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Special Edition: Art | Basel #2
by ArtSlant Team


SCOPE's new curatorial direction, by Lori Zimmer

Just as the chaos of Frieze week in New York has calmed down, the party is resurrected in Basel, Switzerland. After a big splash at new venue, Skylight at Moynihan Station, SCOPE art fair continues to ride the heels of their rebranding honeymoon by raising the bar in Switzerland.

This year, SCOPE plans to wow with a roster of edgy featured projects including a sprawling El Anatsui installation, a museum quality sculpture garden and a metaphysical masterpiece with magnets and neon, which offers promise to move out of the white box model and into experiential territory. With art fairs as of late starting to get trade showy again, SCOPE is asserting its artistic viewpoint by amping up their curatorial stance with higher caliber projects in addition to their usual roster of galleries like October Gallery, Mauger Modern, Invisible Heroes, and LICHT FELD...

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Tim Ellis, 134, 2011, Acrylic, varish, cotton, and bull dog clips; Identity Art Gallery, Hong Kong. At SCOPE.

Holton Rower, Untitled, 2013, acrylic on wood, 49.5 x 39 x 1 inches; The Hole, New York. At VOLTA.

Patricia Eustaquio, Untitled, 2013, oil on canvas, 60 x 32 inches; Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York. At VOLTA.

Michael Simpson, The Leper Squint No. 10, 2013, oil on canvas, 152 x 92 cm; David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen. At VOLTA.


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Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/22/13

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