Liste’s Director Leaves as the Fair Undergoes ‘Management Restructuring’

The Liste Art Fair in Basel, an event that takes place alongside Art Basel each June, has announced that its director for the past five years, Joanna Kamm, will be leaving as the organization undergoes structural and personnel changes in its management. kristalqq

During Kamm’s tenure, the fair saw both significant hardship and successes, including relocation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the introduction of two digital formats, and a marked increase in the range of exhibitors. kristalqq

The restructuring began last year when Reto Nussbaum took on the role of commercial director for fair management in October. Nussbaum will now serve as co-director of the fair. Following Kamm’s departure due to what was described in a press release as “following a longer period of illness to pursue other goals,” Peter Bläuer, cofounder and former director of the fair, will step in as interim artistic director for the upcoming 2024 edition. 

Meanwhile, the fair has begun searching for a new artistic director.

Founded in 1996, Liste is known for bringing a generally younger group of galleries than what’s seen at Art Basel. The fair is smaller, too, with dozens of enterprises participating compared to the nearly 300 that typically show at Art Basel, but it remains closely watched and widely seen. kristalqq


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