Art 43 Basel: Art Parcours

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.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Basel in Switzerland.
From Wednesday 13 June 2012 to Sunday 17 June 2012

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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

Guided Tours Art Parcours
Guided tours for individuals are taking place daily at 4pm in English, 2pm and 6pm in German.
Groups: up to 20 participants
Register onsite at the Guided Tours Desk in the entrance of Hall 1 or call +41 76 509 44 45.

Art Parcours is free of charge.