Art 43 Basel: The Premier International Art Show

A Gentil Carioca | Rodrigo Torres | Uns trocados (Some change), 2009 | Courtesy of the artist and A Gentil Carioca

Art 43 Basel: The Premier International Art Show

Galerie Henze & Ketterer | Ernst Ludwig Kirchner | Harem, 1922 | Credits: „Pro Litteris" and Nachlass Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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Art     2012-03-29

Art 43 Basel: The Premier International Art Show

Taking place in Basel, Switzerland from June 14 to June 17, 2012, Art 43 Basel will again present a premier selection of the most influential and cutting-edge galleries from across the world. Every June, Art Basel marks the summer reunion of the international artworld, hosted by the city of Basel, which has been a cultural capital for centuries.

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; 29 from Great Britain; 28 from France; 15 from Italy; 9 from Belgium; 6 each from Austria, 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, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea and Sweden.

A full list of exhibitors is available at

Art Galleries Sector
Once again, more than 99 percent of last year’s exhibitors reapplied for the Art Galleries sector. This year’s strong roster of returning galleries will be enhanced by an international range of new exhibitors. Showing for the first time in the Art Galleries sector are Miguel Abreu Gallery (New York), Chemould Prescott Road(Mumbai), Galerie Mehdi Chouakri (Berlin), Thomas Dane Gallery (London), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Long March Space (Beijing), maccarone (New York) and ProjecteSD (Barcelona). After a brief hiatus, Eigen+Art (Berlin) and Galerie Susanne Zander (Cologne) rejoin Art Basel’s exhibitors in the Art Galleries sector. See a full list of exhibitors at

Art Statements Sector
Continuing its proven track-record as a place to discover exciting young artists, Art Statements will this year spotlight 27 international galleries, including Arratia Beer (Berlin), Balice Hertling (Paris), Laura Bartlett Gallery (London), Cherry and Martin(Los Angeles), Fonti (Napoli), Gandy Gallery Bratislava), Green Art Gallery (Dubai), Harris Lieberman (New York), hunt kastner(Prague), Lautom Contemporary (Oslo), Tanya Leighton Gallery (Berlin), Michael Lett (Auckland), Lullin + Ferrari (Zurich), Proyectos Monclova (Mexico), Motive Gallery (Amsterdam), Peres Projects (Berlin), RaebervonStenglin (Zurich), Raster (Warsaw), Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo), Galerie Diana Stigter (Amsterdam), Tilton Gallery (New York), Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai), Galerie VidalCuglietta (Bruxelles), Vilma Gold (London), Wentrup (Berlin) and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris). A full list of galleries and artists is available at

Art Feature Sector
Now in its third year, Art Feature will again focus on precise curatorial projects. For
this year's edition, 20 galleries will present a mix of artistic dialogs, solo shows and
exceptional art-historical material. The exhibiting galleries are: A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), Applicat-Prazan (Paris), Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin), Boers-Li Gallery (Beijing), Galerie Andrea Caratsch (Zurich), D'Amelio Gallery (New York), Alexander Gray Associates (New York), Galerie Henze & Ketterer (Wichtrach/Bern), Herald St (London), Hotel (London), In Situ Fabienne Leclerc (Paris), Krobath (Vienna), McCaffrey Fine Art (New York), Galerie Mezzanin (Vienna), Murray Guy (New York), Galeria Plan B (Cluj), Galerie Micky Schubert (Berlin), Sorry we're closed (Bruxelles), Stevenson (Cape Town) and Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois (Paris) A full list of galleries is also available at

Further Art Basel Programming
Details of Art Unlimited, Art Parcours, Art Film, Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon panels will be announced during the coming months as details are finalized.

About Art Basel
Founded by a group of local gallerists, the first Art Basel edition took place in 1970 andhas long ranked as the most prestigious annual art show worldwide. The quality and diversity of the artworks exhibited regularly attracts more than 60,000 artists, collectors, gallerists, museum directors, curators, and art enthusiasts. Art Basel showcases every form of artistic expression, including paintings, drawings, editions, sculptures, installations, photography, performances, and video art. Inexpensive works by emerging artists are on offer alongside museum-quality masterpieces.

Art Basel’s Sponsors
UBS, the show's main sponsor since 1994, continues its longstanding and successful
partnership. At the Associate Sponsor level, NetJets and Axa Art also extend their
valued partnership with Art Basel. Additional partners can be found at The VIP Car Service will again be provided by BMW.
Museums in Basel

The exceptional line-up of shows during Art 43 Basel will include: 'Jeff Koons' and
'Philippe Parreno' at Fondation Beyeler; 'Renoir. Between Bohemia and Bourgeoisie'
at Kunstmuseum Basel; 'Hilary Lloyd' at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst and
'Vladimir Tatlin - new art for a new world' at Tinguely Museum. For a complete list
of museum exhibitions, go to

Additionally, Theater Basel will present 'The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic', a
Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid production with Theater
Basel and the Holland Festival, whose Swiss performances are presented in cooperation
with Art 43 Basel. Further information is available at

Design Miami/Basel
Design Miami/Basel, the global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design, runs June 12 – 17, 2012, from 11am to 7pm and is again this year located in Hall 5 of the Basel exhibition grounds. For more details, please visit

Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel’s sister event in the United States, will takes place
December 6 – 9, 2012, in Miami Beach, Florida.

New Opening Hours
Please note new public opening times for Art 43 Basel:
Thursday, June 14, 2012 to Sunday, June 17, 2012, from 11am to 7pm.

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