Sports-art happening; Saturday, 19 September 2020
Founded and curated by Benedikt Wyss, co-directed with Thilo Mangold
In collaboration with Christoph Merian Stiftung, hosted by Offcut, with Bravo Ricky. Past editions with deuxpiece Basel, Dürst Britt & Mayhew Den Haag, HeK Haus der Elektronischen Künste, HGK Acamedy of Art and Design FHNW, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthalle Tropical, Kunstmuseum Basel, Lago Mio Lugano, Museum Tinguely, SALTS Birsfelden a.o.
The Draisine Derby (Draisinenrennen) was initiated in 2016 as a sports-art happening for Basel‘s former industrial freeport Dreispitz – to turn the area on the outskirts of the city into a meeting zone. Craftsmen, art institutes, pubs, construction companies, a Hindu temple – tiny to huge enterprises hustle and bustle in a confined space, and little happens between them. Where can diversity be activated? On rails. With the conviction that sporting events do not have to be commercial and unaesthetic. What is a Draisine? We really don’t know. Awards in the categories Grand Jury, Beautiful Failure, Audience, and Speed.
Photo: Sybren Renema, Dürst Britt & Mayhew Den Haag
Drone photo: Philippe Meppiel, Dreispitz Basel-M'stein
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