AO on site – Art 42 Basel 2011: Art Parcours, contemporary art throughout the historic city of St. Alban Tal, Basel

June 19th, 2011

Kris Martin Festum II (2010). All pictures by Caroline Claisse for Art Observed.

Art Parcours, a body and sculpture-based installation series located at the scenic St. Alban Tal along the Rhine, experimented with the body’s response to physical counter-normativity in the face of social and political oppression on Thursday and Sunday. It tied into Henrik Olesen’s How do I Make Myself a Body (2009), which tells the story of English mathematician and computer inventor Alan Turing.   Part of the Art Parcours exhibit was a dance performance entitled, Bodies in Urban Space which took place on Thursday. Artist participants in Art Parcours are Ai Weiwei (who is currently detained in China), Janet Cardiff, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare, and Gabriel Sierra among others.

Ai Weiwei Fairytale People (2007)

More photos after the jump

Yinka Shonibare MBE 500 Kites (2011)

Ugo Rondinone (2011)

Kris Martin Festum II (2010)

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller Blue Hawai Bar (2011)

Federico Herrero Vibrantes (2011)

Ai Weiwei Fairytale People (2007)