Premier selection of 291 galleries to show at Art Basel's 48th edition in Basel

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Premier selection of 291 galleries to show at Art Basel's 48th edition in Basel

Art Basel today announced its gallery list for the 48th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.

Premier selection of 291 galleries to show at Art Basel's 48th edition in Basel

Art Basel today announced its gallery list for the 48th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.

Once again, a very strong contingent of galleries from Europe will be joined by exhibitors from across the globe. 17 galleries will participate for the first time, including three new exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region – Antenna Space, Hopkinson Mossman and Magician Space – and one from Africa, Cairo's Gypsum Gallery.

The main sector of the show, Galleries, will feature 226 exhibitors presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. This year's strong list of returning participants is joined by 10 galleries exhibiting in the sector for the first time, having previously participated in the show's project based sectors, Feature and Statements: Campoli Presti, Pilar Corrias, dépendance, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts Ltd., Luxembourg & Dayan, Salon 94, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Tornabuoni Art. Two galleries – Canada and Di Donna – will be completely new to the show, while Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art returns to Basel following a brief hiatus. For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/basel/galleries.

The Feature sector this year presents 32 galleries with precise curatorial projects, showing both historical and contemporary work. This year's sector welcomes seven galleries new to the show: The Box, Leila Heller Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Kalfayan Galleries, P420, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery and Deborah Schamoni. Highlights will include rare Max Beckmann (1884-1950) prints from the 1910s and 1920s at Jörg Maaß Kunsthandel. Further highlights from the Feature sector will include important multimedia works by the renowned South Korean artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) to be presented by James Cohan Gallery. Corbett vs. Dempsey will devote its booth to a 20-year survey of the work of Margot Bergman (b. 1934). 

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