Private Days (by invitation only)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11am to 8pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11am to 8pm
Vernissage (by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 4pm to 8pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 14, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Venue Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
Messeplatz 10 4005 Basel Switzerland
Art Basel’s Conversations series is open to the public from Wednesday, June 12 to Saturday, June 15. Conversations start every morning at 10am in Hall 1.
Concierge Services Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
Savoir Faire, Art Basel’s official concierge, offers exclusive, personal and tailored services to our guests. For information and rates,
+41 79 739 35 38.
Art Basel show takes place at the Swiss exhibition site Messe Basel, featuring a hall designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.
Art Basel offers various ticket options for its Basel show, including special offers. We suggest purchasing tickets in advance to avoid lines
Basel is home to 37 museums, an extraordinary number for a city of its size. In addition to its world-famous institutions, major public artworks include Richard Serra’s monumental sculpture ‘Intersection’ and Jean Tinguely’s whimsical fountain, a collection of fanciful, water-spitting sculptures.
To ensure your safety and comfort at our Basel show, please be aware of the following and prepare accordingly:
- For safety and security reasons, all visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises.
- Backpacks, suitcases and trolleys of any size are not allowed.
- Bags, briefcases and similar items larger than 16″ x 8″ x 16″ (40 x 20 x 40 cm) must be deposited either at the Coat Check in the Welcome Lounge (Hall 5) or in Hall 1.
- Only one bag per person is allowed.
- Personal/- non-professional use photography is permitted, however it must be conducted without disruption to the galleries or visitors, and with the safety of the artworks in mind.
- Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.
- Please note that press and promotional photography and filming are taking place on the premises. Attendance at the fair implies permission for your image to be used for non-commercial purposes (including media reports).
- Smoking or vaping is not permitted on the show premises.
All entrances to our exhibition halls are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire at the Info Desks at Hall 1 and 2 main entrances.
Visiting with Children Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
Art Kids Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
The Kids Lounge at Art Basel is a perfect and safe place for kids to enjoy art and recreational activities while their parents visit the fair. Art Basel offers art programs for children aged 4. Kids aged 7 and above can develop their skills at the Young Artists Studio, a paid program created in collaboration with the Museum Tinguely.
Introducing children to Modern and contemporary art can be the beginning of a life-long adventure. Here are some tips for making the most of your children’s visit to Art Basel:
- Children under age 16 must always be accompanied by an adult.
- Remind your children to always walk, not run.
- Smaller children can be brought in baby strollers, which are permitted throughout the venue.
- Remind children that security guards protect us and the art; please ask your children to respect their requests.
- Instruct your children to never touch art as it can be damaged by the natural oils on their fingers.
- To protect the art, please enjoy food and beverages only in the dining areas, especially with children.
Accommodation Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
Basel offers visitors accommodation of every type including large, small, and boutique hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, and holiday apartments. Basel Tourism provides a central accommodation booking system that makes it easy to reserve hotel rooms in Basel and the vicinity. For additional information, fill out Basel Tourism’s send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basel Tourism offers an attractive weekend package for Art Basel visitors.
contact email@example.com, +41 61 268 68 68.
Concierge Services Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
Savoir Faire, Art Basel’s official concierge, offers exclusive, personal and tailored services to our guests. For information and rates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or +41 79 739 35 38.
Gain a deeper understanding of the art on display with a guided tour by Artstorming, available from Thursday through Sunday during show hours. The public tours are offered in three languages: English, German, and French. Other languages upon request. Tickets will be available starting April 2019. For more information, please contact Sophie Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Private tours by gcc gmbh are also available in different languages upon request. For bookings and further information,
please contact Nicole Reber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +41 61 701 20 77.
All self-guided groups must register prior to the show visit. Reservations can be submitted using the Self-Guided Group Visit Form, which will be available soon.
During the show, you can browse and purchase a wide selection of notable books about Modern and contemporary art from major artworld publishers:
Meet the Gallerists Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
Art Basel invites you to meet a selection of gallerists participating in our Basel show through a series of video potraits that tell the story and vision of the people behind the gallery.
Sectors Art Basel Show June 13 – 16, 2019 Basel Switzerland
The anchor of Art Basel’s show is its Galleries sector. Visitors will 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.
Projects from established and historical artists are precisely curated by gallerists in the Feature sector. Projects may include solo presentations, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches.
Statements presents exciting new solo projects by emerging artists, who are eligible to receive the prestigious Baloise Art Prize. The Baloise Group acquires artworks by the award-winning artists, which it then donates to important European art institutions.
Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors the opportunity to see significant, and rare publications.
Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.
The Parcours sector engages the public and fairgoers by placing site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances in the city’s neighborhoods. Artworks by renowned established artists and emerging talents will be on display on and around Basel’s Münsterplatz. Parcours is curated by Samuel Leuenberger of SALTS exhibition space.
Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Conversations, our series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.
During the show week, art enthusiasts from all over the world gather in the Swiss cultural capital of Basel to explore the many dimensions of Modern and contemporary art offered by the show’s sectors.
Leading galleries from around the globe participate in Art Basel’s shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong showcasing the highest quality of Modern and contemporary works.
Meet the Gallerists
Art Basel invites you to meet a selection of gallerists participating in our Basel show through a series of video portraits that tell the story and vision of the people behind the gallery.
Opening hours, ticket options, and other useful information for your visit to the show.
How to get to the show, browse our accommodation suggestions, and get tips on finding your way around town.