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Art 42 Basel Venue
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
General Public:
Wednesday, June 15, to Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Daily from 11am to 7pm

Guided Tours
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:
Nicole Reber
+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

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.
Tours contact:
Susanne Kelmes, AXA Art
+41 79 614 03 99
For VIP Card holders only.

Art Kids
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 Basel Conversations

Since its inception in 2002, the Art Basel Conversations program has staged discussions about current aspects of the international artworld featuring distinguished artists, art collectors, museum directors, curators, critics, gallerists, architects, and publishers.

This year's program starts off with the traditional Premiere 'Artist Talk', starring the highly acclaimed Los Angeles/New York artist Allen Ruppersberg in conversation with Whitney Biennial curator Jay Sanders. Ruppersberg has exhibited widely in the past decades, and he is exhibiting a major work at Art Unlimited.

The museums and institutions panel, 'How Will Museums Be Able to Collect?,' features Chris Dercon, Martin Roth and Nancy Spector, who have all worked, curated and directed institutions in both Europe and in the United States. On Friday morning, Dr. Farhad Farjam, Dana Farouki and Abdullah Al Turki discuss 'Patronage and Politics' in the Middle East. Saturday's 'The Future of Artistic Practice' series hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, focuses on 'The Artist as Urbanist', bringing together artists and architects Luc Deleu, Anri Sala, Stephen Willats and Momoyo Kaijima to discuss new models of urbanism. On Sunday, Julieta Aranda, Stefan Kalmár, Marta Kuzma and Anton Vidokle will explore the crucial role of alternative spaces in the art world in the discussion titled 'What is Alternative – Alternative to What?'

Art Basel Conversations takes place every morning at 10am in a newly designed auditorium in Hall 1. After each talk audience members have the chance to meet the panellists informally.

Wednesday through Sunday: 10 – 11am Panel Discussion

11 – 11.30am Meet the Panelists

WEDNESDAY | June 15 | Premiere | Artist Talk | Allen Ruppersberg
Allen Ruppersberg, Artist, New York/Los Angeles
In conversation with Jay Sanders, Curator and Writer, New York

THURSDAY | June 16 | Public/Private | How Will Museums Be Able to Collect?
Speakers | Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, London
Martin Roth, Director General, Dresden State Art Collections/Staatliche
Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Incoming Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Moderator | András Szántó, Author and consultant to arts and philanthropic
organizations, New York

FRIDAY | June 17 | Collector Focus | Patronage and Politics
Speakers | Dr. Farhad Farjam, Collector and Patron, The Farjam Collection, Dubai
Dana Farouki, Collector and Patron, Dubai and New York
Abdullah Al Turki, Creative Director of Edge of Arabia, London/Riyadh
Moderator | Payam Sharifi, Artist and Essayist, Co-Founder of Slavs and Tatars, Moscow

SATURDAY | June 18 | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Urbanist
Speakers | Luc Deleu, Artist and Architect, Antwerp
Momoyo Kaijima, Architect, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo
Anri Sala, Artist, Berlin
Stephen Willats, Artist, London
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

SUNDAY | June 19 | What is Alternative – Alternative to What?
Speakers | Julieta Aranda, Artist and Co-Founder of e-flux, Berlin/New York
Stefan Kalmár, Director, Artists Space, New York
Marta Kuzma, Director, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), and member of the curatorial team for documenta 13
Anton Vidokle, Artist and Co-Founder of e-flux, New York/Berlin
Moderator | Vincenzo de Bellis, Co-Director Peep-Hole, Milan, and Curator in Residence, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome

Important Dates for Media
Media Reception: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 10am, Art Unlimited, Hall 1
Show Dates: June 15 – 19, 2011

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Information on Art Basel is available from:
Maike Cruse, Communications Manager, Art Basel & Art Basel Miami Beach
Tel. +41 58 206 27 06,
Art Basel, CH-4005 Basel

US Office Art Basel:
FITZ & CO, Sara Fitzmaurice / Dan Tanzilli
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