The Art Biennale ART SAFIENTAL (7th July – 21st October 2018) will take place in the Safien Valley (Grisons/Switzerland).
For the second time since its inception in 2016, international artists create temporary works in dialogue with landscape and nature. These artworks will be freely accessible (and presented free of charge) throughout the Safien Valley. The on-site artistic works result from a dialogue with nature and the environment. Created in the spirit of a transdisciplinary practice, they are concerned with questioning, exploring and revising the historical term Land Art. as well as transdisciplinary practice. The works constitute proposals for a possible future Land Art which integrates the environment, history and society into its production in addition to landscape and nature. Incorporating the notions of landscape and nature, the created works reimagine Land Art into a practice which integrates the environmental, historical and societal aspects. The main topic in 2018 is: HORIZONTAL – VERTICAL.
The exhibition is accompanied by an art hiking map, which provides visitors with the exact location of the artworks and some interesting facts about the exhibition, the individual works, Land and Environmental Art and Safiental. Diverse guided tours are organised during the exhibition, as well as events such as talks and performances. On the occasion of the exhibition, the first issue of the bilingual series Documents of Land and Environmental Art will be published. It will center on the current theme of the Art Safiental 2018, situating it internationally within a broader historical and geographical context.
Les Frères Chapuisat: Une échapée belle, Art Safiental 2016