photo basel, Switzerland’s first and only art fair dedicated to the display and promotion of photography, returns to the Volkshaus Basel for its fifth edition. The fair runs from 11 June – 16 June 2019, coinciding with the international modern and contemporary fair Art Basel.
From its inaugural edition in 2015, photo basel has cemented its profile as the most prominent photography fair in the German-speaking region. Bringing together galleries from around the world, the fair fosters a dialogue between members of the photographic and broader art world communities, attracting international media, visual art experts and collectors at a key moment in the annual art world calendar.
This year the fair will be expanding to span two floors of the Volkshaus Basel for the first time.
photo basel brings together 41 exhibitors from both emerging and established galleries across 15 countries including France, Japan, Israel and the United Kingdom.
photo basel 2019 program
In support of our 41 international exhibitors, showcasing more than 530 artworks by over 150 artists, we have compiled a rich while concise program that will provide opportunities for further examination of the medium, more context and room for debate at our fifth anniversary edition.
2019 marks the start of collector’s profile, a new annual special exhibition that will present selected private photography collections during photo basel. The Righetti Collection from Berne, Switzerland, compiled one of the most comprehensive and remarkable collections of works by Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli (1925 – 2000).
After the successful inauguration of photo basel’s ALPA Award in 2018, the Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA®, in cooperation with a private collector, will select once again an outstanding photographic position exhibited at photo basel and honour the winning artist with the 2019 photo basel ALPA Award.
photo basel is delighted to return the Master Cabinet in 2019. Picking up from last year’s topic “Pivotal Moments”, our upcoming edition will focus on “Tender Moments” in photography.
photo basel in situ: This year, the i.collection (1987-2008) assembled by Isabelle Mège will be on display in Basel at Heuberg 24 in 4051 Basel. Vernissage, Thursday, June 6th at Heuberg 24
We are delighted to announce the launching of photo basel’s online store. The online store will connect photo basel galleries with like-minded, curious collectors – beyond the fair. Many of the works can be acquired for CHF 2000.00 or less.
For more information: http://www.photo-basel.com/
Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
June 11, 2019 to June 16, 2019