Art Basel


Jun 13 - 16, 2013

Art Basel

Welcome to the premier international art show of its kind for Modern and contemporary works, bringing over 300 leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

Basel is uniquely situated at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. With its world-class museums, theaters, concert halls, medieval old town, and new architecture, it ranks as one of Europe's most alluring cultural cities.

Art Basel has been described as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’. Over 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars.

The show's individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.

Messe Basel at Messeplatz

Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday, June 12 (by invitation only)

Wednesday, June 12, 3pm to 8pm (by invitation only)

Public Days
Thursday, June 13, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 14, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 15, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 16, 11am to 7pm

Art Basel