VOLTA Basel 2022
The VOLTA Basel art fair fosters galleries in staging ambitious solo and group presentations, refining the experience to its essential elements—the artists and their work. This focus on compelling visual statements by up-and-coming and established artists cultivates a vibrant and approachable environment of discovery for the engaged collector.
VOLTA debuted in Basel in 2005 as an art fair collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond the young art fair LISTE and market heavyweight Art Basel. VOLTA’s New York fair followed in 2008, offering a solo and boutique alternative to the crowded trade show tradition of Armory Week in March. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting galleries have been of the utmost importance since VOLTA’s inception, resulting in eclectic and dynamic solo presentations and multiple artists in curated conversations.
The fair takes place at the ELYS and begins on Monday, June 13, with a free public vernissage from 14:00-20:00. Opening hours are 10:00-20:00 on Tuesday to Saturday and 11:00-17:00 on Sunday. There is a shuttle service between Art Basel and VOLTA from 12:00-18:00.
Tickets are CHF 25 for individuals or CHF 40 for families with two adults plus children. Tickets for students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more are CHF 20 (I.D. required), and children under age 6 are free.
ELYS Kultur- und Gewerbehaus