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Basel's cutting-edge art fair for new and emerging art.
Monday, June 10 –Saturday, June 15, 2013
Dreispitzhalle, Basel, Switzerland
Ultra Violet | Presented Dillon Gallery, NY, USA dillongallery.com
Born in 1935 in Grenoble, France.
Ultra Violet re-configures the trope of self-portraiture through her Self Portrait mirror series. By using colored mirror surfaces with mirrored letters that read "Self Portrait", Ultra Violet takes the conventional self-portrait and challenges its ideas, presumptions, and blind spots. Her art often addresses topics of consumerism, narcissism, and violence by using the very icons that stand for those ideas, making her work visually and conceptually provocative.
VOLTA is a platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global repute whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike. Conceived to bridge a gap between Basel's pre-existing fairs, VOLTA showcases galleries – whether young or mature – that choose as their mandate to work with the most exciting emerging artists. These galleries must maintain deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers.
Encouraged by the response of collectors and curators during the last editions' solo presentations and carefully considered booths, a much stronger emphasis for VOLTA will be placed on single artist presentations or on booth concepts that bring the work of two artists into dialogue with one another, thus giving emphasis to artists by allowing for a greater understanding of different individual practices.
Select galleries exhibit in the airy loft surroundings of Basel's Dreispitzhalle, elevating their respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike. Showcasing the highest calibre of art bearing salient contemporary positions within an elegant environment: this is VOLTA's mission.
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