Art Parcours Night was the official debut to the four-day expansive Art Basel festival. Held at neighboring sites around the city, this year the annual event featured a performance and installations by Kathryn Andrews, ‘Voix de Ville’ (2012). Andrews staged several Vaudeville-era acts along the Rhine River, using the talents of acrobats, magicians, and musicians. The performances took place against her installations, which served as backdrops on an unconstrained stage space. The show ran adjacent to other performances and on-site exhibitions of work that will remain on display till this Sunday, June 17.
Claude Lévêque‘s “Ring of Fire” (2011) installation
Rodney Graham‘s “Small Modernist Paintings” (2005)
Pedro Reyes‘ “Baby Marx” (2008-present)
Los Carpinteros‘ “150 people” (2012)
This is the third installment of the Art Parcours division, aiming once again to engage “with Basel and with its history by weaving elements of the sector into the fabric of the city” (Art Basel).
Single-shot film by Henrik Hakansson, titled “Monarch The Eternal” (2008)
Dieter Roth‘s “The Studio of Dieter and Bjorn Roth” (1995-2008)
Mateo Tannatt recreates Allan Kaprow‘s ‘Happening’ (1963), titled “Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hoffman”
Jens Hoffman, director of CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco is the 2012 curator for Art Parcours. An interview with him revealing a closer look at this year’s Art Parcours sector can be found here.