13 JUNE – 19 JUNE 2022
Parcours: An itinerary through Basel’s Old Town
Expanding Art Basel’s reach through the city’s old town with a temporary display of public art, Parcours invites artists and visitors to engage with Basel’s 1000-year-old urban and architectonic heritage.
Emerging on the other side of the road, you will arrive at the Neptune fountain, at the rear of Barfüsserkirche, home to the city’s Historical Museum. Here, you will discover TABULA RASA (2021/2022), an outdoor installation by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi consisting of 365 spheres of raw clay scattered all around the monument. The spheres were created in collaboration with local passersby and each contains a locally sourced maize seed, a food that plays an integral role in indigenous Medicine- and North- American agriculture. On the final day of Art Basel week, passersby will be invited to collect the seed balls and plant them in their gardens. With this installation, Sodi draws attention to natural cycles and their reliance on multi-species cooperation. More particularly, he articulates symbiosis as the foundation of a healthy and balanced mode of existence among humans as well as with nature.
© Studio Bosco Sodi
© Images Kasmin Gallery