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Final Auction

On Dec 31 2016 the painting exhibition in a cow shed in Tenna will open for a very last time – incl. Punsch and auction of the paintings. starting bid CHF50. – new years eve sale! Preview 2-3pm, Auction starts at 2.45pm



Finissage report

Report in Bünder Tagblatt on the Finissage. full article here


Mostly viewed by cow

The video documentation of the final show of Art Safiental 2016 is online:

plus a documentary website


art in alpine space

Smart radio feature at SRF 1 Regionaljournal Graubünden. Full feature here:



salon report

Report on Salon Nomade at Alpenblick in Bünder Tagblatt. Full article here


Final days



Documentary – Alps Art Academy


Salon Nomade

Preview: Please join us on 1. Okt 2016 at Alpenblick in Tenna for the 9. SALON NOMADE: «New Land Art: was ist neu an der Land Art?» by and with Sibylle Omlin (ECAV Sierre) in conversation with Johannes M. Hedinger SalonNomade_09_161001n(curator Art Safiental). Program and application:


Making of – Art Safiental


funny TV Clip from Japan

funny clip in japanese Fuji TV フジテレビジョン (Tokio) about Null Stern Hotel from Art Safiental


Guided Tour August 7

This upcoming Sunday Aug 7, 10-16pm: guided tour with curator  Johannes M. Hedinger and Jolanda Rechsteiner (Safiental Tourismus) in combination with a hiking tour and culinary pleasures from the Safien valley. Starting Point 10am Tenna, Alpenblick. Further information

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Art Safiental Teaser


Article at NZZ

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, page 20 – July 19, 2016, link online

NZZ AS 19.7.16


Video Teaser


preview drone clip

Some shots of installations from ART SAFIENTAL made with our drone ‪‎Phantom 3‬, operated by Paul Barsch – sneak preview for the final clip coming out next week


Art hiking map (download)

The final version of the art hiking map arrived! (download). Printed versions are available next week at Safiental Tourismus and the restaurants and grocery stores in the Safien valley.

SEite 1
Seite 2


Selection Press Photos


Opening program July 2

DOWNLOAD 1: Visiting Schedule permanent installations

DOWNLOAD 2: temporary works by participants + Performance schedule



article Bünder Tagblatt

Wonderful article on the upcoming ART SAFIENTAL in today’s Bünder Tagblatt by Jano Felice Pajarola – download
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Jaffa needs your clothes

Jaffa Lam‘s call in today’s local newspaper “Ruinaulta” – Please donate your clothes, bring it to Pension Alpenblick in Tenna or Tourist information in Versam until June 29. Thank you!

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original note:

Hi my dear friends,
I’m an artist from Hong Kong, Jaffa Lam. I’m going to create a rainbow fabric bridge in between old and new bridge in Versam Switzerland. This will be an artwork to connect you and me , local residents and oversea guests from all over the world.

We do need your support by donating your clothes. Whatever new and old, any clothes in any colour, of course, would be great to have any bright colour from Rainbow. No matter size, no matter gender, no matter underwear, no matter jacket, no matter soft, no matter hard, we need your present in this work, to show who is living here. I hope 100 hundred clothes could be collected. More is appreciated.
I hope bird will see it, people in aeroplanes will see it, I do hope google will record it, this is a mark of your home place.
Show your colour to the world!

I will come to pick them up in Safiental on 28 and 29 June, in the same time, I would like to exchange them with my little recycled umbrella fabric work to show my appreciation. You could also drop the clothes in Alpenblick in Tenna (our Academy Centre) or at the Tourist office in Versam (until June 29).

Thank you so much. All my best,
Jaffa Lam


Preparation weekend 2

The second part of the faculty of the upcoming Alps Art Academy met in Safiental for location scouting and preparation. With: Les frères Chapuisat, Raumlaborberlin, Com&Com
Photos: Johannes M. Hedinger, Marcus Gossolt


Artoon by Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera Land Art


Preview in Rhaeto-Romanic

Yesterday in La Quotidiana: Art ella cuntrada naturala dalla Val Stussavgia

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First previews

Frist previews for the upcoming Alps Art Academy and Art Safiental appeared in the local newspaper RUINAULTA and Südostschweiz Online.  LinkVorschau Ruinaulta


Call for application closed

We are overwhelmed by the number and diversity of applications that have been submitted by artists and theorists from 29 different countries!
We will review all files and notify the selected candidates until 15 May.

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Prep Weekend

Part of the faculty of the upcoming Alps Art Academy met in Safiental for location scouting and preparation. Up in the valley it was still snowy, while down in the valley everything is already blooming.
Photos: Filippo Minelli, Johannes M. Hedinger, Hanna Hölling, Jolanda Rechsteiner


Application deadline extended

Just a few places are still available as artists and scholars from India, Germany, USA, Taiwan, Syria, UK, Singapore, Lebanon, Switzerland, Poland, Zimbabwe, Greece, Austria, Irland, Thailand, Ukraine, Spain, Turkey etc are already in.
Artists, creators, theorists, curators, mediators are welcome to apply before May 7th.


Call for Application

Applications are open to artists interested in working with nature and society as well as theoreticians and curators drawn to research and education aspects linked with Land Art. Workshops will be held in German and English. Applications are open until May 7th 2016, and should be submitted with the downloadable application form. Accepted students will be informed by May 15.

Costs: CHF 800 / US 800 / EUR 730 (includes one week courses, accommodation and board). Travel expenses not included. Four grants will be awarded to students with financial need.



Report on RTR

Report about the upcoming Alps Art Academy on RTR (Radiotelevisium Svizra Rumantscha)
(language: Rumantsch Grischun)

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