J.Y.O. Art Basel, the world’s largest art fair, will be held from 15 to 19 June. The Swiss city has 40 museums. Basel is replete with buildings designed by stars of architecture. Between 15 and 19 June, Basel becomes, once again, the world capital of art with the Art Basel fair.
The figures speak of the magnitude of this incomparable showcase of latest trends: three hundreds of galleries from 15 countries will show the work of 2,500 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. With an offer of this caliber, it is important to know the location of the proposals of the fair, whose headquarters is Messeplatz, 1950s building designed by Hans Hoffmann. Emerging artists will occupy the 27 individual stands of the Art Statements section; Art Feature Sector will house a score of curatorial projects; video art, performances and large pieces will find their space in the Art Unlimited Sector; and, finally, the discussions starring the great Ed of the international art scene will take place in Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon. Also, the show, which is held in Basel since the collector Ernst Beyeler founded it in 1970, will be extended by different spaces in the neighbourhood of St. Alban with the Art Parcours section. Art of yesterday and today to horse in France and Germany, in the Centre of Europe, the third most populous city in Switzerland (around 166,000 inhabitants) has a cultural offer comparable only to a large metropolis. Up to forty museums, the majority of first level, are distributed along the streets.
The Museum of fine arts (Kunstmuseum) and the Beyeler Foundation, dedicated to contemporary art, are two of the essential. The architectural level is equally surprising. Buildings of Herzog & De Meuron, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Alvaro Siza practically there is no architect star who has not left its footprint in the small Swiss town. In addition to excellent examples of modern architecture, Basel has the Roman city best preserved in Northern Europe, Augusta Raurica. Located very near the city, on the banks of the Rhine, the place is formed by a score of public spaces, including the largest Roman theater North of the Alps. There is also an archaeological museum that preserves the most important pieces and shows the history of the ancient Roman town. Source of the news: Basel, a destination for lovers of art and culture