Global Art Juggernaut
Basel, Switzerland, Miami, Florida, Hong Kong
Expand your horizons with art from around the world at Art Basel. Here you’ll find an overview of the three main exhibitions in various parts of the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to plan your get-away around one of them and soak in the creativity that’s alive and well on our planet.
For a complete overview of the shows go to Artbasel.com to browse a wide array of the artists and exhibits. You can also see a few pieces below.
Art Basel is a for-profit, privately owned and managed international art fair staged annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong selling established and emerging artists. While Art Basel provides a platform for galleries to show and sell their work to buyers, it also attracts a large international audience of art spectators and students.
Art Basel started in 1970 by Basel gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt. In its inaugural year, the Basel show attracted more than 16,000 visitors who viewed work presented by 90 galleries representing 10 countries. Thirty art publishers also participated.
By 1975, five years after its founding, the Basel show reached almost 300 exhibitors. The participating galleries came from 21 countries, attracting 37,000 visitors.
In 2013, Art Basel launched its inaugural sales fair in Hong Kong. Half of the participating galleries came from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Under the stewardship of Art Basel’s Global Director, Marc Spiegler, the 2015 show in Basel, Switzerland, attracted 98,000 visitors over six days. It presented 284 galleries from 33 countries, exhibiting the work of over 4,000 artists. A total of 14 galleries showed in Basel for the very first time. Alongside private collectors from Europe, America, and Asia, representatives and groups from over 80 museums and institutions from across the world were in attendance.
Miami Beach, Florida
Spearheaded by Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s Director Americas, the 2015 show in Miami Beach, Florida, presented 267 leading international galleries from 32 countries. Over five days, the show attracted 77,000 visitors including private collectors and directors, curators, trustees and patrons of nearly 200 museum and institution groups. The show hosted first-time collectors from Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Romania, Togo, and Zimbabwe.
Art Basel Miami Beach was first introduced in 2002 under the direction of Sam Keller.
The 2015 Hong Kong Exhibition, directed by Adeline Ooi, attracted over 70,000 visitors, among them directors, curators, trustees, and patrons from over 100 leading international museums and institutions. On display were 239 galleries from 35 countries and territories.
Basel- June 14 – 17, 2018
Our show takes place at the Swiss exhibition site Messe Basel, featuring a hall designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.
Miami Beach – December 6 – 9, 2018
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Drive Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
This year, over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.
Hong Kong – March 29 – 31, 2019
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong, China
Our 2018 edition features 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel’s commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.
CHEN Wei 陳維
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
Galleries | Level 1 | 1B33
Archival inkjet print