19 site-specific artworks as part of Art Basel Parcours program

Monday, May 23, 2016
19 site-specific artworks as part of Art Basel Parcours program

The 2016 edition of Parcours will be sited in the historical center of Basel around the city's iconic cathedral, inhabiting locations such as the cathedral's chapel, Münsterplatz, the Museum of Culture, an underground tunnel below the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois and historic locations along the river Rhine. Curated for the first time by Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, this year’s edition will feature 19 site-specific artworks by both internationally renowned and emerging artists

19 site-specific artworks as part of Art Basel Parcours program

The 2016 edition of Parcours will be sited in the historical center of Basel around the city's iconic cathedral, inhabiting locations such as the cathedral's chapel, Münsterplatz, the Museum of Culture, an underground tunnel below the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois and historic locations along the river Rhine. Curated for the first time by Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, this year’s edition will feature 19 site-specific artworks by both internationally renowned and emerging artists: Trisha Baga, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Andrew Dadson, Michael Dean, Jim Dine, Sam Durant, Alberto Garutti, Alfredo Jaar, Hans Josephsohn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Eva Koťátková, Allan McCollum, Iván Navarro, Virginia Overton, Tabor Robak, Tracey Rose, Bernar Venet, Michael Wang and Lawrence Weiner.

Parcours engages with Basel’s past and present by weaving artistic interventions into the fabric of the specific location each edition inhabits. This year’s edition will present a ‘human’ or ‘figurative’ stance, says Leuenberger, with artists addressing the relationship to the human body in an ever-more challenging pursuit for individuality and identity. Continuously shifting social political environments produce a tirade of global distress signals, questioning both our self-image and our sense of daily life and purpose.

The sector will be open to the public from Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19, 2016, culminating in Parcours Night on Saturday, June 18, with special performances, screenings and interactions by Anne Imhof, Eva Kot’átková, Pádraic Moore, Nástio Mosquito, Tracey Rose and Mathilde Rosier. The evening will be organized in collaboration with Basel's many dynamic arts institutions, including Kunsthalle Basel and Institut Kunst, HGK FHNW, and in partnership with Raw Material Company from Dakar.

Sam Durant, Labyrinth, 2015. Blum & Poe, Paula Cooper Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Lawrence Weiner, MEIN HAUS IST DEIN HAUS DEIN HAUS IST MEIN HAUS WENN DU AUF DEN BODEN SCHEISST GEHT'S AUCH AUF DEINE FÜSSE, 2014. Mai 36 Galerie. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Toilet on the River, 1996-2016. Sprovieri. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Alfredo Jaar. The Gift, 2016. Goodman Gallery, Galerie Lelong, Lia Rumma, kamel mennour, Galerie Thomas Schulte. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Bernar Venet, Effondrement:Arcs, 2016. von Bartha. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

The full list of Parcours projects:

Trisha Baga ‘MS Orlando’, 2015 Greene Naftali (New York), Gió Marconi (Milan), Société (Berlin), Vilma Gold (London) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse 2

Daniel Gustav Cramer ‘Coasts’, 2016 Sies + Höke (Düsseldorf) St. Alban Vorstadt 12

Andrew Dadson ‘Black Plant Sunset’, 2016 Galleria Franco Noero (Turin), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), RaebervonStenglin (Zurich) Lichthof, Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt, Münsterplatz 11

Michael Dean ‘ffff’, 2016 Supportico Lopez (Berlin), Herald St (London), Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo) Rheinsprung

Jim Dine ‘Muscle and Salt’, 2008-2016 Richard Gray Gallery (Chicago, New York) Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, St. Alban-Graben 5

Sam Durant ‘Labyrinth’, 2015 Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo), Paula Cooper Gallery (New York), Sadie Coles HQ (London) Münsterplatz

Alberto Garutti ‘The dog shown here belongs to one of the families of Trivero. This work is dedicated to those families and to the people who will sit here and talk about them’, 2009 Buchmann Galerie (Agra/Lugano, Berlin) Vischer’sche Garten, Rittergasse 29A

Alfredo Jaar ‘The Gift’, 2016 Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town), Galerie Lelong (Paris, New York), Lia Rumma (Milan, Naples), kamel mennour (Paris), Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin) On and around Münsterplatz

Hans Josephsohn ‘15 sculptures, untitled (half-figures, standing and reclining figures)’, 1951-2006 Hauser & Wirth (Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, London, Somerset) Münsterplatz

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov ‘The Toilet on the River’, 1996-2016 Sprovieri (London) At the Rhein, below Pfalz

Eva Koťátková ‘CUTTING THE PUPPETEER`S STRINGS WITH PAPER TEETH (brief history of daydreaming and string control)’, 2016 Meyer Riegger (Berlin, Karlsruhe) Basler Marionettentheater, Münsterplatz 8

Allan McCollum ‘The Shapes Project: Shapes Spinoffs’, 2005-2016 Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin) Museum der Kulturen Basel, Münsterplatz 20

Iván Navarro ‘Traffic’, 2015 Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris, Brussels) Birsigtunnel, below Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

Virginia Overton ‘Untitled’, 2016 White Cube (London, Hong Kong) Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt, Rittergasse 4

Tabor Robak ‘Dog Park’, 2015 team (gallery, inc.) (New York, Venice (Los Angeles)), Johan Berggren Gallery (Malmö) Raphael Blechschmidt, Bäumleingasse 22

Tracey Rose 'False Flag: A Deed in 2 Acts’ 'Mandela Ball #8’ 'MaterPater', 2016 Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town) Zivilstandsamt Basel-Stadt, Rittergasse 11

Bernar Venet ‘Effondrement:Arcs’, 2016 von Bartha (Basel, S-chanf) Ramsteinerhof, Rittergasse 17

Michael Wang ‘Basel Münster’, 2016 Foxy Production (New York) Basler Münster, Katharinenkapelle

Lawrence Weiner ‘MEIN HAUS IST DEIN HAUS DEIN HAUS IST MEIN HAUS WENN DU AUF DEN BODEN SCHEISST GEHT'S AUCH AUF DEINE FÜSSE’, 2014 Mai 36 Galerie (Zurich) Gymnasium am Münsterplatz, Münsterplatz 15

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