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Art 41 Basel Announces Art Projects in the Public Space
Jeppe Hein, Johann König, Berlin; SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo.
BASEL.- This summer the Messeplatz, sited directly in front of the buildings hosting the Art 41 Basel, will once again serve as a stage for art projects in the public space. It features 14 works, by the renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Micol Assaël, Dora Garciá, Eric Hattan, Hanspeter Hofmann, Thomas Houseago, Alicja Kwade, Ernesto Neto, Bettina Pousttchi, Ugo Rondinone, Alberto Tadiello, Oscar Tuazon, Lawrence Weiner and Heimo Zobernig.

The sector’s exhibition concept has once again been devised by Basel curator Martin Schwander, and the artworks featured on Messeplatz will be installed site-specifically. Placing pieces in the urban context and encouraging participation by the general public, the sector offers insight into the interpretation of public space by leading contemporary artists.

The following artworks have been selected for Art Public by the Art Basel Committee:

• Ai Weiwei (born 1957), Field, 2010
Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing / Luzern

• Micol Assaël (born 1979), Mindfall, 2007
Johan König, Berlin; Zero…, Milano

• Dora Garciá (born 1965), Insulting the Audience, 2009
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam; ProjecteSD, Barcelona

• Eric Hattan (born 1955), Déplacement / version 2010, 2010
Art Attitude Hervé Bize, Nancy

• Hanspeter Hofmann (born 1960), Mit Fahnen und Trompeten, 2010
Stampa, Basel

• Thomas Houseago (born 1972), Giant Giant, 2010
Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles

• Alicja Kwade (born 1979), Nissan (Parallelwelt 1+2), 2009
Johann König, Berlin

• Ernesto Neto (born 1966), Untitled, 2010
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Fortes Vilaça, Săo Paulo

• Bettina Pousttchi (born 1971), Basel Time, 2010
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

• Ugo Rondinone (born 1963), Big Mind Sky, 2007
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

• Alberto Tadiello (born 1983), LK100A, 2010
T293, Napoli

• Oscar Tuazon (born 1975), Untitled, 2010
Balice Hertling, Paris; Standard (Oslo), Oslo

• Lawrence Weiner (born 1940), Statement Cat. # 1006, 2009/2010
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

• Heimo Zobernig (born 1958), Black Cube, 2010
Nicolas Krupp, Basel; Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt; Simon Lee Gallery, London; Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Art 41 Basel | Ai Weiwei | Micol Assaël | Dora Garciá | Eric Hattan | Martin Schwander |

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