Athens
Daniel Blau, Munich, London
Blondeau & Cie, Geneva
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Bortolami, New York
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Borzo, Amsterdam
BQ, Berlin
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, Rome
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Berlin, New York
Buchmann Galerie, Agra / Lugano, Berlin
Cabinet, London
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
carlier gebauer, Berlin
Galerie Carzaniga, Basel
Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon
Cheim & Read, New York
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Boissy-le-Châtel, Havana
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels
Ecart, Geneva
Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin, Leipzig
Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Berlin
Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco,
Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, Paris
Stephen Friedman Gallery London, London
Gagosian Gallery, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong
Galerie 1900-2000 , Paris
Galleria dello Scudo Verona, Verona
joségarcía ,mx Mexico City, Berlin
gb agency Paris
Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam
Gerhardsen Gerner Berlin, Oslo
Gladstone Gallery New York, Brussels
Galerie Gmurzynska Zug, Zurich, St. Moritz
Galería Elvira González Madrid
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, Cape Town
Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Paris, London
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin Frankfurt
Richard Gray Gallery Chicago, New York
Howard Greenberg Gallery New York
Greene Naftali New York
greengrassi London
Galerie Karsten Greve AG St. Moritz, Paris, Cologne
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art Lisbon
Galerie Michael Haas Berlin
Hauser & Wirth Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, London, Somerset
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert London
Herald St London
Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin, Paris
Galerie Hopkins Paris
Edwynn Houk Gallery New York, Zurich
Xavier Hufkens Brussels
i8 Gallery Reykjavik
A arte Invernizzi Milan
Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo, New York, Paris
Jablonka Galerie Cologne
Bernard Jacobson Gallery London
Alison Jacques Gallery London
Galerie Martin Janda Vienna
Catriona Jeffries Vancouver
Annely Juda Fine Art London
Casey Kaplan New York
Georg Kargl Fine Arts Vienna
Karma International Zurich, Beverly Hills
kaufmann repetto Milan, New York
Sean Kelly New York
Kerlin Gallery Dublin
Anton Kern Gallery New York
Kewenig Berlin, Palma de Mallorca
Kicken Berlin Berlin
Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich
König Galerie Berlin
David Kordansky Gallery Los Angeles
Andrew Kreps Gallery New York
Galerie Krinzinger Vienna
Nicolas Krupp Basel
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery Seoul, New York
kurimanzutto Mexico City
Galerie Lahumière Paris
Landau Fine Art Montreal
Simon Lee Gallery London, Hong Kong, New York
Lehmann Maupin New York, Hong Kong
Tanya Leighton Berlin
Galerie Lelong Paris, New York
Dominique Lévy Gallery New York, London
Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel
Lisson Gallery, London Milan, New York
Long March Space, Beijing
Luhring Augustine, New York, Brooklyn
Maccarone, New York, Los Angeles
New York, Los Angeles
Magazzino, Rome
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Gió Marconi, Milan
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Los Angeles
Marlborough Fine Art, London, New York, Madrid, Barcelona
London, New York, Madrid, Barcelona
Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf
The Mayor Gallery, London
Fergus McCaffrey, New York, Saint Barthelemy
Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Beijing
kamel mennour, Paris
Metro Pictures, New York
Meyer RieggerBerlin, Karlsruhe
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Mnuchin Gallery, New York
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Jan Mot, Brussels, Mexico City
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne
Richard Nagy Ltd., London
Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York, London
New York, London
Galerie Neu, Berlin
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Stockholm
Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
OMR, Mexico City
Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong
New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Maureen Paley, London
Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul
Petzel Gallery, New York
Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
PKM Gallery, Seoul
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
ProjecteSD, Barcelona
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Paris, London
Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Galerie Denise René, Paris
Rodeo, London
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Paris
Salzburg, Paris
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Hamburg
Jack Shainman Gallery,New York, Kinderhook
ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Bruce Silverstein, New York
Skarstedt, New York, London
GALLERYSKE, New Delhi, Bangalore
Skopia / P.-H. Jaccaud, Geneva
Sperone Westwater, New York
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Galerie St. Etienne, New York
Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
Stampa, Basel
Standard (Oslo), Oslo
Starmach Gallery, Krakow
Christian Stein, Milan
Stevenson, Cape Town, Johannesburg
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels
Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
team (gallery, inc.), New York, Venice (Los Angeles)
Galleria Tega, Milan
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels
Galerie Thomas, Munich
Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz
Tucci Russo Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea, Torre Pellice (Turin)
Torre Pellice (Turin)
Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York
Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zurich
Vilma Gold, London
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing
Waddington Custot Galleries, London
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Washburn Gallery, New York
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Michael Werner, New York, London, Märkisch Wilmersdorf
New York, London, Märkisch Wilmersdorf
White Cube, London, Hong Kong
London, Hong Kong
Barbara Wien, Berlin
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
ZERO…, Milan
David Zwirner, New York, London
Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Editions, Copenhagen, Berlin
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
mfc - michèle didier, Paris
Atelier-Editions Fanal, Basel
Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Los Angeles
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Hamburg
Sabine Knust, Munich
Carolina Nitsch,New York
Pace Prints, New York
Paragon, London
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Barcelona
STPI, Singapore
Three Star Books, Paris
Two Palms, New York
ULAE, Bay Shore
Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
Campoli Presti, London, Paris
Castelli Gallery, New York
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
Chert, Berlin
James Cohan Gallery, New York
galerie frank elbaz, Paris
Derek Eller Gallery, New York
espaivisor, Valencia
Carl Freedman Gallery, London
James Fuentes, New York
Grimm, Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Kadel Willborn, Dusseldorf
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, London
Jörg Maaß Kunsthandel, Berlin
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles
Galeria Plan B, Cluj, Berlin
RaebervonStenglin, Zurich
Lia Rumma, Milan, Naples
Salon 94, New York
Sprovieri, London
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Tornabuoni Art, Paris, Florence, Milan, Forte dei Marmi, Crans-Montana, London
Van Doren Waxter, New York
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City
Waldburger Wouters, Brussels
Wentrup, Berlin
Galerie Zlotowski, Paris
47 Canal, New York
Arratia Beer, Berlin
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
Bureau, New York
Carroll / Fletcher, London
Selma Feriani Gallery, Sidi Bou Said
Foxy Production, New York
Grey Noise, Dubai
Maisterravalbuena, Madrid
Mary Mary, Glasgow
Murray Guy, New York
Ramiken Crucible, New York
Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
Frank Heath, Berlin

