International fairs are a perfect occasion to buy contemporary art and discover promising names. The number of such events around the world has exceeded 250. Liste, held in the Swiss city of Basel, is a non-profit fair focused on young artists. It is traditionally viewed as a showcase for aspiring artists. Every year, the fair’s committee chooses up to 80 galleries from over 30 countries. Significant attention is paid to developing regions, and 15-20 debuting galleries are introduced annually.
Liste has been held since 1996, and it remains a must-see event for art lovers. The fair caters to collectors dreaming of discovering new names and purchasing their works before they enter the major league.
Benefits for Gallerists
Participation at the fair is a chance for global networking. Both art lovers and major art professionals gather here during the most important international art week.
Benefits for Visitors
Visitors have an opportunity to discover new names and observe art forms of the future. Here, you will observe fresh perspectives, aesthetics, and media from different corners of the world. The artists exhibiting their works at Liste represent the latest trends and developments in the field.
2019 Liste Fair
This year, the fair will be held from June 10 to 16. The former Warteck brewery will accommodate 77 galleries, with 21 of them making debut appearances. These include London’s Seventeen, Paris’s Bonny Poon, and New York’s Company Gallery. The venue, with its branching corridors and hidden corners, reflects the idea of discovery, and each room is unique.
Thanks to the Friends of Liste program, 11 participants will pay reduced exhibiting rate. Mexico City’s Lodos will have the same benefit as part of the Impact initiative. It grants a discount to one participating gallery that has not exhibited outside the home country.
As always, this year’s event will showcase art from different continents. Here are some of the participants:
- Adams and Ollman (USA);
- Galerie Allen (France);
- Antenna Space (China);
- Bianca D’Alessandro (Denmark);
- Dastan’s Basement (Iran);
- Gianni Manhattan (Austria);
- Green Art Gallery (Dubai);
- Gypsum (Egypt);
- Lucas Hirsch (Germany);
- Hunt Kastner (The Czech Republic);
- LC Queisser (Georgia);
- Madragoa (Portugal);
- Maisterravalbuena (Spain);
- Piktogram (Poland);
- Gregor Staiger (Switzerland);
- The Sunday Painter (The UK);
- Federico Vavassori (Italy).
If you happen to be visiting Basel this July, do not miss this major event. It is a perfect opportunity to compare art forms and themes explored by different nations.