May 1, 2007 - scope - Announcing the launch of the first SCOPE Basel Contemporary art fair
May 1, 2007

Announcing the launch of the first SCOPE Basel Contemporary art fair

Announcing the launch of the first SCOPE Basel Contemporary art fair

Private View: Monday, June 11, 10am-4pm
Daily Entry: Tuesday, June 12th-Sunday, June 17th, 2007 from 10am-8pm
Location: E-Halle, Erlenstrasse 15, CH-4058 Basel,

www.e-halle.ch

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 will be a representative from a particular city or region, inviting the most significant emerging galleries, curators, and artist projects, striving to scout the most emerging contemporary talent. 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 (UN Project), an underground grassroots film festival. Founded in Taipei in 2002, the festival will concentrate on films from 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.

Alexis Hubshman, President and Founder of Scope, is currently heading discussions with Verinigung interessierter Personen (V.i.P), a Basel-based non-profit for a joint project-launch. In an effort to connect neighborhoods to the planned city district of Erlenmatt, V.i.P organizes and oversees social and cultural activities, such as Sunday Markets and childrens programming.

Scopes continued dedication to support the local artistic communities in which it visits is unprecedented: Scope Basel 2007 will work with local Swiss artists who will create large-scale installation that initiate viewers into the fair. Continuing its partnership with V.i.P, in 2008 the Scope Foundation will introduce the Emerging Architect Grant. A committee will choose nine to twelve international emerging architects to realize an eco-friendly village on a 25,000 square-foot outdoor space adjacent to Scope Basel; an alternative habitat in which Scope artists will live and work during the 2008 fair.

Scope’s continued mission is to turn viewers into users. Since 2002, Scope presents at its International Art Fairs up-and-coming dealers, curators, and artists, alongside museum quality programming at locations in New York, London, Miami, Basel and the Hamptons. Scope is dedicated to not only supporting the international emerging artistic community, but local artistic and not-for profit institutions.

For a schedule and list of events, please go to www.scope-art.com/images/stories/basel.pdf

Scope Basel Exhibitors

Ambrosino (Miami) Andreas Binder (Munich) Anna Klinkhammer (Dusseldorf) Annie Gentils (Antwerp) Art Affairs (Amsterdam) Bonelli Arte (Mantova) brot.undspiele (Berlin) Bryce Wolkowitz (NYC) Caren Golden (NYC) Carpio Projects (San Juan) Carter Presents (London) CHARLIE SMITH london (London) Chinese Contemporary (Beijing/NYC) Christopher Cutts (Toronto) CR3MA (San Juan) Cynthia Broan (NYC) DNA Galerie (Berlin) Douz & Mille (Washington, DC) EDS gallery (Mexico City) Eric Dupont (Paris) Fabian & Claude Walter (Zurich/Basel) Feinkunst Krueger (Hamburg) Galerie Baer: raum fur aktuelle kunst (Dresden) Galerie Roemerapotheke (Zurich) Galerie Roepke (Cologne) Galerie Schuster (Berlin/Frankfurt) Galleria Barbara Mahler (Lugano) Gregory Lind (SF) GRIZZLY (NYC) heliumcowboy artspace (Hamburg) Houldsworth (London) JACK THE PELICAN PRESENTS (Brooklyn) Katharine Mulherin (Toronto) Karin Sutter (Basel) leo bahia (Belo Horizonte) Lincart (SF) Magnan Emrich (NYC) MARCdePUECHREDON (Basel) Marlborough Chelsea (NYC) Mike Weiss (NYC) Moti Hasson Gallery (NYC) Priska C. Juschka Fine Art (NYC) RARE (NYC) Regis Krampf (NYC) Sandroni Rey (LA) StuArt gallery (Santiago) Stux Gallery (NYC) TAKEFLOOR 404 & 502 (Tokyo) The Flat Massimo Carasi (Milan) The Storehouse Group (San Juan) Ulrich Fiedler (Cologne) Umtrieb (Kiel) Ursula Walbroel (Dusseldorf) Vane (Newcastle Upon Tyne) VANINA HOLASEK (NYC) Yossi Milo (New York)
Scope Hamptons
July 26-29, 2007
Daily: Noon-8pm

East Hampton Studios–77 Industrial Road, Wainscott, NY 11937

Returning for its third year to the East End, Scope Hamptons will transform the 25,000 square-foot East Hampton Studios into a world-class art fair and destination-location for seasoned and fledgling collectors. With over 50 international established and emerging contemporary galleries from over 20 countries, Scope presents a full schedule of special events, performances and screenings, alongside museum-quality programming, creating what has become The Hamptons weekend of Art. Scope Hamptons and the Socrates Sculpture Park are proud to present Kids Scope, free Summer Outdoor Artmaking Programming. Taught at the fair by past and current exhibiting artists, the children learn fundamental and contemporary art-making techniques through hands-on activities. The Socrates Sculpture Park will be the main beneficiary for the Scope Hamptons benefit, which will take place on July 26th. For tickets, please contact Ellen Staller at Socrates Sculpture Park at 718.956.1819 x12

For a list of events, please go to www.scope-art.com/images/stories/hamptons.pdf

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