|SCOPE Basel 2011 returns to its high profile venue at historic Kaserne (14.5.2011)|
||SCOPE, the art show that has established its name by curating cutting edge contemporary art from around the world, proudly returns to Basel for the fifth year. Running concurrently with Art Basel for the next three years, 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, a pavilion offering over 5,000 mē, 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 75 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) Butter (Miami), 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. The unique SCOPE Basel experience expands this year in partnership with Kaserne's cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, theatre and performance. "This season we want to highlight SCOPE's lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business" says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman. "Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new international audiences has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world."