Art Basel 2020

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Here's what has sold so far from Art Basel's Online Viewing Rooms

From a tribute to a guerrilla soldier and priest to an exploration of black female beauty, collectors snap up pictures on fair's VIP day

How artists are adapting their work to virtual fairs and online viewing rooms

As Art Basel's online viewing room opens, Tracey Emin, Jim Shaw and Avery Singer speak about lockdown and creating for the digital sphere

Art Basel cancels Swiss edition in September due to coronavirus concerns

Flagship fair will relaunch next June in Basel as organisers focus on delivering Miami Beach show in December

Berlin dealer Johann König stages impromptu 'fair' to coincide with original Art Basel dates in June

"People are hungry for art in the original and the online viewing room can’t replace the personal experience,” the dealer says

Art Basel/UBS report: global art market dips 5% in ‘tricky year’ but private sales are up

Chinese and British markets take a hit amid trade wars and political unrest

Art Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Cristina Ruiz and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Big birthday is a boon for Bauhaus

Works on the stands at Art Basel show the market for artists associated with the German movement is hotting up in this centenary year

Art Basel Messeplatz artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers

The system of dividends is a way to address the "immense amounts of unpaid or underpaid labour" that support the art world, she says

In pictures: Art Basel veteran John Armleder targets his favourite pieces at the fair

The Swiss artist, who has had a stand at the fair since 1980, guides us round the second floor

Interview: Lawrence Abu Hamdan—a self-styled 'private ear'

Your voice reveals much more about you than you think—and the Turner Prize nominee and Parcours artist is listening

The human side of AI

How do algorithms see and shape the world? An exhibition at Basel’s HeK explores the often uncomfortable coexistence of humanity and AI

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel Week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

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Interview: Andrea Bowers discusses power dynamics post #MeToo

The artist, whose work is causing a stir at Art Basel, aims to keep alive conversations on the toxic nature of power that sparked the feminist social movement

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel Week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

Interview: William Kentridge on his life lessons

Self-interrogation is central to the work of the South African artist, whose latest piece on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel poses a series of questions that get half-answered

In pictures: dirty puppets, talking trees and flagging immigration at Art Basel's Parcours

This year's edition of the citywide exhibition explores the boundaries of sculpture in the public space


When life happens, just remember that art fairs will be 'fine without you for a while'

Melanie Gerlis asks whether the demands of the international art world are compatible with parenting

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world

Being a mother has been cast as career suicide by Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic. We speak to four women in the art world who beg to differ

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel Week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

Gagosian's pop-up gallery in Basel to become permanent

Mega-dealer says “world-class museums” and Ernst Beyeler’s legacy are behind the move to keep the space beyond Art Basel week

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel Week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

How the art world is going green

Those within the art world who advocate for environmentally friendly practices are finding a sector willing to do its part.

Art Basel introduces new booth pricing structure to subsidise younger galleries

Dealers say it is a ‘step in the right direction’ but acknowledge there is a long way to go to redress the balance

Collector's Eye: David Brolliet

The Swiss collector discusses his love of Lichtenstein, his regret at not buying a Subodh Gupta when he had the chance and hanging art on his refrigerator

Collector's Eye: Grazyna Kulczyk

The Polish art lover on her fascination with female artists and how she wishes she could have been seated at Judy Chicago's Dinner Party

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger: Where the wild things are

From getting fit to analysing your tears, Swiss artists’ installation at the Museum Tinguely invites visitors to dive right in

Chinese collector scoops up McArthur Binion painting at Art Basel's Unlimited

Nine other works by the US artist sold on Lehmann Maupin’s stand at the fair

Theaster Gates: ‘There’s no better Madonna than my mother’

Artist sets up printing press in Basel to explore ‘Black Madonna’ theme

In pictures: AA Bronson selects his favourite works at Art Basel

The artist, an Art Basel veteran of four decades, has championed female artists, including Sylvie Fleury, in his selection

Galleries at Art Basel pay tribute to ‘generation of giants’

Works and archival material at several stands at the fair honour big names in the art world who have died this year

Controversial collection of early Basquiat drawings on show in Basel

Works were created by the artist when he was sleeping on a friend’s couch in Manhattan

Presidential portraits : All the president’s men (and one first lady) at Art Basel

Presidents past and present are a recurring theme at Art Basel this year; here is a selection of different takes on presidential portraits found at the fair.

Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel

We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Etel Adnan: ‘This is the summit of my career’

The Lebanese-born artist and writer, who has a solo show at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, discusses her passion for the Swiss abstract artist.

Collector's Eye: Ulla Dreyfus-Best

The Basel-based collector Ulla Dreyfus-Best on her "Wunderkammer", which mixes 11th-century Italian bronzes with pieces by Jeff Koons

Art Basel: things that go clang!

Motorised sculpture comes in many guises

Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘It’s the great album tracks that didn’t become singles’

The artist reveals the ideas behind his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler—the Basel museum’s first photography exhibition

In pictures: The Kiss, a crash and Bikini Atoll

Museum Tinguely director Roland Wetzler picks six highlights from Art Basel—and remembers Jean Tinguely's destructive legacy

Where does all the art go after a fair?

In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility

Why artists, even art fair-averse ones, are in Basel this week

Athens, Venice, ARoS, Kassel, Münster—and now in Art Basel

Wilhelm Sasnal returns to Basel with fond memories

Polish artist’s career took off in the Swiss city

Mood at Art Basel is upbeat as VIPs spend

Leading dealers report strong opening sales

Bricks and mortar galleries: Art Basel holds the line

The shift to temporary selling spaces is a hot topic at this year's fair

In pictures: the ideal home, at Design Miami/Basel

The fair has a domestic vibe this year, from Jean Prouvé's house for wartime refugees to Max Lamb's metal-sprayed polystyrene furniture

Interview: Wim Delvoye digests the Tinguely Museum

Belgian artist’s shit-making machines join Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works

Interview: the name’s Charrière, Julian Charrière

The Swiss artist who brings an up-close view of Chernobyl to Art Basel’s Unlimited is not afraid to leave his comfort zone

Bern museum to open Harald Szeemann archive during next year's Art Basel

Fascinating insights expected from his personal correspondence with famous artists

Kasper König: in praise of an artists’ curator

The artistic director of Skulptur Projekte will be in conversation at Art Basel, celebrating five decades as a champion of public art

Power of pride: artists champion LGBT causes at Art Basel

Transgender empowerment among causes tackled at this year's fair

In pictures: Christmas comes early to Art Basel

Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, picks six highlights among the large-scale works

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