Newsletter No 01

April 03, 2014



Basel, Switzerland: Connected by dedicated SCOPE TRAMS to the main fair, SCOPE Art Show returns to its pioneering location in Klybeckquai, the new art and culture center of Basel. A wellspring of cultural development for Basel Stadt, SCOPE was the first in what is now a series of extraordinary happenings centered on the New Arts District on the Rhine.

In proximity to SCOPE Basel's 4,000m² pavilion, the Tinguely Museum will present Jean Tinguely's brilliant musical performance "Cyclope" along with several restaurants, bars, and clubs orchestrating "pop-ups" along the once-industrial riverfront. SCOPE is delighted to be at the center of this focused cultural moment in Basel.

SCOPE Basel will welcome 75 International Exhibitors alongside 20 Breeder Program Galleries, offering a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else. Exhibitors hail from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada.

SCOPE Basel opens to VIPs and Press on Tuesday, June 17, with its Platinum First View benefit from 12pm - 4pm; the fair will run June 18-22, 2014. Accessible by dedicated SCOPE tram, SCOPE Basel is connected to the Messaplatz and Claraplatz. Additionally, visitors may reach the fair by a scenic walking route along the Rhine, which will feature SCOPE Basel information points for convenience.

Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE's Breeder Program celebrates its 14th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries.

The Breeder Program requires a separate application, to be reviewed by SCOPE's curatorial panel. You can find this application here, or by following instructions listed below.

For additional information on how to apply for SCOPE Basel, please click here, contact Katelijne De Backer, Director of Exhibitor Relations: [email protected], see application link below, or visit


Uferstrasse 40
CH-4057 Basel

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