The launch of the first ScopeBasel Contemporary art fair. Located in a 27.000 square-foot, post-industrial warehouse within walking distance of Art Basel 38, it presents its most international fair focusing on emerging galleries from all over the world. Alongside featured curation, screenings, and special projects, Scope Basel is an invitational fair chosen by an elected selection committee.
International Contemporary Art Fair
Building on the success of its international art fair program, Scope is proud to announce the launch of the first SCOPE Basel Contemporary art fair, June 12 – June 17, 2007. Located in a 27,000 square-foot, post-industrial warehouse within walking distance of Art Basel 38, Scope Basel will present its most international fair focusing on emerging galleries from all over the world.
Alongside featured curation, screenings, and special projects, Scope Basel is an invitational fair chosen by an elected selection committee. Each committee member will be a representative from a particular city or region, inviting the most significant emerging galleries, curators, and artist projects, striving to scout the most emerging contemporary talent. Scope's sixty-five international exhibitors will uphold its unique tradition of one-person and thematic group shows, bringing visitors a real-time international survey of the emerging contemporary art world available nowhere else.
Consistently redefining what an art fair is, Scope Art will introduce the Urban Nomad Project (UN Project), an underground grassroots film festival. Founded in Taipei in 2002, the festival will concentrate on films from North Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Indonesia, and will include artists such as Chen Chieh-ren, Eko Nugroho, and Wholphin. Featuring alternative digital, DVcam, Flash and web-based films, The UN Project is fueled by a desire to create a community-oriented film event for alternative views, The Urban Nomad Project aims to break down the isolationist ‘black box’ theater mentality and spur awareness and debate.
Alexis Hubshman, President and Founder of Scope, is currently heading discussions with Verinigung interessierter Personen (V.i.P), a Basel-based non-profit for a joint project-launch. In an effort to connect neighborhoods to the planned city district of Erlenmatt, V.i.P organizes and oversees social and cultural activities, such as Sunday Markets and children’s programming.
Scope’s continued dedication to support the local artistic communities in which it visits is unprecedented: Scope Basel 2007 will work with local Swiss artists who will create large-scale installations that initiate viewers into the fair. Continuing its partnership with V.i.P, in 2008 the Scope Foundation will introduce the Emerging Architect Grant. A committee will choose nine to twelve international emerging architects to realize an eco-friendly village on a 25,000 square-foot outdoor space adjacent to Scope Basel; an alternative habitat in which Scope artists will live and work during the 2008 fair.
Since 2002, Scope presents at its International Art Fairs up-and-coming dealers, curators, and artists, alongside museum quality programming at locations in New York, London, Miami, Basel and the Hamptons. Scope's continued mission is to turn viewers into users. Scope is dedicated to not only supporting the international emerging artistic community, but local artistic and not-for profit institutions.
Scope Basel Exhibitors
Ambrosino (Miami) • Anna Klinkhammer (Dusseldorf) • Annie Gentils (Antwerp) • Art Affairs (Amsterdam) • ARTSPACE witzenhausen (Amsterdam) • Birch Libralato (Toronto) • Bonelli Arte Contemporanea (Mantova) • brot.undspiele Galerie Berlin (Berlin) • Bryce Wolkowitz (New York) • Caren Golden Fine Art (New York) • CHARLIE SMITH london (London) • Chinese Contemporary (Beijing/New York) • Christopher Cutts (Toronto) • CR3MA (San Juan) • Cynthia Broan (New York) • DNA Galerie (Berlin) • Douz & Mille (Washington, DC) • Dunn and Brown Contemporary (Dallas) • Eric Dupont (Paris) • Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie (Zurich/Basel) • Feinkunst Krueger (Hamburg) • Forster Gallery (London) • Galeria Fernando Pradilla (Madrid) • Galerie Andreas Binder (Munich) • Galerie Baer: raum fur aktuelle kunst (Dresden) • Galerie Brigitte Schenk (Cologne) • galerie | christian roellin (St. Gallen) • Galerie Karin Sutter (Basel) • Galerie Roemerapotheke (Zurich) • Galerie Roepke (Cologne) • Galerie Schuster (Berlin/Frankfurt) • Galerie Ulrich Fiedler (Cologne) • Galleria Barbara Mahler (Lugano) • Gregory Lind (San Francisco) • GRIZZLY (New York) • heliumcowboy artspace (Hamburg) • Houldsworth (London) • JACK THE PELICAN PRESENTS (Brooklyn) • Katharine Mulherin (Toronto) • Karpio Projects (San Jose) • Leo Bahia Arte Contemporanea (Belo Horizonte) • Magnan Emrich Contemporary (New York) • MARCdePUECHREDON (Basel) • Marlborough Chelsea (New York) • Mike Weiss (New York) • Moti Hasson Gallery (New York) • Priska C. Juschka Fine Art (New York) •,RARE (New York) • Regis Krampf (New York) • Sandroni Rey (Los Angeles) • StuArt gallery (Santiago) • Stux Gallery (New York) • TAKEFLOOR 404 & 502 (Tokyo) • The Flat Massimo Carasi (Milan) • The Storehouse Group (San Juan) • Umtrieb Galerie für aktuelle Kunst (Kiel) • Ursula Walbroel (Dusseldorf) • Vane (Newcastle Upon Tyne) • VANINA HOLASEK (New York) • Vernissage (Basel) • Westbrook Gallery (London) • Yossi Milo (New York)
For a schedule and list of events, please go to http://www.scope-art.com/images/stories/basel.pdf
Private View: Monday, June 11, 10am-4pm
Press Conference: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 1pm
Press Reception: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10am-12pm
Erlenstrasse, 15 - Basel
Daily Entry: Tuesday, June 12th – Sunday, June 17th, 2007 from 10am-8pm