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Art Basel's 44th edition in Basel is coming soon


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Outside View © Art Basel 2012          

Art Basel announced the details of its 44th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place June 13 to June 16, 2013. This year, 304 leading international galleries will present 11 decades of work, ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary.This year, many elements of the show will be housed within the new extension of Hall 1, designed by internationally renowned Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron and directly sited on Messeplatz. While the previously existing part of Hall 1 will be given completely over to Unlimited, the Statements and Magazines sectors, and the auditorium for the Conversations and Salon series, will be sited within the new state of the art exhibition hall.

The main sector of the show, Galleries, will feature 238 galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works.While a number of galleries will exhibit within the sector for the first time, having previously shown in Statements or Feature.Adding to a strong presentation of vintage photography will be first time exhibitor Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York).

The Feature sector presents galleries with precise curatorial projects, showing both historical and contemporary work. This year's edition will feature 24 galleries from 16 countries, the highest number of galleries since the sector's introduction in 2010.Presented in the premier position within the new exhibition hall, the solo presentations of Statements will again offer visitors and collectors a prime opportunity to discover the work of emerging artists and galleries. This year, 13 of the 24 galleries exhibiting within Statements will be new to the show.The Baloise Art Prize will be awarded to two artists exhibiting in Statements, with recipients being announced during the show in June. The Baloise Group also acquires works by the award-winning artists, which it donates to Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, and MUMOK, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna. The institutions will hold solo exhibitions for the recipients of the award.Also have Unlimited,Parcours,Conversations, Salon and Film,and so on.

Julie Mehretu
Aether (Venice), 2011
Ink and acrylic on canvas
179 1/2 x 155 9/16 inches
455.9 x 395.2 cm
present by White Cube

Jeff Koons
Ballerinas, work in progress
Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
100 x 70 x 62 inches
254 x 177.8 x 157.5 cm
© Jeff Koons
present by Gagosian Gallery

Chuck Close
Self-Portrait, 1996
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
76.2 x 61 cm
present by Pace Gallery

Eugene Atget
Cabaret de l'homme armé, rue des Blancs Manteaux, c. 1900
Albumen print
present by Howard Greenberg Gallery

Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Rhyme '60 20 Mars, 1960
Paint, enamel, and sand on panel
112.6 x 145.6cm
present by SCAI The Bathhouse

Hu Xiaoyuan
No Fruit at the Root, 2012
Media: wood, Chinese ink, silk, and white paint
Site-specific dimensions
9 parts: 203 x 74.5 x 34.5 cm / 16.5 x 14 x 29 cm / 15 x 15.5 x 39.5 cm / 52.5 x 14.5 x 15 cm / 54 x 16 x 13.5 cm / 112 x 25.5 x 38.5 cm / 61 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm / 92 x 15.5 x 10.5 cm / 45.5 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm
present by Beijing Commune

Tsuruko Yamazaki
Work, 1967
Vinyl paint on canvas
210 x 156 cm
present by Take Ninagawa

Art Basel's 44th edition in Basel

Dates:June 13 ~ 16,2013

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