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    Cover Page: Antoine Rose, Spiagge Bianche – study 1, French Studio, Scope Basel 2016.

    Another month of June… For a 47th time, a city of Basel covered in art… As we do every year, we put together the highlights from various art fairs simultaneously taking place in Basel. We will keep on updating this page throughout the week with breaking news and fresh images. So, stay tuned!


    VOLTA Basel, June 13-18 

    12 years old, Volta Basel aims at generating visibility for the galleries and artists that are not stars in the market but that have a considerable middle-range career. At the event hosting well known galleries including Akıncı, Ethan Cohen, Patrick Heide and Kavanagh, nearly half of the participating galleries present a solo project or a dialogue project with two artists.

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    Aboudia, Gri Gri I, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Volta 12.


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    Michael Bevilacqua, Code: 00 8 64, the Flat-Massimo Carasi, Volta 12.


    Design Miami/ Basel, June 14-19

    Design events have an important place. The vent particularly focusing on jewelry, furniture, lightning and objects, presents distinguished selections from both the 20th and the 21st centuries.


    Gerd Rothmann, Mit Meine Daumen, Ornamentum, Design Miami Basel.


    LISTE Basel, June 14-19

    Liste, featuring young, emerging and independent artists and galleries, is undoubtedly Basel’s most avantgarde art fair. In addition to galleries, this year’s program seems to offer an interesting experience also with its performance program. It continues to be a great alternative with participating galleries like Emanuel Layr, Antenna Space, Monitor, Limoncello and the Breeder.

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    Jill Magid, still from video work in progress, 2016, Labor Mexico, Liste 2016.


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    Yuji Agematsu; “Zip; 06-01-12 ~ 06-30-12”, 2012, Real Fine Arts, Liste 2016.


    SCOPE Basel, June 14-19

    Scope is another must-see destination in Basel art week. Scope has been organizing art fairs for the last 15 years and this year’s 10th Basel edition promises to offer its visitors some of the most exciting examples of emerging art.  Licht Feld, Mario Mauoner and Red Corridor are among the highlights of its participant list.


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    Salustiano, Presente pluscuamperfecto – chica con flor, Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Scope Basel 2016.


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    Antoine Rose, 24029, FRench Art Studio, Scope Basel 2016.


    Art Basel, June 16-19

    Probably the world’s leading art fair, Art Basel will apparently generate a buzz on its 47th edition as well. With four additional galleries in its  list, it hosts a total of 287 participants. The faşrs Features section presents special projects, whereas Statements presents emerging artists and new galleries. Two artists from the Statements will receieve the Bâloise Art Prize and will have the opportunity to organize a solo show in museums in Frankfurt and Luxemburg. On the other hand, the dream-like section Unlimited, one of the fair’s must-see sections curated by Gianni Jetzer this year, will be awaiting its visitors with exciting installations: Ai Weiwei, Kader Attia, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Chiharu Shiota and James Turrell are only some of the names whose works you can see at Unlimited!


    Tony Oursler, ‘Template variant friend stranger’, Lisson Gallery, Art Basel Unlimited.



    Chiharu Shiota, Accumulation: Searching for Destination, Galerie Daniel Templon, Art Basel Unlimited.



    El Anatsui, Gli (Wall), Jack Shainman Gallery, Art Basel Unlimited.



    Peter Halley, Galerie Thomas, Art Basel Unlimited.


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