Plans for a Weekend: Art Basel International

Basel, the third biggest city in Switzerland and its cultural capital. It is a home of 40 museums and galleries and regularly hosts a number of exciting art events. For those, who is interested in modern and contemporary art, SUISSEPIC recommends to visit Art Basel International.

Art Basel International Exhibition is set for 14-17 June 2018 at Messe Basel. The first fair Art Basel was organized by Swiss gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt in 1970. At that moment 90 galleries from 10 countries presented their art works. Since then, Art Basel increased its influence and holds the events outside Switzerland: in Miami (in December) and in Hong Kong (in March).

Nearly 300 the world’s galleries from 33 countries are to present latest projects of over 4,000 artists. World’s masterpieces of Picasso, Miró, Klee, Warhol and Jeff Koons are also to be displayed at the exhibition. Art Basel offers 8 thematic sectors such as galleries, feature, statements, edition, unlimited, parcours, film and magazines. During this art fair, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture is to hold the annual Swiss Art Awards, which is aimed to support young artists to develop their careers.

Don’t miss this amazing chance to visit it.

Illustrations are taken from the official Art Basel website

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased online at the official website, at the show venue or at Basel Tourism information pavilions during show days.
Day ticket: CHF 60 on-site, CHF 50 online
Evening ticket (after 5pm): CHF 28

Permanent ticket: CHF 140 on-site, CHF 130 online
Reduced day ticket for Students/Seniors: CHF 45 on-site, CHF 40 online
*Admission is free for children up to 12, when accompanied by a parent.

How to get to Messe Basel
By Rail
Tram lines 1, 2, 6, 14, 15, 16, 21 to Messeplatz station
Tram line 8 and 17 to Claraplatz station -> short 5 minute walk to the venue
By Bus
Bus line 34, 36 to Riehenring bus stop
Bus line 55 to Gewerbeschule bus stop

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