286 premier galleries to show at Art Basel's 47th edition in Basel

Monday, May 23, 2016
286 premier galleries to show at Art Basel's 47th edition in Basel

Art Basel announced its gallery list for the 47th edition of the show in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 16 to June 19, 2016. This year, 286 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present a diverse geographical selection of leading international galleries from 33 countries.

286 premier galleries to show at Art Basel's 47th edition in Basel

Art Basel announced its gallery list for the 47th edition of the show in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 16 to June 19, 2016. This year, 286 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present a diverse geographical selection of leading international galleries from 33 countries.

Alongside a strong representation of galleries from Europe, exhibitors and artists will be shown from across the globe. The participating galleries have exhibition spaces in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Galleries, the main sector of the show, will feature 220 galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. A strong list of returning exhibitors is joined by six galleries who will exhibit within the sector for the first time, having previously shown in Statements or Feature: ApplicatPrazan (Paris), Borzo (Amsterdam), Karma International (Zurich, Beverly Hills), Jack Shainman Gallery (New York, Kinderhook), Stevenson (Cape Town, Johannesburg) and Barbara Wien (Berlin). The Galleries sector will also include two completely new exhibitors: joségarcía ,mx (Mexico DF) and Pace/MacGill Gallery (New York). The full gallery list is available from artbasel.com/basel/galleries.

Chris Martin, Untitled, 2016. Anton Kern Gallery, David Kordansky Gallery

The Edition sector, dedicated to prints and limited-editioned works, will bring together 16 specialists in the field. This year’s show will feature 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) and ULAE (Bay Shore).

The Feature sector presents galleries with precise curatorial projects, showing both historical and contemporary work. This year’s expanded sector will feature 32 galleries of which eight galleries are new to the show. Highlights of the sector will include a restaging of Jannis Kounellis’ (b.1936) seminal work ‘Da inventare sul posto’ (1972), a hybrid of painting and performance in which a violinist playing a section of ‘La Pulcinella’ is joined by an un-choreographed ballerina in front of an abstract painting, presented by Luxembourg & Dayan (New York, London). 

Solo presentations in the Statements sector offer visitors and collectors the opportunity to discover the work of emerging artists and young galleries. This year, seven of the 18 galleries exhibiting within Statements will be new to the show. The Baloise Art Prize will be awarded to up to two artists exhibiting in Statements, with recipients being announced during the show in June. The Bâloise Group also acquires works by the award-winning artists, which it donates to the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and Mudam Luxembourg. The institutions will hold solo exhibitions for the recipients of the award.

Unlimited, Art Basel's unique platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a traditional art-fair stand, will be curated for the fifth year by Gianni Jetzer, Curator-atlarge at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, with over 70 works ranging from large-scale sculptures and paintings to video projections, installations and live performances.

Parcours, a series of site-specific sculptures, interventions and performances by renowned international artists and emerging talents, presented by Art Basel galleries, will be curated for the first time by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the not-for-profit exhibition space SALTS, in Birsfelden, Switzerland. 

The full gallery list could be found here.

Image on top: Art Basel in Basel 2015. General Impression © Art Basel

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