ART FAIR – Basel
The exhibition space for the 2021 Liste Art Fair, installed within Messe Basel, is conceived as a central ring structure that brings together over seventy participating galleries. Apart from gallery booths, each made of 1meter long by 2,90m high wall elements, the program requirements included a special bar, café, and a magazine stand. The light partition walls of the central structure are strengthened by diagonal beams atop it, which together form a crown-like frame. The radial distribution of exhibition booths along the inner and outer sides of the central ring is occasionally interrupted to enable access to the surrounding services and social spaces, as well as the central ‘sculpture piazza’ that will showcase eleven large-format sculptures. This central space, as a reminiscence of an enclosed public square, symbolically conveys the idea of a fair, where people meet and exchange, making the entire space in line with the aspiration of Liste to bring together artists, curators, collectors, and public at large. The motif of a half-circle is repeated throughout the space, making various furniture elements, including the entrance desk, a billboard, a bar, a magazine stand, and even a garland above the food and drinks corner.
2020 – 2021
Culture, Public, Interiors
7 500 m2
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Alexander Smedts, Chiara Malerba, Henri de Chassey, Margherita Sorgentone