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Humbled and proud to have had a successful second edition of photo basel in 2016. See you in 2017, June 14 - 18, for the third
edition of Switzerland's first and only artfair solely dedicated to photography based art.
download here photo basel's factsheet 2015/2016:
photo basel 2016 - making of and retrospection:
You didn't have a chance to grab one of our limited fair catalogues? Well we still have it electronically - please have a look, happy reading:
Despite the tense political climate in Europe and the rest of the world, the second edition of photo basel was a true success.
photo basel’s new location "Volkshaus" was widely perceived as an ultimate advantage – photo basel now being in walking distance of Art Basel.
The second edition of photo basel attracted a little less than 10’000 visitors – a new record! Attendance from international collectors and institutions included*:
Strong sales were reported and over 74% of the participating galleries sold at photo basel 2016 (many of them grossing several ten thousand Swiss Francs),
giving photo basel the definite «raison d’être».
The media echo was overwhelming, the Basler Zeitung called photo basel «one of the few fairs next to Art Basel to be established».
Many global art newspapers and magazines such as Artforum, Artreview, Frieze and Blouin reported about photo basel’s success.
photo basel is currently composing a new board of experts for the curating and selection of the 2017 edition.
PS: The ink on the contract with the Volkshaus might still be wet but we are happy to announce that our presence in this superb location has been confirmed up to 2018, leaving us the hopes to be able to expand.
photo basel comes back for its third edition on June 14th – 18th 2017.