The Art Biennale ART SAFIENTAL (7.7. – 21.10.2018) will take place in the summer of 2018 in the Safien Valley (GR) for the second time. International artists and participants in the Alps Art Academy create temporary works in dialogue with landscape and nature that will be presented free of charge throughout the Safien Valley as part of Art Safiental.
The on-site artistic works result from a dialogue with nature and the environment. All of the presented works are concerned with questioning, exploring and updating 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.
The temporary Land and Environmental Art artworks are spread over the entire 25 miles of the Safien Valley from Versam, at the entrance of the valley, to Tenna and Safien in the middle of the valley and Thalkirch and Turrahus, at the end of the valley. The exhibition will be accompanied by an art hiking map, which will provide visitors with the exact location of the artworks and interesting facts about the exhibition, the individual works, Land and Environmental Art and the Safiental. It will be available free of charge at Safiental tourism information points and in the village shops and inns in Safiental.
The Pension Alpenblick in Tenna also serves as an information centre, and will feature a small library on the subject of land and environmental art and the participating artists.
The exhibition is accompanied by a diverse range guided tours, talks, performances and other events (see>Events).
Parallel to the exhibition, the first issue of the bilingual series Documents of Land and Environmental Art will be published taking up the current theme of the Alps Art Academy and discussing it in a broader, international context.
Les Frères Chapuisat: Une échapée belle, Art Safiental 2016