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



Bosco Sodi (b. 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in New York City, USA, and Oaxaca, Mexico.

He is known for his richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential crudeness of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Focusing on material exploration, creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. “Explanations about my work represent the biggest obstacle to its experience: words become hollow and obsolete. The intention of my work is to be observed and experienced.”, Bosco ...
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