Art Basel has announced the list of participating galleries for its 2022 edition taking place in Basel, Switzerland from 16 to 19 June.
The fair has eased the stringent requirements for participation—which previously required exhibitors to have been established for a minimum of three years and to have a permanent physical gallery space—due to what is described in a press release as a “changing gallery landscape”.
19 galleries will be presenting at the fair for the first time, including two from Africa: Jahmek Contemporary Art from Luanda and Dakar’s OH Gallery.
Marc Spiegler, the global director of Art Basel, says: "This year's quality and breadth of material will be on par with previous editions of our show—yet more diverse than ever before in terms of the galleries participating.”
Art Basel’s tailored sections will return, including Unlimited, which features large-scale installations and Parcours, which features site-specific works throughout the city. The Feature section will showcase solo and duo presentations from 26 galleries, and Statements will focus on solo presentations from emerging artists.
Art Basel's owner MCH Group made headlines earlier this year after ousting Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (Fiac) from its long-heldspot at the Grand Palais in Paris to host a new contemporary art fair in October. The Swiss firm will now pay €10.6m for a seven-year contract (excluding technical costs), which will run until 2028.
Meanwhile, Tefaf New York returns for the first time since 2019 with 91 exhibitors presenting modern and contemporary art, jewelry, antiquities, and design. Tefaf will be held from 6 to 10 May in the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan—for the first time, a couple of weeks before Frieze New York.