Art Basel – Basel 2022





Art Basel’s Unlimited curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen will feature 70 largescale projects by renowned and emerging artists.

Art Basel’s public sector Parcours curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the Swiss nonprofit exhibition spaces SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil will showcase 20 sitespecific artworks across Basel’s city centre.

Basel’s Messeplatz will feature a participatory floor installation titled Out of Sight in homage to American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, creating a space for public gathering and reflection.

Free to the public, Art Basel’s Conversations series will bring together 46 leading international speakers across 12 panels to discuss essential topics in the contemporary art scene.

Art Basel’s renowned Film program will be screened at the Stadtkino Basel from Monday, June 13 to Saturday, June 18, 2022

Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at Messe Basel from June 16 to 19, 2022.



Art Basel in Basel 2021
© Art Basel



The 2022 edition of Art Basel will feature 289 leading galleries from across the globe presenting the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new works by today’s emerging artistic voices. In addition to showcasing exceptional art within its Galleries, Feature, Statements, and Edition sectors, the fair will present 70 largescale artworks in Unlimited; 20 sitespecific projects in Parcours; a largescale floor installation titled Out of Sight in homage to American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner; an ambitious Film program; as well as Conversations, the fair’s renowned talks series.



Annet Gelink Gallery
Erik van Lieshout, Untitled, 2021
©Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery


This year our Basel show returns to its traditional June dates with fullscale programming across the city, from Lawrence Weiner’s participatory floor installation at the Messeplatz, to sitespecific interventions and performances in Parcours and our dedicated Film program showcasing artists working with moving image at the Stadtkino Basel,’

says Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel.




Art Basel in Basel 2021
© Art Basel



Unlimited, Art Basel’s unique platform for largescale projects, provides galleries the opportunity to showcase expansive installations, monumental sculptures, vast wall paintings, extensive photographic series, and video projections that transcend the traditional art fair stand. Taking place in Hall 1, Unlimited will again be curated by Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.



Mounira Al Solh, Lackadaisical Sunset to Sunset, 2022
©Courtesy Sfeir-Semler


Highlights include:

Yael Bartana‘s video work ‘Malka Germania’ (2021), presented by, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Annet Gelink Gallery and Petzel;

Stano Filko‘s immersive installation ‘Environment S.FILKLINIC.DEATHS.F’ (2006), presented by Layr

A mural installation by Theaster Gates, Hardware Store Painting (2020/2022), presented by Gray

The firsttime presentation of Anna Maria Maiolino’s twochannel video work Twice: X & Y (1974/2022), presented by Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Hauser & Wirth, and Galeria Luisa Strina

Thomas J Price‘s sculptural installation Moments Contained (2022), presented by Hauser & Wirth

A largescale painting from the iconic 1970s Lampblack series by Mary Lovelace O’Neal, presented by Jenkins Johnson Gallery

A set of 21 individually signed drawings by Gerhard Richter, Untitled (Drawings for SDI) (1986), presented by Sies + Höke

Bilongue (2020) by Barthélémy Toguo, a 45wood panel installation presented by Galerie Lelong & Co.

A largescale, suspended hanging sculpture especially created for Unlimited 2022 by Kennedy Yanko, ‘By means other than the known senses’ (2022), presented by Vielmetter Los Angeles

Andrea Zittel‘s ‘AZ Personal Uniforms, 2nd Decade: Fall/Winter 2003Spring/Summer 2013‘ (20032013), comprised of 76 ensembles designed and handcrafted by the artist from 2003 to 2013, presented by Regen Projects.



Galerie Lelong & Co.
Barthélémy Toguo, Bilongue, 2020
©Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.



‘This year’s Unlimited is both highly ambitious and unprecedented in its diversity, offering our broadestever range of artists, many with perspectives that were longmarginalized in the artworld


Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel.



Giovanni Carmine :

‘Unlimited 2022 is decidedly intense, no less a reflection on the contradictory era in which we live. A powerful expression of this is the polymorphous chorus of artistic voices in this exhibition, singing in protest against isolation, loneliness, and indifference. The chants are becoming louder and evermore discernible.



On Thursday, June 16, Art Basel will for the first time host Unlimited Night, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the sector with a program of special performances by
Ari Benjamin Meyers and Nora Turato
during extended opening hours.

A limitededition catalog, published by Hatje Cantz, will accompany Unlimited, including descriptive texts and images of each artwork. The catalog will be on sale at the main fair as well as in bookshops for CHF 60.




White Cube
Liu Wei, Dimension, 2021
©Courtesy White Cube




Under the theme ‘How to Grow in Times of Change, Art Basel’s public sector Parcours will return to Basel’s city centre with 20 sitespecific installations and performances. Curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the nonprofit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil, this year’s Parcours will take place across civic and private spaces, as well as new venues in the city centre. Access to all Parcours sites is free to the public.



