Home Magazine Liste Art Fair Basel and its 29th Edition

Liste Art Fair Basel announces its 29th edition with more than 91 Galleries participating

Related Articles: Cremona Contemporanea: an itinerant journey through contemporary art and the historical - artistic heritage of the wonderful pearl city of CremonaAI Art, a debate about the new forms of contemporary art makingThe importance of art walls inside the new floating houses, a dive into Yacht interior design

Liste Art Fair Basel is one of the most prominent fairs happening during the summer period. Founded in 1996 the fair always hosts the best younger generation of galleries. All the big galleries founded after 1996, now leaders in the art world, have exhibited at Liste during the first years of their careers. This year the fair is celebrating its 29th edition, taking place from the 10th to the 16th of June. The galleries represented are pioneers in representing the latest developments and trends in the contemporary art world.

In this 2024 edition, the fair declared that 91 galleries, coming from 35 different countries will be present. They will represent and exhibit the works of more than 100 artists, representing 75 solo shows and 16 group presentations exhibited alongside 5 joint booths. This is what makes the fair unique: it is one of the only realities that exhibit such a great number of solo shows. Indeed, two thirds of the galleries curates the works of a singular artist, making the fair a pioneer actor of contemporary artists and the art sector.  

Theta: Hannah Tauris, Study for Affection, 2024. Courtesy of Artist and Theta

This 29th edition exposes the theme of the sense of urgency about the current political and ecological crisis our world is facing, highlighting the difficult relationship between humans and the environment. Another important theme is the ability to reflect on time, memory and transience. The artists exhibited use their artistic practices to explore the ephemeral nature of the human experience and the inevitable confrontation with morality and loss.

The co- founder of Liste Art Fair Basel, Peter Bläuer, who this year covered the role of art director, commented: “almost every young gallery still applies to Liste and wants to be part of this important platform in Basel. This year, we are once again able to present the most promising new galleries and their artists to an international audience of experts. It makes me very happy to once again work with Stiftung Liste Basel on this important task of helping to promote a future generation of galleries. What could be better than supporting and helping? So, dear experts! take a good look! There is a lot to discover again this year.” Reto Nussbaum, Commercial Director of the fair, added that their core task, which is to find the most exciting up-and-coming galleries, has been taken very seriously, as always. Liste is excited to open its door to the public celebrating its 2024 edition. 

Bel Ami: Amedeo Polazzo,2023. Courtesy of Artist and Bel Ami.

This edition markes the participation of  23 new galleries who will be exhibiting at Liste for the first time, including Coulisse from Stockholm; Cylinder and P21 from Seoul; Gauli Zitter from Brussels; Longtermhandstand from Budapest; murmurs from Los Angeles; Rele from Lagos; Silke Lindner from New York; sissi club from Marseille; Yutaka Kikutake from Tokyo; and a. Squire, Brunette Coleman and Rose Easton, all from London. 

Moreove, this year, Friends of Liste is financially supporting 10 galleries with particularly extensive presentations: Bombon (Barcelona) with Ludovica Carbotta, Crisis (Lima) with Naomi Gamarra, Cylinder (Seoul) with Jongwan Jang and Rim Park, diez (Amsterdam) with Ian Waelder, General Expenses (Mexico City) with Roger Muñoz, Kai Matsumiya (New York) with Andrew Ross, Kogo (Tartu) with Elīna Vītola, Parallel Oaxaca (Oaxaca) with Patricia Belli, Rose Easton (London) with Louis Morlae, and suns.works (Zurich) with Romane Chabrol, Lucas Erin and Len Schweder.


Written by Kooness

Cover Image: Liste Basel Art Fair. Courtesy of the Fair

In this Article