VOLTA14 // JUNE 11–16, 2018
BASEL’S ART FAIR FOR NEW INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS
VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting gallerists have been first and foremost since VOLTA's inception; in combination with the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair.
Noted for being a "space for discovery", VOLTA14 inaugurates Lysbüchel, once a Coop distribution center, now owned by the City of Basel, ahead of a neighborhood-wide rejuvenation. Located a three-minute walk from Voltaplatz, home of the 2005 original VOLTAshow, VOLTA at Lysbüchel occupies 2,500 square meters of industrial aesthetics and functionality within the ground floor complex. VOLTA sets the tone and plants its (artistic) flag as the first major event within the space.