Basel's Messeplatz to be transformed into a funfair
Swiss artist Claudia Comte will transform Basel's Messeplatz into an immersive funfair for Art Basel in Basel 2017
'NOW I WON', a new monumental outdoor installation by Claudia Comte (1983), curated by Chus Martínez, Head of Art Institute at FHNW Academy of Art and Design will be presented for the first time during Art Basel in Basel 2017. Situated directly on Messeplatz – right in front of the exhibition halls – the work consists of an immersive funfair installation, and a large-scale sculpture that spells out the palindrome title of the work: 'NOW I WON'.
Comte's funfair will feature seven activity booths, each one placed underneath one of the letters of the sculpture. Visitors can participate in many different games and activities including darts, bowling, arm wrestling, mini golf, dancing competitions, and more.
The funfair will be open to everyone for a small nominal fee and there will a prize for the overall winner of the competition: an original art work by the artist.