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19 Aug 2013

Art Basel

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong and Paris. 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.

In addition to showing exciting works by world-renowned artists, Art Basel is always innovating, thus expanding its platform for new artists who represent the vanguard of the visual arts. Its worldwide reputation – earned over the last forty years – for showing work of the highest merit, and attracting the world's leading gallerists and collectors, has made Art Basel the place where the art world meets.

Art Basel extends its engagement beyond art fairs through complementary initiatives dedicated to supporting the artworld’s key players and fortifying the art ecosystem at large. These endeavors include the BMW Art Journey, a joint initiative launched in 2015 with BMW to recognise and support emerging artists worldwide; the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, a comprehensive analysis published annually since 2017; and ‘Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast’, presented by UBS, a podcast bringing together leading cultural figures to dive deep into their passion for art.