Art Basel announces further highlights for its 2023 edition, including large-scale installations in Unlimited, site-specific public art projects around Basel in Parcours, and the Basel debut of Kabinett, the sector focusing on curated exhibitions within the exhibitor’s main booths …
• Unlimited, curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, will present 76 large-scale installations by distinguished and emerging artists
• Parcours, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition spaces SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil, will showcase 24 site-specific public art installations around the Münsterplatz and Basel’s city center
• Kabinett, Art Basel’s sector for thematic presentations within galleries’ main booths, will debut at the fair’s Basel edition with 13 projects presented by 14 galleries
• With free admission to the public, Conversations brings together over 50 of today’s most inspiring cultural figures across 12 panels
• Presenting a week of extraordinary cinema, the Film program will feature artists’ surveys, documentaries, and a special program on sci-fi and magical realism
• The city’s Messeplatz will host an expansive installation by renowned Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector
• Art Basel, whose Global Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at Messe Basel from June 15 to 18, 2023, with Preview Days on June 13 and 14
Art Basel’s ongoing commitment to dynamic public programming
The 2023 edition of Art Basel in Basel will feature 284 of the world’s leading galleries from across the globe, showcasing the highest quality of works across all media including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital artworks. 21 first-time participants will join a robust line-up of European exhibitors and returning galleries from around the world.
In addition to remarkable presentations in its Galleries, Feature, Statements, and Edition sectors, Art Basel 2023 will present 76 large-scale installations and performances in Unlimited, while the Kabinett sector will debut at the Basel edition to spotlight distinct curated exhibitions within the main booths of exhibitors.
Showcasing Art Basel’s ongoing commitment to dynamic public programming, 24 site-specific public art projects in Parcours and Latifa Echakhch’s activation of the city’s Messeplatz will transform Basel’s public spaces. Free to the public, Art Basel’s Conversations series will explore topics of care, collectivity, and connectivity, while the Film program will showcase a unique lineup of surveys, documentaries, and a special program on sci-fi and magical realism.
‘We look forward to bringing the international artworld together this June for another premier edition of our show in Basel, which will once again stage ambitious curated sectors both within halls and throughout the city,’ says Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms. ‘We are particularly excited to introduce Kabinett to our Basel show for the first time, offering visitors the opportunity to dive deeper into an artist’s practice through focused solo and thematic presentations within galleries’ booths. Unlimited returns with 76 exceptional projects and an ever-broader range of artistic positions that challenge and expand traditional narratives. Outside the halls, Parcours celebrates its largest edition to date, with 25 installations that engage with the specificities of space and temporality.’