June 15–20, 2015

MARKTHALLE, Viaduktstrasse 10, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

Photos courtesy of Nicholas Winter Photography


Josephine Fity (standing left, director of V1 Gallery, Copenhagen) presents works by Rose Eken, John Copeland, and Geoff McFetridge to collectors as gallery owner Jesper Elg (seated) checks a correspondence
Taravat Talepasand's (beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL) Mercedes installation Dar Bast (Closed Door), which the artist painted on-site leading up to the fair, under the Markthalle oculus
VIP guests on opening day reflected within Julie Monaco's large-scale photographic work CS_02/2 (C3) (HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna/Jersey City)
New York collector Susan Hort, a longtime patron of artist Alexander Kroll (exhibiting with Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin), photographs one of the artist's new canvases
Many mediums at VOLTA11. foreground: polished steel sculpture by Thomas Kühnapfel (Brunnhofer Galerie, Linz). background left: mixed-media paintings by Takahiro Hirabayashi and hot-metal treated sculptures by Taiichiro Yoshida (both with GALLERY KOGURE, Tokyo); background right: paintings by Pierre Mabille (Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami)
VOLTA's Brian Fee (right) leads a VIP tour around VOLTA11
Foreground: dealer Guido Maus (beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL) engages collectors around a site-specific painted Mercedes installation by Taravat Talepasand. middle-ground: kinetic sculptures and a mixed-media solo survey by Krištof Kintera (Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam); background: shadow-relief works by Fred Eerdekens (Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York)
Anne de Villepoix (center, of her eponymous Paris gallery) presents works by Omar Ba and Artist Eberhard Grames to New York collectors Susan and Michael Hort
Royale Projects: Contemporary Art co-owner Rick Royale presents Lightworks by Phillip K. Smith III to two clients as gallery co-owner Paige Moss looks on
Patrick Heide (right, of his namesake London gallery) discusses works by Reinoud Oudshoorn and Károly Keserü with a client
Yossi Milo (left, of his namesake New York gallery) engages a visitor around cameraless photographic works by Marco Breuer
Left: Arne Linde (director of ASPN Galerie, Leipzig) takes a photo of a VOLTA-branded duo: ASPN assistant director Carolin Nitsch (right, in white) and artist Carina Linge (left, in black, exhibiting with Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin)
A crowded corridor from the A sector to the Markthalle rotunda during opening day
Hisa Abe (left, of Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York) presents works by Heri Dono to collectors, an extension of the artist's solo participation at the Indonesian Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale
Arne Zimmermann (right, owner of Pablo's Birthday, New York) courts collectors, backgrounded by large-format photography by Thorsten Brinkmann and digital collages by Tim Berresheim
Richard Stipl and Joseph Zlamal's collaborative painted-wood installation (Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City)
Ethan Cohen (right, of his namesake New York and Beacon, NY galleries) presents new mixed-media works by Greg Haberny to a client
The artist Mitsuo Kim (exhibiting with MA2Gallery, Tokyo) stoops for a closer look at a framed "insect" sculpture by gallery artist Akihiro Higuch
Taiichiro Yoshida's superheated and carved-metal Saru/Monkey at Gallery Kogure (Tokyo)
Visitors interact with Taiyo Kimura's magnet-headed figures (showing with ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka)
Raphael Guilbert (of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York) presents "representational portrait" paintings by Justin Orvis Steimer to a collector. Steimer is also participating in Personal Structures, a collateral event during this year's Venice Biennale
Johanna Caplliure (center, of Rosa Santos Galería, Valencia) engages collectors around Andrea Canepa's series "Architectures of the future"
Beers London, featuring Andrew Salgado's solo presentation "This is Not the Way to Disneyland"
Jeanntee Ehlers (LARMgalleri, Copenhagen) coats a bullwhip with charcoal powder in between lashing a white-painted canvas in her grueling performance Whip It Good!
Jeannette Ehlers (LARMgalleri, Copenhagen) unleashes a charcoal-dipped bullwhip at a white-painted canvas in her grueling performance Whip It Good!
The artist Jeannette Ehlers (exhibiting with LARMgalleri, Copenhagen) paints a canvas in preparation for her performance Whip It Good!
Right: visitors approach Ben Godward's urethane-foam sculpture (Slag Gallery, Brooklyn), created on-site and prepared to be butchered by the pound
The artist Ben Godward saws through his site-specific urethane-foam sculpture as part of a commodities project at the fair, pricing his work out by the kilogram
Michiko Kiyosawa (right, of ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka) engages with a visitor around works by Taiyo Kimura
A VOLTA11 VIP tunes in to FAMED's video performance Go West (Pet Shop Boys) at ASPN Galerie (Leipzig)
Annelie McGavin (of Slag Gallery, Brooklyn) discusses artist Ben Godward's site-specific urethane-foam sculpture/"butcher shop" project on camera with Tele-Basel
Foreground: the artist Alejandro Botubol (exhibiting with Espacio Valverde (Madrid) discusses his works with a collector as Sara Arjona from the gallery looks on; background: Jeanne Lepine of Galerie de Roussan (Paris) discusses luminous mixed-media works by Stéfane Perraud with two collectors
Giulia Achilli (left, assistant director of Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan) discusses works by Marat Raiymkulov with a collector
Sungwon Lee (right, director of Gallery H.A.N., Seoul) presents new paintings by Myungil Lee to a collector. Lee is featured in Personal Structures, an official collateral event at Palazzo Bembo at this year's Venice Biennale
A visitor interacts with Charlie Smith London's Historology-themed booth, featuring a painting by Kiera Bennett and figurative ceramic by Claire Partington, among other artists
Martin Kudlek (center, owner of his namesake Cologne gallery) presents works by Martin Willing and Jonathan Callan to collectors
Galerie Jochen Hempel (Leipzig/Berlin), with new works by Stephan Balkenhol and Peter Krauskopf
Lea Zeitman (center, Basel stylist and owner of isawsomethingnice.ch) and Jecza Gallery (Timisoara) director Andrei Jecza and assistant Michelle Da Silva Lopes converse around geometric-abstract paintings by Genti Korini during Basel Nacht at VOLTA11
SPECTA (Copenhagen), featuring works by Ellen Hyllemose and Svend-Allan Sørensen
Manabu Hasegawa's trompe-l'oeil graphite on paper "assemblage" M60 at Tezukayama Gallery (Osaka)
HP Portmann (right, co-director of frosch&portmann, New York) presents works by Magnolia Laurie and Raffaella Chiara to collectors
Made-to-order delights from the kitchen of MEYERS Culinarium
Behind-the-scenes at MEYERS Culinarium, where the gustatory action happens at VOLTA11
MEYERS Culinarium transformed the dining quadrant of Markthalle into a relaxing garden paradise