Basel – SCOPE, the cutting-edge contemporary art fair, returns for the second year to Basel in a new venue, a 60,000 square foot glass pavilion situated on the Rhine. Within walking distance of Art Basel 39, SCOPE will present its most international fair yet, showcasing 85 galleries from all over the world.
SCOPE Basel 2008 exhibitors, special events, and curatorial programs amplify the fair’s signal achievement: introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new audiences internationally, making it the most comprehensive destination for emerging art available anywhere.
With SCOPE Basel 2008, the fair solidifies its position as a leading presenter in the global art world. Currently with fairs in New York, London, Miami, Basel, and the Hamptons, SCOPE is expanding into Spain, China, and the United Arab Emirates, where a cultural world’s fair of art, music, and film has been commissioned.
SCOPE’s latest achievements are complimented by long-term, world-class, exhibition venue commitments. For SCOPE Basel 08, an undeniable tipping point has brought Volta and Balelatina into its orbit, creating a fully-serviced “art district on the Rhine.” SCOPE New York 2008 was held at the culturally iconic Lincoln Center and SCOPE London has proudly made the hallowed Lord’s Cricket Ground its new home.