The symposium will take place on the first weekend of the Alps Art Academy, September 26/27, 2020. The first day of the Conference “CRITICAL GROUNDS” addresses a critical discourses regarding landscape, its change, perception, and use: the second day presents several art initiatives working in the peripheral, rural and alpine areas. Due to restrictions caused by the Covid-pandemic, this year’s the symposium will only take place within the Academy and will not be open to external visitors. But we will stream the talks free of charge and live for all interested parties.
Speakers: Annemarie Bucher, Sally de Kunst, Ryan Dewey, William L. Fox, Johannes M. Hedinger, Michael Hiltbrunner, Hanna B. Hölling, Marcel Hörler, Tara Lasrado, Dharmendra Prasad, Emily Eliza Scott, Chris Taylor, Curdin Tones, Rebecca Uchill, Karen Winzer
Link Live Stream Saturday
Link Live Stream Sunday
On 5./6. September 2020 the Science Weekend, organized with ETH IRIS (Institute or Robotics and Intelligent Systems) in the frame of Art Safiental took place. On both days there was offered a «Robotic Hike» with the two robots “Myosuit” and “Anymal” from Tenner Alp Bleichtaboda (1938 m.ü.M.) the the peak Chrüz (2020 m.ü.M.). Reviews in NZZ, Blick, Südostschweiz, Bündner Tagblatt und Ruinaulta. – Photos by Robert Riener and Susi Schildknecht.
With Com&Com we show at Kunsthaus Zofingen the all new sculpture “Tree No.3”
Article in Engadiner Post about my talk on contemporary art initiatives in the Swiss Alps. which took place in the frame of Kunstwege 2020 in Pontresina
Art Safiental Biennial is officially open. The beautiful weather attracted many people. About 200 attended the official events, many more met individually the artists at their installations. A free exhibition guide can be downloaded here
Luckily, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the 3. Art Safiental Biennale can take place from 18.7. – 1.11. 2020. The annual topic is “Analog-Digital”, here you can find a Presspreview (german) and we just published the artist list:
Nancy Baker Cahill (US), James Bridle (UK), Com&Com (CH), Fragmentin (CH), H.R. Fricker (CH), Frölicher / Bietenhader (CH), Denis Handschin (CH), Bruno Jakob (US/CH), Melodie Mousset (FR/CH), Patrick Rohner (CH), Manuel Rossner (DE), Sara Rutz (CH), Curdin Tones & Jan Robert Leegte (CH/NL), Lucie Tuma (CH), Marie Velardi (CH), Ester Vonplon (CH).
All three events are organized by ILEA Institute for Land and Environmental Art.
LANDSCAPE is a new publication series edited by Johannes M. Hedinger and Hanna B. Hölling for the Institute for Land and Environmental Art (ILEA) concerned with the theory, history and new tendencies in the art of the peripheric, rural and alpine landscapes. The book consists of three parts: The DOSSIER includes a collection of writing excerpts related to a theoretical and historical reflection about the landscape. The ESSAY section features writings, articles, interviews and artistic contributions that originated in the network of the Institute ILEA. The CATALOG offers an overview of the outdoor biennale Art Safiental and the international summer school Alps Art Academy of the years 2016 and 2018.
Texts by: Aufdi Aufdermauer, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, William L. Fox, Johannes M. Hedinger, Hanna B. Hölling, Mattli Hunger, Sibylle Omlin, Janis Osolin, Lukas Ott, Jano Felice Pajarola, Jolanda Rechsteiner, Emily Eliza Scott, Chris Taylor, Lucie Tuma
Artworks by: Lita Albuquerque, Ueli Alder, Atelier für Sonderaufgaben, Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig, Bildstein | Glatz, Mirja Busch, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Com&Com, DIG Collective, Les Frères Chapuisat, H.R. Fricker, Gabriela Gerber / Lukas Bardill, Bob Gramsma, Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella, Jaffa Lam, Ingeborg Lüscher, Filippo Minelli, Raumlabor, Steve Rowell, Analia Saban, Roman Signer und vielen mehr.
Publisher: Vexer Verlag St.Gallen / Berlin
Editors: Johannes M. Hedinger, Hanna B. Hölling
Editorial Cooperation: Mirja Busch
Graphic design: Alltag Agentur, Philip Bührer, Janine Lorenz
english/german, 288 pages, 114 images
CHF 33 / Euro 30
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Preview and presentation of the upcoming first issue of LANDSCAPE – a new publication series edited by Johannes M. Hedinger and Hanna B. Hölling for the Institute for Land and Environmental Art (ILEA) – at the Symposium „Transversal. Re-thinking Landscape“ at Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur Nov 8/9 2019.
Symposium with contributions by: Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus, Damian Christinger, Dr. Annemarie Bucher, Céline Gaillard, Köbi Gantenbein, Johannes M. Hedinger, Monica Ursina Jäger, Stephan Kunz, Alexandra v. Przychowski, Dr. Heiko Schmid, Aurel Schmidt, Dr. Nicole Seeberger and Mirjam Varadinis a.o.
> Full program
(Image: Dr. Nicole Seeberger, Co-Director Bündner Kunstmuseum and publisher Josef Felix Müller, Vexer Verlag)
NEXPLORER – Searching the values of Switzerland of tomorrow
NEXPLORER is the first pilot project of the upcoming national Exhibition for 2028, NEXPO. NEXPLORER a novel, long-term value survey which raises awareness of the central topics of the national exhibition and serves as a compass for further project development on the way to the Switzerland of the future.
> Find an extensive interview about NEXPLORER in the journal on the NEXPO Website.