SCOPE BASEL 2011
CH – 4057 Switzerland
June 15–19, 2011
SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world featuring emerging contemporary art with 7 markets worldwide. It is our goal and passion to present the most innovative galleries, artists and curators while networking them with our Patrons through a unique program of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality exhibitions, collector tours, screenings, and special events.
Running concurrently with Art Basel, SCOPE returns to its high profile venue in historic Kaserne just blocks from Art Basel 42. Located in the heart of the city, SCOPE Basel’s home, a pavilion offering over 5,000 m², provides the real opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers alike to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else. The fair opens to Press and VIP’s on Wednesday, June 15 with the FirstView benefit.
This year’s edition of SCOPE Basel, June 15 -19, 2011, presents 85 international galleries upholding a unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. Returning galleries include: SPINELLO Projects (Miami), Fabian and Claude Walter Galerie (Zurich), Jacob Karpio Galeria (San Jose), Primo Marella Gallery (Milan), Officine Dell’Immagine (Milan), Galerie Maurits van de Laar (The Hague), Analix Forever (Geneva), janinebeangallery (Berlin), The Drawing Room (Makati), x-ist (Istanbul), Wilde Gallery (Berlin) and newcomers: Aranapoveda (Madrid), Balloon (Chicago), Cross Gallery (Dublin), Contra Projects (Detroit), Da Xiang Art Space (Taichung City), Flo Peters Gallery (Hamburg), Guillochon Gallery (London), Hania Bailly Contemporary (Geneva) and Semarang Gallery (Semarang). Additionally, SCOPE is proud to welcome back the Galleries Association of Berlin (LVBG) for its third year featuring: Galerie Deschler, LEEgalerieBERLIN, MORGEN CONTEMPORARY, schultz contemporary, Swedish Photography, and WAGNER + PARTNER.
Press contact: Rachel Kaplan
Opening Wed June 15 10am–7pm
10:00 am SCOPE Basel opens to Press and VIP
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour Hosted by Sallfort AG
6:30pm VIP Tour of Fair
7:30 pm SCOPE Dinner (Invitation Only)
9:00pm Opening Night Party at Kaserne
Klybeckstrasse 1b Basel
Hours: Fri June 17 – Sun 19 June 10am – 7pm