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VOLTA6 publishes exhibitor list (21.4.2010)
  VOLTA -- Basel's acclaimed setting for cutting-edge art, now in its
sixth edition -- gathers a unique selection of 81 highly respected
international galleries for exhibition in the fresh new venue, the
Dreispitzhalle. The 2010 Curatorial Board—composed of Adam Budak, curator of Kunsthaus Graz and co-curator of Manifesta 7; Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Critic & Curator, Sâo Paulo, Christoph Doswald, art critic and curator, Zürich; Jasper Sharp, curator and writer, Vienna; and Stephanie Smith,
contemporary curator at Smart Museum of Art, Chicago—worked through more
than 350 applications to select galleries from 28 countries.

This eighty-one strong group of both emerging and mature galleries, emphasize the internationalism of the board and the continued focus and ideology of VOLTA Basel: to showcase a strong, curatorial selected presentation of artwork from a range of galleries in experience and identity.

On the strength of the New York edition, the Basel curators conceived a new section, VOLTA SOLO in which 15 out of the 79 booths will be dedicated to strictly single artist presentations. In true VOLTA style, these are presented by both emerging galleries new to the VOLTA platform alongside mid-career galleries, all presenting artists on the cutting edge in a close and dedicated form of collaboration.

The VOLTA SOLO Section comprises Galerie Baer with local Dresden-based artist Hannes Broecker; Tokyo gallery MA2 with Akihiro Higuchi; the Parisian ColletPark with Herwig Weiser (Vienna/Cologne); Berlin’s magnus müller with 2008 Whitney Biennal participant Ellen Harvey; Georgia Scherman Projects from Toronto with homegrown duo Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins; Motive from Amsterdam representing Paris-based Raphaël Zarka; P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, Ljubjana, presenting local artist Tadej Pogacar; acb galeria from Budapest with the Hungarian artist Gyula Várnai from the city of Dunaújváros; moniquemeloche from Chicago with local artist Justin Cooper; galerieofmarseille representing local artist Hervé Paraponaris; Republic representing Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist Holly Ward; Zaum Projects from Lisbon with Berlin-based Katrin Korfmann; and finally Ybakatu Espaço de Arte out of Curitiba, Brazil, showcasing the works of São Paulo- based artist João Loureiro.

Indeed, with the addition of a Brazilian-based curator to the Curatorial Board former VOLTA exhibitors such as Eduardo Leme and Nara Roesler (São Paolo) are joined by newcomers Ybakatu Espaço de Arte (Curtiba) as well Laura Marsiaj (Rio). Other geographical areas with newly enlarged representation include Canada—with a gallery from each of the three major cities: Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto; Republic Gallery, Vancouver; and Parisian Laundry; Montreal—and Italy with five galleries from four major cities: V.M. 21 and Furinin arte contemporanea, Rome; Magrorocco, Milan; Umberto Di Marino, Naples; and Perugi arte contemporanea, Padua.

With its fresh new location, a return to the tightly-focused grouping of earlier years, a strong and respected curatorial board and a thought-provoking selection of 81 international galleries, VOLTA6 remains the world-renowned, cutting-edge art event in Basel.

VOLTA was founded in 2005 by dealers Kavi Gupta (Chicago); Ulrich Voges (Frankfurt) and Friedrich Loock (Berlin).

The Preview for invited guests can be accessed by members of the Press by filling in the press registration form, which will require proof of press credentials.
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