For Basel's 2021 edition of Art Basel in Basel, artist Cecilia Bengolea has developed a series of videos and collages as well as a performance.
The artist sees performance as animated sculpture, where she herself is both object and subject in her own work, and her compositions are often formed around ideas of the body – both individually and collectively – as a medium. Her video- and collage-based installation will float in Messeplatz’s fountain throughout the week of the fair, while Bengolea and her long-time collaborators, Katrin Wow, Craig Black Eagle, and Damio BG, will activate the space through dance and (scripted) conversations on three scheduled occasions. During these hour-long performances, other dancers and the audience will be invited to engage and move together.
Cecilia Bengolea is represented by Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm and Paris; and àngels barcelona, Barceolona.
« Oneness Barrocco » at Messeplatz
Art Basel, Messepl. 10, 4005 Basel
September 21, 6:30-7:30pm
September 22, 6:30-7:30pm
September 24, 6-7pm
« Oneness » at Art Parcours in collaboration with angels, barcelona
Theater Basel, Elisabethenstr. 16, 4051 Basel
September 23, 12:30pm