Building on the success of its international art fair program, Scope is proud to announce the launch of the first SCOPE Basel Contemporary art fair, June 13 – June 17, 2007, (with a FreeView for VIPs and Press on Tuesday, 10am-4pm). Located in a 27,000 square-foot, post-industrial warehouse within walking distance of Art Basel 38, Scope Basel will present its most international fair focusing on emerging galleries from all over the world.
Alongside featured curation, screenings, and special projects, Scope Basel is an invitational fair chosen by an elected selection committee. Each committee member is a representative from a particular city or region, inviting the most significant emerging galleries, curators, and artist projects. The Scope Basel 2007 Selection Committee is: Antoinette de Stitger from art Affairs, Jorg Heikhaus from heliumcowboy artspace, Yossi Milo from Yossi Milo Gallery, Zavier Ellis from CHARLIE SMITH london, Heather Taylor and Alex de Cordoba from Taylor de Cordoba, Camilo Alvarez from Samson Projects, Sueo Mitsuma from Mizuma Gallery, and Maria Jose Lopez from Galeria El Charro Negro. Scope's sixty-five international exhibitors will uphold its unique tradition of one-person and thematic group shows, bringing visitors a real-time international survey of the emerging contemporary art world available nowhere else.
Consistently redefining what an art fair is, Scope Art will introduce the Urban Nomad Project, an underground, grassroots film festival. Founded in Taipei in 2002, the festival will concentrate on films or about North Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Indonesia, and will include artists such as Chen Chieh-ren, Eko Nugroho, and Wholphin. featuring alternative digital, DVcam, Flash and web-based films, The UN Project is fueled by a desire to create a community-oriented film event for alternative views, The Urban Nomad Project aims to break down the isolationist ‘black box’ theater mentality and spur awareness and debate.