Every year since its opening in 1996, the LISTE - the Young Art Fair in Basel has presented new and important galleries and highly contemporary young art. The LISTE's concept of introducing galleries in general no more than 5 years old and artists under 40 has been at the heart of its being one of the most important fairs for young art and still being considered one of the art world’s most important discoverer fair.
It is the LISTE’s objective to function as both a springboard and a platform from which artists and galleries can launch their international careers. The 11 years that have followed the LISTE’s founding have yielded remarkable results. Around one-third of our former participants are represented today at Art Basel, and over one-half of the galleries presenting at Frieze, London are present or former LISTE participants.
The coming edition will see a further expansion of the fair’s infrastructure, and for the LISTE 07, the booth and lighting concept will be re-worked and partially remodeled. In this way, the fair is responding to the needs and wishes of presenters and visitors.