Liste Art Fair Basel 2022:
Since its foundation, Liste has been regarded as one of the most important places for discovering young international art. The current voices in international art discourse, presented by primarily young galleries, not only reflect our present but also help create it. In order to guarantee the galleries and their artists the best possible presence alongside the physical fair in Basel, Liste has developed two digital formats: Liste Showtime, the digital edition of the fair, which is taking place for the third time this year, and Liste Expedition, a digital research forum and artist index, which has been permanently accessible since December 2021.
As of this year, Liste belongs to the Stiftung zur Förderung aktueller Kunst Basel (Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art Basel). This ensures that the Liste, as a non-profit organisation, can continue its commitment and dedication to contemporary art. To celebrate this important new chapter, the foundation invites press and VIP guests to a welcome aperitif in front of the entrance to the exhibition hall on Monday, 13 June.
- 82 galleries from 37 countries will show works by 111 artists
- 20 galleries have been selected to participate in Liste Art Fair Basel for the first time
- The exhibition venue for the 2022 edition is Hall 1.1 of Messe Basel
- The circular architecture of the fair, which was designed last year by the Belgian architectural firm OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen i.c.w. Richard Venlet, will again define the exhibition structure this year
A total of 60 solo and 20 group presentations will be on show, as well as one collective stand. The artists presented are outstanding representatives of their generation and represent the latest developments and trends in contemporary art.
Under the premise of promoting young international art, the Liste committee selected 82 galleries from 37 countries for the 2022 edition of the fair.
20 galleries will be exhibiting for the first time at Liste Art Fair Basel and on Liste Showtime: Bel Ami (Los Angeles) with Masaya Chiba; CLC Gallery Venture (Beijing) with Xin Wang; Clima (Milan) with Vijay Masharani; Damien & The Love Guru (Brussels/Zurich) with Jasmin Werner; Femtensesse (Oslo) with Jennie Hagevik Bringaker; foro. space (Bogotá) with Andrés Matías Pinilla; François Ghebaly (Los Angeles/New York) with Sharif Farrag; Franz Kaka (Toronto) with Mike Goldby; Harlesden High Street (London) with Andre Morgan; Hot Wheels (Athens) with Maria Toumazou; Martina Simeti (Milan) with Costanza Candeloro; Nir Altman (Munich) with Ndayé Kouagou; palace enterprise (Copenhagen) with Benedikte Bjerre; Parallel Oaxaca (Oaxaca) with Mili Herrera; Parliament (Paris) with Guillaume Valenti; Peana (Monterrey/Mexico City) with Tomás Díaz Cedeño; rhizome (Algiers) with Lounis Baouche; suns. works (Zurich) with Elise Corpataux; The Naked Room (Kyiv) with Katya Buchatska, Lucy Ivanova and Kateryna Lysovenko; and Voloshyn (Kyiv) with Nikita Kadan, Lesia Khomenko and Mykola Ridnyi.
Liste is particularly looking forward to welcoming new special guests this year: I Never Read with their bookshop project; the artists Jeronim Horvat, Maya Hotta- rek and Lukas Stäuble with their bar Lucky Barn, which they designed and run; and the Pejman Foundation with an installation by Neda Saeedi and Jason Mohaghegh & Asad Khan. Long-standing special guests Helvetia Art Prize and HEK will be showing works by Anita Mucolli (the 2021 Helvetia Art Prize winner) and Eva Papamargariti, respectively.
- I Never Read, Bookshop
- Lucky Barn de Jeronim Horvat, Maya Hottarek and Lukas Stäuble
- Pejman Foundation with Neda Saeedi and Jason Mohaghegh & Asad Khan
- Helvetia Art Prize with Anita Mucolli
- HEK with Eva Papamargariti
Initiatives in support of Ukraine
As a sign of solidarity and against Russia’s inhumane invasion of Ukraine, galleries, curators and the Liste team have launched projects to support Ukrainians and the country’s art scene in particular. More than three months into the war, Liste be- lieves it is more important than ever to give visibility to people who no longer have the opportunity to exhibit in their own country.
Fair participation by The Naked Room and Voloshyn (both from Kyiv) – This year, Liste has specially invited two Ukrainian galleries to exhibit at the fair, The Naked Room and Voloshyn, to give them the opportunity to present their art- ists internationally while war is raging in their country.
The Naked Room, a contemporary art gallery from Kyiv, was founded in 2018 by curators Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko and Swiss film director Marc Wilkins. The gallery focuses on creating an art market for younger Ukrainian artists. German and Lanko are the curators of the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale this year. At Liste they will show the artists Katya Buchatska (*1987 in Kyiv), Lucy Ivanova (*1989 in Dnipro) and Kateryna Lysovenko (*1989 in Kyiv). While Buchatska’s artistic methodology lies in her passion for extra-human life forms and experiences, in errors of perception or the deconstruction of a medium, Ivanova uses the traditional medium of painting to transfer everyday situations into a mysterious, post-medial state.
