The 2018 edition of Art Basel, one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs, is just days away and anticipation is mounting ahead of the high profile event, which draws some of the biggest names from the global contemporary arts community. The anchor of Art Basel’s show is its Galleries sector.
Visitors will discover a breadth of Modern and contemporary works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography, video and digital art by more than 4,000 artists.
The list of exhibitors comprises 229 galleries set to exhibit at this year’s main “Galleries” sector. There are a few notable additions to the “Galleries” sector, including New York’s 47 Canal, Berlin’s KOW, and Bogotá’s Casas Riegner.
Those spaces previously showed in the fair’s “Feature” or “Statements” sectors, which are for curated presentations and emerging galleries, respectively.
Among the 17 new exhibitors at the fair are New York’s Essex Street, Los Angeles and Paris’s Freedman Fitzpatrick, Dusseldorf’s Galerie Max Mayer, London’s Carlos/Ishikawa, Cologne’s Jan Kaps, and Vienna’s Croy Nielsen.
Other parts of Art Basel are just as exciting and versatile: Projects from established and historical artists are precisely curated by gallerists in the „Feature“ sector.
Projects may include solo presentations, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches.
Apart from that the „Statements“ sector presents exciting new solo projects by emerging artists, who are eligible to receive the prestigious Baloise Art Prize.
The Baloise Group acquires artworks by the award-winning artists, which it then donates to important European art institutions.
Also not to miss: the „Editions“ sector presenting leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors the opportunity to see significant, and rare publications.