Everybody at Art 36 Basel

  During the third week of June, the world art market gathers in one place and one place only -- at the world’s most prestigious modern and contemporary art fair, Art 36 Basel, the International Art Show, June 15-20, 2005. Over 275 exhibitors from more than 25 countries are on hand, including the U.S. (64 galleries), Germany (49), Switzerland (37), France (26), Britain (24), Italy (14) Spain (8), Belgium (7) and Austria (7) -- see below for a complete list. In addition to the gallery booths, Art 36 Basel has organized several other special events and exhibitions:

Art Unlimited. A special hall dedicated to large and innovative projects, presenting everything from outsize sculptures and installations to video projections, murals and performance art. Approximately 72 works are on view, by artists from 27 countries. Among the attractions are a new performance by Marina Abramovic, (courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York), a 90-minute-long drumming performance by Doug Aitken (Galerie Presenhuber, Zurich, and 303 Gallery, New York), a 1984 stainless steel sculpture by Walter de Maria (Peter Freeman Inc., New York), and a replica -- in transparent acrylic -- of Le Corbusier’s “Cabanon” living unit by Olaf Nicolai (Eigen + Art, Berlin).

Art Statements. A special section, always good for discovering new talent, features 17 solo shows by young artists from six countries. The artists are Ian Kiaer (Alison Jacques Gallery, London), Wade Guyton (Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern), Cheyney Thompson (Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York), Ryan Gander (Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam), Jim Drain (Greene Naftali, New York), Christine Rebet (Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris), Katja Strunz (Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin), Michael Beutler (Neff, Frankfurt am Main), Katy Dove (Hales Gallery, London), David Colosi (Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels), Alexander Wolff (Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna), Scott King (Rosso, Turin), Nate Lowman (Maccarone Inc., New York), Damien Deroubaix (In Situ, Paris), Joanne Tathamne & Tom O' Sullivan (Sutton Lane, London), John Korner (Wilson, Copenhagen) and Kristina Solomoukha (Thibault & de la Châtre, Paris).

Artists books. For the first time, Art Basel has a section devoted to artists’ books, organized by Geneva-based curator and publisher Lionel Bovier in collaboration with Basel gallery owner Diego Stampa. Works by over 100 artists will be on display, including Kai Althoff, Fiona Banner, Christian Boltanski, Monica Bonvicini, Sean Landers, Rita McBride, Lucy McKenzie, Olaf Nicolai, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ai Weiwei and James Welling.

Public Art Projects. Ten artworks are displayed on the public square in front of the Art Basel exhibition hall in a section of the show organized by Basel curator Martin Schwander. Among the attractions are a 270-cm-high fountain by Manfred Pernice (Galerie Neu, Berlin, and Anton Kern Gallery, New York), a Happening involving a pavilion built of ice by Allan Kaprow (Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich & London), a message projected into the sky via laser by Jonathan Monk (Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe) and, from Atelier van Lieshout (Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna), something called “Bar Rectum,” a fully-functioning watering hole set up in an outsized plastic intestine.

Art Film. Every evening, the Stadtkino Basel is screening films in a program selected by Gianni Jetzer, director of the Kunsthalle St. Gallen. Among the premieres are the first full-length movie by Tracey Emin and a documentary by Sydney Pollack on architect Frank O. Gehry. Also presented are films and videos by Yayoi Kusama, Anri Sala, Chrisoph Büchel, Jeremy Deller and Steven Parrino.

Art Basel Conversations. The series of panel discussions, featuring top artists, curators, dealers and collectors, kicks off this year with a special performance by artist Martin Creed and his band.

