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A arte Invernizzi Mario Nigro, Pannello a scacchi, 1950 © A arte Invernizzi, Milan, Photo Bruno Bani, Milan

Take Ninagawa Tsuruko Yamazaki, TITLE, 1976 Courtesy of LADS, Osaka and Take Ninagawa, TokyoPhoto by Kei Okano

Peres Projects Mark Flood, 5000 Likes, 2015-16 Courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin

47 Canal Amy Enzo, Learning III (like a mosquito biting on an iron bar), 201 Image courtesy of the artists and 47 Canal, New York.

Jack Shainman Gallery Nick Cave, Speak Louder, 2011 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Lisson Gallery; team (gallery, inc.) Cory Arcangel, MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds, 2005 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Sprüth Magers Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Our people are better than your people), 94/2016 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Casey Kaplan Jordan Casteel, Twins, 2017 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

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News 15 May 2017

The Art world meets in Switzerland: Art Basel 2017

Art Basel is geared to make a return for its 48th edition from June 15 – June 18, 2017 with a premier selection of 291 galleries displaying artwork. The event, known as one of the world’s largest art fairs is coming a full circle as it is set to take place in Basel, Switzerland, where it was first founded by gallerists in 1970.

Christened by The New York Times as the ‘Olympics of the art world’, Art Basel 2017 will head to Switzerland’s city of culture, Basel, which is prepared to host the internationally acclaimed art event this summer. Galleries participating in the event will display artworks by an assortment of 4000 artists from over 34 countries at the 27500 sq. metres Messe Basel exhibition space. After attracting over 95,000 visitors last year, this year’s fair continues to be chock-full with the best names in art.

A arte Invernizzi Mario Nigro, Pannello a scacchi, 1950 © A arte Invernizzi, Milan, Photo Bruno Bani, Milan

Take Ninagawa Tsuruko Yamazaki, TITLE, 1976 Courtesy of LADS, Osaka and Take Ninagawa, TokyoPhoto by Kei Okano

With an impressive line up of exhibitors from Europe, this edition will also see 17 galleries participating for the first time, including Antenna Space, Hopkinson Mossman and Magician Space and Gympsum Gallery. The main sector of the show Galleries will feature 226 exhibitors presenting exquisite paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos. Visitors will have a chance to view sculptures, drawings, prints and digital art by artists from across the world. Robert Longo’s ‘Men in the Cities’ will be presented at Brooke Alexander, Inc. as a part of the much sought after Edition sector that will highlight 15 select industry specialists to exhibit prints and limited-editioned artworks. The Feature sector will present 32 galleries with well-defined curatorial projects that blend historical and contemporary work including prints and collages from the 1910s and 1920s.

Peres Projects Mark Flood, 5000 Likes, 2015-16 Courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin

47 Canal Amy Enzo, Learning III (like a mosquito biting on an iron bar), 201 Image courtesy of the artists and 47 Canal, New York.

While Art Basel continues to showcase the work of established artists, they have also created Statements, a platform in collaboration with upcoming galleries to emphasize on emerging artists. The sector will see 18 galleries devoting exhibitions entirely to young artists like Guan Xiao, Samson Kambalu, Antonio Vega Macotela and duo Enzo Camacho - Amy Lien. The work spans various disciplines, from performance work to psychogeographic films and sound sculptures to clay figures. For the 18th time, the Baloise Art Prize will be awarded to two artists exhibiting in the category.

Jack Shainman Gallery Nick Cave, Speak Louder, 2011 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Lisson Gallery; team (gallery, inc.) Cory Arcangel, MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds, 2005 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Art Basel 2017 will also move past traditional ideas of display at art fairs with Unlimited curated by Gianni Jetzer including video projections, live performances and large-scale sculptures. The event will also see a week long program of films by and about artists, curated by Maxa Zoller as a part of Art Basel’s Film program. Parcours curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the SALTS space will feature site-specific interventions by international artists and be open to the public free of charge.

Sprüth Magers Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Our people are better than your people), 94/2016 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Casey Kaplan Jordan Casteel, Twins, 2017 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

A private preview will be conducted between 13th June, 2017 and 14th June, 2017. The event will be open to public between 15th June 2017 and 18th June 2017 from 11am to 7pm.  For the entire gallery list, unannounced details and latest updates, visit Art Basel and follow the Facebook page.

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