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Parcours, Hardcore: A Look Around Art Basel’s Public Section, with Works by Pierre Huyghe, Jessica Stockholder, Nina Beier, and More

All day on Wednesday, one could find art types moving briskly around the Old Town section of Basel, south of the Rhine, holding maps in their hands and looking everywhere for street signs and landmarks. They were on the hunt for the 23 works included in Art Basel’s Parcours section, organized by Samuel Leuenberger, the director of the local Salts space, who has placed art in the area’s museums and gardens, parks and private buildings.

Some works are easier to find than others: it would be impossible to miss Georg Herold’s exuberant sculptures in the Basler Münster’s courtyards, but finding Pierre Huyghe’s sculpture of a woman whose head is teeming with a bee colony—à la his famous Documenta 13 contribution—requires trekking down a series of steps to a garden near the river, and Nedko Solakov has simply written little remarks and drawings on vitrines at Museum of Ancient Art...

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