Switzerland is known to most as a place of picturesque natural beauty but it is also host to the Art Basel, a festival of man-made beauty.
Art Basel is an international art fair with three shows staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Each show is organized into sectors which showcase Modern and contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists. In addition to the artworks shown by participating galleries, the shows offer parallel programming produced in collaboration with the host city’s local institutions.
While Art Basel provides a platform for galleries to show and sell their work to collectors, museum directors and curators, it also attracts a large international audience of art spectators and students. The 2015 show in Basel, Switzerland attracted 98,000 visitors over six days. It presented 284 galleries from 33 countries, exhibiting the work of over 4,000 artists. A total of 14 galleries showed in Basel for the very first time. Alongside private collectors from Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia, representatives and groups from over 80 museums and institutions from across the world were in attendance. This makes the Art Basel festival a huge deal in the world of art.
1. Check out some of the insane paintings that were on display at Art Basel.
2. Visitors admiring the multitude of art at the festival.
3. There were even some art films shown at the festival.
4. Look at these amazing sculptures and installations!