World's first Blockchain Exhibition
In addition to exhibitions at Messe Basel and in galleries, art aficionados can enjoy a rich programme of other events, including films by and about artists. As part of the Parcours sector, sculptures have been placed in the city’s neighbourhood, while the platform Unlimited offers artists a stage to present projects that transcend the classical art-show stand. The programme also includes discussions on contemporary art and the prestigious Baloise Art Prize, a competition for emerging artists.
Art Basel’s openness to new forms of art can be seen in the exhibition Untapped, the world’s first blockchain art exhibition. According to a statement, the show utilizes a hybrid of traditional physical techniques blended with digital artworks made possible by blockchain technology, and shows how blockchain can be used to allow for the type of provenance tracking that has long existed for physical art.