Art Fair:

LISTE, The Young Art Fair


June 12 to June 16, 1996



Founding history:

With Art Basel, Switzerland hosts one of the world’s biggest art fairs. Yet at the beginning of the nineties there was no forum for young art. Therefore, Eva Presenhuber and Peter Kilchmann compiled a list of the best and most exciting young galleries of the world. They rented rooms in an old beer brewery and created the first LISTE in 1996. Today, the LISTE has not only made a name for itself as a young art fair, but also serves as a model for parallel art fairs. The LISTE influenced Art Basel. The jurors of the admittance committee for the Art Basel were younger of age. They created the so-called “statements”, a less expensive section for succeeding galleries.