Art Basel | Year 50
Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
Edited by
Clément Dirié
Marc Spiegler

Harry Bellet
Raphael Chikukwa
Natasha Ginwala
Kasper Koenig
Otobong Nkanga
Dan Perjovski
Alessandra Pirici
Diana Wechsler
Kurt Wyss
Pauline J. Yao

June 2020
ISBN: 978-3-03764-555-0
Hardcover, 210 x 295 mm
656 pages
Images 450 color / 100 b/w
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CHF 70 / EUR 57 / £ 44 / US 80

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Art Basel

Art Basel's official annual publication captures and documents the exhibitions in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and takes the reader beyond them, featuring interviews, portfolios, essays about contemporary art, as well as personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors, and museum directors.

With its A-to-Z format, the publication maps the world of Art Basel alongside profiles spotlighting each of the 500+ galleries that participated across the three shows in 2019. Designed by Gavillet & Cie (Geneva), it features all the different sectors of the fair and highlights events, talks, and Art Basel's new initiatives, offering vivid and varied perspectives on the global art world as seen through the eyes of Art Basel in 2019. Giving art world experts, curators, and collectors a platform for sharing their expertise, the publication provides an insightful and immersive art experience for the reader.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Art Basel, founded in 1970, this year’s volume specifically includes an extensive “polyphonic timeline” that provides textual and visual retrospective insights into the fair’s five decades and key editions, mapping and acknowledging its dynamic history and the way it has accompanied globalization and the expansion of the art world.

Interviewees and contributors include Harry Bellet, Lionel Bovier, Lee Bul, Dan Cameron, Raphael Chikukwa, Martin Clark, Eva Fabbris, Marina Fokidis, Hiroshi Fukutake, Natasha Ginwala, David Juda, Kasper Koenig, Li Zhenhua, Sohrab Mohebbi, Otobong Nkanga, Mai-Thu Perret, Dan Perjovski, Alessandra Pirici, Enea Righi, Karen Smith, Diana Wechsler, Kurt Wyss, Pauline J. Yao, and Maxa Zoller, as well as many others whose work contributed this year to the fairs on all three continents.

"Art Basel | Year 50" is the seventh volume of an innovative series of publications started in 2014, which constitutes a valuable archive of the current state and evolution of the art world in the 2010s.

Published with Art Basel.
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