the solo project 2016 in Basel

Fair dates: Tue, June 14 to Sat, June 18, 2016 – free entrance, everybody welcome!
Opening hours: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Preview: Mon, June 13, 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm only by personal invitation or vip-cards Art Basel
Public vernissage:  Mon, June 13, 3.00 to 7.00 pm – free entrance, everybody welcome!

Address: Dreispitzhalle, Helsinki-Strasse 5, Basel/Münchenstein (Dreispitz-Areal)

the solo project was founded in 2008 by Paul Kusseneers, director of Kusseneers gallery in Brussels, with the ambition of offering a sophisticated and engaging new model of art fair. The-solo-project is a unique chance to enhance visitors’  artistic experience by focusing on single artists and their aesthetic.

Each presentation is a solo exhibition, in order to give the opportunity to fully engage with artists and their works; like in a museum setting, collectors, curators and art lovers are offered an in-depth understanding of an artist’s practice.

Participation is strictly by invitation only: galleries are carefully selected, looking at offering the best international laboratories for the production of contemporary art. The curatorial cooperation with the participating gallery owners is an integral element of the concept and reflects the desire to show to the public a different and ever surprising spectrum of contemporary artists every year.

The 9th edition of the show, coinciding with Art Basel in June 2016, will include the new special project section POWER! solo-positions. This section is an open-floor curated show, offering once again a different and refined art show. Curated this year by Christophe Ménager, POWER! will showcase the freshest and most thought provoking positions of contemporary art across the globe, organized around the curatorial theme of power.