VOLTA4 Basel

May 28, 2008

The fourth edition of the VOLTA show will open its doors on June 2nd.

Among the main proposals is the return of the lat year’s Outdoor | Sculpture Projects section, with its voluminous works and performances, taking place in the Ultra Brag area.

The Waterside Pavilion has been designed by the German art duo Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hoerbelt, who are also creators of the large-scale work inside the structure, Mensa, which takes the form of a long steel table, characterized by 120 cut-out silhouettes corresponding to the place settings of a dinner. Moreover Winter and Hoerbelt will donate 20 percent of the sale of any of the smaller 6-seater dinner tables to the international relief organization People in Need (PIN), whose charity helps the victims of disaster areas.

Other artists included in the Outdoor | Sculpture Projects section are: Fabian Seiz, Maik and Dirk Loebbert, Miller & Shellabarger, Susanne Starke, CutUp, Kristof Kintera, Nathaniel Rackowe, Thomas Möcker, Rune Olsen. The Gate of Woodoo, a special intervention by the Basel-based duo yummy industries, will link the sculpture park to the main hall entrance with a large gateway composed of salvaged wood and invite visitors to attach to it their wishes and spells.

According to the curatorial board, the central project section of the forthcoming fair will be the Paper Project, dedicated to works on paper, for which the material is used not only as a support but also as a sculptural medium. This section aims to function as a peaceful and relaxing area within the wide artistic offer of the Art Basel week.

The artists participating in the Paper Project Section are:

Jochen Gerner, Marti Cormand, Darío Escobar, Robert Jack, Marco Maggi, Julianne Swartz, Jeffrey T Y Lee, Claudia Angelmaier, Duke Riley at Magnan, Peter Callesen, Tommy Støckel, Marijn Akkermans, Jodie Carey, Nik Christensen, John Lurie, Diana Cooper, Constantin Luser, Filib Schürmann.

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