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Photo basel
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 27 - 05 - 2017

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Photo basel, Switzerland's first and only international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, recently announced its gallery list for the third edition. Taking place at the Volkshaus Basel, the fair runs from 14 – 18 June 2017, coinciding with Art Basel. This year, a contingent of 34 galleries, both young and more established, present works by artists from 15 countries in three sections: the main section, tape/basel and the not-for-profit section. photo basel brings together galleries from around the world, fostering a dialogue between members of the photographic and broader art world communities. A strong group of galleries from Europe will be joined by exhibitors from China, Georgia, Japan, Peru, Mexico, Argentina and the USA.
Newcomers to the fair include Catharine Clark (USA), Kana Kawanashi (Japan), Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (USA), and Galerie Springer (Germany). Returning galleries includeEsther Woerdehoff (France), Flatland (Netherlands), Dix9 (France), Grundemark Nilsson(Germany/Sweden), Bildhalle (Switzerland), and Camara Oscura (Spain).
photo basel are pleased to announce a new section entitled tape/basel which is entirely devoted to the moving image, featuring artists' films and videos. The programme is a collaboration with Canadian-Swiss curator Chantal Molleur, and with photo basel director, Sven Eisenhut.
The not-for-profit section showcases nominees from the vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis (Young Artist's Prize for Photography), a highly respected annual award which is produced by the vfg (association of creative photographers), Switzerland. The programme is designed to showcase new talent within Switzerland. Also featured in this section is photography by the alumni of FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Switzerland, curated by the academy's director, Chus Martínez.
From its foundation year in 2015, photo basel has become established as one of the most prominent photography fairs in the German speaking world. As a fair with a high calibre range of work from both younger and more established galleries, photo basel attracts international visitors and exhibitors.
Sven Eisenhut, director of photo basel said:
"As the most international edition of photo basel so far, I am extremely excited for this year's fair to show a diverse range of photographers and galleries from a 4 continents. It is amazing to see that after two successful editions we are steadily gaining momentum. This third edition will give the avid collector and art lover such an outstanding overview of the fine art photography scene. There is a tremendous amount of discovery to make this year."
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