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Markthalle Basel


Basel's renowned art fair for new and emerging art

15. – 20. Juni 2015

VOLTA, the renowned art fair for new and emerging art, debuted in Basel in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting gallerists have been first and foremost since VOLTA’s inception; in combination with the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair. Over a decade on, VOLTA remains committed to the same values and spirit and now, in our ‚pre-teen years‘, we are ready — in the immortal words of Nigel Tufnel — to GO TO 11!

Encouraged by the response of collectors and institutional representatives to the fair’s solo presentations and curated booths, VOLTA will continue to highlight single-artist projects and dynamic configurations of two or three artists in dialogue as the backbone to its program. In doing so, VOLTA returns the focus of the art fair atmosphere back to its most crucial component: the artists and their works.

With the move back to the airy splendor of Basel’s landmark venue Markthalle, situated in a key central location in the city, VOLTA confirmed its position as a mature player in Basel’s art week and elevates its exhibitors’ respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike. Showcasing the highest calibre of new art bearing salient contemporary positions within an elegant environment: this is VOLTA’s mission.

Besondere Öffnungszeiten

Monday, June 16, 2 – 8pm
Tuesday, June 17 – Saturday, June 22, 12 – 8pm
Closed on Sunday

Besondere Eintrittspreise

General Admission: CHF 17
Students: CHF 13
Groups (10+): CHF 13

Öffentlicher Verkehr

From SBB:
Tram Line 1, 2, 8: one stop, 300 m

From ART Basel and LISTE:
Tram Line 2 (direction Binningen): exit at Markthalle