Art Basel 2018 show brings the international art world together, with 290 of the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Exhibitions and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.
Art Basel is pleased to announce the list of art galleries participating in 2018 edition of the show in Basel, Switzerland. This year, 290 premier galleries, drawn from 35 countries will present Modern and contemporary works by around 4,000 artists. Art Basel takes place at Messe Basel from June 14 to June 17, 2018, bringing together gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, museum directors, and critics from across the globe.
We want to promote art that is part of the zeitgeist – Philippe Charpentier, co-founder of mor charpentier
‘What is fascinating about art? It’s probably like being in love. Is it possible to describe that feeling in your stomach?’—Jan Kaps, founder and owner, Jan Kaps
Galerie Max Mayer
‘A gallery should always translate between local and international discourses.’ – Max Mayer, Director of Galerie Max Mayer
Düsseldorf boasts several world-class museums and was home to Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter. For the 2018 Basel edition of Art Basel, the gallery will be showing three works by the Belgian artist Jef Geys, from his contribution to the influential 1986, Jan Hoet-curated exhibition ‘Chambres d’Amis’, in the Features section.
‘I’m looking for innovation, a new language.’—Catalina Casas, Director of Casas Riegner
In 2004, Catalina Casas shuttered her Miami gallery to relocate to her home country, Colombia. Casas Riegner opened in Bogotá in 2005 with a specific mission: to promote contemporary Colombian art. For its first participation in the Galleries sector of Art Basel in Basel, Casas Riegner will present ‘TIMELINE’, a display combining works by Colombian art pioneers Beatriz González, José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Rosemberg Sandoval, and Antonio Caro, and younger artists Leyla Cárdenas, Bernardo Ortiz, and Mateo López. Starting with works from the 1970s to the present day, ‘TIMELINE’ will both capture the gallery’s core project and function as a guide to the recent history of Colombia’s contemporary art.
White Space Beijing
White Space Beijing invites artists to engage with their vast space in the heart of the Caochangdi Art District. The gallery has been conceived as a place for experimentation. With a strong focus on non-traditional media, it collaborates with artists at all stages of their career. White Space Beijing will debut at Art Basel in Basel with a solo presentation by Christine Sun Kim in the Statements sector. Informed by her experience as a deaf person, the Berlin-based artist unpacks the relationship between visual, written, and spoken languages in a body of work combining performance, drawing, and installation.
‘Lisbon is a European capital: it has everything to offer you, but in a slower way.’—Matteo Consonni, owner and director of Madragoa
Madragoa opened in 2016 in one of Lisbon’s celebrated historic neighborhoods, from which it borrows its name. At Art Basel’s 2018 show in Basel, Madragoa will present a monumental frieze composed of hand-hammered brass panels by Rodrigo Hernández. In this short video portrait, gallerist Consonni discusses Madragoa’s singular artistic position and the rise of Lisbon as Europe’s new contemporary art hub.
Bergamin & Gomide
‘São Paulo is the sort of city in which anything can happen. And for art and culture, it’s the place to be.’—Antonia Bergamin, Co-Director of Bergamin & Gomide