Art 42 Basel Announces an Array of High-Calibre Works for this Year’s Art Parcours

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BASEL.- This year’s Art Parcours sector for Art 42 Basel will present artworks at various historical locations in the city of Basel. After the introduction of Art Parcours in 2010 on the Münsterhügel, the 2011 edition will use different venues in the St. Alban Tal area along the Rhine. From Wednesday, June 15 until Sunday, June 19, ten locations will be transformed by site-specific artworks and performances created by a number of renowned international artists. This array of high-calibre works, 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. Alban Tal area include fishing houses along the river, a large cargo ship, sections of the old city wall, one of the oldest buildings in Basel (known for a historical mural depicting the myth of Wilhelm Tell), the St. Alban churc