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photo basel returns to the Volkshaus Basel for its fourth edition
Karlheinz Weinberger, No 6206182, 1961, 34.5 x 34.5 cm, Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff.


BASEL.- photo basel, Switzerland’s first and only art fair dedicated to the display and promotion of photography, returns to the Volkshaus Basel for its fourth edition. Curated by Daniel Blochwitz, an expert in photography, the fair runs from 12 - 17 June 2018 coinciding with the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Basel.

The fair brings together 35 exhibitors from both emerging and established galleries across 13 countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Colombia and Japan. Newcomers to the fair include Ibasho Gallery (Belgium), Only Photography (Germany), Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea (Portugal), °Clair (Germany) and Aperture (USA). Returning to Basel this year are Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie (Switzerland), Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (France), Flatland Gallery (The Netherlands), Bildhalle (Switzerland), Galerija Fotografija (Slovenia) and Galerie Springer (Germany).

Besides the main section, photo basel announced a new sector entitled Master Cabinet: Pivotal Moments devoted to selected classic masterpieces of the 20th century. Participating galleries present a programme of significant photography in a collaboration with curator Daniel Blochwitz and photo basel's director Sven Eisenhut.

Daniel Blochwitz, curator of photo basel said: My motivations to join photo basel as curator were the undeniable potential of such a fair, the further impact this could have on photography as a collectable art and the way it can help to highlight significant artists each year. I think that my understanding of the medium and my experience in the field can help to further establish photo basel amongst the important art fairs dedicated to photography.






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