Art Basel 

Art Basel 

Sep 20, 2021Sep 26, 2021
Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4058

Art Basel is one of the world’s largest art fairs in the international art market. It has been running since 1970 and has grown to become an eminent event on the art calendar. The event also takes place not only in Basel but also in in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

Exhibits by over 300 galleries at Art Basel

The event is based on buying and selling art, but it is equally about welcoming art spectators to come and admire the art and open dialogues about artistic trends. Each year, over 300 galleries exhibit superb art works and art collectors, artists, art students and art enthusiasts gather, making Basel a focal point of the international art world.

Photo: © Art Basel Art Basel at Messe Basel

Kids at Art Basel

For families with kids, Art Basel is ideal, thanks to the rich and dynamic kids’ programme, called Art Kids. It’s a safe space for kids to get busy with fun activities while their parents enjoy the art.

Opening times of Art Basel

Here are the opening times of Art Basel:

Unlimited Opening (by invitation only)

  • Monday, September 20, 2021, 4pm to 8pm

Private Days (by invitation only)

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11am to 8pm
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11am to 8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 4pm to 8pm

Public Days

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11am to 7pm
  • Friday, September 24, 2021, 11am to 7pm
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11am to 7pm
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11am to 7pm

Photo: © Art Basel Art Basel Switzerland

Health and safety measures at Art Basel

Art Basel typically takes place in June each year, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 edition will take place from September 23-26 for the general public, with exclusive previews on September 21-22. Health and safety measures will be of the utmost importance, to allow for a successful edition of the event with a broad international audience as usual.

Plan your visit to Art Basel

Find out more about the event on the Art Basel website and plan your visit. Art Basel takes place at Messe Basel, so if you’re arriving by public transportation, it’s a 10-minute journey from the train station.

Photo: © Art Basel Art Basel gallery

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