Art Basel Parcours 2022
Under the theme ‘How to Grow in Times of Change,’ Art Basel’s public sector Parcours will return to Basel’s city center with 21 site-specific installations and performances. Curated by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of the non-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden and Country SALTS in Bennwil, this year’s Parcours will take place across civic and private spaces, as well as new venues in the city center.
Highlights include: Anna Hulačová’s new sculptural installation ‘Edible, Beautiful, Untamed’ (2022), presented by hunt kastner; Alicja Kwade’s ‘SIÈGE DU MONDE’ (2022), comprising eight new bronze sculptures, presented by König Galerie; Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s new paintings and site-specific installation, presented in the Lichthof at the Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt by Mendes Wood DM, kamel mennour, and Fitzpatrick Gallery; a new sculptural installation and performance by Puppies Puppies (Jade Guarano Kuriki-Olivo), presented outdoors in Freie Strasse in the city center by Balice Hertling, Galerie Francesca Pia, and Galerie Barbara Weiss and Tomás Saraceno’s sculpture ‘Silent Autumn (AB Aur b/M+M)’ (2021), presented outdoors in the garden of Haus zum Raben by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and neugerriemschneider.
Samuel Leuenberger said: ‘The artistic projects draw on a range of media and methods to consider what it means to respond to central challenges of our times and envisage new behaviors and ways of relating to one another. Some of the artists take on the role of the investigator to expose concealed truths; others act as guides, mediators, and provocateurs in their efforts to engage a broader public.’
On Saturday, June 18, Art Basel will again host Parcours Night, a convivial evening of live performances at a variety of unique locations in Basel’s city center. Museums and venues presenting Parcours projects will have extended opening hours to provide visitors a unique experience.
As part of Art Basel Live, Art Basel’s digital initiative amplifying its in-person shows to engage online audiences worldwide, Unlimited and Parcours presentations will be featured in dedicated Online Viewing Rooms specifically developed to give additional insight into these large-scale projects. Presentations will be contextualized with a curator audio guide.
Curated by Samuel Leuenberger
All images courtesy: Art Basel