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LISTE Basel - Seventy-Nine Galleries at the 21st edition of the Art Fair

  • LISTE Basel
  • LISTE Basel
June 4, 2016

Basel slowly becomes the center of the global contemporary art scene, as a number of art fairs are about to open in the coming period. One of them is LISTE Basel which is one of the Basel’s most significant fairs. Last year, the fair was celebrating its 20th anniversary, but this year there is one more celebration: 20 years of an important collaboration with the fair’s main partner E. Gutzwiller & Cie, Banquiers, Basel. This year, seventy-nine galleries are participating at LISTE Basel 2016, with artworks by over 140 artists. The 79 galleries being presented are coming from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Ecuador, France, Greece, Great Britain, Guatemala, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Colombia, Kosovo, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Austria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the US.

Darja Bajagić - Please Find My Amy, 2015, mixed media on paper
Left: Darja Bajagić – Please Find My Amy, 2015, mixed media on paper, plastic sleeve, 22 x 9.25 inches / Right: Jonas Staal. Anatomy of a Revolution: Azawad, 2014. Arhival print on Canson Infinity. Fine art on Platine Fibre RAG Diasec 2 mm anti-reflex/Dibond 3 mm/prof, 50 × 75 cm

LISTE Basel 2016 – Highlights

Eleven galleries are making their debut at LISTE 2016. Among them are Galerie Bernhard (Zurich), Jan Kaps (Cologne), Gypsum Gallery (Cairo), Nomínimo (Guayaquil), The Sunday Painter (London), Ellis King (Dublin), Laveronica (Modica), Múrias Centeno (Lisbon/Porto), LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), Bridget Donahue (New York) and Michael Thibault (Los Angeles). The 79 galleries will be showing important new positions in painting, photography, sculpture, drawing/illustration, installation, performance, video, film, and multimedia-digital art – so, there will be a bit of everything for everyone. Some of the highlights include: solo presentations of Camille Blatix at Balice Hertling (Paris), Cornelia Baltes at Limoncello (London). Arcadia Missa (London) will present the British artist collective Jesse Darling and Phoebe Collings-James, while Dawid Radziszewski comes with photographs by great Polish artist Joanna Piotrowska. Also, be sure to visit the booths of CLEARING, Real Fine Arts, and many others. The full list of exhibitors you can find in the table below.

List of Exhibitors

80M2 Livia BenavidesLima
Altman SiegelSan Francisco
Christian AndersenKopenhagen
Antenna SpaceShanghai
Aoyama / MeguroTokyo
Arcadia MissaLondon
Balice HertlingParis
Galerie BernhardZürich
C L E A R I N GNew York / Brussels
Galerie CrèvecœurParis
Croy NielsenBerlin
Ellen de Bruijne ProjectsAmsterdam
Document-Art Gallery Plan BBuenos Aires
Bridget DonahueNew York
Ellis KingDublin
Essex StreetNew York
Galería Agustina FerreyraSan Juan
Galleria FontiNeapel
Freedman FitzpatrickLos Angeles
Lars FriedrichBerlin
Gaudel de StampaParis
Green Art GalleryDubai
Dan GunnBerlin
Gypsum GalleryKairo
Bruce Haines, MayfairLondon
High ArtParis
Jeanine HoflandAmsterdam
Hollybush GardensLondon
Hopkinson MossmanAuckland
House of GagaMexico DC
Galerie Andreas HuberVienna
hunt kastnerPrag
Instituto de VisiónBogota
Jan KapsKöln
Koppe AstnerGlasgow
Kraupa-Tuskany ZeidlerBerlin
LaborMexico DF
Laveronica arte contemporaneaModica
Galerie Emanuel LayrVienna
David LewisNew York
Marcelle AlixParis
Jaqueline MartinsSão Paulo
Francesca MininiMailand
Mor CharpentierParis
Mother's TankstationDublin
Múrias CentenoPorto/Lissabon
Neue Alte BrückeFrankfurt am Main
Office BaroqueBrussels
Overduin & Co.Los Angeles
Project Native InformantLondon
Proyectos UltravioletaGuatemala City
Dawid RadziszewskiWarsaw
Real Fine ArtsBrooklyn
Sandy BrownBerlin
Deborah SchamoniMünchen
Galerie Gregor StaigerZürich
Stigter Van DoesburgAmsterdam
Temnikova & KaselaTallinn
The BreederAthen
The Sunday PainterLondon
Truth and ConsequencesGenf
Union PacificLondon
Federico VavassoriMailand

Performance Project

Trans-Corporeal Metabolisms is the 12th edition of the Performance Project of LISTE Art Fair Basel. This section is curated by Eva Birkenstock, Kunsthaus Bregenz, and it focuses on works that consider the body as a porous and permeable interface. Keren Cytter & Guests will usher in LISTE’s opening and the Performance Project on Monday, June 13, 2016. On Tuesday, Alexandra Bachzetsis will perform a new piece at the Kaserne Basel. The Project will continue with pieces by Dorota Gaweda and Eglė Kulbokaitė (Wednesday), Keyon Gaskin on Thursday, Haley Silverman on Friday. The Project will conclude with Alicia Frankovich on Saturday.

Remy Charlip, Jerry Joyner; Thirteen, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1975

Art Prize and Special Guests

The special fair’s prize, The Helvetia Art Prize, will be awarded for the 13th time. The recipient of this year’s prize, which includes a monetary award of CHF 15,000 and a solo presentation at LISTE, is Stella, Zurich. Finally, there will be several special guests. Kunsthalle Zurich will be present at the print workshop of LISTE with its Ratz Fatz Zauber Was – Fairs and Fairy Tales, a project by Luca Beeler, Cedric Eisenring, and Carmen Tobler. The HeK – House of Electronic Arts Basel is dedicated to digital culture and new art forms of the information age. Invited guests include the Swiss artist duo Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud with Capital of The World. Finally, the exhibition space Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, will show the local artist-curator collective Dr. Kuckucks Labrador.

The Location of LISTE Basel 2016

Practical Information

LISTE Basel art fair 2016 will open on June 14 and will last until June 18, 2016. Preview (by invitation only or with press accreditation) is scheduled for June 13, 12-5pm. Opening reception party will take place on Monday, June 13, 2016, starting at 10pm. at the Volkshaus, Rebgasse. Single entry costs CHF 20. LISTE art fair will take place on Burgweg 15, Basel. For more information, please visit the official website of the art fair.

LISTE Basel 2016 Catalogue

Featured Images: Keren Cytter – Last Summer Fest, Ape Flag, 2015; Piter Blauer (Director) and Fabien Nichele (Head of Construction). All Images courtesy of LISTE Basel.