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PHOTO BASEL 2024: BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY

Fabian Weber, Kyōto Nijō Castle Koi, 2024

photo basel 2024
June 11th, 2024 – 16th, 2024
Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14,
4058 Basel, Switzerland

Photo Basel will be unveiling its 2024 program on June 11th. The fair will focus on and present “Eyewitness Kurt Wass in Dialogue with Jean Dubuffet.” The exhibition will explore the work of the acclaimed Basel photographer, and portray the French painter and sculptor in various working spaces from 1970 to his death in 1985. 

Beyond Photography

The exhibit “Beyond Photography” will be returning to the fair. This is a curated section of photographic poses that go beyond the realm of photography. This gallery will feature photography that combines various techniques as well as shifts from two-dimensional space to three-dimensional. 

Søren Solkær, Black Sun #37, 2024

Spotlight Africa

“Spotlight Africa” is an exploration of contemporary African photography. The gallery will range from documentary photographs that capture everyday life to abstract works that offer new perspectives. Photo Basel aims to promote African photography through this exhibit. Spotlight Africa will be a reflection of the diversity of the African continent and the diaspora.  

Novum

“Novum” is a newly created sector for Photo Basel. The sector will show off works that have never before been shown. All of the Novum exhibits are made up of new pieces created for Photo Basel. Novum will also feature pre-existing bodies of work that have not yet been revealed to the public. 

Thomas Hoepker, New York City Lovers Lane, 1983

Maurice de Maurice Award

The newly created “Maurice de Maurice Award” will be awarded this year for the first time, and Maurice de Maurice himself will award the winner. Then the famous Swiss watchmaker will buy an outstanding photographic position. Finally, the winner’s work will be added to Photo Basel’s art collection. 

Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Wedding dress salt, 2023

Some upcoming highlights include a Photo Basel Spotlight on “Zero Baseline Photography” by Patricia von Ah. There will also be daily panel talkbacks. The Swiss magazine Annabelle will choose a selection of female artists to highlight at the fair to further recognize women’s contributions to art. 

Edward Burtynsky, Thjorsá River 2, 2012

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