Art Basel|Year 49
Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Clément Dirié, Marc Spiegler. Text by Andrea Bellini, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Kathy Noble, Michael Rakowitz, Agustin Perez Rubio, François Quintin, Xiaoyu Weng.
Art Basel's official annual publication captures and documents the exhibitions in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and goes beyond them, featuring interviews, portfolios, essays about contemporary art, and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors and museum directors. With its A–Z format, this year's publication, designed by Gavillet & Cie (Geneva), maps the world of Art Basel alongside profiles spotlighting each of the 500-plus galleries that participated across the three fairs in 2018. Interviewees and contributors include Lara Almarcegui, Rasheed Araeen, Andrea Bellini, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Ryan Gander, Ingvild Goetz, Valérie Knoll, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lubaina Himid, Kathy Noble, Irene Panagopoulos, François Quintin, Michael Rakowitz, Agustin Perez Rubio, Semiconductor, Suhanya Raffel, Xiaoyu Weng, Haegue Yang, Nina Zimmer and many others whose work contributed this year to the fairs on all three continents. Art Basel | Year 49 is the sixth volume of an innovative series of publications started in 2014, which constitutes a valuable archive of the current state and evolution of the art world in the 2010s.