photo basel is Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography-based art. It brings together galleries from around the world in a unique, authentic setting. In recent years, photography has established itself with museums and the art market, and the fair wants to enhance and nourish the creative trade of all major art players within and around photography. There will be hundreds of works from 40 international galleries. This year’s edition will host a special exhibition on the complex oeuvre of Swiss photographer Alex Kayser, who grew up in Basel and later moved to New York, where he died unexpectedly in his studio in 2015. His artistic estate includes a great body of work with large parts still unpublished; all exhibited works are for sale.
The fair takes place at the Volkshaus Basel; opening hours are 12:00-20:00 on Tuesday to Saturday and 12:00-18:00 on Sunday.
Tickets are CHF 20 and are available via http://www.seeticket.ch/ or at the on-site ticket desk.