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SCOPE Art Fair
International Contemporary Art Show
Kaserne Basel
Klybeckstrasse 1b
Basel CH - 4057
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SCOPE Art Fair

Newsletter # 4
May 20 2011

SCOPE Thinks Global, Works Local

SCOPE Basel 2011 returns to its high profile venue at historic Kaserne

BASEL − SCOPE, the art show that has established its name by curating cutting edge contemporary art from around the world, proudly returns to Basel for the fifth year. Running concurrently with Art Basel for the next three years, SCOPE returns to its high profile venue in historic Kaserne just blocks from Art Basel 42. Located in the heart of the city, SCOPE Basel, a pavilion offering over 5,000 mē, provides the real opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers alike to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else. The fair opens to Press and VIP's on Wednesday, June 15 with the FirstView benefit.

This year's edition of SCOPE Basel, June 15 -19, 2011, presents 75 international galleries upholding a unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. Returning galleries include: SPINELLO Projects( Miami), Fabian and Claude Walter Galerie (Zurich), Jacob Karpio Galeria (San Jose), Primo Marella Gallery (Milan), Officine Dell'Immagine (Milan), Galerie Maurits van de Laar (The Hague), Analix Forever (Geneva), janinebeangallery (Berlin), The Drawing Room (Makati), x-ist (Istanbul), Wilde Gallery (Berlin) and newcomers: Aranapoveda (Madrid), Balloon (Chicago) Butter (Miami), Cross Gallery (Dublin), Contra Projects (Detroit), Da Xiang Art Space (Taichung City), Flo Peters Gallery (Hamburg), Guillochon Gallery (London), Hania Bailly Contemporary (Geneva) and Semarang Gallery (Semarang). Additionally, SCOPE is proud to welcome back the Galleries Association of Berlin (LVBG) for its third year featuring: Galerie Deschler, LEEgalerieBERLIN, MORGEN CONTEMPORARY, schultz contemporary, Swedish Photography, and WAGNER + PARTNER. The unique SCOPE Basel experience expands this year in partnership with Kaserne's cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, theatre and performance. "This season we want to highlight SCOPE's lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business" says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman. "Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new international audiences has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world."

First View Schedule | Wed | June 15 | 10am - 7pm

10:00 am Open to Press and VIP
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour Hosted by Sallfort AG
6:30pm VIP Tour of Fair
7:30 pm SCOPE VIP Dinner (Invitation Only)
9:00pm Opening Night Party at Kaserne

First View Event Details

6:00 pm Cocktail Hour I Hosted by Sallfort AG
Please join SCOPE Basel and Sallfort AG for cocktails and h'ordeurves in the BLANK Design lounge.

6:30pm VIP Tour of Fair
SCOPE invites you to participate in a VIP tour led by SCOPE staff and curatorial guests. The tour will highlight this years edition of SCOPE Basel Galleries.

7:30 pm SCOPE Dinner (Invitation Only)
Exhibitors and selected guests are invited to dinner at the SCOPE Pavailion. For more information email

9:00 pm Opening Night Party at Kaserne
SCOPE along with Basels historical Kaserne present President Bongo as the opening night musical entertainment.

SCOPE Foundation Presents

Alex Schweder | Counterweight Roommate
Counterweight Roommate is a self-contained living unit and will be continuously inhabited for the full five days of SCOPE Basel by performance artist-architect Alex Schweder La and Ward Shelley.

Alex Schweder La and Ward Shelley
Counterweight Roommate
Premiering SCOPE Basel 2011
2 people, 5 days
Structure 2' x 32' x 6'

Academy of Art and Design FHNW
Masterstudio I BLANK Lounge
BLANK, a concept developed by an interdiciplinary team of nine students, use "space" to design the SCOPE Basel Lounge.

SCOPE Basel 2011 Lounge
SCOPE VIP Picnic Lounge
SCOPE is proud to introduce our limited edition picnic blanket.
Enjoy some champagne in the sun while relaxing on these creative keepsakes.
or More Information on the BLANK Lounge Please

Hinterhof Bar Official I Restaurant Sponsor

Located in the BLANK Lounge, Hinterhof Bar in collaboration with the Academy of Art and Design, Masterstudio will bring their artistic, innovative cocktail-catering style to the SCOPE Basel venue offering only the finest drinks and service.

SCOPE Kids Program | Moblie Jugendarbeit Basel
(Streetwork Basel, MJAB) works with youth in their general environments and their social spaces.

Street Art Project | MJAB
"Streetwork Basel" along with Graffiti Artist David Kumin (Chromeo), Florian Wieland and Oliver Benz turn solar powered trash bins into art. The streets of Basel will be lined with thirty public trash cans designed by Basel youth and renounced graffiti artists. In addition, each receptacle will make different noises when trash is inserted into bin. At night once the sun sets, local children will surround the bins with a brilliant display of light graffiti.

For More Information on SCOPE Programming Please Visit

SCOPE Presents Kaserne Performance and Music Programming

ZAP Performancemarathon

Saving The World Gob Squad June 14-15 8pm

In "Saving The World," Gob Squad squeezes the world into a handful of videotapes. Produced in 25 hours, a seven camera panoramic film portrays Basel's Claraplatz, as a microcosm of the entire world.

Bodies In Urban Spaces | Von Cie Willi Dorner
Wed | June 15 | 4pm
Fri | June 17 | 4pm
Sat | June 18 | 2pm

"Bodies in Urban Spaces" is a moving trail, choreographed for a group of dancers. The performers lead the audience through selected parts of public and semi public spaces

Music Program at Kaserne
SCOPE, partnering with Basel's historic Kaserne is excited to present an international musical line-up on Wednesday June 15th. Bands and musical guests to be announced shortly.

For More Information on SCOPE Programming
Please Visit

SCOPE Special Projects

Invisible Heros
The new installation, Frieden Freiheit Alles (Peace Liberty Everything) 2011, by Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic features an elaborate display of wooden hands all making a Corna hand Gesture. The Corna has a variety of meanings...

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NESCAFE Champs
snowboard competition, a design contest was launched to create the official NESCAFE Champs 2011.
Check out the winning snowboards at SCOPE 2011.

SCOPE Off-Site
Hinterhof I Bon Melange presents SOUL CLAP
Wolf + Lamb, Doublestandard/ Boston
DJ Set- All Night Long

Dirtyold Town
Film by Jenner Frust, Daniel Levin, Julia Willoughby Nason
The Bowery becomes a nexus of shattered dreams when a merchant has 72 hours to pay his rent.

Founded in 2002, SCOPE has grown extensively in both volume and stature.
Alexis Hubshman, President of SCOPE explains " We've evolved from an industry niche to an influential global contributor, with ongoing events, educational programs and the SCOPE Foundation 501 (c)3. SCOPE is the dynamic presence in the expanding global art market." with art fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons, SCOPE Art Show has gamered critical acclaim, with sales over $150 million and attendance of over 400,000 visitors. Sincerely,

SCOPE Art Show International Contemporary Art Show

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