Under the artistic direction of Cecilia Alemani, Art Basel Cities Week features ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’, an inventive, multi-venue exhibition alongside a robust suite of exhibitions, discussions, and events hosted by our Talks and Cultural Partners.
‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’ is a journey through Buenos Aires as seen through the eyes of 18 international and Argentine artists. This public exhibition borrows its name and concept from the experimental 1963 novel by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar and from the timeless children’s street game popular in many cultures. Like the nonlinear sequence of the book and game, the exhibition hopscotches through the city, offering numerous possible paths through three neighborhoods. The selected artists have realized artworks in close dialog with their venues, shaping a multilayered experience that connects visual art, urban spaces, and the city’s histories in unexpected ways. From site-specific sculptures and experiential installations to live performances and participatory actions, ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’ proposes new types of civic and social engagement, weaving individuals and collectivities into innovative modes of coexistence.