Buenos Aires is the First Partner for Art Basel Cities initiative – The Art Basel Cities initiative was launched in March 2016 to engage with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and intellectually rigorous bespoke programs and offer the artworld new opportunities to engage with cultural offerings across the world. A city with a thriving cultural life and rich artistic heritage, Buenos Aires is the first partner in the Art Basel Cities initiative.
Art Basel and the city of Buenos Aires will join forces to develop and host a series of vibrant cultural events. The first event will take place in Buenos Aires in late 2017 and offer new opportunities to discover and engage with the city’s thriving cultural offerings and contemporary art scene.
The aim is to amplify the city’s cultural impact and to bring events with international resonance to life by combining Art Basel’s expertise and global network with Buenos Aires’ commitment to further establish itself as a leading cultural destination.Over the coming months, Art Basel will work closely with the government of Buenos Aires, its tourism board and select local arts institutions to create meaningful programming that will complement and amplify the city’s artistic offerings – and reflect its vision for the future.
The Art Basel Cities initiative was launched in March 2016 to engage with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and intellectually rigorous bespoke programs and offer the artworld new opportunities to engage with cultural offerings across the world.Members of the initiative’s advisory board are Patrick Foret, Art Basel’s Director of Business Initiatives, David Adjaye, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Richard Florida, Jacques Herzog, Sam Keller, William Lim, Simon Mordant AM, Lars Nittve, Anne Pasternak, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Dennis Scholl, Uli Sigg and Michael Tay.
Art Basel Cities uses art expertise, broad network and communication channels to support cities in developing and celebrating their unique cultural landscape. In addition to hosting art events in partner cities, the program will bring projects and content back to the Art Basel shows, providing the cities with additional opportunities to build lasting relationships with Art Basel’s international audience.
If you are interested in becoming a partner city you just need to complete the online questionnaire.
Expanding Art Basel Engagement
Art Basel Cities is a new initiative that expands Art Basel’s engagement in the artworld from staging art fairs to working with cities to develop cultural events with international resonance. Learn about our new initiative in the video.
The Art Basel Cities Advisory Board
Patrick Foret, Director of Business Initiatives for Art Basel is supported for this initiative by an Advisory Board consisting of prominent art world figures with expertise across various disciplines.Board membersPatrick Foret, Chair of the Board, Director of Business Initiatives, Art Basel; David Adjaye, OBE, Adjaye Associates; Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Founder, Karinca Design; Richard Florida, Founder, Creative Class Group; Jacques Herzog, Architect; Sam Keller, Director, Fondation Beyeler; William Lim, Managing Director, CL3; Simon Mordant, Advisor and collector; Lars Nittve, CEO and Chairman, Nittve Information Ltd Hong Kong/Sweden, Advisor to M+ and WKCDA in Hong Kong; Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Founder and President of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Dennis Scholl, Entrepreneur and collector of contemporary art; Uli Sigg, Entrepreneur, Founder of Chinese Contemporary Art Awards CCAA; Member of TATE and MOMA international councils and of the M+Museum Board; Michael Tay, Group Managing Director, The Hour Glass
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