VOLTA11 will return under the airy rotunda of Markthalle, the iconic domed building in Basel's city centre that hosted the fair's decade anniversary in 2014 to major acclaim, confirming its international regard as a dynamic hotbed for artistic discoveries.
, the renowned art fair for new and emerging art, debuted in Basel in 2005 as a collaboration between
dealers and friends.
he aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart
and market heavyweight
rt Basel. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting gallerists have been first and
foremost since V
’s inception; in combination with the curatorial mind of
eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the
ver a decade on, V
remains committed to the same values and spirit and now, in our ‘pre-teen
years’, we are ready — in the immortal words of
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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. f ormer exhibitors like a g entil Carioca ( r io de Janeiro), ste V enson (Cape t own/Johannesburg), o ne and J. g allery ( s eoul) and bitforms gallery ( n ew York) ascended to f rieze and a rt Basel after exhibiting at V olta . l ikewise, artists including t heaster g ates, Chris Johanson, z ilvinas k empinas, Cameron Platter, a raya r asdjarmrearnsook, and a drian w illiams have shown in prestigious events like the Venice Biennale, the o rangerie (Paris), d o CU menta , a rt Basel’s a rt Parcours and a rt Unlimited, following their featured showings at V olta
Encouraged by the response of collectors and institutional representatives to the fair’s solo presentations and curated booths, V olta will continue to highlight single-artist projects and dynamic configurations of two or three artists in dialogue as the backbone to its program. i n doing so, V olta 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 m arkthalle, situated in a key central location in the city, V olta 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. s howcasing the highest calibre of new art bearing salient contemporary positions within an elegant environment: this is V olta ’s mission.
Thursday, June 18, starting at 8 pm
Volta Bräu, Voltastrasse 30, Basel
Tram 1, direction Dreirosenbrücke to Novartis Campus stop (10 tram stops from Markthalle).
Press Contact: Brian Fee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preview + Public Opening // Monday, June 15, 2015
Guest of honor Previw: 10 am -12 pm
Vip / Press Preview: 12- 2 pm
Vernisage: 2 - 5 pm
Monday June 15: 2 -7 pm
Tuesday– Saturday, June 16-20: 10 am – 7 pm
General Admission: 17 chf
Student: 13 chf
Ch -4051 Basel