26 March 2020


And Last But Not Least Art Basel Gets Postponed

Well well, we all knew this was coming. TEFAF Maastricht is currently under fire for infecting the upper echelons of the art world with up to 50 cases of the Coronavirus. It has been linked to over 300 international exhibitors who unwittingly took the virus back to their home countries.

Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.

10 December 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 What The Galleries Said – Artlyst Report

Art Basel’s 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.

31 March 2018


Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 What The Dealers Had To Say

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 saw a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.

14 March 2018

Annual Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report Released

The second edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report has been released

4 December 2017


Art Basel Parent Company MCH Buys Masterpiece London In Takeover Deal

MCH Group which owns and operates Art Basel has acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.

9 April 2017

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 A Journey By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is such a contrast between Maastricht and Hong Kong. Two different cities, continents, cultures and art fairs.It is this contrast that I embrace and cherish travelling from one fair to the other just a few days apart.

25 March 2017

Established London Galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid To Close Their Doors

Established London galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid are to shut their London spaces. Vilma Gold announced yesterday that it will close to concentrate on what they call “a new model of collaboration” with its artists. Rachel Williams, the gallery owner and director, who started the business alongside Steve Pippett in 2000 said they would “continue to work on behalf of the gallery artists.”

23 March 2017

Art Basel HK Compete With TEFAF By Introducing Global Art Market Report

Art Basel along with partners UBS have launched the first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. T

16 February 2017


Art Basel 48th edition Announces Stellar Gallery Line-Up

Art Basel, which is now in its 48th edition has released an impressive gallery list for the fair in Basel, Switzerland, which takes place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.

16 June 2016


Olafur Eliasson Presents Green light An artistic Workshop At Art Basel

Olafur Eliasson’s Green light is an artistic workshop presented at Art Basel on June 18 and 19. This presentation will take place within Zome Alloy, an architectural structure by Los Angeles-based artist Oscar Tuazon to be installed on Messeplatz in Basel for the duration of the fair.  Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical green light for […]

26 March 2016


Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 Fourth Edition Round-Up

Art Basel show Hong Kong attracted over 70,000 visitors, among them directors, curators, trustees and patrons from over 100 leading international museums and institutions. The show, which closed today, Saturday, March 26, 2016, featured a new floorplan, spotlighting strong performances by galleries from Asia and the West. Confirming Art Basel’s standing as the leading international art […]

23 March 2016


Art Basel Announces New Expanded Cities Initiative

A new initiative from the Art Basel fair organisers has been announced. It is a new cities programme, which will expand Art Basel’s engagement in the art world from staging art fairs to working with cities to develop cultural events with international resonance.  Art Basel Cities will offer the art world new opportunities to discover and engage with cultural scenes across […]

27 October 2015


Art Basel Announces Details Of Fourth Hong Kong Edition

Art Basel announces details of its fourth edition in Hong Kong, taking place for the second time in March. The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 239 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality that range from the Modern period of the early […]

8 July 2015


Samuel Leuenberger Announced As New Curator For Art Basel’s Parcours Sector

Samuel Leuenberger has been announced as chief curator for Art Basel’s Parcours sector, succeeding Florence Derieux. Parcours engages with the city of Basel’s historical neighbourhood through site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances by both renowned international artists and emerging talents. Independent curator Samuel Leuenberger, born in Basel, has been running the not-for-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, […]

9 June 2015


Isaac Julien’s Venice Biennale Video Installation To Feature At Art Basel

Isaac Julien will present his Venice Biennale video installation at Art Basel this month. It will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens. work ‘Stones Against Diamonds’ was commissioned as part of a Rolls-Royce sponsored art programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 […]

15 May 2015


Art Basel Announces Unlimited: Presenting 74 Large-scale Works Spanning Five Decades

Art Basel’s unique platform Unlimited, a section dedicated to artworks that transcend the traditional art-fair stand, will this year present 74 projects from galleries participating in the show. Curated for the fourth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. Unlimited will showcase a strong selection of works by renowned international artists including Ai Weiwei, Kenneth […]

22 April 2015


Tiravanija, Hirsch And Muller Installation Unveiled For Art Basel In June

A new installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller and Antto Melasniemi is unveiled as part of Art Basel, this June.The installation will be a focus in the Messeplatz entrance of the fair. Titled; ‘DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY’ this conceptual work will be an extension of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s and Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert’s project ‘the land’, […]

3 March 2015


Art Basel Switzerland Announce Their 2015 Gallery Lineup

Art Basel has announced details of its 46th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place June 18 to June 21, 2015. This year, 283 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will […]

