The Young Art Fair in Basel
The most important international art fair for young, contemporary art
Following our successful anniversary edition (15 years), LISTE 16 - The Young Art Fair will open its doors in Basel from June 14 - June 19, 2011, and will once again be the meeting place for young, contemporary art!
From among 350 applicants our jury of experts - consisting of experts from the museum world - chose 64 galleries from 19 countries. We will be introducing 10 galleries for the first time in Basel and 8 galleries will be returning to LISTE after successful Statements at Art Basel. The most interesting galleries of the younger generation will be represented at LISTE and will bring a high caliber selection of young, contemporary art to Basel.
As our special guest, we will be hosting the museum Haus Konstruktiv of Zurich. For the second time, the redtoo Art Prize will be awarded to the most outstanding newcomer gallery and the art prize Nationale Suisse will be awared for the eighth time. The Performance Project is being curated for the first time by Maja Wismer.
Since its inception in 1996, LISTE has set about the task of introducing exclusively galleries of a new generation that are involved in the zeitgeist and represent important young artists. In this way, LISTE has made a consequential and important contribution to the promotion of young artists and young galleries. The number of galleries, 64, has intentionally been kept low - only the most important newer galleries from across the globe - and that has helped to create LISTE's great success.
Over the last several years, a number of LISTE's galleries have been able to make the leap repeatedly to Statements or Feature at Art Basel but, due to gallery age, have been unable to secure for themselves a permanent space at the fair. LISTE has responded to this situation by adjusting its acceptance policy so that important former exhibitors at LISTE are still able to present at our fair. As we continue to build on its successful policy, LISTE remains committed to its very strict selection policy - showing forward-looking and trend-setting positions by younger artists under 40.
Galleries at LISTE 16 (please find a complete list at the end of this text) In our 16th year, we will be presenting 64 galleries from 19 countries which were selected from 350 applicants by our jury of experts. Among the galleries selected are 11 from Germany, 8 from the USA and Great Britain, 7 from France, 6 from Italy, 4 from the Netherlands, 3 from Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, 2 from Romania, and 1 each from China, Greece, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Hungary. 19 solo presentations will be presented at LISTE 16, among them FORT Collective at Exile (Berlin), Neil Belouf at Balice Hertling (Paris), Ciprian Muresan at Andreiana Mihail (Bucarest), Fredrik Værslev at Johan Berggren (Malmö) und Anders Clausen at Hotel (London).
We are all excited about the 10 galleries making their debut at LISTE: RaebervonStenglin (Zurich), Exile (Berlin), Koch Oberhuber Wolff (Berlin), Balice Hertling (Paris), Marcelle Alix (Paris), Rob Tufnell (London), Hopkinson Cundy (Auckland), Stereo (Poznan), Renwick (New York) und Laurel Gitlen (New York).
A number of galleries will be returning to LISTE after an appearance at Statements at Art Basel. Thus, these galleries are able to continue to present their important positions in Basel. Among these galleries are Neue Alte Brücke (Frankfurt a.M.), Monitor (Rome), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Diana Stigter (Amsterdam). Several artists of LISTE 16, such as Ida Ekblad (Karma International), Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Wilfried Lentz), Shannon Ebner (kaufmann repetto and Wallspace) or Navid Nuur (Plan B and Martin van Zomeren), will also be represented at this year's Biennale in Venice. LISTE Performance Project The Performance Project has taken place at LISTE during the fair since 2003. The concept and goal of this project are to carry out an ambitious program with emerging, highly promising artists. For the 16th edition of LISTE - The Young Art Fair, another edition of the Performance Project with international artists - now curated by Maja Wismer (Basel and Stockholm) - will be presented.
This year's program will open with a live dance performance by the young American artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, with musician Sam Long. On Tuesday, Lily Reynaud Dewar (FR) will show a new performance at LISTE. In addition, performances will be shown by Ruth Buchanan (NZ), Bonny Poon (CA), Stéphane Querrec (FR), Jeanne-Salomé Rochat (CH) und Udio (DE).
LISTE Special Guests This year, the museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich under the direction of Dorothea Strauss will appear as a guest at LISTE. The presentation ‘Coup De Cœur' will bring together works by Elias Crespin, Natalia Stachon, Tobias Madison and Mai-Thu Perret.
