Art Basel is so big it could easily take up your entire schedule on 14-17 June. But it would be a shame to overlook the dynamic satellite scene that has sprung up in the wake of the main event. This year, seven fairs, each specializing in a different art sector are enticing collectors.

Lee Hyun Joung, "Eclat Vert". Frame. Lee Hyun Joung, "Eclat Vert". Courtesy of Lee Hyun Joung.

Frame is the newcomer. Defined as a collective art space, the fair ambitions to create a complementary experience for collectors, while representing a new model for affiliated galleries. Thirteen galleries will be showcased (compare that with Art Basel 290 exhibitors!), from France, Russia, Spain, United States, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Presenting upcoming artists in an environment that provides respite, the fair is not to be missed.

Liste 2016 Liste 2016. Courtesy Liste.

Going back in time, Liste, established in 1996, is the oldest side fair still running strong. It focuses on introducing young galleries working with emerging artists. Each year, approximately 80 galleries from over 30 countries are presented, with approximately 15 galleries introduced for the first time. Liste is undoubtedly a must for galleries wanting to make a name in the global art world – and for curious collectors.

Volta 2018 Volta 2018. Courtesy Volta.

Volta and Scope also pride on presenting what’s new in contemporary art. You may notice that most fairs in this article use capitalized names, is there a trend going on here?

Design Miami/ Design Miami/. Courtesy Design Miami/.

Design Miami/ (the slash is not a typo…), I Never Read and Photo Basel are specialist fairs. Can you guess their focus?

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