Art Basel 19th – 22nd June 2014

Art Basel
 June 19th–22nd 2014

Basel Art 2014

 Photo: Art Basel

If you love art, make sure you’ve got Art Basel in your diary! Art Basel is THE leading international art show for modern and contemporary art and it takes place in Basel from 19th to 22nd June.

Just an hour away from Zurich, Basel is one of Europe’s most important cultural cities, known for its world class museums, theatres, concert halls, architecture and it’s medieval old town. 300 of the most influential galleries in Europe exhibit their work at this event and to see the list of exhibiting galleries this year please see here. Art Basel showcases not only paintings but photographs, sculptures, drawings, installations and video too. In addition to the exhibition there are films, symposiums and artist talks – so plenty to keep you busy for an action packed day!

Top Events of Switzerland

Art Basel is a member of “Top Events of Switzerland”, which is made up of eight top class events across Switzerland – Art Basel, Festival del film Locarno, Lucerne Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Weltklasse Zürich, Omega European Masters, Ski World Cup Wengen and White Turf. All eight events enable the visitor to experience excellence in art, culture, music and sports in Switzerland.

The event began in the 1970s, by gallerists who were keen to nurture new artists and to promote and develop the visual arts.  It’s renowned as a meeting place for the international art world and offers three separate venues each year– Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

The exhibition is open each day from Thursday 19th June to Sunday 22nd June from 11am to 7pm. Tickets cost CHF 45 (CHF 25 after 5pm) and you can also buy 2 day tickets for CHF 75 and tickets for the whole event for CHF 100. For more information on tickets please and more see here.

To discover more about the historic and beautiful city of Basel please see here.

Basel river by Alexandra-Mizrani

Photo: Alexandra Mizrahi

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