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Art Basel Basel 2024 Edition Unveils Expanded Highlights in its City-wide Program

Art Basel, one of the most prestigious international art fairs, has officially announced the details for its 2024 edition in Basel, which promises an expanded array of exhibitions and events across the city from June 13 to 16, with preview days on June 11 and 12.


Art Basel Basel 2024

Art Basel 2023, Courtesy of Art Basel

 

This year, Art Basel will present a redefined city-wide program that includes several key sections: Parcours, the Merian, Film, Conversations, and the Messeplatzproject, aiming to create a vibrant artistic landscape throughout Basel.

 

Parcours: For the first time curated by Stefanie Hessler, Director of the Swiss Institute in New York, Parcours will feature over 20 site-specific public art installations. These installations will line Clarastrasse, stretching from the fairgrounds to the Rhine, integrating art into everyday urban spaces.

 

Messeplatz: A major highlight includes a new work by renowned conceptual artist Agnes Denes, curated by Samuel Leuenberger of SALTS. This installation, part of Denes' land art series, will provoke dialogue about environmental and societal themes.

 

Unlimited: Curated by Giovanni Carmine of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, this section will showcase 70 large-scale installations by both prominent and emerging artists, providing a platform for ambitious and monumental artworks.

 

Kabinett: This specialized sector within the main galleries' booths will return for its second year at the Swiss edition of Art Basel, presenting 22 curated projects by 23 galleries, focusing on thematic depth and curatorial narrative.

 

Conversations: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Conversations series will bring together over 25 thought leaders across 11 panels. Curated for the first time by Kimberly Bradley, the program aims to explore contemporary cultural issues, from politics to technology in art.

 

Film: Curated by Filipa Ramos, the Film program, marking its 25th edition, will include a diverse range of cinematic works, from artist surveys to feature films, along with special programs tailored for young audiences starting from age four.


Art Basel 2023

Art Basel 2023, Courtesy of Art Basel-

 

Maike Cruse, the Director of Art Basel in Basel, expressed excitement about the expanded program: “This year’s show not only highlights exceptional art but also engages with Basel’s vibrant cultural pulse. From the transformative installation by Agnes Denes at Messeplatz to the dynamic exhibitions along Clarastrasse, Art Basel is set to offer a rich, city-wide artistic experience.”

 

The 2024 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 286 of the world’s leading galleries and will include 22 first-time participants alongside returning European and global exhibitors. The fair will cover a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital artworks, ensuring a comprehensive view of the contemporary art scene.

 

For more information on Art Basel 2024 in Basel and to plan your visit, please head to Art Basel’s official website.

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