April 27, 2008 - VOLTA - In Basel
April 27, 2008

In Basel

June 2nd – June 7th, 2008


After the brilliant U.S. debut of the Basel show with VOLTA NY, the engines barely have time to cool as VOLTA gets revved up for its traditional stop in Switzerland in June. VOLTA4, the fourth edition of Basel’s cutting edge art fair, brings several positions in new and emerging art from 63 galleries around the world. The ULTRA BRAG facility at the Basel harbour is the place to be this June during the Basel Art Week.

VOLTA4, the 2008 edition, will take place once again at the ULTRA BRAG premises in the Basel Harbour. VOLTA4 is proud to continue its partnership with Sallfort AG, one of Basel’s most reputable asset management firms, and Helvetia Versicherungen, insurance leader in the European market, who will return to sponsor the VIP Lounge. This year the Sallfort/Helvetia VIP will further be furnished by London-based design studio Rabih Hage, who will equip the Lounge with furniture pieces by some of today’s most cutting-edge designers. Further adding the the atmosphere will be the large-scale installation by German artists Wolfgang Winter + Berthold Hoerbelt who will design a waterside pavilion for visitors to eat and relax whose central focus will be the artwork Mensa, a die-cut steel table, long enough to accommodate
120 guests.

As instituted in 2006, the VOLTA4 selection was made with the input of the Curatorial Board to guarantee an independence of choices. The members of the VOLTA4 Curatorial Board are Christoph Doswald, Art Critic; James Elaine, Curator, Hammer Projects; Francesco Manacorda, Curator, Barbican Gallery; Chus Martinez, Director, Frankfurter Kunstverein; and Jasper Sharp, Curator and Writer. The Curatorial Board – together with founding gallerists Kavi Gupta, Friedrich Loock and Uli Voges and VOLTA’s Executive Director Amanda Coulson—have invited following galleries to Basel for 2008:

Alkatraz | Galerija | Ljubljana Slovenia
ASPN | Leipzig | Germany
Galerie Anne Barrault | Paris | France
Bendixen Contemporary Art | Copenhagen | Denmark
Bertrand & Gruner Galerie | Geneva | Switzerland
Josée Bienvenu | New York | USA
Bischoff/Weiss | London | U.K.
Spencer Brownstone Gallery | New York | USA
Cardenas Bellanger | Paris | France
Cohan and Leslie | New York | USA
Galerie Conrads | Düsseldorf | Germany
COSAR HMT | Düsseldorf | Germany
Dogenhaus | Leipzig | Germany
Domobaal | London | U.K.
galerie frank elbaz | Paris | France
Eleven Rivington | New York | USA
Derek Eller | New York | USA
f a projects| London | U.K.
FEINKOST | Berlin | Germany
Vera Gliem Gallery | Cologne | Germany
Green on Red | Dublin | Ireland
Christopher Grimes Gallery | Santa Monica | USA
Andreas Grimm Gallery | Munich/New York | Germany/USA
Galería Enrique Guerrero | Mexico | Mexico
H’art Gallery | Bucharest | Romania
Galerie Michael Janssen | Berlin/Cologne | Germany
Kavi Gupta | Chicago/Leipzig | USA/Germany
galerieKleindienst | Leipzig | Germany
Galeria Leme | Sao Paulo | Brazil
Grace Li Gallery | Zurich | Switzerland
Galerie Loevenbruck | Paris | France
Magnan Projects | New York | USA
Maisterravalbuena | Madrid | Spain
Taro Nasu | Tokyo | Japan
Newman Popiashvili | New York | USA
Helene Nyborg Contemporary | Copenhagen | Denmark
One in the Other | London | U.K.
Galerie Birgit Ostermeier | Berlin | Germany
PIEROGI | New York/Leipzig | USA/Germany
Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd | London | U.K.
Prometeogallery | Milan | Italy
Sandroni Rey | Los Angeles | USA
Riflemaker | London | U.K.
David Risley Gallery | London | U.K.
Roebling Hall | New York | USA
Galeria Nara Roesler | Sao Paulo | Brazil
ROKEBY | London | U.K.
Galerie Gabriel Rolt | Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Rotwand | Zurich | Switzerland
Samson Projects | Boston | USA
Alon Segev Gallery | Tel-Aviv | Israel
Seventeen | London | U.K.
Silverman Gallery | San Francisco | USA
Galerija Skuc | Ljubljana | Slovenia
Steinle Contemporary | Munich | Germany
Michael Stevenson Gallery | Cape Town | South Africa
Jiri Svestka | Prague | Czech Republic
Tache-Lévy Gallery | Brussels | Belgium
Travesía Cuatro | Madrid | Spain
V1 Gallery | Copenhagen | Denmark
galerie nadjaVilenne | Liège | Belgium
Voges + Partner Galerie | Frankfurt | Germany
Wohnmaschine | Berlin | Germany
ZieherSmith | New York | USA

VOLTA4 will open doors on Monday, June 2nd. The Professional and Press Preview will take place from 2 to 4 pm. Regular Opening Hours: Tuesday June 3rd to Saturday June 7th from noon to 8 pm.

VOLTA4 Press Contacts:
Amanda Coulson
Executive Director
Creixell Espilla-Gilart
Project Manager & PR


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