Art 43 Basel: Art Parcours
June 13–June 17, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Art Parcours Night
Wednesday, June 13, 8pm–12am
St. Johanns-Rheinweg, Basel and Art Parcours locations
Open to public, free of charge, bars and food vendors on-site