Art Basel is the premier international art show. It began in 1970 thanks to the efforts of Basel gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner, and Balz Hilt. It connects collectors, galleries, and artists. There are three shows that happen in the world. One show in Hong Kong, China, one show in Miami, Florida, and one show in Basel, Switzerland. These shows are a driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists. Art Basel caters to artists on all levels. From those seeking to get their name out to ones that have solidified their place in the art world. It exists to provide modern and contemporary artwork of the highest quality.
Art Basel doesn’t just let anyone take part in their prestigious shows. Many artists apply but it’s only a fraction of those applicants that are able to display their visions to the world. The show has specific requirements that vary per-sector of art an artist wishes to display. Art Basel has evolved its long-standing exhibitor regulations to define a set of principles that express its perspective concerning exhibitors fulfilling their responsibilities towards artists, consignors, buyers, and their industry. These requirements are then looked over by their selection committees. Each event has its own committee and each committee has its own set of requirements. From there they determine who will be taking part and showcasing their art to the world.
How to Take Part
The show provides a plethora of ways for its various contributors to get their work shown. But, Art Basel provides artists with more renown VIP services. VIPs are selected based on the nature of the artist's work. These are artists can be private collectors, museum directors and curators, art advisors, and internationally known artists. This elite group of artists is accommodated with the help of Art Basel’s VIP team. The team helps these artists by providing them with an environment that nurtures their artistic vision, and more. This special service helps create one of, if not the most, authentic experiences Art Basel has to offer.
Every artist has their own unique form of expressing their creative views. Some need only a few colors to breathe life onto a blank canvas. Other artists require large displays to showcase the enormity of something small and abstract. From paintings to sculptures artists have no end to the different ways they can express themselves. One thing that all of these artists need is set-up. Without proper preparation and presentation, an amazing piece of art can end up not meeting its creative quota. Event set-up logistics are an important factor to consider when presenting at important art shows such as Art Basel. The tiniest details can make a difference on display. These services help Art Basel continue their incredible art showcases.