bâlelatina 2008, a new Fair in Basel
June 3rd – June 8th, 2008
12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
bâlelatina 2008. Press Release received.
“The Place to Be for Latin Art”
Noted for its setting on the banks of the Rhine, bâlelatina, now in its third edition, follows two successful years and continues to be the only Latin Art fair to be staged in Basel, Switzerland during the annual art extravaganza. In its 2008 edition, balelatina, with its unique and international character, returns with an invigorating image and agenda, to show the hottest contemporary Latin Art trends, including the established art movements that have marked the path of Latin Art until today.
Like no other international art fair, bâlelatina is exclusive focusing on a cultural vision and concentrating on a universal Latin concept. bâlelatina’s Selection Committee will handpick contemporary and modern art galleries from European countries with Latin roots like Italy, Spain, France, Rumania and Portugal, as well as galleries from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. The selected galleries represent artists from these regions and offer an immediate overview of modern and contemporary LATIN ART.
In what will become an annual tradition, Spain has been selected as the guest of honour during balelatina 2008. A section of the fair will be reserved for the five invited galleries who will showcase artists emblematic of Spain’s emerging art scene. In addition, a leading Spanish Cultural Institution will be invited to present six solo artist exhibitions curated by emerging Spanish curators.
HOT HOT HOT
This year, bâlelatina will be giving special recognition to different personalities from the contemporary Latin art world! The HOT Collector, HOT Curator, and the HOT Artist will be selected and rewarded during the fair. In what promises to become a yearly prestigious affair, fairgoers will also have a chance to partake in this unique selection by choosing the HOT Gallery from amongst the participating galleries.
A comprehensive lecture series by top professionals on Latin Art will be conducted during the fair in a comfortable setting on the banks of the Rhine. Happenings, Performances and Site Specific Urban Projects will complement balelatina’s 2008 art fair experience. bâlelatina will provide a great gathering point where collectors, art professionals and fairgoers will meet and enjoy in a relax setting.