Basel, Switzerland — SCOPE; the art show that has established its name by curating cutting edge contemporary art from around the world, proudly returns to Basel for the fifth year. Running concurrent with Art Basel, SCOPE returns to its high profile venue in historic Kaserne just blocks from Art Basel 42. Located in the heart of the city, SCOPE Basel’s new home, a pavilion offering over 5,000 m², will provide a real opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers alike to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else.

This year’s Basel edition

This year’s Basel edition of the fair, June 15-19, 2011, will present over 75 international galleries upholding SCOPE’s unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. SCOPE’s unique experience expands this year in partnership with Kaserne’s cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, theatre and performance.”This season we want to highlight SCOPE’s lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman. “Introducing artists, curators, and our exhibiting galleries to new international audiences has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world.”