For its fifth edition, Parcours transforms a variety of unique locations on and around Rheingasse in Kleinbasel, a five-minute walk from Messeplatz. Presenting high- caliber works by renowned international artists, Parcours engages with Basel’s past and present, weaving 15 artistic interventions into the fabric of this historic neighborhood. Parcours, an official sector of Art Basel, is for the second time curated by Florence Derieux, Director of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne.

The full list of Parcours projects:

Francesco Arena, ‘278 km (as a letter of Nietzsche)’, 2014 | Kadel Willborn

Darren Bader, ‘The Gardeners in Paradise’ | Sadie Coles HQ

Gottfried Bechtold, ‘Panamera’, 2007-2013 |Galerie Krinzinger

Pierre Bismuth, ‘Performances, works in situ’, 2014 | Bugada & Cargnel

Jean-Luc Blanc, ‘Un peu étroit’, 2014 | Art : Concept

Chris Burden, ‘Holmby Hills Light Folly’, 2012 | Gagosian Gallery

Ryan Gander, ‘Make Everything like it’s your Last’, 2013 | Lisson Gallery; gb agency

Mario García Torres, ‘The Schlieren Plot’ | Jan Mot; Proyectos Monclova

Mark Handforth, ‘Tilted Shadow’, 2013, ‘Magenta Torque Moment’, 2014 | Galleria Franco Noero; Gavin Brown’s enterprise; The Modern Institute; Galerie Eva Presenhuber

Iman Issa, ‘Proposal for a Crystal Building’, 2003 | Rodeo

João Penalva, ‘Men Asleep’, 2012 | Simon Lee Gallery

Seth Price, ‘8-4 9-5 10-6 11-7’, 2007 | Petzel Gallery; Galerie Gisela Capitain

Eva Rothschild, ‘This and This and This’, 2013 | Galerie Eva Presenhuber; Stuart Shave/Modern Art

Guido van der Werve, ‘home, a requiem’, 2011-2012 | Luhring Augustine; Marc Foxx Gallery

Zeng Fanzhi, ‘Untitled’, 2014 | Gagosian Gallery

Special events:

18 Jun | Parcours Night

From 8.30pm to 11.30pm | Mario García Torres, The Schlieren Plot, n/d., 29′, kult. kino Camera; A 29-minute essay film, shown in a loop, about the earthworks of Robert Smithson, left undone in Texas. The film will be introduced in person by Mario García Torres and Florence Derieux | Rebgasse 1; Free public access

From 10pm to 12midnight | Guido van der Werve, home, a requiem; performed by the 20-string Orchestra of Europe — together with a 20 person-choir — the requiem serves as the soundtrack to number veertien live, the artist’s latest film, which is presented within Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, located in Hall 1, Messe Basel | St. Clarakirche, Claraplatz; Free public access

18 Jun – 22 Jun | Guided tours Parcours: 2pm and 5.30pm in English, 2pm and 4pm in German. Meeting point located at the Guided Tours desk, Hall 1 entrance. For reservations

  • Open:
    Thursday, 19 June 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 22 June 2014
  • Address:
    Messeplatz, Basel
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  • Web:
    Art Basel
  • Photo credits:
    Courtesy of Art Basel

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