AO on Site with Photoset – Basel: Volta 8 at Art 43 Basel, 20120

June 15th, 2012

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

Program booth

“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.

–L. Marsova

Related Links:

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]