press release

Art Basel
June 15–18, 2017

Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
Hall 3
4058 Basel

Opening in just over a weeks' time, Art Basel’s 48th edition in Basel with 291 premier galleries—drawn from 35 countries and six continents—will present works of the highest quality, ranging from the early 20th century to the most contemporary. Once again, a very strong contingent of galleries from Europe will be joined by exhibitors from across the globe with 17 galleries participating for the very first time. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will be open to the public from Thursday, June 15, to Sunday, June 18, 2017, with a preview and vernissage on Tuesday and Wednesday. For the full list of participating galleries, click here.

Presented across 16,000 square meters, Art Basel's unique platform that transcends the limitations of a traditional art-fair stand will consist of 76 large-scale projects presented by galleries participating in the fair. Curated for the sixth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the sector will feature a wide range of presentations, from historically significant pieces to the latest contemporary works ranging from large-scale sculptures and paintings to video projections, installations and live performances. Artists featured in this year's presentation include Carl Andre, Chris Burden, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Subodh Gupta, Jenny Holzer, Donna Huanca, Cildo Meireles, Park Chan-kyong, Marwan Rechmaoui, Mickalene Thomas and Anicka Yi. For the full list of projects, click here.

Curated for the second year by Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, Parcours returns with 22 site-specific artworks sited around Basel's historical Münsterplatz. Parcours will feature artworks by both internationally renowned and emerging artists including Ai Weiwei, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Latifa Echakhch, GCC, Amanda Ross-Ho, Cally Spooner, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Wu Tsang. Taking place on Saturday, June 17, Parcours Night will once again feature a specially curated program of live performances by Itziar Okariz, Than Hussein Clark, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Shana Moulton, Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang, boychild, Patrick Belaga, Bendik Giske and Josh Johnson), Eric Hattan, Julian Sartorius and Hans Berg, access to all Parcours sites, and extended opening hours at some of Basel's leading museums. For the full list of parcours projects, click here.

Heavily influenced by today's political events, the Film program is curated for the third consecutive year by Cairo-based film curator Maxa Zoller, and will include a special screening of Stanley Tucci's Final Portrait (2017), selected by New York-based film curator Marian Masone. Program highlights of the 34 film and video works include works by John Akomfrah, Kader Attia, Eric Baudelaire, He Xiangyu, Ana Mendieta, Ugo Rondinone and Andy Warhol among others. Filipa César’s new work Spell Reel will be shown as part of Art Basel’s collaboration with the Locarno Festival, now in its third year. For the full program, click here.

Conversations will once more bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed for the third year by Mari Spirito, Founding Director and Curator of Protocinema, Conversations offers a platform for dialogues and discussions on current topics, offering perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. Art Basel’s Conversations series begins on Wednesday, June 14 with the Premiere Artist Talk, devoted to Annette Messager and moderated by Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate. All Conversations panels will be available on our website.

NOW I WON by Claudia Comte
NOW I WON, a new monumental outdoor installation by Swiss artist Claudia Comte, curated for Art Basel by Chus Martínez, Head of Art Institute at FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, will be presented for the first time during the show. Situated directly on Messeplatz, the work will take the form of a fully functioning funfair. Here the artist will challenge the audience to various games and activities including darts, bowling, arm wrestling, mini golf, dancing competitions and more. Comte’s own works—such as her target paintings, wooden or marble sculptures—are part of the very environment in which the audience will compete to win an original artwork by the artist.


