VOLTA Art Fair - Basel
DISCOVER. CONNECT. COLLECT.
VOLTA Art Fair returns to Basel for its 16th edition during this year’s Basel Art Fair Week. 70 galleries from across five continents assemble at the recently renovated venue of Elsässerstrasse 215, showcasing compelling new artist projects for a real life fair experience. VOLTA Art Fair fosters galleries in staging ambitious solo and group presentations, refining the experience to its essential elements: the artists and their work. Connected via shuttle bus and tram between Art Basel, visitors may escape the Messe’s hectic pace and immerse within VOLTA’s focused booth curation. The fair extends its viewing hours from Monday, September 20, through Sunday, September 26.
You and your fellow ASMALLWORLD Members' health and safety is our highest priority, and as such we will always adhere to local guidelines and regulations before reinstating in-person events in your country. Please refer to the Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidelines below to ensure that everyone makes a concerted effort to minimize the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe. To enter the event, you will be asked to fill out a contact details form for contact tracing.
5 members and guests from 3 cities attended
Members: CHF 20.00 (instead of 35.00)
Guests: CHF 25.00
- Admission to the vernissage
TUE - SUN TICKETS
Members: CHF 15.00 (instead of 25.00)
Guests: CHF 20.00
- Admission to the fair at the chosen date
Vernissage: 2 – 8 pm
Tuesday, September 21 — Saturday, September 25
10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, September 26
10 am – 5 pm
VOLTA debuted in Basel in 2005 as an art fair collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art fair Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. VOLTA’s New York fair followed in 2008, offering a solo and boutique alternative to the crowded trade show tradition of Armory Week in March. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting galleries have been of the utmost importance since VOLTA’s inception, resulting in eclectic and dynamic solo presentations and multiple artists in curated conversations.
In autumn 2019, Ramsay Fairs acquired VOLTA, sparking fresh ideas toward future editions. Under the new leadership of Kamiar Maleki, VOLTA returned to New York in March 2020 closer to its origins as an immersive experience that invites discovery, welcoming 53 international galleries to the intimate Metropolitan West.
With editions in New York, Basel, and Miami, VOLTA builds the foundation and platform for younger galleries to participate in the art markets’ major cities.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-trasnsferable.
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