Experience Art Basel in the heart of the city: once again this year, the Parcours brings sculptures, interventions and performances to the Münsterplatz.
In the hands of Simon Starling, cultural histories are torn apart and pieced back together to create a broad network in which fragmented histories find themselves ensnared in the weave of the artist’s mindmaps. Some of these new narratives take on heightened, complex meanings, while others are playfully distilled. Starling’s One Hundred and Seventy-Five consists of multiple, interconnected elements, born out of international collaborations with over a dozen craftspeople and artists, including long-time collaborator and Noh mask maker Yasuo Miichi and a Japanese lacquer (Urushi) master Masahiko Sakamoto, among others. Comprised of a variety of materials including photography, film, stretched gold, tungsten, Japanese lacquer, carved wood, and marble, the works are devised as portraits devoted to a particular maker or group of makers. The project continues Starling’s longstanding interest in modes of production and the complexities of authorship.
Simon Starling was born in Surrey (UK) in 1967 and is a British conceptual artist.
Special opening hours during the Art Basel 11 June - 17 June 2018:
Monday, 11 June: 13.00 am - 20.00 pm
Tuesday, 12 June to Friday, 15 June: 10.00 am - 20.00 pm
Saturday, 16 June: 10.00 am - 00.00 am
Sunday, 17 June: 10.00 am - 19.00 pm