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Art Safiental

Every two years, an international outdoor exhibition with a changing focus on the latest trends in Land and Environmental Art takes place in the Safiental (Grisons, Switzerland). After New Land Art (2016), Horizontal – Vertical (2018) and Analog – Digital (2020), and Learning from the Earth (2022). The theme for 2022 is: What if? Songs from Tomorrowlands.

Around 15 national and international artists will create temporary works related to the theme, in dialogue with the landscape and mostly in outdoor spaces. The works are distributed throughout the entire Safiental (25km in length, 150km² in area) and can be visited for free and without charge for about four months a year.  Among the more than 60 contributors to previous editions are von Lita Albuquerque, Ursula Biemann, Julius von Bismarck, James Bridle, Bob Gramsma, Ingeborg Lüscher, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Raumlabor, Analia Saban, Roman Signer, Steiner/Lenzlinger, Ben Vautier and many others.

A short guide with a map provides the exact locations of the artworks and interesting facts about the exhibition, the individual works, Land and Environmental Art and Safiental. A catalog will be published towards the end of the Biennale. An event and educational program as well as guided tours are offered. The last three editions of the Biennale attracted around 10,000 visitors each time. The festival centre is the Berghotel Alpenblick in Tenna, which also houses the ILEA Institute for Land and Environmental Art and where the summer school Alps Art Academy takes place.

Exhibition duration: 2. July – 23. Oct 2022
Opening: July 6./7. 2024
Finissage: October 20 2024

Crowdfunding Campaign on WE MAKE IT für den Katalog 2024:

Edition 2022: Learning from the Earth
Edition 2020: Analog – Digital 
Edition 2018: Horizontal – Vertical
Edition 2016: New Land Art

Com&Com: Bergkanzel (2016-2022), Art Safiental 2020, F: ILEA