Mendes Wood DM
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, River, 2022
Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels and New York


Highlights include:

Anna Hulačová’s new sculptural installation ‘Edible, Beautiful, Untamed’ (2022), presented by hunt kastner

Alicja Kwade’s SIÈGE DU MONDE (2022), comprising eight new bronze sculptures, presented by König Galerie

Matthew LutzKinoy’s new paintings and sitespecific installation, presented in the Lichthof at the Bau und Verkehrsdepartement BaselStadt by Mendes Wood DM, kamel mennour, and Fitzpatrick Gallery

A new sculptural installation and performance by Puppies Puppies (Jade Guarano KurikiOlivo), presented outdoors in Freie Strasse in the city centre by Balice Hertling, Galerie Francesca Pia, and Galerie Barbara Weiss.

Tomás Saraceno’s cloud sculpture ‘Silent Autumn (AB Aur b/M+M)’ (2021), presented outdoors in the garden of Haus zum Raben by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and neugerriemschneider.


Samuel Leuenberger:

The artistic projects draw on a range of media and methods to consider what it means to respond to central challenges of our times and envisage new behaviors and ways of relating to one another. Some of the artists take on the role of the investigator to expose concealed truths; others act as guides, mediators, and provocateurs in their efforts to engage a broader public.



Galerie Thomas Schulte, Wschód, Maisterravalbuena
Maria Loboda, The Year of Living Dangerously, 2022
©Courtey the artist and the galleries



On Saturday, June 18, Art Basel will again host Parcours Night, a convivial evening of live performances at a variety of unique locations in Basel’s city centre. Museums and venues presenting Parcours projects will have extended opening hours to provide visitors a unique experience.

As part of Art Basel Live, Art Basel’s digital initiative amplifying its inperson shows to engage online audiences worldwide, Unlimited and Parcours presentations will be featured in dedicated Online Viewing Rooms specifically developed to give additional insight into these largescale projects. Presentations will be contextualized with a curator audio guide.





Lawrence Weiner
© Lawrence Weiner



Basel’s Messeplatz will feature a participatory floor installation titled Out of Sight by Lawrence Weiner, in homage to the artist who passed away in December 2021. Modeled on a hopscotch grid, the work aims to inspire and engage visitors through visualization, physicalizing positive thinking through the use of Weiner’s signature typographic texts.


‘A person coming in with whatever situation they find themselves in, the minute they have any thoughts about themselves going FROM HERE TO THERE, they will be able to stand in front of the marelle (French for hopscotch) and realize they first have to imagine themselves doing it, that is, assuming a position,’

The artist, Lawrence Weiner.




Howard Greenberg Gallery
Nadav Kander, Log Lady, 1991
© Nadav Kander, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery



Screened at Stadtkino Basel from Monday, June 13 to Saturday, June 18, the Film program will again be curated by Filipa Ramos, Founding Curator of the online video platform Vdrome, Lecturer at the Arts Institute of the FHNW in Basel, and Director of the Contemporary Art Department of the City of Porto. The program showcases a selection of the most important artists worldwide working with moving images through dedicated surveys and short film evenings. This year’s highlights include surveys by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sky Hopinka, and Tala Madani. In addition, Film curator Marian Masone has selected an outstanding featurelength documentary film on AfricanAmerican art history Black Art: In the Absence of Light, directed by Sam Pollard to be screened on Saturday, June 18. This will mark the Swiss cinematic premiere of the HBO documentary.



Hollybush Gardens
Charlotte Johannesson, Take Me To Another World, 2021
© Charlotte Johannesson. Image ©courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens



Art Basel’s renowned Conversations series offers a platform for the exchange of ideas on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. This year’s program features 46 speakers across 12 panels, bringing together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, curators, museum directors, and critics. They will discuss diverse issues from the changing roles and responsibilities of collectors in the NFT art market to the challenges facing museums when addressing climate change, as well as offer a perspective on decolonial and ecological life in collaboration with the 12th Berlin Biennale. Conversations is curated by Emily Butler, Conversations Curator, Art Basel and guest curator at Whitechapel Gallery.



Altman Siegel + Bridget Donahue
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Water Women 8, 2003
©Courtesy of the artist; Altman Siegel, San Francisco; and Bridget Donahue, New York


Highlights include:

Representing France and Switzerland respectively at the Venice Biennale in 2022, artists Zineb Sedira and Latifa Echakhch in conversation with Zoé Whitley, Director, Chisenhale Gallery, London about their pioneering practices, common interests, and shared friendship. In collaboration with Kunsthaus Baselland.

Collectors and philanthropists Füsun Eczacıbaşı and Marguerite Hoffman discuss their contributions to their local art scenes in Istanbul and Dallas, respectively, with Jane Morris, EditoratLarge, The Art Newspaper.

Writer and filmmaker Manthia Diawara and artist Ellen Gallagher speak to their passions and concerns in the Artists’ Influencers’ panel with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London.


The Conversations program will run from Wednesday, June 15 to Saturday, June 18 in the Auditorium in Hall 1. All events are free to the public and will be streamed on Art Basel’s Facebook channel.



Ai Weiwei, Untitled (After Seurat), 2021
© Ai Weiwei, courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin



Art  Basel  in  Basel

16 – 19 June 2022

Messe Basel –  Basel. Switzerland

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