Sedition Guide To Art Basel 2016

From 13-18 June, Art Basel and satellite events will bring international artists and gallerists to Basel, Switzerland for a packed programme of exhibitions and talks. This year’s fair includes the presentation of works by a number of leading contemporary artists who have released work on the Sedition platform. In this post, we will introduce the work being shown by Sedition artists in and around the fair, as well as highlighting some of the satellite fairs and exhibitions taking place in Basel this month.

Art Basel

Art Basel runs from 16-19 June at the Messe Basel exhibition centre. Read an interview with Art Basel director Marc Spiegler on what’s new for the fair this year.

Tracey Emin at Lehman Maupin

Tracey Emin at Lehman Maupin


At Art Basel Unlimited, the work of Tracey Emin is represented by three galleries: Xavier Hufkens (Booth B14), Lehmann Maupin (Booth L9) and White Cube (Booth C18). Elmgreen and Dragset are represented by Galeria Helga de Alvear (Booth P8), while Cheng Ran’s work will be presented at Booth S12 by Galerie Urs Meile. Bob and Roberta Smith’s large scale wall painting will be presented as part of the Von Bartha exhibition at Booth H13.

Visitors to the fair can also experience the work of Lawrence Weiner in the Parcours sector, which presents site specific interventions, performances and sculptures around the city.

Satellite events and exhibitions

Alongside Art Basel, a number of satellite fairs and exhibitions present artworks, talks and workshops throughout the city. Scope Art Fair runs from 14-19 June and this year takes place in a new venue – Clarahuus on Weberstraße. From this rooftop location, Scope will celebrate its tenth year showcasing emergent art practices, as well as celebrating the work of influential contemporary artists. Also taking place from 14-19 June is Liste Art Fair, which presents an array of international new and emerging artists and gallerists. At Markethalle Basel from 13-19 June, the Volta Art Fair will bring together galleries from 20 nations and 33 cities, putting the focus on new and emerging international galleries.

As well as exploring Art Basel and its satellite events, visitors to Switzerland this summer can experience the work of Damien Hirst at Kunstmuseum Basel. The Acquired Inability To Escape will be among the works presented in Sculpture on the Move until 18 September 2016.

For more information visit:

Art Basel:

Art Basel 2016 takes place at Messeplatz 1, 4005 Basel, CH  from 16-19 June.

Scope Art Fair:

Scope Art Fair is held at CLARAHUUS, Webergasse 34, 4058 Base,l CH from 14-19 June.

Volta Art Fair:

Volta Art Fair can be seen at Markethalle, Viaduktstrasse, 4051 Basel, CH from 13-19 June.

Liste Art Fair:

Liste Art Fair is at Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel, CH from 14-19 June.

Sculpture On The Move is presented at Kunstmuseum Basel, St. Alban-Graben 16, 4051 Basel, CH from 19 April to 18 September.

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