switzerland´s first international art fair
dedicated to photography based art.
 


 
 
 

 
 june 14 - 18, 2017

 
 
   
 

history.


2015 at a glance: The overwhelming success of Switzerland’s first art fair for photography in June 2015 can be explained with the following:

During the month of June, there is only one art fair that has a global impact on the entire art world – Art Basel. Every single person that is interested in art, be it buying, selling or collecting, has to pay Basel a visit.



Put simple: if you are interested in art, you have to visit Art Basel, if you are interested in photography, you have to be at photo basel. photo basel takes place only a few minutes away from Art Basel and Liste art fair in it’s very own, unique setting.

The key to photo basel’s success lies in the selection of the highest quality of galleries, showing a combination of emerging talents as well as classic photography. At the same time as Art Basel and only minutes away of Art Basel’s fairground. photo basel has it’s very own beautiful setting at Volkshaus and is celebrating a down to earth familiar style.

Exhibition venue 2015
Ackermannshof
St. Johannsvorstadt 19-21
4056 basel
Switzerland

Dates of the show 2015
Official Opening-Hours of the Fair:
Tuesday, June 16th, Exhibitor-Preview 18:00 open end
Wednesday, June 17th 11:00 - 18:00 Nocturne: 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday, June 18th 11:00 - 18:00 Nocturne: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday, June 19th 11:00 - 18:00 Nocturne: 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday, June 20th 11:00 - 18:00

Key Visual 2015
© PUTPUT, Popsicles, 2012, Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff



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pictures by team members of photo basel


2016 at a glance: 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 to the fair – a new record! Attendance from international collectors and institutions included*:
 

*not limited
 
 
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pictures by the team of photo basel

 

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 thanks its by May 2016 retired Artistic Director Béatrice Andrieux and is currently composing a new curatorial board for the 2017 edition.
 
PS: The ink on the contract with Volkshaus location might be still wet but we are happy to announce the confirmation with the superb location until minimum 2018 – with options to grow sustainable.
 
photo basel comes back for its third edition on June 14th – 18th 2017.
 
Exhibition venue 2016
Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12
4058 basel
Switzerland

Dates of the show 2016
Official Opening-Hours of the Fair:
Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, June 17th 2016, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 18th 2016, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 19th 2016, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Key Visual 2016
© PUTPUT, Popsicles, 2012, Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff




 
To see more from photo basel 2015, please visit
the 2015-website (new window).
To see more from photo basel 2016, please visit the 2016-website (new window).
 

 




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