What started 2 year ago als art installation of the 1. Art Safiental grew into a tourism brand; the Null Stern Hotel – zero star hotel respectively Zero Star Hotel and lately the Zero Real Estate of Atelier für Sonderaufgaben. After Safiental (2016) and Appenzell (2017) this years installment took place in Toggenburg (St.Gallen): https://www.tagblatt.ch/ostschweiz/wie-das-null-stern-hotel-der-riklin-brueder-zur-tourismus-marke-wurde-ld.1049645
Art Safiental got featured all over the world, in publications such as Lonely Planet, Spiegel Online, Condé Nast Traveler, Designboom, The Guardian, Haaretz Israel oder No3. Magazine New York – but also in the local news such as Kunstbulletin, NZZ, WOZ, RTR, Swiss Info, Schweizer Familie, Südostschweiz or Bündner Tagblatt. More reviews can be found here
During the guided tour last Sunday there was a possibility to inspect the re-emerged Egschi Shell.
Update 25.8.: the Shell is partially under water again. During the last dry phase of Lake Egschi, there was a damage at the bottom of the shell. We are currently evaluating our options to bring it back to the surface.
Tomorrow Sunday Aug 19: Guided Art Hike – Art Safiental
There are still some spots open – hurry up and join us for a stroll over Art Safiental with the curator and artists of Art Safiental
meeting point: 9.00 am Tenna (Alpenblick)
end: approx. 5.00 pm Turrahus (or 6pm Versam)
The route, further information and booking: HERE
Since two days Bob Gramsma’s “Egschi Shell” is back floating on Egschi Lake!
Here you can download high-resolution press photos from all artworks / installations.
ART HIKING MAP for digital download – and from next week on as a print copy at all Safiental Tourism information points and in the village shops and restaurants in Safiental free of charge. Get the exact locations of all individual works of art and information complementary to the exhibition and participating artists.
For reasons of power production, the hydro powerplant Kraftwerke Zevreila emptied the artificial Egschi Lake last week. During this manoeuvre, the shell hit the ground and got damaged. that’s why it is currently under water. Upcoming weekend the reservoir will be emptied again which gives us back the shell. Then we are checking the damages and start planning its rescue. Even the mayor of Safiental called and is willing to support the second life of “Egschi Shell”. – update 2.8.: the water in the lake is currently so low that the shell is on view again, it can also be visited. Currently they are testing the possibilities to make the shell float again. update 10.8.: due to the ongoing heat period, lake Egschi is still without water. this means also that the shell is still on dry ground and not floating, but can be visited.