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The Solo Project

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The Solo Project
St Jakobshalle
Brüglingerstrasse 19-21
4052 Basel
Venue Type: Alternative Space


++ 32 (0)3 257 24 00
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the-solo-project has been set up by Paul Kusseneers gallery in Brussels and is supported by an array of established galleries in order to address a number of qualities we consider to be missing from the international art agenda. Its aims are to present artwork from a group of international galleries, invited by Paul Kusseneers and his advisors, who in turn have selected artists from their own gallery programme to make a presentation in a clear and defined manner.

The eighth edition of the show, due to take place to coincide with Art Basel in June 2015, will make a serious attempt to focus the art gallery going public on this carefully selected group of artists, each presenting solo or collaborative projects.

The presentation will take place in the spacious Sankt Jakobshalle.

The familiar environment of works being contextualised by dealers within a major art fair with the proliferation of an ever increasing number of subsidiary fairs is now common place. This project is not an attempt to replicate already existing art fairs but rather a chance to enhance the contemporary art experience presenting a more in depth view of each artists work.

It is the plan of the-solo-project to take a different approach, resembling more, a series of considered gallery type shows in well constructed spaces for each gallery, giving the works more ‘room to breath’, the artists more room to make a clear presentation and the visitors an environment in which the works can be considered as a body of work rather than as loan pieces. The galleries exhibiting will have works for sale but the emphasis of this event will be a return to a scholarly based agenda.

There is a full colour, well illustrated catalog available for the event, including a four to eight page section for each gallery to collate a record of works presented at the show with added contextual information about each artist.

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