Kristof Kintera’s “Memorial of the One Thousand and One Nights” from Jirisvestka Gallery; All photos on site for Art Observed by Caroline Claisse
Similarly minded to LISTE in its emphasis on emerging artists and galleries, VOLTA is another of Art Basel’s several accompanying satellite fairs. VOLTA can be seen as perhaps even more cutting-edge in ways and annually attracts an eclectic and international array of art.
Now entering its eighth parallel collaboration with Basel, the fair has shown remarkable growth in coverage and influence since its start in 2005. This year, 81 galleries gather in the halls of the colossal Dreispitzhalle to create an atmosphere marked by youth and spontaneity.
Cologne’s Teapot Gallery joins VOLTA8 to exhibit Robert Knoke. Here is his work “G&G” depicting on paper the art duo Gilbert & George, a part of his iconic “The Portrait Series”.
Vernon Gallery’s booth
V1 Gallery at VOLTA
Thordten Brinkmann from Galerie Mathias Guntner
Another view of Teapot’s booth
Szucs at Erika Deak
Tyler Rollins Fine Art presents Sopheap Pich
Poppy Sebire exhibits Roger Andersson’s “J” (2009) and Boo Riston in the background
Richard Rendon’s “Muro Abierto” (2010) from Galeria Enrique Guerrero
Rero’s Untitled work (The installation Failed) (2012) from Backlash Gallery
“Conceived as a tightly-edited event that would focus solely on new, cutting-edge production, interchange and intersection were encouraged between the wide range of international exhibitors in order to create a relaxed atmosphere that was more boutique than shopping mall” (VOLTA Basel – Archive).
More from the Program booth
Pe Lang‘s “Moving objects” (2012) from Galerie Mario Mazzoli
Contemporary Art London displays Patrick Heide
Jarmuscheck+partner exhibits Marc Fromm
Levi Van Veluws’ “Origin of the Beginning 1.2″ (2011)
Another of Levi Van Veluw’s at Galerie Ron Mandos’ stand
More views of Levi Van Veluw’s work
Larm Gallery’s booth at VOLTA
Jirisvestka Gallery shows Kristof Kintera
Kleindienst Gallery’s booth
Vernon Gallery exhibits Kit Reisch
Julia Bunnagel’s work from Sebastian Brandl Gallery
Another photo of Julia Bunnagel’s artwork
Jachym Fleig’s “Verbund” (2009) displayed by Galerie Heike Strelow
IC-98 at Galleria Heino’s stand
A Gina Phillips work from Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
An Erika Deak
Baptiste Debombourg’s work showcased by Krupic Kersting Galerie//Kuk
Baer Gallery’s stand at VOLTA
Ana Cristea Gallery’s booth
VOLTA8 debuted June 11 and will continue exhibition through Saturday, June 16. The main fair Art Basel concludes the following day, June 17.
VOLTA8 [Main Page]
Art 43 Basel [Main Page]
Exhibition Site [Dreispitzhalle]
In Basel, Volta Offers Plenty of Discoveries, Despite Sluggish Traffic and Fierce Fair Competition [Artinfo]