Art 42 Basel
Art Basel takes place in Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Basel, Messeplatz, 4005 Basel, Switzerland.
Hall 1: Built in 1999 by the Swiss architect and art collector Theo Hotz, this hall hosts Art Unlimited, Art Statements, Art Basel Conversations, Art Salon, Artists Books, Artists Records and Off Press.
Hall 2: A landmark building from the 1950s, built by Hans Hoffmann, the building hosts Art Galleries, Art Feature, Art Edition and Art Magazines.
Duration and daily hours
Opening for invited guests:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 11am until 9pm
Wednesday, June 15, to Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Daily from 11am to 7pm
Guided Tours of Art 42 Basel are available daily in German, English, French and Italian. The tours are subsidized by Art Basel and operated by gcc gmbh. To book tours contact:
+41 61 701 20 77
Cost: Adults CHF 20, children/students CHF 10, and groups (up to 15 participants) CHF 400 plus admission.
Guided Tours Art Parcours
For more information on Guided Tours at Art Parcours please see www.artbasel.com/parcours
AXA Art VIP Tours
AXA Art VIP Guided Tours of Art 42 Basel are available daily in German, English, French and Italian. The VIP guided tours are subsidized by Art Basel and operated by AXA Art Versicherung AG.
Susanne Kelmes, AXA Art
+41 79 614 03 99
For VIP Card holders only.
Art Basel offers a free kindergarten and playroom for children aged 3-13, who are introduced to art while their parents visit
Art 42 Basel. The children are supervised by professionals, and food and drink are likewise provided free of charge.
Location: 1st floor of Hall 1, access via Art Unlimited.
Mandatory bag check
For safety reasons, all bags larger than 30 x 30 cm, briefcases and backpacks must be deposited at the coat check before entering the exhibition halls.
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Art Feature: 20 gallery-curated Projects
The Art Feature sector at Art 42 Basel focuses on precise curatorial projects
from artists of many generations. It is located alongside the Art Galleries sector
on both floors of Hall 2 and presents 20 projects. With over 200 applications
to choose from, the Art Basel Committee and the sector's experts selected
galleries from 12 countries on three continents. The projects chosen promise
unexpected and provocative solo presentations and juxtapositions, as well as
solo presentations featuring works by artists representing different cultural
backgrounds, generations, and artistic approaches.
The following galleries and artists have been selected by the Art Basel Committee:
Galerie Guido W. Baudach | Berlin: Thomas Zipp, Jürgen Klauke
Bo Bjerggaard | Copenhagen: Poul Gernes, Per Kirkeby
Gallery Chemould Prescott Road | Mumbai: Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh
Freymond-Guth & Co. Fine Arts | Zurich: Sylvia Sleigh
G.A.M. Galleria d'Arte Maggiore | Bologna: Giorgio Morandi
Alison Jacques Gallery | London: Lygia Clark
Galerie Michael Janssen | Berlin: Gianfranco Baruchello
Tanya Leighton Gallery | Berlin: John Smith
Frank Lloyd Gallery | Santa Monica: Craig Kauffman
Nanzuka Underground | Tokyo: Keiichi Tanaami
Noire Contemporary Art | Torino: Alighiero Boetti
Galleri Opdahl | Stavanger: Jimmie Durham
ProjecteSD | Barcelona: Jochen Lempert
Raster | Warszawa: KwieKulik
Reena Spaulings Fine Art | New York: Klara Lidén
Galleria S.A.L.E.S. | Roma: Stefano Arienti, Alighiero Boetti
Suzy Shammah | Milano: Rémy Zaugg, Florian Slotawa
Tilton Gallery | New York: David Hammons, Noah Purifoy, Betye Saar, John
Outterbridge, Mel Edwards, Timothy Washington, Senga Nengudi
100 Tonson Gallery | Bangkok: Rirkrit Tiravanija
Wilkinson Gallery | London: Laurie Simmons; Jimmy De Sana
For further information on specific projects, please see www.artbasel.com/feature
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