Extensive Support Program

Art Basel’s unique platform entitled Unlimited and dedicated to projects that transcend the limitations of the traditional art fair stand will be curated by Gianni Jetzer for the fifth year in a row. Art Basel’s Film program featuring films by and about artists will be curated by Maxa Zoller and it will take place at Stadtkino Basel. Taking place in the auditorium within Hall 1, the extensive program of talks and panel discussions entitled Conversations and Salon will offer first-hand information on the world of the . The 11th edition of Design Miami Basel running from June 14th to June 19th in Hall 1 South on the Messeplatz, will present more than 50 galleries exhibiting historic and contemporary design, as well as a rich program of commissions, talks and satellite shows. As a part of the Museum Shows program, museums of Basel such as The Kunstmuseum Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Schaulager, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, The Vitra Design Museum will present various significant exhibitions.

The Location of Art Basel

Practical Information

Art Basel will take place from June 16th till June 19th, 2016 in Basel in Switzerland. The vernissage by invitation only will be organized on Wednesday, June 15th from 3pm to 8pm. Messe Basel is the largest and most important exhibition site in Switzerland and it features a new hall designed by renowned international architect Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.

Featured image: Galerie Thomas Zander, Lee Friedlander – Shadow – New York City, 1966; Karma International, K8 Hardy – Kate, 2016; Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Sarkis, de 42 – Ç Aujourd’hui, 2015. All images courtesy of Art Basel.