Art and Museums
For some years now, the "Museumsnacht" (Museum Night) has also been carried out every January in Basel. Most of the more than 30 museums in the city take part, and offer special guided tours, performances, concerts and culinary delights.
Art Basel – the world’s leading art fair
Art Basel, the international art show for 20th and 21st century art, is universally acknowledged to be the world’s most important art fair. Over 300 carefully selected exhibitors turn the exhibition into an exceptional temporary museum. Artists, art collectors and many VIPs from the art and culture worlds meet during Art week in Basel.
"Cultural Landscapes (Kulturlandschaften)" refers to regions that have been characterised by a common history, by a common culture. Organised as a festival in Basel for the first time in 2003, CULTURESCAPES has become a fixed institution in the regional and national cultural landscape. From 2011 onwards, CULTURESCAPES not only presents countries, but also cities.
Liste – the young art fair
Art Basel is for established art, Liste - the young art fair – wants to show newer and bolder art to a younger audience. It has grown to become just as international as its big sister and is now an integral part of the whole Art week. This also applies to several other fairs and shows, where local artists can also exhibit their work.
Shift – a festival of electronic art
Basel is not only a city for traditional art. In the last decade or so, Shift – festival of electronic art has attracted an international audience for film, video and electronic media. The festival is accompanied by performances, discussions and talks.
"Regionale" – a trans-regional art festival
The annual "Regionale" exhibition is an attractive platform for a variety of artists and art institutions on the Upper Rhine. It intends to act as a mirror for current happenings, the epitome of contradictions, the diversity, for the pleasurable and competitive coming-together of artists, event organisers and the public. With trans-regional attention: in 2011, art museums from the region of Bern took over the Basel regional model for the first time.