VOLTA IN THE NEWS //

 

"World's Ten Best Art Fairs: ... quantity doesn't always equal quality, so we've handpicked the best art fairs around the globe: 1. Art Basel, 2. Frieze, 3. Artissima, 4. FIAC, 5. NADA, 6. Art Brussels, 7. VOLTA, 8. Untitled, 9. Independent, 10. Liste.

 

VOLTA has seen some exciting young talent burst onto the international arts stage in the last few years. Its launched in Basel in 2005, with sister fair VOLTA NY opening three years later. The galleries and the artists showing here are not famous or multi-million-dollar operations when compared with other fairs, but there is less pressure, resulting in artwork and projects that are daring, affordable, and fun."

 

Fodor's Travel, September 2014

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artmagazine, June 21, 2014

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Those desiring color and experimentation during Art and its subsidiary fairs had to migrate up to Scope until now. But this year, VOLTA presents its "bird of paradise"


Basler Zeitung, June 22, 2014

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"Gute Stimmung also auf der Basler Satellitenmesse VOLTA, die mit ihrer 10. Ausgabe nun in der alten Markthalle stattfindet. Wieder sah man hier einige internationale Grosssammler, die erfolgreich auf Entdeckungsreise gingen."
Everyone is in a good mood at the Basel satellite fair VOLTA, whose 10th edition is taking place in the old Markthalle, where some major international collectors went on successful expeditions. 


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Beautiful, well curated and back in its most inspired location. [...] Fairs such as VOLTA maintain a high level, with a quality selection of galleries and curated and intriguing projects.

 

Artribune, June 22, 2014

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"Die VOLTA hat sich im Kielwasser der Art Basel [...] mit Erfolg als Plattform junger Galerien etabliert und setzt ihren Erfolgskurs auch dieses Jahr zügig fort."
VOLTA [...] established itself successfully in the wake of Art Basel as platform for young galleries and continues its successful course swiftly this year.


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"The fair features 74 exhibiting galleries from all over the world, impressing with their simple elegance. The booths are carefully staged, clearly structured, and invite visitors to stay. Exhibited works are convincing, qualitatively. Factored together with muted colors gives VOLTA a serious undertone."


Basler Zeitung, June 15, 2013

 

 

 


"Artists also being presented at the Venice Biennale prove [VOLTA]'s high quality."


kunnst, Summer issue 2013

 

 

 


"The exhibitors' internationality at VOLTA did not take a back seat to Art Basel."


Kunstmarkt, June 22, 2013

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"Manchmal plakativ, manchmal kleinteilig, manchmal dezent, manchmal knallig. Die VOLTA9, erneut in der Dreispitzhalle untergebracht, hält sich insgesamt doch sehr zurück. Was der Messe allerdings sehr gut tut [...], sie wirkt kuratiert."
"Sometimes bold, sometimes detailed, sometimes subtle, sometimes loud. VOLTA9, housed once again in Dreispitzhalle, restrains itself very much. But this is to the fair's benefit... it feels curated."


Tageswoche, June 14, 2013

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L'AGEFI, June 11, 2013

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STATE MEDIA, June 11, 2013

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"Offering a refreshing change of pace from the packed blue-chip action of the week's main event."

 

ARTINFO, June 15, 2012

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"Denn diese Satellitenmesse mausert sich von Jahr zu Jahr zu einer ausgezeichneten und vielbeachteten Plattform für junge Galerien und deren Künstlertalente."
This satellite fair has blossomed from year to year into an excellent and closely-observed platform for young galleries and the artistic talent they represent.

 

, June 16, 2012

 

 

 

"Probably the most established of the Art Basel satellite fairs, VOLTA returns for its eighth edition, June 11-16, 2012, with 81 exhibitors, typically holding solo or small-group presentations."

 

artnet, June 5, 2012

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"Einzelausstellungen sind keine Ausnahme, in Duo-Shows entstehen spannende Dialoge. Welches Niveau die VOLTA inzwischen erreicht hat, belegt die Teilnahme etlicher Biennale-Künstler, so etwa von Alberto Baraya und Anastasia Khoroshilova."

 

Basler Zeitung, June 15, 2012

 

 

 

"Die Scope ist somit auch dieses Jahr die poppigste der Messen. Ob man das mag oder nicht. Die VOLTA jedoch überzeugt durch qualitativ bessere Arbeiten. Der Abstecher auf den Dreispitz lohnt damit auf jeden Fall."
Bottom line: Once again, Scope is the loudest fair in Basel, like it or not. But VOLTA guarantees artworks of higher quality, making the trip to the Dreispitz absolutely worth your while.

 

Tageswoche, June 14, 2012

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"Während [...] der Art Basel, lockte auch die VOLTA Show wieder Kunst-Afficionados ans Rheinknie, [und] die Stimmung scheint viel freundlicher und offener. [...] Nicht nur bei den Gästen hatte die Messe Erfolg. Erfolgreich scheint sie auch für die Galerien gewesen zu sein."
The VOLTA Show provides an additional attraction art lovers, [and] the general mood appeared friendlier and more open. [...] Not only visitors seemed to be impressed by the fair. It appears to have been a rather successful event for the galleries as well.

 

tink.ch, June 27, 2012

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