Art Basel has revealed its stellar lineup of 284 top galleries from around the world for its 2023 edition in Basel. This premier event in the art world will bring together renowned galleries, showcasing exceptional artworks across various mediums, from traditional painting and sculpture to cutting-edge digital creations. Artists spanning from early 20th-century Modern pioneers to contemporary talents will grace this prestigious event.
A robust selection of galleries from Europe will be joined by both new and returning exhibitors from diverse corners of the globe. The 2023 edition of Art Basel in Basel is set to feature 21 first-time participants, including three galleries making their debut directly in the main Galleries sector. These fresh additions include blank projects from Cape Town, Empty Gallery from Hong Kong, and Offer Waterman from London.
Furthermore, 18 galleries will make their inaugural appearance in the Feature and Statements sectors, contributing to the event’s vibrancy and diversity. Here’s a glimpse of the newcomers in Feature:
- acb (Budapest)
- David Castillo (Miami)
- Thomas Erben Gallery (New York)
- Gajah Gallery (Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Singapore)
- M77 Gallery (Milan)
- Martos Gallery (New York)
- Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt)
- Galerie Bene Taschen (Cologne)
In the Statements sector, first-time exhibitors include:
- Broadway (New York)
- Cooper Cole (Toronto)
- Gaga (Mexico City and Los Angeles)
- Hua International (Beijing and Berlin)
- Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai)
- LC Queisser (Tbilisi)
- Kendra Jayne Patrick (Bern and New York)
- sans titre (Paris)
- SMAC Art Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Stellenbosch)
- Soft Opening (London)
Art Basel will also treat visitors to a captivating site-specific installation by Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch on Basel’s Messeplatz. Curated by Samuel Leuenberger, this installation by Echakhch, who represented Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, will transform the Messeplatz into a dynamic space. It features a sprawling superstructure serving as a backdrop for live concerts and performances that delve into sound and music-making as shared experiences between artists and audiences. The installation will also invite the public to participate by singing, reciting poetry, sharing knowledge, or simply enjoying the setting.
In addition to the main sectors, Art Basel will host compelling presentations across its special sectors, including Unlimited, Parcours, Kabinett, Film, and Conversations, with more details to be revealed in the coming months.
Art Basel CEO Noah Horowitz expressed his excitement about welcoming the international art community to Basel in June, highlighting the event’s role as a platform for discovery and artistic encounters that drive the global art scene. Vincenzo de Bellis, Director of Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, emphasized the show’s invigoration with 21 newcomers and 12 galleries entering the main sector for the first time, reaffirming Art Basel’s exceptional quality.
Art Basel 2023 is scheduled to take place at Messe Basel from June 15 to 18, with Preview Days on June 13 and 14. Alongside the fair, Basel’s cultural institutions will host an outstanding program of exhibitions and events, providing a rich and immersive art experience for visitors. Major exhibitions at prominent museums and foundations in Basel will coincide with Art Basel, adding to the city’s cultural vibrancy during this event.
About Art Basel
Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong, and Paris. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and a number of new initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, and Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.
Preview (by invitation only)
Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Public opening dates
Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Sunday, June 18, 2023
For further information, please visit artbasel.com.
Upcoming Art Basel shows
Hong Kong, March 23-25, 2023
Basel, June 15-18, 2023
Paris+ par Art Basel, October 19-22, 2023
Miami Beach, December 7-9, 2023