Art Basel
Art Basel

Art Basel

Switzerland , Basel
Founded: 1970

Introduction

If you are working towards cultivating a reputation on the global art scene, there’s one event you can’t afford to miss in your calendar – Art Basel. The trade show has risen to the status of an institution in a relatively short time span and now have been successfully transplanted in the USA with a satellite event in Miami, Florida and another one in Asia with Hong Kong as host city.

Highlights

  • Over 4000 artists represented
  • Nearly 300 galleries exhibited
  • 95,000 visitors among which 40,000 were international
  • Gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers and critics attend.

Logistics

This international trade fair has been celebrating art and antiques from the 20th and 21st century since 1970 every year in June in Basel, Switzerland. Editions are put together by the MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG and last for a total of four days. Messe Basel opens doors to visitors from 11:00 in the morning until 07:00 in the afternoon with the fourth day being the exception, where closing time is scheduled one hour earlier.

Audience and statistics

You are able to make acquaintances with artists, art collectors and curators in the thousands. There’s no single medium valued more than any other and the halls brim with paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photography, installations, video and digital art. Whenever Art Basel is in town, Basel completely transforms and much of the programming spills out in neighboring areas like the Parcours neighborhood. Part of the success and affluence comes from the exceptional lineup of galleries from around the world – almost 300 as of last edition.

Affordable hotel rooms near Messe Basel

Trade Fair Trips Ltd gives you tailor-made hotel services for Art Basel at low rates well before anyone else. Cheap hotels for Art Basel are hard to come by when you’re looking on your own, so don’t – Trade Fair Trips Ltd helps you book rooms close to Messe Basel and win some excellent savings. Reach out to us, if you happen to need help installing your show booth or can’t find meeting facilities.

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