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Third edition. An unique art fair dedicated to the presentation of one and two artists exhibitions. A carefully selected group of international galleries have been invited by the fair's organizers to showcase the work of their leading artists. Exclusively dedicated to work by Contemporary artists, the-solo-project was set up by Paul Kusseneers Gallery in Antwerp and is supported by an array of established galleries.
As the global Art-world prepares to descend on Basel, Switzerland for the annual Art-Basel Fair a small number of satellite fairs is preparing to showcase the latest trends in the Contemporary Art market. In its third incarnation the-solo-project, an unique art fair dedicated to the presentation of one and two artists exhibitions is taking place from June 16th to 20th, 2010. A carefully selected group of international galleries have been invited by the fair’s organizers to showcase the work of their leading artists.
Following the resounding success of the-solo-project 2009, the-solo-project organizing committee is delighted to announce 2010 Edition of Basel's leading Art-fair exclusively dedicated to work by Contemporary artists.
The galleries of the-solo-project are now preparing their comprehensive Solo-Shows. This clear focus offers visitors and collectors an in-depth understanding of the exhibited artists’ oeuvre and they are not faced with often bewildering mixed presentations. Collectors appreciated the opportunity to take well-informed decisions. Visitors in previous years welcomed the clearly structured concept and layout of the fair, which takes place at the spacious and ideally located St. Jakobshalle.
In 2009, when many art fairs struggled, the-solo-project was able to buck the trend and establish itself as a gem in amongst a plethora of competing projects in Basel. Pioneered by art-dealers for artists, collectors and art-dealers, the-solo-project's non-profit organization further developed the original single artist presentation format and is now inviting galleries to present comprehensive Solo-Shows by one or two artists. This clear focus on solo-exhibitions rather than the usual often bewildering mixed dealer stock presentations that feature at other fairs, leads to a more in-depth understanding of the exhibited artists oeuvre and allows collectors to take informed decisions.
the-solo-project was set up by Paul Kusseneers Gallery in Antwerp and is supported by an array of established galleries. By addressing some key qualities, which are missing from the current international art agenda, the fair showcase's work by leading artists, presented by a carefully selected group of international galleries. For the third year running this clearly defined fair will feature presentations of 'Solo Shows by Selected Galleries' at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel. The fair coincides with the Art Basel Fair.
The opening of the-solo-project will take place on Wednesday June 16th 2010, the fair is located 10 minutes from Art-Basel and a shuttle-service will be in place to take visitors to and from the two fairs.
14-1 GALERIE - Stuttgart
ARTHOBLER - Lisbon
artON - Bonn
BARTHA CONTEMPORARY - London
GALLERI BRANDSTRUP - Oslo
E105 - Bonn
GALERIE F5,6 - Munich
FELIX RINGEL GALERIE - Düsseldorf
FRUEHSORGE CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS - Berlin
GOODEN GALLERY - London
GALERIE JONES - Cologne
KUSSENEERS GALLERY - Antwerp
LOCUSLUX GALLERY - Brussels
GALLERI MAGNUS ÅKLUNDH - Malmö
MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY - Tokyo
GALERIE MICHAEL STURM - Stuttgart
NUSSER & BAUMGART - Munich
GALERIE TANIT - Munich
TMproject - Geneva
GALERIE VAN DE WEGHE - Antwerp
GALERIE VOSS – Düsseldorf
VOUS-ETES-ICI - Amsterdam
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Image: the-solo-project 2009, Galerie Konzett - Vienna. Christian Eisenberger © the-solo-project Basel. Courtesy of the-solo-project, exhibiting artists and galleries
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Press preview "meet the artist" Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 3 PM
VIP preview Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 10AM – 12NOON
Brüglingerstrasse 19 – 21
CH - 4052 Basel
Wednesday June 16: 12 NOON – 8 PM
Thursday - Saturday June 17 – 19: 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday June 20: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tickets: 10 Euro / 15 CHF