292 Galleries:

// A // A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro // Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York // Acquavella Galleries, New York // Air de Paris, Paris // Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid // Alexander and Bonin, New York // Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York // Marcelle Alix, Paris // Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid // Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm // Antenna Space, Shanghai // Applicat-Prazan, Paris // The Approach, London // Arratia Beer, Berlin // Art : Concept, Paris // Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli // B // Balice Hertling, Paris // von Bartha, Basel // Laura Bartlett Gallery, London // Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin // Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo // Galerie Berinson, Berlin // Bernier/Eliades, Athens // Fondation Beyeler, Riehen // Daniel Blau, Munich // Blondeau & Cie, Geneva // Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (+2 locations) // Peter Blum Gallery, New York // Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (+2 locations) // Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York // Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Editions, Copenhagen // Bortolami, New York (+2 locations) // Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin // Borzo, Amsterdam // The Box, Los Angeles // BQ, Berlin // Gavin Brown's enterprise // Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York (+2 locations) // Galerie Buchholz, Berlin (+2 locations) // Buchmann Galerie, Agra/Lugano (+3 locations) // Bureau, New York // C // Cabinet // Cabinet, London // Campoli Presti, London (+2 locations) // Canada, New York // Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne // carlier gebauer, Berlin // Galerie Carzaniga, Basel // Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisboa // Chapter NY, New York // Cheim & Read, New York // Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai // ChertLüdde, Berlin // Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin // James Cohan Gallery, New York // Sadie Coles HQ, London // Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin // Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (+3 locations) // Paula Cooper Gallery, New York // Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago // Pilar Corrias, London // Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan (+2 locations) // Alan Cristea Gallery, London // Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris // D // Thomas Dane Gallery, London // Massimo De Carlo, Milan (+4 locations) // dépendance, Brussels // Di Donna, New York // mfc - michèle didier, Brussels // Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv // E // Ecart, Geneva // Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin (+2 locations) // Experimenter, Kolkata // F // Atelier-Editions Fanal, Basel // Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf // Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw // Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo (+2 locations) // Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco // Peter Freeman, Inc., New York // Freymond-Guth Fine Arts Ltd., Basel // Stephen Friedman Gallery, London // Frith Street Gallery, London // G // Gagosian, New York (+15 locations) // Galerie 1900-2000, Paris // Galleria dello Scudo, Verona // joségarcía ,mx, Mexico City // gb agency, Paris // Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam // Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Los Angeles // Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin // Gladstone Gallery, New York (+3 locations) // Galerie Gmurzynska, Zug (+3 locations) // Galería Elvira González, Madrid // Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg // Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (+3 locations) // Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt am Main // Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago (+2 locations) // Green Art Gallery, Dubai // Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York // Greene Naftali, New York // greengrassi, London // Galerie Karsten Greve, St. Moritz (+2 locations) // Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisboa // Gypsum Gallery, Cairo // H // Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin // Hamiltons // Hamiltons, London // Hauser & Wirth, Zurich (+6 locations) // Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London // Leila Heller Gallery, New York // Herald St, London // Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (+2 locations) // Galerie Hopkins, Paris // Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland // Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York // Xavier Hufkens, Brussels // I // i8 Gallery, Reykjavík // A arte Invernizzi, Milan // Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (+2 locations) // J // Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London // Alison Jacques Gallery, London // Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna // Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver // Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco // Annely Juda Fine Art, London // K // Kadel Willborn, Dusseldorf // Kalfayan Galleries, Athens (+2 locations) // Casey Kaplan, New York // Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna // Karma International, Zurich // kaufmann repetto, Milan // Sean Kelly, New York // Kerlin Gallery, Dublin // Anton Kern Gallery, New York // Kewenig, Berlin (+2 locations) // Kicken Berlin, Berlin // Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich // Sabine Knust, Munich // König Galerie, Berlin // David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles // Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin // Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York // Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna // Nicolas Krupp, Basel // Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul // kurimanzutto, Mexico City // L // Labor, Mexico City // Galerie Lahumière, Paris // Landau Fine Art, Montréal // Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna // Simon Lee Gallery, London (+2 locations) // Lehmann Maupin, New York (+2 locations) // Tanya Leighton, Berlin // Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris // Lelong Editions, Paris // Lévy Gorvy, New York // Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel // Lisson Gallery, London (+3 locations) // Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach // Long March Space, Beijing // Luhring Augustine, New York // Luxembourg & Dayan, New York // M // Jörg Maaß Kunsthandel, Berlin // Maccarone, New York (+2 locations) // Kate MacGarry, London // Magazzino, Rome // Magician Space, Beijing // Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich // Gió Marconi, Milan // Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (+4 locations) // Marlborough Fine Art, London (+3 locations) // Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf // The Mayor Gallery, London // Mazzoleni, Torino (+2 locations) // Fergus McCaffrey, New York // Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels // Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco // Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern // kamel mennour, Paris (+3 locations) // Metro Pictures, New York // Meyer Riegger, Berlin // Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia // Victoria Miro, London // Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York // Mnuchin Gallery, New York // Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London // The Modern Institute, Glasgow // Jan Mot, Brussels // Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg // N // Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna // Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin (+2 locations) // Richard Nagy Ltd., London // Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York // Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York // Galerie Neu, Berlin // neugerriemschneider, Berlin // Carolina Nitsch, New York // Galleria Franco Noero, Torino // Noire Contemporary Art, Torino (+2 locations) // David Nolan Gallery, New York // Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin // Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin // O // Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (+2 locations) // OMR, Mexico City // P // P420, Bologna // Pace, New York (+8 locations) // Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York (+5 locations) // Maureen Paley, London // Paragon, London // Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles // Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne // Peres Projects, Berlin // Perrotin, Paris (+6 locations) // Petzel Gallery, New York // Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich // PKM Gallery, Seoul // Galeria Plan B, Cluj // Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin // Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Barcelona // Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich // ProjecteSD, Barcelona // R // Galeria Dawid Radziszewski, Warsaw // Ramiken Crucible, New York // Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo // Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn // Almine Rech Gallery, Paris (+3 locations) // Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York // Regen Projects, Los Angeles // Galerie Denise René, Paris // Rodeo, London // Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (+3 locations) // S // Salon 94, New York (+2 locations) // Deborah Schamoni, Munich // Aurel Scheibler, Berlin // Esther Schipper, Berlin // Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich // Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin // Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin // Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris // Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut // Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (+2 locations) // ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (+3 locations) // Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf // Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York // Silverlens, Metro Manila // Skarstedt, New York (+2 locations) // GALLERYSKE, Bangalore // Skopia / P.-H. Jaccaud, Geneva // Galerie Pietro Spartà // Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny // Sperone Westwater, New York // Sprovieri, London // Sprüth Magers, Berlin (+4 locations) // Galerie St. Etienne, New York // Stampa, Basel // Standard (Oslo), Oslo // Starmach Gallery, Kraków // Galleria Christian Stein, Milan (+2 locations) // Stevenson, Cape Town (+2 locations) // STPI, Singapore // Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo // Nils Stærk, Copenhagen // T // Take Ninagawa, Tokyo // team (gallery, inc.), New York // Galleria Tega, Milan // Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris // Galerie Thomas, Munich // Tornabuoni Art, Paris (+5 locations) // Studio Trisorio, Napoli // Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz // Tucci Russo Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea, Torre Pellice (Torino) // Two Palms, New York // U // ULAE, Bay Shore // V // Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris // Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York // Van Doren Waxter, New York // Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zurich // Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City (Los Angeles) // Vistamare, Pescara // Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou // W // Waddington Custot, London // Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen // Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin // Wentrup, Berlin // Kate Werble Gallery, New York // Michael Werner, New York (+2 locations) // White Cube, London (+2 locations) // Barbara Wien, Berlin // Wilkinson, London // Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris // Z // Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne // Zeno X Gallery, Antwerpen // ZERO..., Milan // David Zwirner, New York (+2 locations) // # // 303 Gallery, New York // 47 Canal //