Basel Snapshots: Erika Verzutti

A banana-bodied stranger in a basketball court...

By ArtReview

Erika Verzutti, 'Centipede', 2017, at Art Basel Parcours

Erika Verzutti’s Centipede, at Art Basel Parcours, Sportplatz, Rittergasse 5In Basel, beside the meandering Rhine, lies an outdoor basketball court, its red asphalt surface baking in the sun. To one side is a concrete wall. Today however there’s a pause in play: no stray balls will bounce against this wall for a while. No, for now, the wall belongs to a strange creature. A giant bronze centipede, seemingly mid undulating crawl. But look closer: the tergites of the creature’s body aren’t…

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