3 March 2015


Art Fair Fatigue Causes 7 Percent Drop in Attendance At Big Fairs

The best known art fairs such as Art Basel and FIAC are slipping in popularity. Skate’s Art Market Research have published statistics for 2014 which showed art fair attendance was down 7.2% compared to 2013. They reported a total of 1,032,729 people attended the world’s top 20 art fairs in 2014. The top fair was […]

31 December 2014


Adeline Ooi Appointed As Director Asia For Art Basel

Art Basel has announced that the curator and art advisor Adeline Ooi will replace Magnus Renfrew as Director Asia for Art Basel, starting in January 2015. Based in Hong Kong, Ooi will lead the development of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show moving forward and ensure a strong presence for Asia throughout Art Basel’s international activities. […]

19 June 2014

Trip To Art Basel Ben Austin’s 2014 Diary Day One

Outward journey – Gatwick, North Terminal, standing in long and winding line to check in at the Easy Jet counter. Now, under normal circumstances I am quite tolerant and considerate of others, but here my patience was being tested. You see, I know the score, I am seasoned traveller, I have earned my wings. I […]

30 April 2014


Art Basel Announces Their Film program For The 2014 Fair

Art Basel has announced their film programme for the 2014 fair. This year it will be presenting over 30 film and video works drawn from the show’s participating galleries, including works by Maria Anwander, Jan Peter Hammer, Harun Farocki, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, David Shrigley and Jane and Louise Wilson. The program is presented for the seventh […]

3 April 2014


Live Art By 14 Celebrated Artists Presented During Art Basel

Curators Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1, Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, have invited 14 international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time and physicality with an […]

21 October 2013


Art Basel Miami Announces 2013 Film Program

From December 4 to December 8, 2013, Art Basel presents a premier program of films by and about artists, selected by David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, and Zurich collector This Brunner. Brunner’s feature film selection is the United States premiere of ‘Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face’ (2013) by Sabine Lidl. Gryn’s 2013 […]

16 June 2013


VOLTA Basel Proves A Success For Emerging London Galleries

The eager visitors to Dreispitzhalle, VOLTA’s ninth Basel edition were not dissapppointed. The bright color of the carpet, ‘hot pink’, overshadowed the earlier inclement weather that has been soaking Central Europe for weeks, and the peeks of blue sky echoed in satisfactory sales throughout a steadily flowing opening day. For those less familiar with the […]

5 June 2013


Art Basel :Complete Talks Schedule 2013

CONVERSATIONS The morning Conversations series offers a platform for discussions that allows audiences access to an insider’s point of view. Dynamic dialogs take place between prominent members of the international art world, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting and exhibiting art. Free to the public, Conversations is held daily from Wednesday, June 12 […]

5 June 2013


Art Basel Announces Conversations Programme Lineup For 2013

Each year Art Basel hosts its Conversations and Salon series of discussions and talks on a range of subjects, including the collection and exhibition of art, understanding art from a geographical and historical perspective, and timely topics concerning the contemporary art scene. Artists, gallerists, art historians, curators, museum directors, critics, and collectors participate in panel […]

27 May 2013


UBS To Replace Deutsche Bank As Key Art Basel Partner

Art Basel has announced that UBS will replace Deutsche Bank as its key global partner. UBS will support Art Basel on a global level and across its shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. The multi-year agreement commences on May 28, 2013, and is a testament to both organisations’ shared aspiration of creating a […]

15 May 2013


Art Basel Announces Talks Programme For Hong Kong

The first edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong will be accompanied by the shows renowned talks program, which will include panel discussion with leading curators, collectors, gallerists, critics and artists from Asia and beyond, including Chow Chun Fai, Arin Dwihartanto, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Ou Ning, Pak Sheung Chuen, Wang Xingwei, Adrian Wong, Zhang Enli and […]

10 May 2013


Marina Abramovic And Michael Craig-Martin Create Site Specific Works For Art Basel Parcours

Parcours is an array of site-specific artworks installed across the Klingental neighborhood of Basel. For its fourth year, the 2013 edition has moved into the Klingental neighborhood of Basel, one of the city’s most culturally diverse and creatively active quarters. Presenting 17 high-caliber works by renowned international artists – Marina Abramović, Marc Bauer, Olaf Breuning, […]

16 April 2013



A unique exhibition platform, Art Basel’s Unlimited sector will this year feature 79 artworks, the largest number of projects to date. Curated for the second consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, Director of the Swiss Institute in New York, Unlimited will showcase a strong selection of works, many of museum quality, including pieces by Carl Andre, […]