Michael Workman on Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:27:57 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Bridge Basel: Call for Participation

For Immediate Release: Bridge Basel: Call for Participation
DREISPITZHALLE >> www.dreispitzhalle.ch
June 10-14, 2009
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Bridge Art Fair is proud to announce its inaugural edition of Bridge Basel
to take place June 10-14, 2009, in Basel, Switzerland concurrent with the
esteemed Art Basel. Basel draws the largest international audience
internationally of all major contemporary art fairs, and Bridge Basel enjoys
built-in guarantees to ensure attendance by collectors, curators and art
professionals from around the world.
During the 40th Anniversary of Art Basel, Bridge Art Fair has been accepted
to stage the Bridge Art Fair in a new facility, the Dreispitzhalle.
Dreispitzhalle is the event facility centerpiece of the up-and-coming hot
spot in Basel, Dreispitz. In the coming years, this area will host a design
school, top-notch galleries and many other art institutions. The
Dreispitzhalle, the anchor of the neighborhood¹s future international art
and cultural activities, will host Bridge as the first-ever art fair in the
Dreispitz area of Basel during the Art Basel fair. Bridge boasts a degree of
local support, to deliver a fair that balances cultural and commercial
interests, enjoyed by no other satellite show. To ensure this balance, all
exhibitions are cooperatively produced with Bridge Director Michael Workman,
a former correspondent for Flash Art, and Bridge staff, an organization
owned and operated by writers and artists. Bridge is the only art fair
curated as a single, unified exhibit, with a clear artistic direction based
on the works cooperatively chosen for presentation by Bridge and its
participating galleries.
Dreispitzhalle >> www.dreispitzhalle.ch
Bridge Art Fair in the Dreispitzhalle will take place steps from arguably
the largest private art collection in the world, the Schaulager >>
www.schaulager.org. The Schaulager open house is an important draw every
year for art professionals and major art collectors from around the world
during Art Basel.
If there is any market in the world where collectors and galleries want to
go right now, it is Basel. Bridge is also working with event producers at
Triebwerk >> www.twerk.ch, who lifted the Volta Show Basel to its present
position in the marketplace.
Verge Edition of Bridge Basel
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Bridge will also stage Verge >> www.bridgeartfair.com/baselindex.html in an
office building next door to the Dreispitzhalle. Premiered as an alternative
edition of the Bridge Art Fair in Berlin during the 2008 installment of Art
Forum Berlin, Verge Basel will be presented as a unique companion showcase
to Bridge: a showcase of only artist-run spaces and projects. Verge will
expand on the artistic and cultural focus of Bridge by providing a
previously unavailable non-commercial platform for artist-run spaces.

Michael Workman
Bridge Art Fair

Bridge Basel Switzerland 2009
June 10-14

118 N. Peoria, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Ph: (312)421-2227
Fax: 847-656-5078


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