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VOLTA12

Markthalle
Viaduktstrasse 10
CH-4051 Basel
Switzerland
June 13th, 2016 - June 18th, 2016
Opening: June 13th, 2016 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.voltashow.com/
COUNTRY:  
Switzerland
EMAIL:  
info@voltashow.com

DESCRIPTION

VOLTA, Basel's renowned art fair for new international positions, returns to Markthalle for Art Basel Week, June 13 – 18, 2016.

In the fair's twelfth Basel edition, exhibitors from 20 nations and 33 cities assemble within Markthalle's iconic cupola structure to present dynamic projects by artists from over 40 distinct nations.

 
 

VOLTA, the renowned art fair for new international positions, debuted in Basel in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting gallerists have been first and foremost since VOLTA's inception; in combination with the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair. 

VOLTA has already created a brand known and respected for its strict selection of exhibiting galleries and artists, including a growing list of alumni who have graduated to the main fairs. Former exhibitors like A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), STEVENSON (Cape Town / Johannesburg), One and J. Gallery (Seoul) and bitforms gallery (New York) ascended to Frieze and Art Basel after exhibiting at VOLTA. Likewise, artists including Theaster Gates, Chris Johanson, Zilvinas Kempinas, Cameron Platter, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, and Adrian Williams have shown in prestigious events like the Venice Biennale, the Orangerie (Paris), dOCUMENTA, Art Basel's Art Parcours and Art Unlimited, following their featured showings at VOLTA.

Encouraged by the response of collectors and institutional representatives to the fair's solo presentations and curated booths, VOLTA will continue to highlight single-artist projects and dynamic configurations of two or three artists in dialogue as the backbone to its program. In doing so, VOLTA returns the focus of the art fair atmosphere back to its most crucial component: the artists and their works. 

With the move back to the airy splendor of Basel's landmark venue Markthalle, situated in a key central location in the city, VOLTA confirmed its position as a mature player in Basel’s art week and elevates its exhibitors’ respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike. Showcasing the highest calibre of new art bearing salient contemporary positions within an elegant environment: this is VOLTA's mission. 

VOLTA was co-founded by three dealers, Kavi GuptaFriedrich Loock and Uli Voges, and art critic Amanda Coulson in 2005.

 

 

TIMES //

PREVIEW + PUBLIC OPENING

MONDAY, JUNE 13

GUEST OF HONOR PREVIEW

10 am – 12 pm

VIP / PRESS PREVIEW

12 – 2 pm

PUBLIC VERNISSAGE

2 – 7 pm


PUBLIC HOURS

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 14 – 18

10 am – 7 pm

BASEL NACHT, THURSDAY, JUNE 16

5 – 9 pm

CLOSED ON SUNDAY 

 

TICKETS (THURSDAY – SATURDAY) //

General Admission   18 CHF

Students   14 CHF

Groups (10+)   14 CHF 

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