Art Basel 2024

Is the future of the art fair in a field? A bucolic Basel Social Club could spur a fair model reboot

Freewheeling art project has moved to a farm, while Art Basel repositions for a new generation of collectors

Art created in response to Aids crisis resonates at Art Basel

Peter Hujar, whose work is still being uncovered posthumously, is among artists receiving acclaim

In pictures: sport at Art Basel

With Euro 2024 kicking off this week and the Olympic Games in Paris just over a month away, there are plenty of works at Art Basel for sports fans to hop, skip and jump over to

Mika Rottenberg: ‘Giant things are often triggered by tiny reactions’

The “silly but serious” artist’s experiences at the world’s largest particle accelerator at Cern have helped to shape her expansive retrospective at Museum Tinguely

'Half of my collection is about cats': Sylvie Fleury reveals her love of feline art

The Geneva-based artist known for her pop culture references cannot get enough of glitzy 1970s American cars and 1980s fashion

The art fair social media power list: who is on top and on which platforms?

Unlike museums, art fairs’ energy is focused on events lasting a few days a year—but Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms give them a vital year-round presence

Big ticket sales at Art Basel mask a nuanced market moment

Insiders say that today’s market is “hard to describe, very hard to decipher”

Tepid sales at Liste underscore a soft market for smaller galleries

Dealers at Basel's emerging art fair voice concerns about slow start

San Francisco gallery capitalises on Leonora Carrington’s auction success

Fairgoers flock to stand dedicated to the Surrealist artist after Sotheby’s sale of painting last month for $28.5m

UBS and Art Basel mark 30th anniversary of their collaboration

As the milestone is celebrated with a joint commission, protestors attack UBS’s record on fossil-fuel investment

In pictures: Design Miami comes to Basel

The design fair's Grela Orihuela picks out her favourites, from circular sofas to lost sheep

'Our tip for first-time visitors? Don’t get caught in the currents': Elmgreen & Dragset on surviving Art Basel—literally

The Scandinavian artist duo on a Berlin puddle, a phallic dedication and why missed purchase opportunities should be a reason for joy rather than regret

Urs Fischer: ‘I don’t fear anything when I make my large sculptures’

The imposing works by an artist who is not afraid to think big are brought together in a new book launched this week at Art Basel

Digital deluge: how will Art Basel respond to a surge of digital-art initiatives in Switzerland?

The country is flexing its crypto-friendly credentials, while an art fair dedicated to all things digital is making its debut this week

Art Basel shrugs off ‘doom-porn’ talk with blockbuster first day of sales

VIPs prove that they came to town to buy, not just to “eat the sausage in the courtyard”

Ousted Zürich theatre directors defy critics with ‘woke’ party

The two directors had come under fire from conservative critics over their avant-garde productions, including queer reinterpretations of classics

EU tax breaks could benefit dealers at Basel

New directive aimed at aligning VAT rates, due to come into force at the beginning of 2025, could have a big impact on galleries in countries including France and Germany

In pictures: Art Basel's Unlimited is all about the human touch

Giovanni Carmine, the curator of the fair's section dedicated to monumental works, shares some of his favourites

‘I’m just reflecting the times. I’m not an activist’: artist Monira Al Qadiri on her complicated relationship with fossil fuel, a recurring theme of her work

The Kuwaiti-born artist, now living in Germany, has an exhibition at Kunsthaus Baselland during Art Basel that includes large-scale works referencing oil production and consumption

'The missed opportunities show you how important it is to be brave': Carolin Scharpff-Striebich on trusting your instinct

The German collector on how a sleepless night is a sure sign that an acquisition is imminent, and why she has a soft spot for Pieter Bruegel the Elder

After the Christie’s cyberattack, who could be next?

A hack that caused huge disruption to the auction house is a wake-up call to galleries and art advisories of all sizes

Will Indigenous artists see a Venice Biennale boost at Art Basel?

Hopes are high that the fair will capitalise on the biennial's focus on under-represented groups, in particular from the Global South

Art Basel diary: arty eating, the joy of sobriety and desperately seeking eternal life

Plus our very own undercover gallerist gives us the lowdown from behind the scenes

Hauser & Wirth opens its Basel gallery with Hammershøi show

Mega-gallery has opened its 18th location just in time for the 2024 edition of Art Basel

In pictures: Art Basel's Parcours takes over the high street

Stefanie Hessler, the new curator for the fair's outdoor section, picks out her highlights along the city's Clarastrasse

New direction: the leaders of Basel’s Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum discuss their visions for their institutions

Elena Filipovic recently became director of the city’s Kunstmuseum after nine years at the Kunsthalle, while Mohamed Almusibli has taken the reins at the latter institution