Parcours: An array of site-specific artworks during Art Basel 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Parcours: An array of site-specific artworks during Art Basel 2015

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 sitespecific artworks by internationally renowned as well as emerging artists will be featured.

Parcours: An array of site-specific artworks during Art Basel 2015

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 sitespecific 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. In addition, the following museums and institutions in the Münsterplatz area will extend their opening times into the night: Naturhistorischesmuseum Basel, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Historisches Museum Basel.

David Renggli | ‘Reclining Nude’, 2014
Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich)
Parcours in Basel 2015
© Art Basel

The full list of Parcours projects are:

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’, 2014-2015 303 Gallery (New York), Galerie König, Berlin (Berlin) and kamel mennour (Paris) Basler Münster, Kreuzgang

Nate Lowman 'Multicolored tow truck', 2015 Massimo De Carlo (Milan, London) and Maccarone (New York, Los Angeles) Münsterplatz

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) Martinskirchplatz

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) Münsterplatz

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’, 2014-2015 Carolina Nitsch (New York) Multiple sites

Daniel Silver ‘Rock Formations, 2014-2015 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) Schifflände

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

Opening hours Parcours: Wednesday – Friday, June 17 to 19, 2015, 11am to 10pm Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11am to 12 midnight Sunday, June 21, 2015, 11am to 7pm

Parcours Night takes place on Saturday, June 20, from 6pm to 12 midnight. All performances on the evening are free of charge, food and drinks are available on-site. Free public access

303 Gallery (New York), Galerie König, Berlin (Berlin) and kamel mennour (Paris)
Alicja Kwade | ‘Der Tag ohne Gestern l - lll’, 2014-2015
Parcours in Basel 2015 © Art Basel

 

Anton Kern Gallery (New York) and Stuart Shave / Modern Art (London)
Lara Schnitger | ‘Suffragette City’, 2015
Parcours in Basel 2015 © Art Basel

Art: Concept (Paris)
Peter Regli | ‘RH No 256, Travelling Snowman #01’, 2007
Parcours in Basel 2015 © Art Basel

Carolina Nitsch (New York)
Alyson Shotz | ‘Imaginary Sculptures’, 2014-2015
Parcours in Basel 2015 © Art Basel

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