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

Photo Basel, Switzerland’s first and only art fair dedicated to the display and promotion of photography, returns to the Volkshaus Basel for its fifth anniversary edition. Curated by photography expert Daniel Blochwitz, the fair runs from June 11 – 16, 2019 coinciding with the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Basel.

This year the fair will be expanding to span two floors of the Volkshaus Basel for the first time. photo basel brings together 41 exhibitors from both emerging and established galleries across 15 countries including France, Japan, Israel and the United Kingdom. Newcomers to the fair include Atlas (United Kingdom), Galerie Clairefontaine (Luxembourg), Grob Gallery (Switzerland), Torch (The Netherlands), 29 Arts in Progress (Italy), Benrido (Japan) and Rothamel (Germany). Returning galleries include, Flatland (The Netherlands), Baudoin Lebon (France), Fabian & Claude Walter (Switzerland), Ira Stehmann (Germany), Bildhalle (Switzerland), Carlos Carvalho (Portugal), Galerie Springer (Germany), The Ravestijn Gallery (The Netherlands), Ibasho (Belgium), and Camara Oscura (Spain).

Arthur Elgort, Kate Moss at Cafe Lipp, Paris, Vogue Italia (1993). Image courtesy of the artist and Atlas Gallery.

Alongside the main section of the fair, photo basel hosts the ALPA Award held in cooperation with the Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA®, as well as a private Zürich based collector. This was awarded to Yoko Ikeda of Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp in 2018. This year also marks the second iteration of the “Master Cabinet” curated by Daniel Blochwitz and provided by participating galleries; all of which are for sale. Other special projects include a collector’s selection of works by Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli and a photo basel / in situ satellite exhibition at Basel based art space Heuberg24. The exhibition ‘i. collection: Poses et passion‘ will be curated by gallerist Baudoin Lebon (in cooperation with La Chapelle de Clairefontaine). photo basel will also host the 2018 PP Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. Founded in 2012, the awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. The exhibition includes 35 shortlisted books drawn from over 1,000 submissions from around the world that illustrate the highly sophisticated nature of photobook production today.

Exhibitor list 2019
&co119 – Paris, France
29 Arts in progress – Milan, Italy
Alex Schlesinger – Zürich, Switzerland
Aperture – New York, USA
Arte Giani – Frankfurt, Germany
Atlas – London, United Kingdom
Baudoin Lebon – Paris, France
Benrido – Kyoto, Japan
Bildhalle – Zürich, Switzerland
Camara Oscura – Madrid, Spain
Carlos Carvalho – Lisbon, Portugal
Caroline O’Breen – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Catherine et André Hug – Paris, France
Dorothée Nilsson – Berlin, Germany
Fabian & Claude Walter – Zürich, Switzerland
Flatland – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fontana – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie 94 – Baden, Switzerland
Galerija Fotografija – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Galerie Clairefontaine – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Grob Gallery – Geneva, Switzerland
Hartmann Projects – Stuttgart, Germany
Ibasho – Antwerp, Belgium
Ira Stehmann – Munich, Germany
Kahmann Gallery – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie l’antichambre – Chambéry, France
Laurent Marthaler – Montreux & Zürich, Switzerland
Luisa Catucci – Berlin, Germany
Persiehl & Heine – Hamburg, Germany
Peter Sillem – Frankfurt, Germany
Petra Gut Contemporary – Zürich, Switzerland
Photon – Vienna, Austria & Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Ravestijn Gallery – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Raw – Rotterdam, The Netherlands & Tel Aviv, Israel
Rothamel – Erfurt & Frankfurt, Germany
Spazio Farini 6 – Milan, Italy
Galerie Springer – Berlin, Germany
STP – Greifswald, Germany
Susanne Albrecht – Berlin, Germany
Torch – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wertheimer – Oberwil, Switzerland
Xavier Barral – Paris, France

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