ART BASEL 2015 | THE #ATTACHÉAPPROVED RUNDOWN / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Observer

Image courtesy of Observer

Art Basel 2015 is just around the corner, but the anticipation has already begun. 267 of the world’s premier contemporary galleries will showcase in this year’s show, sharing the work of over 4,000 artists through paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and countless other mediums. Here’s a look at fair’s sectors according to our Attachés.


GALLERIES
Ah, the main attraction. Art Basel’s core component is comprised of a grand spectrum of artists from emerging to established, coming together for a vast collection of masterpieces in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Notable exhibitors include Mary Boone Gallery, David Zwirner, Gagosian, and many more.


KABINETT
Within this conceptual sector, Kabinett houses galleries each presenting a singular niche exhibit by one artist of choice. These curated spaces within galleries’ booths will attract fairgoers looking for a more in-depth look at individual talent.


POSITIONS
Critics, curators, and collectors unite in this unique platform designed to showcase just one major project per select exhibitor. Look forward to Romy Pocztaruk of SIM Galeria, GCC of Project Native informant, B. Ingrid Olson of Simone Subal Gallery, and more.


SURVEY
A wide range of eras, approaches, and cultures collide in this curated presentation of art historical-themed projects. International artists will shine in this showcase of varied formats, flaunting solo to thematic and everything in between.


NOVA
his concentrated sector of the fair is centered around galleries presenting one, two, or three artists featuring work created within the last three years, juxtaposing works in a fresh, new format and displaying inaugural works straight from the artists’ hands.


EDITION
Edition is made up of prints, works, and series from select galleries, all the direct result of collaboration with acclaimed artists from across the globe. These rare works will captivate visitors, rewarding each viewer with the opportunity to admire pieces from Sabine Kunst, Crown Point Press, Alan Cristea Gallery, and many more.


PUBLIC
Over two dozen large-scale installations and sculptures will stand tall in Collins Park, bringing forth both leading and emerging artists together as one. Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund Nicholas Baume is the mastermind behind the scenes of this stunning collection, on view through February 2016.



FILM/MAGAZINES
These two sectors will feature a series of dynamic media within their respective categories. Special screenings, lectures, discussions, and of course, works from the world’s most talented film and print artists.