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11 - 16 Jun. 2013

Art Metropole at Art Basel Switzerland 2013

ScanOps, New Poster Editions and More


First Choice & Preview:
Tues., June 11, 11-3 & 3-8pm
First Choice & Preview:
Wed., June 12 11-3pm
Vernissage: Wed., June 12, 3-8 pm
Public: June 13 – June 16, 11-7pm

More info: Art Basel Website


Messe Basel, Hall 2.1 Q21
Basel, Switzerland

Special Event Schedule

Tuesday June 11, 11am to 3pm & 3pm to 8pm
— Prove Your Physique by Bonny Poon, performance

Wednesday June 12, starting at 3pm to 8pm
— Poster Signing with Masanao Hirayama (evening)
— Prove Your Physique by Bonny Poon, performance

Thursday June 13 to Sunday June 16, 11am to 7pm
— Public Days

I NEVER READ Art Book Fair Basel, Volkshaus Basel (a 3 min. walk from Art Basel)
Friday and Saturday 2pm to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
— Movement Materials performed by Andrew Norman Wilson, Saturday, June 15, at 7pm, complementing the ScanOps

With new editioned works and a line-up of special contributions, Art Metropole’s booth at Art Basel 2013 takes you on a ride through the lands of material reflections of what seems immaterial in publication. You will have the chance to encounter some of the processes, tensions, and techniques that inhabit them. The publics that are created here are as perspicacious as they are intimate — you can touch them, but they may leave you touched.

Thanks to all the artists for their mind–blowing engagement.

ScanOps Preview A new bookwork by Andrew Norman Wilson

At Art Metropole’s booth, throughout the duration of the Fair, a selection of the ScanOps are on view and for sale, as well as the pilot copy of a forthcoming ScanOps edition published by Art Metropole, available for pre-sale.

Published by Art Metropole, Toronto and American Medium, New York, 2013.
8 full color prints in embossed static safety bag, cotton gloves, edition of 450 unsigned, 50 signed, and 10 special editions.

Available for presale and preview. Read more here

ScanOps framed image-sculptures will also be available for sale and viewing.

Andrew Norman Wilson is based in New York. He will participate in the Venice Biennale in 2013, Art Basel 2013, and group shows at Betonsalon in Paris, Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, and Carroll / Fletcher in London. He recently had a solo show at threewalls in Chicago entitled The Refrain: Medfield/Walpole, and is preparing solo shows for Club Midnight in Berlin and Important Projects in Oakland, California. He is currently an artist in residence at Impakt in Utrecht and was a 2012 artist in residence at the Headlands Center. Recent press includes Aperture, Artforum, and Tank Magazine.

Unsigned: Approx. $25.00
Pre-order Now

Signed: Approx. $35.00
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Art Metropole Poster Series 2013
Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine, Masanao Hirayama
Set of 3 posters.

Art Metropole is pleased to launch a new series of poster editions at its booth, including works by Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine, and Masanao Hirayama.

On the evening of Wednesday June 12 Masanao Hirayama will be rushing straight from the airport for a special poster signing at the Art Metropole booth.

The posters are available in two formats:

Silk-screen printed, 56 × 35.5 x cm., signed edition of 45 + 5AP on mirrored mylar at $125.00 p/p or $280 for the set.

Set of 3 prints on mirrored mylar
$280.00 Purchase Now

Bernadette Corporation, mirrored mylar
$125.00 Purchase Now

Claire Fontaine, mirrored mylar
$125.00 Purchase Now

Masanao Hirayama, mirrored mylar
$125.00 Purchase Now

Litho printed, 56 × 35.5 x cm., edition of 250 copies, at $15 p/p or $ 35.00 for the set.

Set of 3 litho prints
$35.00 Purchase Now

Bernadette Corporation, litho print
$15.00 Purchase Now

Claire Fontaine, litho print
$15.00 Purchase Now

Masanao Hirayama, litho print
$15.00 Purchase Now

PROVENCE Dust and Shopping Bag
with special custom-designed tie-dye-edition

Walk away with one of the fresh and peachy PROVENCE dust and shopping bags!

A special numbered and signed tie-dyed edition of 25 + 5AP copies will be custom-designed for you at the booth, including a signed copy of The Provence City Guide: Nice The California of Europe.
$90.00 Purchase Now

Regular, unsigned edtion of 600 copies
$5.00 Purchase Now

Provence Bags PROVENCE Dust and Shopping Bag.

Also available at the booth:

Provence Issue N introduces THE 2012 PROVENCE NOIRE SET, seven assortments of unique porcelain tableware. Each set includes six or more pieces of porcelain, individually hand painted in the traditional style of Provence Noir, a specific porcelain glazing technique of the Provence. Each piece of porcelain depicts drawings, patterns, and styles developed in collaboration with Lina Grumm and Hans–Christian Lotz. The name PROVENCE NOIRE also goes back to a drawing by Picasso entitled Provence Noire. The same drawing (with a “replaced” signature) can be found on the teapot of Set II (Artaud), exclusively for sale at Art Metropole’s booth.

PROVENCE is an eight-issue magazine founded in 2009.
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Bonny Poon: Prove Your Physique

Get ready for Prove Your Physique, a performance by Bonny Poon, conceptualized especially for Art Metropole’s booth at Art Basel 2013, recurring during Preview and Vernissage on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12.

Bonny Poon (Toronto/Frankfurt) has exhibited internationally at Library+ (London), Marquise Dancehall (Istanbul), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, and castillo/corrales (Paris), among others. Performance locations have included MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), various locations (Addis Ababa) and Governor’s Island (New York). She is the winner of the Städelschule Rundgang Prize, 2010.

Special edition with numbered handwritten Workers Leaving the Googleplex narrative:
$150.00 Pre-order Now


1: ScanOps edition content with cottton gloves.
2: Art Metropole Poster Series 2013: (from top) Bernadette Corporation, Massanao Hirayama and Claire Fontaine.

  1. ScanOps edition content with cottton gloves
  2. Art Metropole Poster Series