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VOLTA 14

VOLTA 14

” VOLTA’s journey started 14 years ago at Volta-Platz in Basel, right around the corner from our latest venue,” notes Amanda Coulson, VOLTA Artistic Director. “Throughout the years, VOLTA consistently claimed new territory through content and location. Always evolving, continuously reinventing our shape, consistently moving forward, constantly exploring new terrains and positions. We aim to do what we do best: providing a platform for professional gallery work while remaining a place for research and discovery. ”
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Half of the positions this year feature solo artist projects and “dialogues” between two artists, the foundation of VOLTA’s focused and artist-centered program. Among the 20 solo presentations for 2018: Jorma Puranen (presented by Galerie Anhava, Helsinki), a conceptual photography pioneer and celebrated vanguard of the Helsinki School; Malala Andralavidrazana (presented by Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano), the Paris-based Malagasy artist whose re-appropriated precolonial maps encourage cultural centering and global connectivity; Jaco van Schalwyk (presented by Barnard Gallery, Cape Town), who unveils Nemora, an enveloping forest installation that reflects both Paradise and the peril of over-industrialization; Ilona Szalay (presented by Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh), a Threadneedle Prize finalist, whose figurative compositions on aluminum speak strongly to #MeToo; and a commentary on value structures, via mechanized cardboard object-sculptures by Daniel Agdag (presented by MARS Gallery, Windsor), whose film Lost Property Unity was shortlisted for Best Animated Short at the 2018 Oscars.

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Saori Miyake The missing shade 22-2 2017, Gelatin silver print, 79.5 x 52 cm. Presented by waitingroom (Tokyo)

Highlights from the 20 dual-artist booths at VOLTA: a consideration on art as activism presented by AD Gallery (Athens), featuring Manuel Ocampo, who co-represented The Philippines at the 57th Venice Biennale, and Mihael Milunovic, subject of a major solo exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in his homeland, Serbia; an interface of digital and physical realities implemented by SCAG (Vienna), featuring new media rising stars Christiane Peschek and Julian Palacz; and a cross-generational celebration of an artist’s handwork at Tezukayama Gallery (Osaka), starring mark-making minimalist veteran Moriyuki Kuwabara, who made his Art Basel debut in 1977, and emotive figurative sculptor Yoshiyuki Ooe, whose own international splash occurred nearly 40 years later at Art15 London.

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Saori Miyake The missing shade 22-2 2017, Gelatin silver print, 79.5 x 52 cm. Presented by waitingroom (Tokyo)

The other half of VOLTA14 exhibitors convey thematic concepts and material surveys, with highlights including: “Tables Pots and Plants – A Song for Matisse”, a love-letter to the still-life from V1 Gallery (Copenhagen), featuring an ensemble cast from the gallery’s international roster, furniture by Charlotte Perriand, and a publication; “The Hierarchy of Scale” by Charlie Smith London (London), highlighting the classical power imbued in artworks miniature and monumental, with artists’ differing dimensions in direct dialogue with one another; and Primae Noctis (Lugano) champions distinct local tradition and sociopolitical concerns across the African continent, led by Abdoulaye Konaté, the celebrated Malian textile artist whose recent exhibitions include a two-decade survey at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (DK) and a major installation for Vive Arte Vive at the 57th Venice Biennale.
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Christiane Peschek Velvet Fields, Kat. 1 2017, Healing brush and Stamp tool on Skin tone; Pigment print on Aluminum, 120 x 95 cm. Courtesy of SCAG and the Artist. Presented by SCAG (Vienna)

VOLTA 14

VOLTA 14 moves location for the upcoming 2018 edition, inaugurating the former COOP distribution center at Elsässerstrasse 215, adjacent to Novartis Campus, the Basel headquarters of the global healthcare company. Following the adage “there’s no place like home”, VOLTA’s new venue is a five-minute walk from Voltaplatz, site of the original VOLTAshow and down the street from where the Rhine baptized its founders back in 2005. VOLTA 14 opens in previews on Monday, 11 June and continues through Saturday, 16 June, concurrent with Art Basel Week 2018.

