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Parcours at Art Basel 2015

Parcours at Art Basel 2015

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Art Basel
June 18–21, 2015, 11am–7pm

June 17–19, 11am–10pm
June 20, 11am–midnight
June 21, 11am–7pm

Parcours Night
June 20, 6pm–midnight
Parcours: An array of site-specific artworks installed around Basel’s Münsterplatz

The 2015 edition of Parcours will be sited in the historical center of Basel around the city’s iconic cathedral, infiltrating key locations such as the Museum of Culture, the Natural History Museum, the Town Hall and the Münsterplatz itself. 23 site-specific artworks by internationally renowned as well as emerging artists will be featured, the biggest selection to date, including works by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Davide Balula, Adriano Costa, Alicia Framis, Piero Golia, Tobias Kaspar, Alicja Kwade, Nate Lowman, Michaela Meise, Jonathan Monk, Vik Muniz, Ciprian Mureşan, Peter Regli, David Renggli, Ugo Rondinone, Yves Scherer, Lara Schnitger, Alyson Shotz, Daniel Silver, Philippe Thomas, Blair Thurman and Francisco Tropa.

Parcours looks to engage with Basel’s past and present by weaving artistic interventions into the fabric of the specific location each edition inhabits. Florence Derieux, Director of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, will curate Parcours for the third consecutive year. The sector will be open to the public from Wednesday June 17 to Sunday June 21, culminating in Parcours Night on Saturday June 20—an evening of late night openings of all Parcours projects, a special intervention by Lara Schnitger and an evening program curated by Derieux of performances by Rosa Barba, Julien Bismuth and Erkka Nissinen as well as a DJ set by Haroon Mirza with London-based band Factory Floor. As part of the evening, Art Basel with HeK (House of electronic Arts Basel) will present a new live performance by Edwin van der Heide. “LSP” is a series in which the artist creates composed relationships between light and sound in space.

Here is the full list of Parcours projects and their locations:

Alexandra Bachzetsis
Gold, 2004
Meyer Riegger (Berlin, Karlsruhe) and kurimanzutto (Mexico City)
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse 2

Davide Balula
Painting the roof of your mouth (Ice Cream), 2015
galerie frank elbaz (Paris)
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Atelier, Schlüsselberg 5

Adriano Costa
International Division of Labour – 2, 2014
How to be Invisible in High Heels, 2014
Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo) and Sadie Coles HQ (London)
Museum der Kulturen Basel, Münsterplatz 20

Alicia Framis
Habitación de libros prohibídos (Room for forbidden books), 2014
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid)
Basler Münster, Konzilssaal

Piero Golia
Untitled (Evil exists where good men do nothing), 2005
Bortolami (New York) and Gagosian Gallery (New York, Beverly Hills, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Le Bourget, Paris, Rome, Athens)
Basler Rathaus, Marktplatz

Tobias Kaspar
THE STREET (NYC 1995), 2015
Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich)
Scala Basel, Freie Strasse 89

Alicja Kwade
Der Tag ohne Gestern l – lll, 2014–15
303 Gallery (New York), Galerie König, Berlin (Berlin) and kamel mennour (Paris)
Basler Münster, Kreuzgang

Nate Lowman
Multicolored tow truck, 2010–12
Massimo De Carlo (Milan, London) and Maccarone (New York, Los Angeles)

Michaela Meise
Im Kreis, am Kreis (Chelsea Kramer and Portraits), 2013
Galerie König, Berlin (Berlin) and Standard Oslo (Oslo)
Gymnasium am Münsterplatz, Münsterplatz 15

Jonathan Monk
Covered Motorbike, 2013
Lisson Gallery (London, Milan, New York, Singapore)
Corner of Rittergasse and St. Alban-Graben

Vik Muniz
Mnemonic Vehicle (Ferrari), 2015
Pace (New York, London, Zuoz, Beijing, Hong Kong)

Ciprian Mureşan
untitled, 2015
David Nolan Gallery (New York)
Basler Marionettentheater, Münsterplatz 8

Peter Regli
RH No 256, Travelling Snowman #01, 2007
Art: Concept (Paris)
Mittlere Brücke, Eisengasse 1

David Renggli
Reclining Nude, 2014
Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich)
Staatsarchiv Basel-Stadt, Martinskirchgasse 2

Ugo Rondinone
the gracious, 2015
Gladstone Gallery (New York, Brussels) and Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich)

Yves Scherer
Little Mermaid, 2015
Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin)
Dreizackbrunnen, Münsterberg

Lara Schnitger
Suffragette City, 2015
Anton Kern Gallery (New York) and Stuart Shave / Modern Art (London)
Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt, Münsterplatz 11

Alyson Shotz
Imaginary Sculptures, 2014–15
Carolina Nitsch (New York)
Multiple sites

Daniel Silver
Rock Formations, 2014–15
Frith Street Gallery (London)
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, St. Alban-Graben 5

Philippe Thomas
Chiat/Day/Mojo – readymades belong to everyone ®, 1990
Jan Mot (Brussels, Mexico City)

Blair Thurman
Widows’ Walk (A Coat of Arms and/or Tails for a Whale), 2015
Gagosian Gallery (New York, Beverly Hills, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Le Bourget, Paris, Rome, Athens) and galerie frank elbaz (Paris)
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse 2

Francisco Tropa
Observatoire d’insectes, 1996
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris)
Alte Universität, Rheinsprung 9

Art Basel returns for its 46th Basel edition with284 premier galleries, drawn from 33 countries and territories. The show will be open to the public from Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21, with two preview days on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17 (by invitation only).

source:  e-flux