WHAT IS SCOPE BASEL?
Ladies and Gentleman, the wait is over and we can feed our craving for progressive contemporary art and get our SCOPE Art Fair on. This time, in Basel Switzerland. Returning for its eighth year in the arts district, Klybeckquai, SCOPE graciously welcomes 70 international exhibitors as well as 10 Breeder Program Galleries. All of whom focus on exposing art through a variety of creative disciplines. SCOPE continues to execute creative representation for emerging contemporary art while showcasing notable aesthetics that ultimately lead to cultural embrace and inspire creative thought.
FIRST VIEW SCHEDULE
Platinum First View: Tue | Jun 17 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Platinum Members Only
General VIP and Press: Tue | Jun 17 | 4:00PM– 8:00PM
VIP Members & Press Only
SHOW HOURS: Wed | Jun 18 | till Sun | Jun 22 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Uferstrasse 4, 4057 Basel
Accessible by a dedicated SCOPE Tram, SCOPE Basel is connected to the Messeplatz and Claraplatz. Each SCOPE tram is visually engaging making it hard to miss. If you are feeling like taking advantage of the crisp Swiss air and are feeling adventurous stroll along the Rhine. Keep an eye out for featured SCOPE Basel information points which will greet you and provide you with directions.
POP-UPS + JEAN TINGUELY
Located along the waterfront of the Rhine, the location and atmosphere will make ones experience of SCOPE truly unique and memorable. Sitting pretty in a 4,000m2 pavilion SCOPE will be accompanied by a variety of pop-ups that will also satisfy any art enthusiasts hunger, beverage, and dancing needs. Accompanying the fair and the selection of unique pop-ups will be a large-scale presentation of Jean Tinguely’s brilliant musical performance “Cyclope.“
MAIN FOCUS OF SCOPE BASEL
An extensive representation of emerging contemporary art with a lasting world impression
GALLERIES + BREEDER PROGRAM
Mastering the technique of representation of emerging yet relevant contemporary artwork, SCOPE Basel continues to set the bar high. With representation from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Iran, Russia , Mexico, The United Kingdom, and Spain. Each exhibitor brings an insight into the art world allowing viewers and collectors to engage and to be exposed to a wealth of knowledge pertaining to contemporary art.
Celebrating its 14th year, SCOPE’s Breeder Program introduces new galleries to the contemporary market. This opportunity not only helps establish the galleries presence in the fair sector but also allows for a wealth of exposure. This years Breeder programs are; 11.12 Gallery | Singapore, Battalion | Amsterdam, Diane Birdsall Gallery | Old Lyme, Gallery Pete-Art | Kyiv, INOPERAbLE | Vienna, ISSO Art Gallery | Saitama, knoerle & baettig contemporary | Winterthur, S Artspace Gallery | New York, TBD Independent Projects | Key Biscayne, FL.
Artist, Stefan Waibel, created a UV reactive installation made of iron, aluminum and epoxy resin titled, Ideal Nature Machine(s). Rather than utilize natural materials, this work is an artificial mimicry that celebrates an engineered aesthetic.
Keeping up the respect for a clean city, KunstKübel has teamed up with SCOPE Basel to transform city rubbish bins into canvases for art. Keep an eye out for these bins as they are displayed along the Rheinufer (Rhine walkway) between Wettstein and Dreirosen bridges leading to the entrance of SCOPE.
Artist collaborative, Invisible Heroes, are consistently playing with viewer perceptions proudly present an installation composed of mixed media materials; neon, wood, and paper whose physical stability is a subjective construct, dependent on viewer participation.
It is only necessary to be organized when venturing into a fair and the new SCOPE Art Show app is packed with content and features which will have you navigating the fair like a pro. DOWNLOAD the app in the itunes store, it’s FREE!
Happy Scope Basel!
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