SCOPE—THE ART SHOW THAT HAS ESTABLISHED ITS NAME BY CURATING CUTTING-EDGE CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD—PROUDLY RETURNS TO BASEL IN 2012

SCOPE, the world’s leading contemporary art show, proudly returns to Basel for the sixth year. Renowned for curating cutting edge contemporary art from around the world, SCOPE will return to its high-profile venue in historic Kaserne, running concurrently with Art Basel, and just blocks away.

Location


SCOPE Basel’s 5,000 m2 pavilion in the heart of Basel, will provide an extraordinary opportunity for visitors to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else. Attendees to SCOPE Basel are a serious and dedicated group of collectors, press, museum professionals and art enthusiasts whose impact on the cultural landscape is of inestimable importance.


Opening


SCOPE Basel opens to Press and VIP’s on Tuesday, June 12 with the First View benefit from 1pm – 9pm; the fair will run June 12 -17, 2012. Featuring 80 international galleries of the highest caliber, SCOPE upholds its unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours and special events in partnership with Kaserne’s cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, theatre and performance.


FOUNDATION


With over 45 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel and New York have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $300 million and attendance of over 425,000 visitors. Founded in 2002, SCOPE has grown extensively in both volume and stature. Alexis Hubshman, President of SCOPE explains, “We’ve evolved from an industry niche to an influential global contributor, with ongoing events, educational programmes, and the SCOPE Foundation 501(c)3. SCOPE is the dynamic presence in the expanding global art market.”


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