With the presentation of the three Ukrainian artists Nikita Kadan, Lesia Khomenko and Mykola Ridnyi, the Kyiv-based gallery Voloshyn will draw attention to how artists reflect on historical events and processes and how their works find new relevance in another historical moment through the passage of time. Drawings by Kadan were made during the war in Ukraine that reflect the realities of the war he witnessed, while Ridnyi’s sculptures from the series “More Flags” explore recent changes in the perception of national symbols in Ukraine, where the ubiquitous national flags and symbols have acquired a special political and historical signifi- cance. Drawing on her academic training in post-socialist realism, Khomenko’s work investigates the possibility of painting becoming once again political again in today’s context. In her recent projects, she deconstructs not only the painting but also all the components of the painting, its material supports.
Extended presentation with Ukrainian artists at Sandwich and Suprainfinit (both from Bucharest)
Bucharest gallery Sandwich has added artist Natasha Shulte, who explores the lines of tension between state control and personal identities, to their presentation at Liste. The gallery Suprainfinit, also from Bucharest, will show works by Darya Koltsova in addition to their solo presentation of mountaincutters. Koltsova ex- plores the personal versus the social and the need to create new aesthetic codes for the collective consciousness.
Friends of Liste
Friends of Liste is supporting nine galleries that distinguish themselves with particularly committed stand presentations this year.
In addition, the two Ukrainian gal- leries The Naked Room and Voloshyn, as well as the Eastern European galleries LC Queisser, Suprainfinit and Sandwich, which will exhibit Ukrainian artists, have been awarded joint funding by Friends of Liste, the Eckenstein-Geigy Foundation and the Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art Basel. Furthermore, artists from 29 galleries are being supported by the Eckenstein-Geigy Foundation and the Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art Basel with grants for production costs in order to create the best possible conditions for first-class presentations.
Galleries supported by Friends of Liste: Bel Ami (Los Angeles) with Masaya Chiba; Bombon (Barcelona) with Eva Fàbregas; Embajada (San Juan) with Gabriella Torres Ferrer; Femtensesse (Oslo) with Jennie Hagevik Bringaker; Good Weather (North Little Rock/Chicago) with Inga Danysz; Harlesden High Street (London) with Andre Morgan; LC Queisser (Tbilisi) with Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi and Elene Chantladze; Peana (Monterrey/Mexico City) with Tomás Díaz Cedeño; Piedras (Buenos Aires) with Constanza Giuliani; Sandwich (Bucharest) with Zhang Miao, Raluca Milescu, Nicoleta Mures and Natasha Shulte; Suprainfinit (Bucharest) with mountaincutters and Darya Koltsova; The Naked Room (Kyiv) with Katya Buchatska, Lucy Ivanova and Kateryna Lysovenko; The Ryder (Madrid) with Lúa Coderch; and Voloshyn (Kyiv) with Nikita Kadan, Lesia Khomenko and Mykola Ridnyi.
Liste Showtime Online
The digital edition of Liste, will run from 13 – 26 June with preview days from 8 – 12 June, just before Liste Art Fair Basel.
Liste Showtime is aimed at both visitors to Liste Art Fair Basel and those who cannot travel to Basel. The 82 galleries participating in the physical fair will each present one artist from their fair presentation. Among other things, there will be works to discover that are not exhibited in Basel. With extensive information in the form of texts, videos and interviews, Liste Showtime not only provides a comprehensive overview of the programme shown in Basel but also focuses on the possibilities of conveying artistic works in a digital space. The galleries Fragment (New York) and Osnova (Moscow) will present their artists exclusively on Liste Showtime.
Liste Expedition Online
Is a year-round research forum and continuously growing index of artists who have exhibited at Liste Art Fair Basel and Liste Showtime.
Liste Expedition Online was launched in December 2021 as a non-commercial, digi- tal research forum that brings together the world’s newest and most important artistic positions. The forum’s artist index grows continuously year after year and is publicly accessible throughout the year together with curated programmes. The project is made possible by the generous support of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and the Canton of Basel-Stadt as well as the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger I KBH.G.
Liste Art Fair Basel
Since 2021, Liste has consisted of three formats: Liste Art Fair Basel, Liste Showtime Online and Liste Expedition Online.
Founded in 1996, Liste Art Fair Basel is the international fair for discoveries in con- temporary art. Every year in Basel, a younger generation of galleries shows artists who are outstanding representatives of the latest developments and trends in contemporary art. Many of today’s most important and successful galleries for contemporary art laid their foundations at Liste.
Liste Showtime Online, the fair’s digital format, was launched in 2020 and offers the galleries participating in Liste Art Fair Basel the opportunity to expand their presentations in the digital space.
The new digital format Liste Expedition Online was launched last year as a non- commercial research forum with a continuously growing artist index featuring the world’s most important new positions in contemporary art. Liste Expedition is permanently available throughout the year.