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Art Basel Art Basel | Galleries 2017

Did you miss the 2017 Art Basel in June? Here is a great reason to spend 6 mins in a tour de force through the Galleries sector.

Discover a breadth of Modern and contemporary works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography, video and digital art by more than 4,000 artists.

The 48th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 18, 2017, with galleries throughout the show reporting exceptional sales, pointing to Art Basel’s ability to convene leading galleries and collectors from around the world. Running simultaneously with the Venice Biennale, documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, Art Basel drew a particularly strong turnout of both established and new collectors from over 100 countries, with strong attendance from the Americas and Asia. The show attracted an attendance of 95,000 and once again proved itself to be a pivotal meeting point for the international art world.

This year, Galleries, the fair’s main sector, presented 226 exhibitors showing the highest quality painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works.

Art Basel was founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel. The fair today stages the world’s premier art
shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition.

Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through a number of new initiatives. In 2014, The fair launched its Crowdfunding Initiative, in collaboration with Kickstarter. This initiative presents jury-selected art projects to potential benefactors, which include Art Basel’s vibrant audience and the Kickstarter community. The initiative has catalyzed much-needed support for outstanding non-commercial art projects worldwide and so far has helped pledge over $1.5 million to creative projects around the world. For Art Basel Cities, launched in 2016, Art Basel is working with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and content-driven programs specific to the individual city. Connecting them to the global art world through Art Basel’s expertise and network, Art
Basel Cities supports its partners to develop their unique cultural landscape. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.

Art Basel | filmed by Out of Sync | Basel June 2017
On view | June 15–18, 2017
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync

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