BASEL.- Art 43 Basel
: The Premier International Art Show taking place in Basel, Switzerland from June 14 to June 17, 2012, Art 43 Basel will again present a premier selection of the most influential and cutting-edge galleries from across the world. Every June, Art Basel marks the summer reunion of the international artworld, hosted by the city of Basel, which has been a cultural capital for centuries.
This year, more than 300 galleries from 36 countries on 6 continents will show works by over 2,500 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Selected from nearly 1,000 by the Art Basel Committee, an international jury of renowned gallerists, the galleries include 73 from the United States; 55 from Germany; 31 from Switzerland; 29 from Great Britain; 28 from France; 15 from Italy; 9 from Belgium; 6 each from Austria, Japan and Spain; 4 each from Brazil, China and the Netherlands; 3 each from Mexico, Norway and Poland; 2 each from Canada, Denmark, Dubai, India and South Africa; and 1 each from Argentina, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea and Sweden.
Art Galleries Sector
Once again, more than 99 percent of last years exhibitors reapplied for the Art Galleries sector. This years strong roster of returning galleries will be enhanced by an international range of new exhibitors. Showing for the first time in the Art Galleries sector are Miguel Abreu Gallery (New York), Chemould Prescott Road (Mumbai), Galerie Mehdi Chouakri (Berlin), Thomas Dane Gallery (London), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Long March Space (Beijing), maccarone (New York) and ProjecteSD (Barcelona). After a brief hiatus, Eigen+Art (Berlin) and Galerie Susanne Zander (Cologne) rejoin Art Basels exhibitors in the Art Galleries sector.
Art Statements Sector
Continuing its proven track-record as a place to discover exciting young artists, Art Statements will this year spotlight 27 international galleries, including Arratia Beer (Berlin), Balice Hertling (Paris), Laura Bartlett Gallery (London), Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles), Fonti (Napoli), Gandy Gallery (Bratislava), Green Art Gallery (Dubai), Harris Lieberman (New York), hunt kastner (Prague), Lautom Contemporary (Oslo), Tanya Leighton Gallery (Berlin), Michael Lett (Auckland), Lullin + Ferrari (Zurich), Proyectos Monclova (Mexico), Motive Gallery (Amsterdam), Peres Projects (Berlin), RaebervonStenglin (Zurich), Raster (Warsaw), Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo), Galerie Diana Stigter (Amsterdam), Tilton Gallery (New York), Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai), Galerie Vidal Cuglietta (Bruxelles), Vilma Gold (London), Wentrup (Berlin) and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris).
Art Feature Sector
Now in its third year, Art Feature will again focus on precise curatorial projects. For this year's edition, 20 galleries will present a mix of artistic dialogs, solo shows and exceptional art-historical material. The exhibiting galleries are: A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), Applicat-Prazan (Paris), Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin), Boers-Li Gallery (Beijing), Galerie Andrea Caratsch (Zurich), D'Amelio Gallery (New York), Alexander
Gray Associates (New York), Galerie Henze & Ketterer (Wichtrach/Bern), Herald St (London), Hotel (London), In Situ Fabienne Leclerc (Paris), Krobath (Vienna), McCaffrey Fine Art (New York), Galerie Mezzanin (Vienna), Murray Guy (New York), Galeria Plan B (Cluj), Galerie Micky Schubert (Berlin), Sorry we're closed (Bruxelles), Stevenson (Cape Town) and Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois (Paris).
Further Art Basel Programming
Details of Art Unlimited, Art Parcours, Art Film, Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon panels will be announced during the coming months as details are finalized.