Art 43 Basel
Fair: 14 Jun – 17 Jun 2012
Wed 13 Jun
Art Basel - MCH Messe Basel AG
Art 43 Basel takes place June 14 – 17, 2012.
The world's premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show's multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.
65,000 people attended Art 42 Basel, the last edition of this favorite rendezvous for the global artworld, including art collectors, art dealers, artists, curators and other art enthusiasts.
With its world-class museums, outdoor sculptures, theaters, concert halls, idyllic medieval old town and new buildings by leading architects, Basel ranks as a culture capital, and that cultural richness helps put the Art Basel week on the agenda for art lovers from all over the globe. During Art Basel, a fascinating atmosphere fills this traditional city, as the international art show is reinforced with exhibitions and events all over the region.
This year, more than 300 galleries from 36 countries on 6 continents will show works by over 2,500 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Selected from nearly 1,000 applications by the Art Basel Committee, an international jury of renowned gallerists, the galleries include 73 from the United States; 55 from Germany; 31 from Switzerland; 30 from Great Britain; 27 from France; 15 from Italy; 9 from Belgium; 7 from Austria; 6 each from Japan and Spain; 4 each from Brazil, China and the Netherlands; 3 each from Mexico, Norway and Poland; 2 each from Canada, Denmark, Dubai, India and South Africa; and 1 each from Argentina, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea and Sweden.