Art Basel today announced its new Art Basel Cities initiative, which will expand Art Basel’s engagement in the art world from staging art fairs to working with cities to develop cultural events with international resonance. Art Basel Cities will offer the art world new opportunities to discover and engage with cultural scenes across the world. As part of this initiative, Art Basel will work with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and content-driven programs specific to the city, connecting them to the global art world through Art Basel’s network.
Art Basel will use its expertise, network, and communication channels to support cities in developing their individual cultural landscape. In addition to hosting unique art events in the partner cities, the program will bring projects from these cities back to the Art Basel shows, providing them with additional platforms to engage with Art Basel’s international audience.