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Aleksandra Mir: La 600 / Art Parcours, Art Basel 2012

As part of Art Basel’s Art Parcours 2012, the artist Aleksandrya Mir presented her sculpture La 600, an homage to Gabriel Orozco’s 2003 artwork La DS, a slimmed Citroën DS automobile. Aleksandra Mir’s version is a based on a Fiat Seicento, the car she used as regurlar car during her Sicilian residency (2005-2010).

“What makes La 600 different from La DS, is not only that the former mimics the latter but also the purpose and quality of its realization; what was, in La DS, the result of an excellent design operation, for La 600 it is above all the violation, transformation and ultimate reinvention of a personal object. If a car is the metallic and technological embodiment of it’s owner, La 600 is inherently linked to Aleksandra Mir’s everyday life and experience during her Sicilian years, a relation not only functional but also deeply affective. Ultimately, the transformation of the car is the last and sentimental homage to the 600 itself, a car model that first and foremost represents working class aspirations, cramped family vacations, an insatiable desire for a better life.” (excerpt from the press release).

Aleksandra Mir: La 600 at Art Parcours, Art Basel 2012. Art 43 Basel, Art Parcours. Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo in collaboration with Alumnos 47. June 13, 2012.

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Art 43 Basel 2012: Art Parcours Night

Art Parcours is a project of Art Basel that invites Art Basel’s visitors to discover the city via Art. This year Art Parcours explores the area around St. Johann. That’s very practical for us, as VernissageTV has its offices in this area of the city. Art Parcours St. Johann is curated by Jens Hoffmann, Director of the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco. It’s the third issue of Art Parcours and features site-specific works and performances, which deal with the history of Basel and the Basel of today. The artistic interventions were proposed by the Art Basel galleries and curated by Jens Hoffmann.

This video provides you with a tour of Art Parcours on the Art Parcours Night with works by Claude Lévêque (Ring of Fire, 2011 / Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris); Los Carpinteros (150 People, 2012 / Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York); Maria Nordman (Actions in Real Time With any Person(s) Arriving, 2012 – ongoing / Marian Goodman Gallery, New York); Aleksandra Mir (LA 600, 2012, Magazzino, Roma); Pedro Reyes (Baby Marx, 2008 – present / Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo); Dieter Roth (The Studio of Dieter and Bjrn Roth, 1995 – 2008 / Hauser & Wirth, Zrich); Abraham Cruzvillegas (Autoconstrucción, 2009 /Kurimanzutto, Mexico D.F.); Rodney Graham (Small Modernist Paintings, 2005 – ongoing / 303 Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Johnen Galerie, Lisson Gallery, Donald Young Gallery); Allan Kaprow (Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann, 1963/2012 Reinvention by Mateo Tannatt / Hauser & Wirth Zrich); Pawel Althamer (Bruno, 1998-2012 / Foksal Gallery Foundation Warszawa and neugerriemschneider Berlin); Henrik Hakansson (Monarch – The Eternal, 2008 / Meyer Riegger, The Modern Institute, Galleria Franco Noero); Eduardo Basualdo (L’Innombrable, 2012 / Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte Buenos Aires); Simon Dybbroe Moller (Animate V, 2012 / Laura Bartlett Gallery London, Galerie Kamm, Berlin); Kathryn Andrews (Voix de Ville, 2012).

Art 43 Basel: Art Parcours Night. Basel (Switzerland), June 13, 2012.

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Aleksandra Mir: Switzerland and Other Islands / Kunsthaus Zurich

Aleksandra Mir: Switzerland and Other Islands / Kunsthaus Zurich
Since early in her artistic life Aleksandra Mir has taken a special interest in cartography as a tool for interrogating our received notions, addressing the subject in films, photographs and performances. For her exhibition in the Kunsthaus Zrich, she has realised a series of new large-format drawings on the subject of Islands; political, geographical and mythological. Mir’s exhibition is accompanied by a small publication which is available at the Kunsthaus-Shop. The upcoming edition of VTV’s PDF-Magazine will feature an interview with Aleksandra Mir. Impressions from the opening at Kunsthaus Zurich, August 17, 2006.
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Aleksandra Mir: Switzerland and Other Islands / Kunsthaus Zurich / Interview with curator Mirjam Varadinis

Aleksandra Mir: Switzerland and Other Islands / Kunsthaus Zurich / Interview with curator Mirjam Varadinis
Interview with the curator of the exhibition “Aleksandra Mir: Switzerland and Other Islands”, Mirjam Varadinis, accompanied by images of the installation of the show. From 18 August to 8 October 2006 Kunsthaus Zrich is showing felt-pen drawings by Aleksandra Mir (born 1967). Aleksandra Mir has created a new series for this exhibition revolving around the notion of Switzerland as an “island”. In this interview Mirjam Varadinis talks about Aleksandra Mir’s work and the idea behind “Switzerland and Other Islands”.
Mir’s exhibition is accompanied by a small publication which is available at the Kunsthaus-Shop. The upcoming edition of VTV’s PDF-Magazine will feature an interview with Aleksandra Mir. Impressions from the opening will be available soon. Kunsthaus Zurich, August 14, 2006.
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