There’s one favourite destination for art lovers from around the world: Art Basel, the most prestigious international art fair. For the New York Times it’s the “Olympics of art world”, for the parisian daily Le Monde it’s “The best of the world”, for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung it’s “Art in its best form” and Vogue calls it “the most beautiful temporary museum of the world”.
Art Basel stages the world’s premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts.
Art Basel is a member of “Top Events of Switzerland”, an association comprised of eight events of the highest quality across the country – Art Basel, Festival del film Locarno, Lucerne Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Weltklasse Zürich, Omega European Masters, Ski World Cup Wengen and White Turf – that give visitors the opportunity to experience excellence in art, culture, music and sports.