Art 43 Basel. Art Parcours

. May 30, 2012

The Art Parcours sector at Art Basel presents site-specific artworks and performances in the historical quarters of Basel. In its third year, the 2012 edition of Art Parcours has moved to the St. Johann neighborhood of Basel. From Wednesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 17 thirteen locations will be transformed by renowned international artists.

Claude Leveque, Ring of Fire, 2011. Caravan, star wood, lamps, cinderblock base. Caravan: 225 x 565 x 210 cm; base: 298 x 150 x 130 cm. © ADAGP Claude Lévêque. Photo Elie Morin. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris.

The array of high-caliber works, again curated by Jens Hoffmann, Director of the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, will engage with Basel’s past and present, weaving artistic interventions into the fabric of the city. Venues in Basel’s St. Johann area include Druckerei Ackermannshof, which once was a medieval printing shop; Dieter Roth’s former studio; a hidden water-pumping station; Predigerkirche (Preacher’s Church), one of the first Gothic churches in the Upper Rhine region; Renaissance dining rooms at the Philosophicum; and the Restaurant Zur Mägd, where in 1538 a banquet was held in honor of the painter Hans Holbein the Younger, as well as various public sites throughout the area.

On Wednesday June 13, from 8pm to midnight, the Art Parcours Night presents an evening of performances conceived by Los Angeles based artist Kathryn Andrews. During Voix de Ville performances by clowns, acrobats, musicians, jugglers, and various Vaudevillian acts will take over the banks of the river Rhine.

Presented artists: Kathryn Andrews, Pawel Althamer, Eduardo Basualdo, Los Carpinteros, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Rodney Graham, Henrik Håkansson, Allan Kaprow, Claude Lévêque, Aleksandra Mir, Maria Nordman, Pedro Reyes, and Dieter Roth.

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Category: Sculpture

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