Yesterday, 8th June 2009, LISTE 09 art fair in Basel opened its doors. For the whole afternoon, the preview took place, the doors opened at 6pm for the public. As expected, the number of people visiting was huge. And the 64 galleries surely haven’t minded the rain which drew people inside.
64 galleries from 24 countries, 17 of them new at LISTE, exhibited their pieces to the visitors. Anything new? Not much. Quite a number of political pieces, some very synthetic and constructed, but some few quite interesting. As usual, the sheer number of pieces and also the number of galleries cramped together in the fantastic building, makes it a bit hard to concentrate. But anyway, especially in the sector of installations and video, LISTE has quite something to offer. And it certainly sticks to the roots of being an art discoverer fair.