The new House of Electronic Arts Basel is the successor of [plug.in], Art & New Media (2000-2010), and the new home for Shift - Festival of Electronic Arts (est. 2007). A guest project by young artists from China, curated by Li Zhenhua, will be shown.
Kaskadenkondensator Basel will present the curator's collective ‘the forever ending story', with a solo presentation by the painter Christian Rothmaler as well as ‘collectif inouite', which, in its role as art mascot, will organize walks and performance various actions.
Art Prizes For the 8th time, Nationale Suisse will present its much-coveted art prize. This prize is open to graduates of Swiss art colleges majoring in “visual art and media art”. The prize includes a monetary award of 15,000 CHF and a solo presentation at LISTE. This year's award goes to Josse Bailly, a graduate of the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design Geneva.
The redtoo Art Prize will be awarded for the second time. The redtoo Art Prize is open to galleries presenting for the first time at LISTE. The winning gallery is selected by an international jury of experts. The prize includes payment of the gallery's stand costs and the purchase of a work of art.
LISTE's Main Sponsor for 15 Years We will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of our main sponsor! Since 1997, LISTE's second year of existence,
E. Gutzwiller & Cie Banquiers, Basel has been the fair's main sponsor. Through their long-standing sponsorship, they have helped our young galleries to be actively involved in Basel's art fair week at very reasonable terms and conditions. We are very happy to have such a highly competent, generous and committed partner. Over these last 15 years, a valuable relationship and friendship has grown, which LISTE's management hopes never to loose.
Documentary LISTE – The Young Art Fair and the Werkraum Warteck pp We are also very pleased to present the documentary film ‘LISTE - The Young Art Fair in Basel and the Werkraum Warteck pp' by film-maker Edith Jud. The film recounts the story of the Werkraum Warteck and LISTE and their very special 15-year shared history. The film, which lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes, will be shown during the entire week of the fair. The DVD and further information regarding the screening are available at the fair office.
The Galleries of LISTE 16 64 galleries from 19 countries *new at LISTE Austria:
Andreas Huber, Vienna. Krobath, Vienna/Berlin. Mezzanin, Vienna Belgium: Office Baroque, Antwerp. Elisa Platteau, Bruxelles. Tulips & Roses, Bruxelles China: Platform China, Beijing France: *Balice Hertling, Paris. Bugada & Cargnel, Paris. Lucile Corty, Paris. Gaudel de Stampa, Paris. *Marcelle Alix, Paris. Schleicher + Lange, Paris. Jocelyn Wolff, Paris Germany: Circus, Berlin. Croy Nielsen, Berlin.*Exile, Berlin. Kadel Willborn, Karlsruhe. *Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin. Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin. Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt a.M.. Peres Projects, Berlin. Micky Schubert, Berlin. Sommer & Kohl, Berlin. Supportico Lopez, Berlin Great Britain: Ancient & Modern, London. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow. Carl Freedman, London. Herald St., London. Hotel, London. Limoncello, London. Mary Mary, Glasgow. *Rob Tufnell, London Greece: The Breeder, Athens Hungary: Kisterem, Budapest. Italy: Fluxia, Milan. Fonti, Naples. Kaufmann Repetto, Milan. Francesca Minini, Milan. Monitor, Rome. T293, Naples Mexico: Labor, Mexico D.F. Netherlands: Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam. Diana Stigter, Amsterdam. Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam. Zinger, Amsterdam New Zealand: *Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland Norway: Lautom, Oslo Poland: *Stereo, Poznan Romania: Andreiana Mihail, Bucharest. Plan B, Cluj/Berlin Spain: NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona Sweden: Johan Berggren, Malmö Switzerland: BolteLang, Zurich. Karma International, Zurich. *RaebervonStenglin, Zurich USA: Altman Siegel, San Francisco. Bureau, New York. Elizabeth Dee, New York. Foxy Production, New York. James Fuentes, New York. *Laurel Gitlen, New York. *Renwick, New York. Wallspace, New York
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or at the press office, Jacqueline Uhlmann, +41 61 6922021
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You will received your press pass at the fair office, which will be open daily 30 minutes before the doors open until closing.
Press office: firstname.lastname@example.org, Jacqueline Uhlmann, +41 61 6922021