As part of our continuing efforts to promote Saatchi Online artists, Saatchi Online will be presenting a selection of Europe-based artists registered on the site at this year's SCOPE art fair in Basel. This follows our huge success promoting and selling the work of Saatchi Online artists at the Zoo Art Fair in London in October 2007, at FORM London in February 2008 and at PULSE New York in March 2008. SCOPE Basel 2008 will run from 3-8 June in a 60,000 square-foot, air-conditioned, glass-faced pavilion within walking distance of Art Basel 39.
The Saatchi Online artists invited to exhibit their work at SCOPE Basel will be Europe-based and will be chosen from our weekly Saatchi Online Magazine Critic's Choice and Top 10s. We will promote and sell their work at the fair on a non-commission basis; all money from sales will go directly to the artists.
Serviced by shuttle, water taxi and pedicab, SCOPE Basel will present its most international fair focusing on emerging galleries from all over the world. Alongside featured curation, screenings, and special projects, SCOPE Basel is a flagship invitational fair chosen by an elected selection committee. Each committee member will be a representative from a particular city or region, inviting the most significant emerging galleries, curators, and artist projects, striving to scout the most emerging contemporary talent. SCOPE's one hundred international exhibitors will uphold its unique tradition of one-person and thematic group shows, bringing visitors a real-time international survey of the emerging contemporary art world available nowhere else.
Consistently redefining what an art fair is, SCOPE Art will introduce Museum Presents, a non-commercial exhibition space in the SCOPE Basel 2008 pavilion focusing on emerging contemporary art market trends. Concentrating on emerging talent from India, North Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Indonesia, SCOPE's first edition of Museum Presents will feature India.
First View Tuesday | June 3 | 10am-5pm
Press Conference Tuesday | June 3 | 1pm
Press Brunch Tuesday | June 3 | 2pm
SCOPE Basel June 3-8 2008
Wednesday June 4 | 10am to 8pm
Thursday June 5 | 10am to 8pm
Friday June 6 | 10am to 8pm
Saturday June 7 | 10am to 8pm
Sunday June 8 | 10am to 6pm