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SWITZERLAND RE-INTRODUCES PHOTO-BASEL, THE FIRST AND ONLY INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY-BASED ART FAIR

Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
September 21 – 26, 2021

As of September 21, Switzerland has officially re-opened its doors to Photo Basel, the first international art fair dedicated to photography. This event brings together artists from around the world in a unique, authentic setting. For its collectors, visitors or buyers – Photo Basel is an active platform that fosters the dialog between all actors of the photography community and beyond. The fair runs from September 21 through September 26, coinciding with the international modern and contemporary art fair, Art Basel.

<em>Alia Ali Chevron Indigo Series 2021<em>

The 2021 Photo Basel is dedicated to the recently deceased Swiss artist and legendary photographer Arnold Odermatt. Odermatt was known for his photographic eye and his ability to capture “eerily beautiful black and white photographs of the aftermaths of motor vehicle accidents.”

The event will include over 37 international galleries representing more than 140 artists, exhibiting over 450 photographic positions, and four special exhibitions at the acclaimed Volkshaus Basel. Highlights of the fair will also include the Master Cabinet dedicated to rare vintage prints (curated by Audrey Hoareau and Pauline Guex) and the first-ever showing of the NFT cabinet, which features over 35 works and rare video-based works by the likes of Tokyo Rumando, Sebastian Riemer, Yoshinori Mizutani and more.

<em>Filipe Branquinho Beast 03 2020 <em>

Additional artists to keep your eye out for include:
Adolphe Braun, Albert Steiner, Alfred Stieglitz, Alia Ali, Annelies Strba, Arnold Odermatt, Hassan Hajjaj, Inge Morath, Irving Penn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Jessica Backhaus, Lin ZhiPeng aka No.223, Luzia Simons, Moira Forjaz, Nikita Teryoshin, Araki, Robert Grosvenor, Roger Ballen, Lisette Model, Robert Mapplethorpe, Daidō Moriyama, Roger Humbert, Sebastian Riemer, Sascha Weidner, Saype, Thandiwe Muriu, Thomas Hoepker and many more.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday, September 21: 12h – 20h
Wednesday, September 22: 12h – 20h
Thursday, September 23: 12h – 20h
Friday, September 24: 12h – 20h
Saturday, September 25th: 12h – 20h
Sunday, September 26: 12h – 18h

<em>photo courtesy of photobasel Instagram<em>

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