Art Basel17


Art Basel | Parcours
Mon. 12. Jun 2017 | 1pm – 4pm
Münsterplatz, Basel



Swiss Art Awards
Mon 12 Jun 2017 | 5:30pm – 10pm
Messe Basel, Basel
Hall 3 Messeplatz 10
Basel 4005, Switzerland
Afterparty at Volkshaus Basel from 10 pm onwards.
Free public access; Hall 3, Messe Basel


Celebrating this year’s award-winning Swiss artists, curators, and architects. Hosted by the Federal Office of Culture, Swiss Art Awards offers insights into current art and architecture in Switzerland.
Art Basel | Parcours
1pm – 9pm
On and around Münsterplatz, Basel
Curated by Samuel Leuenberger
Organized by Art Basel
On and around Münsterplatz, site-specific sculptures, interventions, and performances by internationally renowned and emerging artists engage the city’s most historical neighborhood.
Curated for the second year by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland.
Free public access.
Art Basel | Film
Stadtkino Basel, Basel
Eric Baudelaire: ​Also Known As Jihadi (2017)
Mon 12 Jun 2017 | 8pm – onwards
Screening followed
by a Q&A with Eric Baudelaire and Maxa Zoller.
Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel Schweiz

This year’s program opens with the latest film by Eric Baudelaire. Using tranquil images of suburban and rural scenes in France and Syria, the filmmaker traces the voyage of the young Abdel Aziz from his home town of Val-de-Marne, France, via Egypt to Syria. Excerpts from court documents and police reports interrupt the mundane landscape footage and reveal that Aziz has apparently joined the Islamic State and helped to radicalize other young people. The film never shows its protagonist’s face, and his name has been changed. The viewer, however, sees what Aziz sees – and that suffices to get close to the subject and to think the unthinkable.

VIP Preview 13-14 June 2017
Private Days
Tuesday, 13. June 2017
Wednesday, 14. June 2017
Vernissage: Wednesday, 14. June 2017
Public Days
Thursday, 15. June 2017 | 11am – 7pm
Friday, 16. June 2017 | 11am – 7pm
Saturday, 17. June 2017 | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 18. June 2017 | 11am – 7pm
15-18 June 2017
Messe Basel Messeplatz 10
4005 Basel Switzerland
VIP Preview 12-13-14 June 2017
Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer,
15-18 June 2017
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.

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s
Talk and Book Presentation
Tue 13 Jun 2017 | 7pm – onwards
Organized by Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7, Basel 4051, Switzerland

Book launch of British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s new catalog, co-published by Kunsthalle Basel and the New Museum, New York.
Free public access; Steinenberg 7, Basel;

Campus of the Arts
Vectors and Skins – Tobias Nussbaumer
Opening Reception:
Tue 13 Jun 2017 | 7:30 pm – onwards
welcome speeches by Dr. Katrin Grögel
Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt and Kirsten M. Langkilde
FHNW Academy of Art and Design
Campus of the Arts, Münchenstein
Freilager-Platz 1 Münchenstein 4142, Switzerland
Inauguration of the new work Vectors and Skins, a temporary walk-through sculpture by Swiss artist Tobias Nussbaumer.
Art Basel
Artist Talk | Annette Messager
Wed 14 Jun 2017 | 10am – 11:30am
Annette Messager and Dr. Maria Balshaw
Messeplatz, Basel
Hall 1, Auditorium 4058, Switzerland


Renowned French visual artist Annette Messager discusses her work and practice with Dr. Maria Balshaw, newly appointed director of Tate. Messager was born in France in 1943 and attended the École des Arts Décoratifs from 1962 to 1966 where she started producing Surrealist-style sculptures. She is known for creating installations for which she uses large-scale images to explore the human body. Among winning numerous art prizes, Messager has exhibited in solo shows around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris, and the Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn.

Annette Messager, Artist, Malakoff, in conversation with Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, United Kingdom.


Kunsthalle Basel
Kunsthalle Basel Night
Wed 14. Jun 2017 | 7pm – 10pm
Yan Xing’s solo presentation
‘Dangerous Afternoon’
02. Juni – 27. Aug 2017
group Ungestalt
19. Mai 2017 – 13. Aug 2017
Steinenberg 7 Basel 4051, Switzerland
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
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DONNERSTAG, 15. JUNI 2017 | 19:30 Uhr
curated by CRAC Alsace director Elfi Turpin.
Exhibition: 15.06 – 2017.09.2017
18 rue du château
Altkirch 68130, France
Kostenloser Shuttle – Service von der Art Basel,
ausgehend von Bleichestrasse
Winkel Isteinerstrasse und Bleichestrasse
bis 19 Uhr, Rückkehr nach Basel (via Mulhouse) 22.30.
Reservierungen nur. Buchung
oder +33 (0) 3 89 08 82 59
Erste Einzelausstellung von Jarbas Lopes Skala in Frankreich.
Eine Polizeistation Elfi Turpin.

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