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Art Basel 2016: What To Know

Art Basel kicks off this week in Switzerland, which is one of the most traveled to events by private jet in the world. The week long art show began on Monday with the exclusive invitation only showing and will officially open up to the public on Thursday 6/16. Over 280 of the world’s leading galleries will be showing works from almost 4,000 artists ranging from the modern great masters to artists on the rise. With 98,000 expected to travel to Basel, here is the full list of events and exhibits for Art Basel.
286 galleries will be on display hailing from all over the globe. The leading modern and contemporary art galleries from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa will show scultptures, photography, digital art and much more from over 4,000 artists.

Art Basel has become well known for its ability to display high quality work of all types. The show is divided into eight different sectors to offer a array of artistic masterpieces for all visitors to easily navigate their way to. Here is the breakdown of sectors:

Highlighted by the showing of the documentary film “Burden” and live performances at Parcours night, Art Basel offers events throughout the week meant to strengthen the relationship of all outlets of the artistic world. Gallerists, artists, curators, and collectors can mingle at each event and share their love of art and culture.

With some of the world’s most exclusive parties going on in Basel this week, many of the super-rich are sure to be on-hand. Private Jet traffic has risen every year at Art Basel since 2012 and is sure to be no different this year as the world’s elite touch down for a week of celebration.


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