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Preview: Art Basel 2017

Preview: Art Basel 2017

Ever since 1970, Art Basel‘s objective was to connect all of the world’s top galleries and their representatives. They’ve done so with fairs in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach ranking as premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art.

The result is phenomenal, their shows have attracted leading international galleries and collectors, offering visitors high-quality work from 4,000 artists, ranging from modern great masters to current emerging stars. The show will take place at Messe Basel, which is Switzerland’s biggest and most important exhibition site, featuring a new hall designed by the leading international architects Herzog and de Meuron of Basel.

Over four days, the show is set to attract at least 100,000 people with full program of talks each day during the show as well as exhibitions and events presented by cultural institutions from Basel. 286 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries will display premier paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photographs, film, video and digital art by over 4,000 artists.

General information:

Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
4005 Basel

Public Days
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 16, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11am to 7pm

Basel offers visitors accommodation of every type including large, small, and boutique hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, and holiday apartments. Basel Tourism provides a central accommodation booking system that makes it easy to reserve hotel rooms in Basel and the vicinity. For additional information, contact [email protected], or +41 61 268 68 58.

Basel Tourism offers an attractive weekend package for Art Basel visitors. For additional information head over to their website or contact [email protected], or +41 61 268 68 68.

Savoir Faire, Art Basel’s official concierge, offers exclusive, personal and tailored services to our guests. For information, contact [email protected], or +41 79 739 35 38.


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