Here’s your go-to guide to all the art fairs happening during Art Basel 2022

0

Crowds of visitors will return to the Swiss city of Basel in June for the marquee art fair. But there are also many other fairs that take place in the city. To help you plan your agenda, we’ve rounded up the must-see highlights to help you navigate the week of the show.

Art Basel
June 16-19, 2022

Art Basel 2021. © Art Basel

When: VIP opening (by invitation) Tuesday June 14 and Wednesday June 15: 11am-8pm; opening (by invitation only) Wednesday, June 15: 5-8 p.m.; public days from Thursday June 16 to Sunday June 19: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Messe Basel: Messeplatz 10 4058 Basel, Switzerland

How much: CHF65 ($65.74)

What there is to know: Now that travel restrictions are easing, Art Basel might look a lot more familiar this year than it did in 2021, when American collectors were conspicuously absent from the tony fair. The mast event, which returns to its June timeslot, will bring together 289 international art galleries from 40 different countries (19 of which are newcomers, including OH Gallery from Dakar, Mariane Ibrahim from Paris and Chicago, and Proyectos Ultravioleta from Guatemala). Along with the main event, expect the excitement of the Unlimited section, where large-scale installations and stand-alone works that literally can’t fit in a regular booth are on display. This year, Art Basel also introduced Unlimited Night, when the fair stays open late.

Listing
June 13 to 19, 2022

The Art Fair List entry.  Courtesy of List.

The Art Fair List entry. Courtesy of List.

When: Opening (by invitation only) Monday, June 13: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; public opening: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; From Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday June 19: 11am-4pm

Where: Messe Basel, hall 1.1

How much: CHF20 ($20.23)

What there is to know: The beloved satellite fair that spotlights emerging talent returns once again with 82 galleries from 37 countries. In the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, New York and Moscow-based Fragment and Moscow-based Osnova are handing over their booths to Ukrainian galleries. Kyiv’s Bare Room, which produced the country’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and the Voloshyn Gallery will be exempt from participation fees. The fair also noted that none of the participating galleries will exhibit works by Russian artists this year as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine.

Volta
June 13 to 19, 2022

VOLTA Art Fair, 2019.

Volta Art Fair, 2019.

When: Opening (by invitation) Monday, June 13: 10am-2pm; public opening: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.; From Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June: 11am-8pm; Sunday June 19: 11am-5pm

Where: ELYS, Elsässerstrasse 215A, 4056 Basel

How much: CHF25.90 ($26.20)

What there is to know: Since its first edition in 2005 as a collaboration between art dealers and friends, Volta has grown into a platform for international dealers to bring the best of their artists’ work. It holds editions in Switzerland and New York, and returns in 2022 for its 17th fair in Basel.

Design Miami/Basel
June 13 to 19, 2022

Installation of the Friedman Benda stand at Design Miami/Basel.  Courtesy of Friedman Benda.

Installation of the Friedman Benda stand at Design Miami/Basel. Courtesy of Friedman Benda.

When: Preview for collectors (by invitation only) Monday, June 13: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; VIP preview (by invitation only): 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; public days Tuesday 14 June and Wednesday 15 June: 11am-8pm; From Thursday June 16 to Sunday June 19: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel Switzerland

How much: CHF35 ($35.42)

What there is to know: The 16th edition of the fair returns with 34 galleries and 18 unique presentations in the Curio section. Design Miami/Basel will be curated by Maria Cristina Didero, who leads the fair as curatorial director. The theme is “The Golden Age: Rooted in the Past” and celebrates “humanity’s flexibility, resilience and adaptability”.

June Art Fair
June 13 to 19, 2022

June in Basel.  Photo: Flavio Karrer.

June in Basel. Photo: Flavio Karrer.

When: VIP preview (by invitation only) Monday, June 13: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; public days Tuesday 14 June-Saturday 18 June: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday June 19: 11am-5pm

Where: Riehenstraße 90B

What there is to know: The most recent fair on record was founded in 2019 by Christian Andersen and Esperanza Rosales. June in Basel, as it is rightly called, stands out for its very selective group of participants in a very organized presentation. Some might describe it as the Swiss version of the Independent, but set in an “iconic concrete bunker”, the interior of which was designed by Herzog and de Meuron.

Pictures Basel
From June 14 to 19, 2022

Installation view at Photo Basel.  Courtesy of Photo Basel.

Installation view at Photo Basel. Courtesy of Photo Basel.

When: Opening Monday, June 14: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; public hours from Tuesday, June 14 to Saturday, June 18: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 15, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Volkshaus Basel, Rebgasse 12-14

How much: CHF20 ($20.24)

What there is to know: Perhaps the only art fair in Switzerland dedicated to photography, Photo Basel is a must in Basel. Described as a “compact alternative for lighter, more subtle encounters”, the event is sure to be an antidote to the crowds of crowds at the main fair.

Follow Artnet News on Facebook:


Want to stay one step ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to receive breaking news, revealing interviews and incisive reviews that move the conversation forward.

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.