NEW LOCATION

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OPENING HOURS
Monday, June 11 – Saturday, June 16, 2018
Closed on Sunday
PREVIEW + PUBLIC OPENING Monday, June 11
Guest of Honor Preview 10 am – 12 pm
VIP / Press Preview 12 – 2 pm
Public Vernissage 2 – 7 pm
REGULAR HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday, June 12 – 16
10 am – 7 pm
SATURDAY PUBLIC SOIRÉE 7 – 9 pm
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DESIGN BASEL 2018

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018

DESIGN MIAMI 2018

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018

In addition to presentations by 47 of the world’s most prestigious design galleries, ten Curio installations, ten Design at Large projects, and the culminating presentations from the three Swarovski Designers of the Future award winners, Design Miami Basel 2018 presents six Satellites & Collaborations, seven Design Talks, and more.

SATELITES & COLLABORATIONS

CALVIN KLEIN’s first installation at Design Miami Basel 2018 presents a unique vision of an expansive international landscape, as interpreted by Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons, featuring an authentic American barn and a showcase of limited edition Cassina Feltri armchairs with upholstery selected by Mr. Simons. An admirer of Gaetano Pesce’s work, Mr. Simons approached Cassina about initiating what he refers to as a “cultural correspondence.”
The result is a selection of 100 numbered Feltri armchairs in which CALVIN KLEIN house codes are applied to the armchair’s interior upholstery.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in collaboration with SFA Advisory and Southern Guild, presents a project of collectible design pieces by renowned South African designer Porky Hefer. Drawing attention to the foundation’s dedication to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants by supporting projects that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities, Hefer created five large-scale, functional, and sculptural designs of endangered species: orangutan, polar bear, sloth, blue whale, and great white shark. Visitors are invited to sit in, on, and around these friendly sculptural creatures, igniting a sense of empathy as the stories of the animals’ hardships and the importance of their survival to our own lives are recounted through interaction, video, and text.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Limited edition Feltri by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina with vintage quilts selected by Raf Simons for CALVIN KLEIN/ Porky Hefer and Endangered Orangutan/ Porky Hefer, 2018/ Courtesy of Southern Guild & SFA Advisory. Photo by Antonia Steyn

Stuart Parr presents selections from his collection of classic 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Italian motorcycles and cars in the following three categories. The Mini: These small but versatile vehicles have a top speed of about 60 mph from the rear-mounted, mostly two-cylinder engines. They were and still are the ultimate beach car and, for Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli, a perfect fit for his yacht. The Mighty: The magnificent Iso Grifo designed at Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro is equipped with powerful Chevrolet Corvette engines, ensuring reliability and autostrada speeds upwards of 140 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest production cars at the time––Italian beauty, American muscle. The Moto: Italian motorcycles were born on the track. Their story has been inscribed on the most famous racing tracks in the world.
The Collectors Lounge at DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018, presented by ETEL and designed by Superluna, is a space where collectors and members can enjoy a drink from the Perrier-Jouët bar, and relax in an atmosphere designed to mirror a domestic environment filled with pieces rich in Brazil’s contemporary themes and history. Curated with selected pieces from ETEL’s collection of contemporary design and re-editions of iconic modern Brazilian design, the entire Lounge structure is covered with textile panels, creating a frame for an intimate space.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Dinamarquesa Armchair/ Zalszupin/ Courtesy of ETEL/ The Mini, The Mighty, and The Moto / 1973, Iso Grifo 5.8 Litre Series II Coupe/ Courtesy of Stuart Parr Collection

GRAPHIC IDENTITY

François Halard, renowned interior and architectural photographer and this year’s curator of Design at Large, created a graphic identity specially for Design Miami/ Basel that explores the concept of time, encouraging visitors to shift their focus to design’s defining details, materials, and expressions. His blurred and distorted photographs, seen throughout Design Miami Basel’s branding, create ethereal images that appear to be on the verge of focusing. These images evoke a sense of slowing down, encouraging fairgoers to unplug from their bustling everyday lives, step away from social media addictions, and shift their perspective of time, immersing themselves fully in their first-hand experience of the fair.

OFFICIAL FURNITURE SPONSORS

Artek and Vitra return to Design Miami/ Basel this edition and will be providing the furniture for the Design Talks Theater, Media Lounge as well as Nook Café. Attendees can expect to see furniture designed by some of today’s leading designers including Konstantin Grcic’s Stool-Tool (Vitra) at our Design Talks Theater and classics of modern design by Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara (Artek) at our media lounge.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Preview Day/ By invitation only Monday, June 11
Collectors Preview/ 12–5pm Vernissage/ 5–7pm
Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 12/ 10am–8pm Wednesday, June 13/ 10am–8pm Thursday, June 14/ 10am–7pm Friday, June 15/ 10am–7pm
Saturday, June 16/ 11am–7pm Sunday, June 17/ 11am–7pm
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