Beyond the Booths: Basel’s Best Exhibitions During Art Basel 2024

12 Jun 2024

by ArtRabbit

Here’s Basel’s best contemporary art beyond the Art Basel fair. Explore our top picks for exhibitions that promise a rich, cultural complement to the fair.

In summer, Basel transforms into a nexus for global art enthusiasts, all drawn to the famed Art Basel fair. This June, from the 13th to the 16th, while the Messeplatz is the centre of attention, the city itself offers a compelling invitation to explore. Beyond the confines of the fair, Basel’s vibrant museums and galleries present a selection of stunning, stimulating, and/or provocative contemporary art exhibitions that promise to enrich your cultural experience. Venture out and discover these gems, each providing a unique perspective and a refreshing complement to the fair’s offerings. You will find a full list of exhibitions on the ArtRabbit website and in the app, but for a more selective version, read on.

Dance with Daemons at Fondation Beyeler

A visceral exploration of the human psyche through contemporary art, where artists conjure visual narratives teeming with personal and mythical daemons.

When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting at Kunstmuseum Basel

A profound narrative of black figuration over the last century, showcasing pivotal works that challenge and redefine artistic boundaries.

Mika Rottenberg: Antimatter Factory at Museum Tinguely

Mika Rottenberg's quirky universe at the Antimatter Factory, where art intersects with social commentary in an immersive, multimedia environment.

Dan Flavin: Dedications in Lights at Kunstmuseum Basel

Illuminate your senses with Dan Flavin’s iconic light installations. The exhibition pays homage to figures who shaped his artistic journey through radiant, colourful spaces.

Expressive: The Nude in Modern Art at Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

Uncover the evolution of the nude in modern art through a bold collection that traces its provocative and often controversial representations across various media.

Richard McGuire: Then and There, Here and Now at Cartoonmuseum Basel

Journey through time with Richard McGuire’s graphic illustrations that capture fleeting moments of everyday life, offering both nostalgia and a sharp observation of the present.

Toyin Ojih Odutola: Ilé Oriaku at Kunsthalle Basel

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s intricate narratives, where detailed drawings reveal complex identities and histories woven into the fabric of her characters.

Ghislaine Leung: Commitments at Kunsthalle Basel

Ghislaine Leung’s innovative projects that blend sound, text, and visual elements, challenging viewers to reconsider the norms of art consumption and interaction.

From Holbein to Trockel at Kunstmuseum Basel | Hauptbau

A historical sweep from the Renaissance to contemporary art, linking Holbein’s mastery to Trockel’s modern interpretations, creating dialogues across centuries.

Transform: Designing the Future of Energy at Vitra Design Museum

Look ahead with visionary designs and sustainable projects at the ‘Transform’ exhibition, where art meets technology to shape future energy solutions.

60 Works by Marc Rembold at Laleh June Galerie

Explore Marc Rembold's vibrant oeuvre at Laleh June Galerie, featuring sixty works that span his career, highlighting his dynamic use of colour and form.

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