UBS has a longstanding relationship with Art Basel, acting as main sponsor of Art Basel since 1994 and of Art Basel Miami Beach since its inception in 2002.
Art Basel is one of the most important fairs for modern and contemporary art in the world with more than 300 galleries from all continents representing over 2500 artists, from early 20th century classics to the most contemporary. Art Basel reflects and sets impulses from all around the world and introduces/showcases them to an interested art public.
As main sponsor, UBS is not only involved in Art Basel, but also in the innovative platform Art Unlimited. This platform enables artists to realize highly original and ambitious art pieces. These are sometimes spectacular, sometimes discreet and subtle. But they are always significant works created by outstanding artists.
In 2011, Miami Beach hosted the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Over the past ten years, Art Basel Miami Beach has become one of the most recognised international art shows in the US and a highlight of the social and cultural calendar in the Americas. Exhibitors rank among the world’s leading modern and contemporary art dealers representing both established artists and emerging talents.