Art Basel Artland Picks | Galleries

It is that time of the year. Art Basel, the world’s leading art fair for modern and contemporary art, is about to take place from June 15 to June 18, 2017.

For the 48th edition in Basel, Switzerland, 291 leading international galleries will present works from over 4.000 artists, ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists, while a full program of art world talks will take place each day. Art Basel literally brings the art world together and it can be a challenge to navigate through this abundance of diverse impressions. We’ve narrowed it down, bringing a selection of galleries, artworks, and talks from this driving force of the development and promotion of visual arts.

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5 Nordic Galleries
With the world’s leading galleries all in one place, it is hard not to feel like a kid in a candy store. But oh, that sugar rush is bittersweet, so you might consider what you want to focus on. How about zooming in on the Nordic gallery scene?


Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
The founding of Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 1991 marked the start of a new generation of galleries in Scandinavia. Andréhn-Schiptjenko has consistently been committed to working on an international arena and to the long-term representation of emerging and established contemporary international artists from all over the world.

i8 Gallery

i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
Founded in 1995 i8 Gallery represents both Icelandic and international contemporary artists. i8 emphasizes the presentation of diverse and critically engaged exhibitions of new artworks.

Standard (Oslo)

Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Standard (Oslo) was established in April 2005. Based in Oslo the gallery aims at promoting contemporary Norwegian artists in the international field, as well as introducing international artists to the Norwegian audience.

Eduardo Terrazas at Nils Stærk

Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Since its inception in 1997, the gallery has been representing emergent and established artists primarily from Scandinavia and the Americas. Invested in different approaches, media and genres, these artists share in common an interest in exploring and critically communicating crucial ideas, values and conflicts fundamental to today’s globalised society.

JUMP (2017) Installation view, Galleri Nicolai Wallner

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Nicolai Wallner opened in the fall of 1993 with a selection of artists that includes the majority of our program today. As such, the inauguration of the gallery not only captured the spirit of that particular time but also sets the pace and agenda for what we do today.

More info
Browse the online catalog for more info on this year’s participating galleries:

Coming up
A selection of artworks from this year’s Art Basel
Conversations to attend – on site or online