Art Basel

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

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Recession is likely—and the art market is not immune

It might take a little longer in our world for the bad news to feed through, but feed through it will

Art Basel announces galleries for its inaugural Paris fair—we look at how it compares with last year’s Fiac list

Paris+ par Art Basel will include 156 galleries, 60 of which have a space in the French capital

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Art Basel creates new director role and appoints Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis

Marc Spiegler remains global director of the Swiss fair and will oversee De Bellis—but will take on a more “strategic” position

Art Basel is not just an art fair, it is a technology platform

The emergence of NFTs has ignited the concept of "platforms" in the art world, but they are already everywhere

Sylvie Fleury picks her five favourite works at Art Basel

UBS, the fair's lead partner, has this year dedicated its VIP lounge to the Swiss artist

Making it big: six must-see works from Art Basel's Unlimited section for outsized art

From an explosive painterly sculpture to a work that evokes the West's tension with Russia

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Art Basel plans comeback in Switzerland: but is it all business as usual?

With a new Paris fair on the horizon, attendance figures are expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels next week at the Swiss flagship event

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

Catherine Hickley and Tom Seymour. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

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