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 applications 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; 30 from Great Britain; 27 from France; 15 from
Italy; 9 from Belgium; 7 from Austria; 6 each from 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, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea and
Sweden. A full list of exhibitors is available at artbasel.com/sectors.
Art Galleries Sector
Once again, more than 99 percent of last year’s exhibitors reapplied for the Art Galleries sector. This year’s 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 Basel’s 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
VidalCuglietta (Bruxelles), Vilma Gold (London), Wentrup (Berlin) and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris).
Selected by the Art Basel Committee from more than 300 applications, the participating artists come from 19 different countries. The
Art Statements sector has promoted young artists since 1996, providing a special platform that brings them to the eyes of an
international audience of curators, collectors and art critics. Many previously participating artists have been awarded major first
exhibitions as a result of being discovered at Art Statements. Among the artists who made their appearance at Art Statements before
going on to gain worldwide acclaim are Ghada Amer, Kader Attia, Pierre Huyghe, William Kentridge, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto,
Joăo Onofre, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Elisabeth Peyton, Ugo Rondinone, Hans Schabus, Gregor Schneider, Kara Walker and
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).
The Art Film program at Art 43 Basel features a varied program of films by and about artists, screened at the Stadtkino Basel. The
program curated for the fifth consecutive year by film curator Marc Glöde (Berlin), presents films by artists including Luke Fowler,
Pierre Huyghe, Bruce McLean and Dieter Meier. On Friday evening, This Brunner, the Zurich film connoisseur, will present the Swiss
premier of 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' (2012) by Alison Klayman. Further highlights include 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present'
(2011) by Matthew Akers.