Swiss Art Awards are part of Switzerland’s oldest and most renowned art competition – the Schweizer Kunstwettbewerb (Swiss Art Competition). Organized annually by the Swiss Federal Office for Culture since 1899, the exhibition offers insight into current art and architecture making in Switzerland and is a valuable index for art professionals and lovers.

The jury of the Swiss Art Awards consists of seven members of the Federal Art Commission, selected by the Federal Assembly, as well as five invited experts. The members of the jury are Giovanni Carmine, Laura Arici, Valentin Carron, Victoria Easton, Julie Enckell-Julliard, Anne Julie-Raccoursier and Anselm Stalder. The invited experts for visual arts are Lucie Kolb (2020-21), Uriel Orlow (2019-20) and Una Szeemann (2020-21) ; for architecture they are Jeannette Kuo (2020-21) and Tanya Zein (2019-20).

OPEN CALL Swiss Art Awards 2020: 1.11.-12.12.2019
To participate www.gate.bak.admin.ch

General information

Opening 15 June 2020, 7-10 pm
Exhibition 16-21 June 2020
Daily 10am-7pm
Sunday until 6pm
Location Hall 3, Messe Basel
Public transport Messeplatz or Riehenring
Lines 1+2 from Basel SBB to Messeplatz
Lines 1+ 14 + Bus 30 from Basel SBB to Riehenring
Free Admission
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