Basel calling contemporary

Between 16th June and 20th June VOLTA6 will be opening its doors in Basel at the new venue, the Dreispitzhalle, gathering a selection of 81 international galleries. This year’s fair, among Art Basel 41, Liste 15 and Scope Basel, will present more than 200 emerging artist from all over the world.

This renovated Dreispitzhalle is the centerpiece of Basel’s latest hot spot, the Dreispitz Areal, a former warehouse district and now an artistically-vibrant neighborhood best known for the Schaulager. The new location allows for 79 traditional booths, as well as space for other projects.

The Curatorial Board – composed of Adam Budak (Kunsthaus Graz), Jacopo Crivelli Visconti (independent curator, Säo Paolo), Christoph Doswald (independent curator, Zurich), Jasper Sharp (independent curator, Vienna), Stephanie Smith (Smart Museum, Chicago), screened over 350 applications to create a selection of 81 tightly-focused, fresh and neoteric positions, including 50 galleries from all over Europe and the U.S., as well as an increased number from South America, Asia and Canada.

Exhibition period: Wednesday, 16th June – Sunday, 20th June, 2010

Preview VIP: Wednesday, 16th June, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Highlights of the opening day: Performance by Danish artist Augusta Atla and live Video Streaming Performance Celestial  Hopscotch by Franck Ancel