Art Capital Of The World For One Week: Art40, LISTE and Scope in Basel

Art Basel, the world’s premier international art show for contemporary and modern art, will open its doors for the fourtieth time from 10th to 14th June 2009 in Messe Basel. But there are lots of other exhibitions and events going on in Basel during that time. Here’s what is going on in Basel during Art40:

The main fair takes place at Basel Messe. The Vernissage is on Tuesday, 9th June for invited guests only. Art40 opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, 10th June.
>> Official Website

LISTE was the first alternative art fair to take place besides Art Basel. Since 1996, LISTE has presented new galleries and the latest trends in art. Galleries exhibiting in LISTE are in general less than five years old. LISTE is one of the world’s most important art discoverer fairs. LISTE takes place at Sudhaus Warteck. The vernissage is on Monday, 8th June 2009. It opens its doors to the public on Tuesday, 9th June until 14th June.
>> Official Website

Scope is the youngest of the Basel art fairs. The focus, here, is not only on the art itself but on the visitor, too. Scope exhibits young and, in general, unknown artists. Doors are open from 9th June to 14th June 2009.
>> Official Website

Volta 5

Volta Show is dedicated to galleries which work with the most exciting emerging artists of the contemporary. It is designed to bridge a gap between Art and the other art fairs in Basel. The fifth edition of Volta5 takes place in the stunning Markthalle building, one of Europe’s largest cupolas. Definitely worth a visit! Doors are open from Monday, 8th June, 4pm.
>> Official Volta5 website

Literally all galleries in Basel have special exhibitions and events during Art 40. On Basel Tourism website, you can find a list of Basel galleries with links to their websites.
>> Basel Tourism Website

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