Art Basel reaches its 48th edition

(Basel, Switzerland)

Art Basel‘s 48th edition starts next Tuesday, June 13th, presenting 291 leading international galleries from all of the six continents. Announced in February, the gallery list includes 17 newcomers, three of them from Asia and one from Africa, and five Brazilian galleries: A Gentil Carioca, Bergamin & Gomide, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Marilia Razuk and Galeria Luisa Strina.

The main sector of the show, Galleries, will feature 226 exhibitors presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. Dedicated to prints and limited-editioned works, the Edition sector will bring together 15 leading specialists in the field. The Feature sector presents 32 galleries with precise curatorial projects, showing both historical and contemporary work. Every year, the work of emerging artists and young galleries can be discovered through solo presentations in the Statements sector. Parcours, a series of site-specific sculptures, interventions and performances by renowned international artists and emerging talents, will feature 22 site-specific artworks by both internationally renowned and emerging artists. Lastly, the fair includes Art Basel’s Film program, featuring films by and about artists and curated for the third consecutive year by Cairo-based film curator and art lecturer Maxa Zoller.

Many of the Brazilian galleries participating in the fair will be exhibiting works by PIPA Prize nominees. A Gentil Carioca, for example, will be displaying artworks by Arjan Martins, Laura Lima, Maria Laet, Maria Nepomuceno, OPAVIVARÁ!, Ricardo Basbaum, Rodrigo Torres, Thiago Rocha Pitta and Vivian Caccuri. Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel too has many PIPA Prize runners in its artist list, such as Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Cristiano Lenhardt, Rodrigo Matheus, Marina Rheingantz, Erika Verzutti and Bárbara Wagner.

Erika Verzutti’s work-in-progress “Centípede”(2017) is one of the works to be showcased in the parallel exhibition “Parcours”, presented around Basel’s Münsterplatz

Art Basel 2017
Messe Basel – Messeplatz 10
Private Days (by invitation only): Tuesday, June 13rd, and Wednesday, June 14th
Vernissage (by invitation only): Wednesday, June 14th
Public Days: Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th, 11am to 7pm

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