Running concurrently alongside Art Basel is the Liste art fair, where collectors and dealers descend to discover emerging talents from young galleries. Though Liste used to set up shop in an old brewery, since last year it is now being hosted in the Messeplatz, the same complex where Art Basel takes place. Attendance was down overall last year at Liste, but it’s expected that being in such close proximity to Art Basel will this year bring those numbers back up.
There were good signs yesterday that that was the case when the fair opened at 11 a.m. for VIP attendees. A large crowd congregated outside as the white wine flowed, and soon Liste was in business.
With 82 galleries hailing from 37 countries, Liste is by no means a small fair. ARTnews put together a selection of the five best booths at the fair to help cut through the noise.