ART BASEL 2018: A GUIDE TO ALL THE FAIRS OPENING IN SWITZERLAND

© Art Basel. Photo courtesy of Art Basel.

On June 14th, the art world’s biggest fair will return to Basel, Switzerland for a week of exhibitions and openings, bringing a number of satellite fairs—including Scope, DesignMiami/Basel and Volta—with it. Read on for our definitive guide to Art Basel 2018!

Art Basel

Art Basel 2016. © Art Basel. Photo courtesy of Art Basel.

June 14th – 17th, 2018
Messeplatz 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
VIP Preview: June 12th & 13th @ 11am-8pm
Vernissage (invite only): June 13th @ 4pm-8pm
Public Hours: June 14th – 17th @ 11am-7pm
Tickets HERE

Bringing the international art world together, this year’s Art Basel in Switzerland will feature 290 of the world’s leading galleries (notable new additions include New York’s 47 Canal, Berlin’s KOW and Bogotá’s Casas Riegner) showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of talks takes place each day, and exhibitions and events will be offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area.

SCOPE Basel

June 12th – 17th, 2018
SCOPE Haus: Webergasse 34, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
VIP + Press Preview: June 12th @ 10am – 1pm
Public Hours: June 12th @ 4pm-7pm / June 13th – 16th @ 11am-8pm / June 17th @ 11am-6pm
Tickets HERE

Celebrating its 12th Anniversary, SCOPE Art Show will return to SCOPE Haus in Basel on June 12th. This year’s edition will welcome 70 International Exhibitors alongside 10 Breeder Program galleries. SCOPE will also offer a schedule of programming in collaboration with Urban Nation, a Berlin museum dedicated to street art, and on June 15th, the fair will host a panel of women in public art featuring  Carrie Reichardt, Ann Lewis and Mia Florentine Weiss. Also don’t miss checking out artwork by Untitled Mag’s editor-in-chief, Indira Cesarine, who will be exhibiting at SCOPE booth A43.

Design Miami/Basel

June 12th – 17th, 2018
Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland
Collectors Preview: June 11th @ 12pm–5pm
Vernissage (invite only): June 11th @ 5pm–7pm
Public Hours: June 12th – 13th @ 10am-8pm / June 14th – 15th @ 10am-7pm / June 16th – 17th @ 11am-7pm
Tickets HERE

A global forum for design, Design Miami/Basel brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. This year, the fair’s Basel edition feature a host of exhibiting galleries from around the world and a number of compelling talks including Women Design, a discussion of the gender imbalance in the industry featuring Libby Sellers, Betil Dagdelen, Marianne Goebl, Emily King and Nina Yashar.

Volta

Volta 2017. Photo by Michael Kunz.

June 11th – 16th, 2018
Elsässerstrasse 215, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
VIP & Press Preview: June 11th @ 12pm-2pm
Public Vernissage: June 11th @ 2pm-7pm
Public Hours: June 12th – 16th @ 10am-7pm
Tickets HERE

Volta debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends aiming to secure a platform for international galleries beyond heavyweight Art Basel and Liste, focused on emerging art. Now in its 14th year, Volta and its Artistic Director, Amanda Coulson, will welcome 75 galleries across 5 continents to a new location on Elsässerstrasse. “Throughout the years, Volta consistently claimed new territory through content and location,” Coulson explains. “Always evolving, continuously reinventing our shape, consistently moving forward, constantly exploring new terrains and positions, we aim to do what we do best: providing a platform for professional gallery work while remaining a place for research and discovery.”

Liste Art Fair

Photo courtesy of Liste – Art Fair Basel. Photo by Daniel Spehr.

June 11th – 17th, 2018
Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
VIP Preview: June 11th @ 12pm-5pm
Public Vernissage: June 11th @ 5pm-9pm
Public Hours: June 12th – 16th @ 1pm-9pm / June 17th @ 1pm-6pm
Tickets at the door

Since its inception in 1996, Liste has developed into one of the most important fairs for young galleries exhibiting little-know artists. Each year, approximately 80 galleries from over 30 countries are presented—of those, approximately 15 are introduced for the first time. Liste aims to promote these new galleries and introduce them to an international expert public. This year, the fair will also host a program of performances by artists and musicians including Xiu Xiu, Luci Lippard, Garrett Nelson and Daniel Jacoby.

Photo Basel

June 12th – 17th, 2018
Volkshaus Basel: Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
VIP Preview (invite only): June 11th
Public Hours: June 12th @ 12pm-9pm / June 13th – 16th @ 12pm-8pm / June 17th @ 12pm-6pm
Tickets HERE

Photo Basel is Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography-based art. The fair brings together galleries from all over the world, creating an active platform that fosters the dialog between all participants of the photography community and beyond. This year’s curated special exhibition is titled “Pivotal Moments” and will present select vintage prints from participating galleries.

Frame Art Fair

June 8th – 18th, 2018
Basel Art Center: Riehentorstrasse 31, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
Private Opening: June 10th @ 5pm-8pm
Collectors Days, VIP Cardholder Days & Invited Guests:
June 11th @ 7:30am-10:30am; 6:30pm-10:30pm / June 12th – 15th @ 7:30am-9pm
Public Hours: June 11th 11am-6pm / June 16th & 17th @ 10:30am-5:30pm
More info HERE

With a highly-curated group of dedicated exhibitors and their emerging and established artists, Frame is a small fair that unites the historic and traditional aspects of the art dealers’ profession with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to the business. Frame is a collective art space where tradition is mixed with modernity for the benefit of the dealer, artist and patron alike.

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