Selection Artfair || A Parallel Event to Art Basel
For a number of years this was the official website for the Selection Artfair, a parallel event to Art Basel.
Content is from the site's 2016 archived pages.
Selection Artfair History
13 Jun 2005
10 years selection artfair
Founded in 2007 in Moscow as a response to the escalating art market, the art fair has remained true to its policy since today: less is more. Since 2009 held as a parallel event to Art Basel, the event has established itself over the years as an integral part of the Art Basel week. Only a five minutes’ walk or 350m away from the Art Basel fairground the art lover is able to enjoy in a personal atmosphere on an exhibition space of more than 300 qm selected art at its highest level. For this anniversary year, Selection Artfair pursued in contrast at the other fairs a depth presentation of ten artistic positions with museum level, in contrary of a wide variety of presentations and only a few works per artist at the other fairs. The focus put on figurative art with partly large-format works will additionally create a unique atmosphere. We as the organizers want not only show good art, but as well we would like to be mediators and networkers, bring people together, create platforms and encourage cooperation. Additional we show in the exhibition area "featured artists" individual works by artists they accompany our activity partly for years. We invite you to be a part of our liaison between family atmosphere and unique art.
20 Jun 2015
Chinese Ambassador visiting
The Ambassador Xu Jinghu and Gau Yuchen visited accompanied by an entourage of the Chinese Embassy, the Selection artfair. The Chinese Ambassador, as the highest-ranking representatives of the People's Republic of China and one of the most influential figures in the diplomatic arena. They were delighted by the impressive exhibition of over 70 works by the artist Qin Feng. The Museum of contemporary art Bejing shows in collaboration with Art St. Urban an extensive retrospective of the internationally renowned artist Qin Feng, whose large-format works are traded until prices of sfr. 500,000.00.
13 Jun 2015
Selection Artfair with a new concept
As distinguished from the previous years we make it in staggered intervals less exhibitors possible, to use more space. In absence of the usual mass events with the show of less artworks by each artist, we reach our goal of a museums quality presentation with a solo show. With the focus on China and the featured artist Qin Feng we have realized this concept. We cordially invite you to take part of our liaison between the private ambiance and unique artworks and wish you an inspiring visit.
selection artfair 15th – 19th June 2016
Located in the international art scene and still not lose the overview, is this possible? Just five minutes walk or 350m from the hustle and bustle fair, Art Basel, on the road to “Liste”, you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere with 300 square meters of selected works on a high level. The selection artfair is the smallest of the well recognized side fairs during the Art Basel week and takes place the tenth time from 15th to 19th of June 2016. In this relaxed atmosphere, we recommend our guests to stay longer, to learn more and to have more intensive exchange with the exhibitors.
Basel Art Center
With the establishment of the Basel Art Center in Kleinbasel, a new contemporary art institution came to the emerging art district between the Rhine and exhibition gives it extra boost. The exhibition concept of the Basel Art Center is located in the spectrum of art gallery and art space also permits exhibitions with museum character. From painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video art, performance will be represented in the exhibitions almost the whole range of fine art to interactive art and design. The Basel Art Center collaborates with other institutions, can be rented by organizers, galleries and institutions and serves companies in the field of art as a headquarters. In addition, it is planned to cooperate with national and international institutions to build a network for exhibitions and education to stimulate the discourse about art.
Artists | Galleries 2016
Annetta Grisard (Switzerland)
Blind Tracks - B-Boy "La Furia" (Switzerland)
Matthias Köster (Germany)
Andreas Silbermann (Germany)
Nikolai Makarov (Russia)
Kirill Kipyatkov (Russia)
Aditya Pande (India)
Raouf Rifai (Lebanon)
Xing-Lai Yang (China)
Yun Lee (Seoul)
Advantages in participating selection artfair 2016
Our lean organisation allows booth prices with excellent value for money. After the successful artfairs in Moscow 2007 and 2008 and since 2009 in Basel, selection will enhance the profitability of their participants with another edition in Moscow end of the year. The ultimate place to be, where galleries want to go right now, is Basel. Only a maximum of ten handpicked leading galleries can profit from the strategically ideal located Basel Art Center. The location is only 350 meters from the Art Basel or five minutes walk away. The Basel based organiser can profit from a long-term experience in organising events in the region and an own PR and advertisement department. In cooperation with Monro Fine Logistics all shipping and custom services are provided for the exhibitors. Custom clearing is for participants for free. A multilingual sales team is permanent on site.
The last selection Basel was appreciated for the variety of exhibitors, the quality of the exhibits and the concentrated performance by relevant collectors, art lovers and experts. In cooperation with an international expert team selection plays a role for sophisticated international art clientele as the perfect platform for information and intermediation of art.
Eight points why it’s the right decision to join selection artfair:
- selection artfair is a great opportunity to gain access and to remain present in the global art market
- A participation is possible for an affordable prize and a good value for money
- selection artfair takes place in a very preferred location – the Basel Art Center – only 350m from Art Basel
- The organiser is the welknown Art Center Basel with an excellent knowledge about the local conditions.
- A professional PR and advertisement company launch a striking publicity campaign which will reach more 10000 art lovers
- selection artfair allocate a multilingual sales and mantling team
- selection offers a personal and unrivalled atmosphere
- selection takes care in collaboration with Monro Fine Logistics about all shipping and custom questions. Custom clearing is free for participants as well as a free shipping to the booth from the border. A unique treasury service store and deliver artworks after the fair
•Dates & opening hours
June 15th - June 19th 2016
selection artfair takes place during Art Basel week.
|Vernissage Preview||Evening | June 12 | 5pm – 10pm||By invitation only
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tuesday||June 13||12 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|Wednesday||June 14||12 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|Thursday||June 15||12 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|Friday||June 16||12 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|Saturday||June 17||12 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|Sunday||June 18||12 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
Free for VIP cardholders
Tuesday – Sunday, CHF 10.-
International galleries will present selected artworks.
BASEL ART CENTER
Riehentorstrasse 31 / Corner Claragraben
4058 Basel, Switzerland
The selection artfair takes place in a very preferred location, the BASEL ART CENTER. The independent and well equipped exhibition hall is only five minutes walk from Art Basel and Liste. Basel Art Center guarantees selection the same venue since ten years. During the 47th Art Basel, the fair and its counterparts will attract more than 100’000 visitors from all over the world.
selection artfair 13th – 18th June 2017
Located in the international art scene and still not lose the overview, is this possible? Just five minutes walk or 350m from the hustle and bustle fair, Art Basel, on the road to “Liste”, you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere with 300 square meters of selected works on a high level. The selection artfair is the smallest of the well recognized side fairs during the Art Basel week and takes place the eleventh time from 13th to 18th of June 2017. In this relaxed atmosphere, we recommend our guests to stay longer, to learn more and to have more intensive exchange with the exhibitors.