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SCOPE Art Show Teams up With Berlin's Urban Nation for their 2018 Basel Edition!

  • Mia Florentine Weiss, NOW : WON, 2017
June 5, 2018
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

Among the most visited events in Basel eagerly expected each year, SCOPE Art Basel returns for an exciting 12th edition. A part of SCOPE Art Shows that take place in Basel and Miami Beach, the fair brings together galleries from around the world, which focus on the emerging contemporary art done in various media.

Deepening its ties with the Street Art and New Contemporary Genres, SCOPE Art Shows are now partnering with Berlin’s acclaimed URBAN NATION Museum for Urban Contemporary Art. Over the years, SCOPE has been an incubator of the genre, consistently promoting and supporting artists working in the field.

Operating under the leitmotif Connect. Create. Care, URBAN NATION integrates with both SCOPE Basel 2018 and SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 to present immersive projects and host a curated program of artist talks, panel discussions, screenings and performances.

Together, these important art institutions aim to highlight the aesthetical value of the genre, but most importantly, its critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement.

Primo Marella Gallery at SCOPE Basel 2017
Primo Marella Gallery on view, SCOPE Art Show Basel 2017

Exhibitors of SCOPE Basel 2018

SCOPE Basel 2018 will bring together a total of 72 galleries from all around the world.

Be sure not to miss booths by Sculpture for New Orleans, an ongoing exhibition placing monumental sculptures throughout New Orleans; Thinkspace from Los Angeles, one of the most active and productive exponents of the New Contemporary Art Movement; ArtHelix from New York, a place where art is not only on view and offered for sale, but also where it can be openly discussed and challenged; Fousion Gallery from Barcelona, a truly magical place bringing works by Peca, Miss Van, Julia Benz, Mono Cieza, Will Barras, Dilka Bear and Bruno Pontiroli; The Untitled Gallery from New York, which will present the multimedia series ONLY YOU by Indira Cesarine, in partnership with ArtHelix Gallery and SHIM; Galerie SOON from Bern and Zurich; representing Swiss and international artists in contemporary and urban art; and M77 Gallery from Milan, actively engaged within the Italian and international art scene; among others.

The List of Exhibitors

Art Center PPLUSSeoul
Art EverywhereNew Orleans
Art Gallery O-68Velp
Art UnifiedLos Angeles
AD ProjectsBasel
ARTEPONTEBasel | New York
ArtHelix | ShimBrooklyn
Avant GalleryMiami
BouldertonHong Kong | Miami
Bruno Art GroupTel Aviv | Singapore
Colab GalleryWeil am Rhein
Contini ContemporaryLondon
COX GalleryBordeaux
Demon's MouthOslo
Fousion GalleryBarcelona
Galeria ContrastBarcelona
galerie 143Lorrach
Galerie Alex SchlesingerZurich
galerie gugging nina katschnigMaria Gugging
Galerie KarouzouZurich
Galerie KatapultBasel
Galerie Klose ContemporaryEssen
Galerie KunstkomplexWuppertal
Galerie PICISeoul
Galerie SOONBern | Zurich
Galerie Ursula StrossGraz
Galleri RamfjordOslo
Gallery G-77Kyoto
Galerie Jaap SleperUtrecht
J+New York | Seoul
JR GalleryBerlin
Kolly GalleryZÌ_rich
La MaMa GalleriaNew York
Lakeside GalleryUnterÌ_geri
Lamon ArtAmsterdam
Laurent Marthaler ContemporaryMontreux | Zurich
Lena & Roselli GalleryBudapest
Lise Braun CollectionColmar
M77 GalleryMilan
Mercedes Roldan GalleryMadrid
MOOKJIARTShanghai | Seoul
Nova GaleriePrague
O-Art ProjectLima
One Arts ClubMilan
Orlinda Lavergne Art GalleryMulhouse
Galleri OxholmCopenhagen
Perve GaleriaLisbon
Peter Triantos Art GalleriesToronto
Post ModernAmsterdam
Python GalleryZurich
SAMHART GALLERYVillars-sur-Ollon
The Chemistry GalleryPrague
The McLoughlin GallerySan Francisco
The Public House of ArtAmsterdam
THINK+feel ContemporaryMiami
ThinkspaceLos Angeles
Urban Art GalleryStuttgart
VETUSARTSan Sebastian
Wichtendahl GalerieBerlin

The Program of Events

In collaboration with Urban Nation, the acclaimed event in Switzerland will present dynamic programming in the SCOPE Basel Annex, on the lower level of SCOPE | HAUS.

On June 14th, the event will present a panel discussion titled Art as Catalyst for Community Action. Moderator and SCOPE Art Show VP Daria Brit Green will discuss this subject with Mashonda Tifrere, the Founder of Art LeadHER, the artist Ann Lewis, Kai Luttderodt, the Founder of Diversity Matters, and Shaney Jo Darden, the Founder of Keep A Breast Foundation.

On June 15th, artists Carrie Reichardt, Ann Lewis and Mia Florentine Weiss will take part in the discussion titled Women in Public Art, and Mashonda Tifrere, Kai Lutterodt and Shaney Jo Darden will talk about Advocacy in Contemporary Art.

On June 16th, Urbane Kunst Basel will host a workshop and a presentation.

The Location of SCOPE Basel 2018

Practical Information

SCOPE Basel will take place at SCOPE | HAUS in Basel, Switzerland from June 12th until June 17th, 2018.

The Platinum First View for Platinum Holders or By Invitation will be held on Tuesday, June 12th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the VIP + Press Preview will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press or By Invitation, while the Public Opening will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The doors of the fair will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The price of the Platinum First View will be 150 CHF (≈$152), the General VIP will be 100 CHF (≈$101), while a Daily Ticket will be 20 CHF (≈$20).

For press credentials and more information, visit the official website of the fair.

Floor Plan
SCOPE Basel 2018 Floor Plan
Ben Frost - Urban Addiction
Ben Frost – Urban Addiction, 2017
Herakut - Urban Jungle
Herakut – Urban Jungle, 2017
Left: Julia Benz, 2015. Fousion Gallery / Right: Miss Van, Fousion Gallery
Left: Marc C Woehr – Cube. Urban Art Gallery / Right: V&B (Alex Jacobs en Ellemieke Schoenmaker) – Corporate Deception nr 2, 2015. Gallery Jaap Sleper
Indira Cesarine - ONLY YOU, No 2
Indira Cesarine – ONLY YOU, No 2, courtesy The Untitled Gallery New York

Featured image: Mia Florentine Weiss – NOW : WON, 2017, Reichstag, Berlin | Courtesy of URBAN NATION. All images courtesy of SCOPE Art Basel.