Galleries and collectors from all over the world were again present at Art Basel. After two pandemic years, everything was back to normal. Top-class art, top-class audience at the world’s most prestigious art fair.
With 289 exhibitors from 40 countries, Art Basel was again as strong as ever. In 2020, the world’s largest industry event was cancelled due to the Corona crisis and was moved from its traditional June date to September last year due to the ongoing pandemic.
This year’s exhibitors and collectors again came from all over the world. Americans and Asians in particular were back. In terms of participating galleries, Art Basel was even more diverse than ever before, explained director Marc Spiegler. Nineteen dealers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America are participating in the fair for the first time.
In support of Ukraine, Art Basel collaborated with the City of Basel, leading cultural institutions in the city, Liste Art Fair Basel and the PinchukArtCentre on a public art project featuring Ukrainian artist Boris Mikhailov’s latest photographic series, ‘Temptation of Death’; Art Basel also supported the performance of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot and did a donation of 110,000 CHF split evenly across three humanitarian aid organizations
Elusive was back on the ground in Basel and André Volk captured the mood of the fair’s Private Days with a keen eye.
Imagery by André Volk