Art Basel

Against all odds, Hong Kong’s gallery scene is on the up

Amid a crackdown on dissent, and the havoc wreaked by the pandemic, Hong Kong’s galleries have not just survived but thrived, with several new openings

Art Basel/UBS report: Global art market bounces back to above pre-pandemic levels—but recovery is uneven

Asian spending continues to grow, particularly at auction, while the UK’s market share shrinks to historic lows as Brexit woes linger

Art Basel reveals directors and name for new Paris fair in October

Paris+, by Art Basel is due to run until at least 2028

What does the Art Basel and Frieze art fair duopoly mean for the market?

After Fiac is muscled out of Paris, just two big players are left in the Modern and contemporary events market

Art Basel in Paris: an earthquake in the fair landscape

Fiac's eviction from the Grand Palais came as a shock to the French gallery scene—what was behind the move?

Art Cologne director takes to Instagram to criticise rival Art Basel’s ‘colonialism’

Daniel Hug posted that the Swiss company "is only interested in making money and keeping Art Basel the number one fair worldwide"

War of the fairs: Art Basel owner kicks Fiac out of Grand Palais in Paris

The French cultural body RMN put Fiac's October slot up for tender last year—now the Swiss firm MCH will launch a contemporary art fair, paying €10.6m for a seven-year contract

Art Basel Hong Kong hedges bets for March fair with Covid-contingency plan in May

Well over half the galleries participating in the fair are opting for satellite booths as travel restrictions continue to disrupt large-scale events

Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

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‘A reflection of the spirit of collegiality’: Nearly two-thirds of dealers opt out of Art Basel’s $1.6m solidarity fund

Those who participated benefited from a 35% reduction in booth fees during what Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler describes as a “rough year”

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Fairs get an A-plus for enthusiasm while auction houses receive a B for initiative (but a D for digital art): an art market half-term report

The commercial art world came back with a vengeance in September, but issues around sustainability and volatile prices still abound

Art Basel's parent company MCH Group warns of possible data breach after criminal cyber attack

Fair organiser is working with police and Swiss cyber security authorities to identify perpetrators of malware attack on 20 October

'We approach it like dating—try it for one year first, and see': Art Basel partners with S.E.A. Focus fair in Singapore, but insists it is committed to Hong Kong

The fair company has already collaborated with Art Week Tokyo next week, and says its role is to help and "hold their hands"

It’s a wrap: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s final fabric project unveiled in Paris

Plus, Art Basel: are the buyers back? And Mary Beard on images of power

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Art Basel 2021: it’s good to be back—but things are going to change, dealers say

Despite the success of the fair's first post-pandemic edition, galleries are weighing up the future

'The Europeans are back and buying': sales flow steadily at first Art Basel since the pandemic

Though Covid-19 travel complications have kept many US and Asian collectors away, dealers report brisk business from the VIP opening

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Unlimited—Art Basel’s section for large works—opens to visitors with a rainbow jacuzzi, a spooning couple and a house made of bread

Curator Giovanni Carmine walks through highlights among the 62 supersized installations presented at the fair

Is Art Basel eyeing up a new fair location?

Art Basel has lent expertise to Art Week Tokyo, but does this indicate further involvement?

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From a cashmere coated console to a leafy Lalanne chair: Design Miami/Basel director chooses her highlights

The fair may be smaller than usual this year but Jennifer Roberts says she has never known the collectible design market to be in such rude health

Must-see institutional shows during Art Basel

From unseen drawings from Kara Walker's personal archives to a fresh take on Camille Pissarro as the leader of the Impressionists

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Real-life Art Basel prepares to return—and steps down from its ivory tower

Arranging the event amid a shifting pandemic has been fraught with risk—but it is a risk worth taking, says global director Marc Spiegler

Art Basel promises to pay quarantine hotel bills and launches $1.6m 'solidarity fund' for galleries who fail to make sales

As exhibitors threaten to pull out of the fair in the face of travel uncertainty, another letter offering "extraordinary" one-off concessions to dealers is sent

Art Basel writes letter of reassurance as galleries suggest fair should be cancelled

Fair says it is committed to going ahead but offers concessions to exhibitors, including rolling over booth fees to 2022 if they cannot enter the country and offering staff to man stands

Art Basel gets complicated: Swiss authorities will not accept Astra Zeneca vaccine while US issues ‘do not travel’ advisory

Non-EU visitors will have to apply for Swiss Covid-19 certificate before attending and, with certain vaccines not recognised, some will have to take tests onsite

Noah Horowitz joins Sotheby's after stepping down as Art Basel’s director of Americas

Horowitz's new position will see him increasing Sotheby's collaboration with galleries and art dealers

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect at Art Basel's return event in Switzerland next month

Visitor capacity is capped at 20%, but organisers are bringing back both Unlimited for large-scale works and the public art trail Parcours

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Why the art market must stop trying to predict the unpredictable and enjoy a well deserved #hotgirlsummer

Life is still uncertain but we know the industry can keep functioning against all odds through the pandemic, so enjoy the sun and save the questions for the autumn

Almost all galleries are back for Art Basel’s 2021 edition as Switzerland eases travel restrictions (for now)

Basel edition will continue hybrid model and satellite booths introduced in Hong Kong