                                  List of 239 Galleries at Art 36 Basel, incl. 104 artnet Member Galleries
303 Gallery
Achim Moeller Fine Art
Acquavella Galleries
Air de Paris
Alexander and Bonin
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Annely Juda Fine Art
Annemarie Verna Galerie
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Anthony Reynolds Gallery
Anton Kern Gallery
Arndt & Partner
Art & Public
Barbara Mathes Gallery
Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Brandstrom & Stene
Brent Sikkema
Buchmann Galerie
C&M Arts
c/o-Atle Gerhardsen
Carlier Gebauer
Casey Kaplan
Cheim & Read
Christine Konig
Contemporary Fine Arts
Corkin Shopland Gallery
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art
Dabbeni Studio d'arte Contemporanea
David Zwirner
Donald Young Gallery
Edwynn Houk Gallery
Esther Schipper
Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
Foksal Gallery Foundation
Fraenkel Gallery
Friedrich Pretzel Gallery
Frith Street Gallery
Gagosian Gallery
Galeria Daniel Templon
Galeria Elvira Gonzalez
Galeria Fortes Vilaca
Galeria Helga de Alvear
Galeria Joan Prats
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru
Galeria Luisa Strina
Galeria Massimo Minini
Galeria Millan Antonio
Galeria OMR
Galeria Pepe Cobo
Galeria Soledad Lorenzo
Galeria Tomas March
Galerie 1900-2000
Galerie Alice Pauli
Galerie Almine Rech
Galerie Ars Futura/Nicola von Senger AG
Galerie Aurel Scheibler
Galerie Barbara Weiss
Galerie Barbel Grasslin
Galerie Bernd Kluser
Galerie Beyeler
Galerie Bob van Orsouw
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger
Galerie Brusberg Berlin
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koln
Galerie Daniel Blau
Galerie Daniel Buchholz
Galerie de France
Galerie Denise Rene Rive Gauche
Galerie Di Meo
Galerie Ditesheim
Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
Galerie Erna Hecey
Galerie Ernst Hilger
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Galerie Fons Welters
Galerie Francoise Paviot
Galerie Friedrich
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie
Galerie Gebr. Lehmann
Galerie Georg Nothelfer
Galerie Gisela Capitain
Galerie Gisele Linder
Galerie Gmurzynska
Galerie Haas & Fuchs
Galerie Hans Mayer
Galerie Jamileh Weber
Galerie Karsten Greve AG
Galerie Klosterfelde
Galerie Krinzinger
Galerie Lahumiere
Galerie Lohrl
Galerie m Bochum
Galerie Mark Muller
Galerie Marwan Hoss
Galerie Max Hetzler
Galerie Meert Rihoux
Galerie Michael Janssen
Galerie nachst St. Stephan
Galerie Nathalie Seroussi
Galerie Nelson
Galerie Neu
Galerie Nicole Schlegl
Galerie Nordenhake
Galerie Orangerie-Reinz
Galerie Paul Andriesse
Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Galerie Praz-Delavallade
Galerie Renee Ziegler
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen
Galerie Roger Pailhas
Galerie Rolf Hengesbach
Galerie S65
Galerie St. Etienne
Galerie Susanna Kulli
Galerie Tanit
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Galerie Thomas
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Galerie Tschudi
Galerie Vera Munro
Galerie von Bartha
Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Galleri Riis
Galleria Christian Stein
Galleria Continua
Galleria dello Scudo
Galleria Emi Fontana
Galleria Franco Noero
Galleria Giorgio Persano
Galleria Massimo de Carlo
Galleria Tega
Gallery Bernier/Eliades
Gallery Hyundai
Gallery Koyanagi
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
Georg Kargl
Gio Marconi Gallery
Gladstone Gallery
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Hauser & Wirth Zurich
Helly Nahmad Gallery
Jablonka Galerie
James Cohan Gallery
Jan Krugier Gallery
Joan T. Washburn Gallery
John Berggruen Gallery
Johnen + Schottle Koln
Jorg Maass Kunsthandel
Kerlin Gallery
Kewenig Galerie
Kicken Berlin
Konrad Fischer Galerie
Kukje Gallery
L.A. Louver
Landau Fine Art, Inc.
Laurence Miller Gallery
Leonard Hutton Galleries
Lisson Gallery
Luhring Augustine Gallery
Luis Campana Galerie
Mai 36 Galerie
Margo Leavin Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Marlborough Fine Art
Matthew Marks Gallery
Maureen Paley
McKee Gallery
Metro Pictures
Meyer Riegger Galerie
Michael Hoppen Gallery
Michael Werner Gallery
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Monica de Cardenas
New Art Centre
Patrick Painter Inc.
Paula Cooper Gallery
Peter Blum
Peter Freeman, Inc.
Freidrich Petzel Gallery
Piccadilly Gallery
Regen Projects
Richard Gray Gallery
Richard Nagy
Robert Koch Gallery
Robert Mann Gallery
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Sadie Coles HQ
SCAI The Bathhouse I Shiraishi Contemporary Art
Scalo Galerie
Sean Kelly Gallery
ShanghART Gallery
Skarstedt Fine Art
Skopia P.-H. Jaccaud
Sonnabend Gallery
Sperone Westwater
Starmach Gallery
Stephen Daiter Gallery
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Stolz Berlin
Stuart Shave I Modern Art
Studio La Citta
Studio Trisorio
Taka Ishii Gallery
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
The Goodman Gallery
The Mayor Gallery
The Modern Institute
Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG
Thomas Gibson Fine Art
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Tony Wuethrich Galerie
UBU Gallery
Victoria Miro Gallery
Waddington Galleries
White Cube/Jay Jopling
Xavier Hufkens
XL Gallery
Yvon Lambert
Zeno X Gallery