Here Are Art Basel’s Top Exhibits To See At This Year’s Fair 2022
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Here Are Art Basel’s Top Exhibits To See At This Year’s Fair 2022

June 18, 2022 Share

From Non-fungible tokens to virtual reality experiences, enormous installations to an actual life-sized car. This underground car park has become an art extravaganza with 200 leading galleries and 4000 artists displaying their talent. 

The Swiss city is buzzing with and flowing with creative juices right now, especially with this year’s participation of new galleries from Africa, Asia, North and South Americas, to the Middle East. Increasing the diversity of galleries participating in Art Basel 2022 has only made it one of the most prominent contemporary art fairs.   

Paintings, sculptures (including outdoor pieces), works on paper, photography, digital art, video art, and installations make up most of the works featured yearly. The entire event is intended to spotlight the top artists of the time. 

Art Basel's Top Exhibits
‘Courtesy Art Basel’.

So, it’s no wonder the annual event attracts art perusers and professionals alike. Located in Basel, a cultural hub in idyllic northwestern Switzerland, the Art Basel 2022 event will be running from June 16- 19, 2022. Even though the entire fair comprises various sections, including Unlimited, Parcours, Conversations, Feature, Statements, and Messeplatz.

But with so many incredible artists to focus on this year, it’s time to take a look at Art Basel’s top exhibits:

One Of Art Basel’s Top Exhibits Is Leonardo Drew’s Assemblage Art

Art Basel's Top Exhibits
A work by Leonardo Drew at Art Basel Unlimited, courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Galerie Lelong & Co., and Anthony Meier Fine Arts. One of Art Basel’s top exhibits.

Anthony Meier claims that “Leonardo Drew has been making assemblage-based installations and sculptures since 1990″. It speaks to the cyclical nature of life. His knowledge of materials makes them appear to have been found in a state of natural decomposition.

Sofie Van de Velde’s Crouching Pink Figure

Folkert de Jong, The Shooting….1st of July (2006). Courtesy Sofie Van de Velde.

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde had the idea of installing a giant crouching, smiling pink figure surrounded by soldiers. This theatrical group of grotesque-looking sculptures was made by Dutch artist Folkert de Jong, with industrial styrofoam, polyurethane, foam, wood, and steel (mostly non-recyclable materials), as a reflection of the human condition.

One Of Art Basel’s Top Exhibits Is Hauser & Wirth’s Called The Giant Spider’s

Art Basel's Top Exhibits
Installation view, Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel 2022, featuring Louise Bourgeois, Spider (1996). © the artists/estates. Courtesy of the artists/estates and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Jon Etter.

In the Galleries section is an 11-foot spider by French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, guarding the Hauser & Wirth booth. The 30-year-old Swiss gallery, which represents the artist’s estate worldwide and has just announced the opening of its new location in Paris, sold this steel sculpture for $40 million. It was made in Bourgeois’s studio and has remained in the same private collection since the ’90s. 

Some of Art Basel’s top exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg; this year, art enthusiasts and collectors are hungry for creativity and a way to celebrate by admiring humanity’s multiple talents.

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