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Call for Application

Application for the ALPS ART ACADEMY 2018, summer school for „Land and Environmental Art“ in the Swiss Alps is now open. Deadline: March 25. 2018
Call E    / Call D

The second international Alps Art Academy will take place between June 28 and July 7, 2018 in the Safiental (Grisons, Switzerland). Located 1650 meters above sea level in Tenna, and taking place biannually, the summer academy focuses on Land and Environmental Art.
In a dialogue with the art-historical movement of the 60s and 70s, contemporary approaches to art are located, discussed and further developed in relationship to the Alpine landscape. The Alps Art Academy creates a platform for imagining a possible future Land Art, which integrates not only landscape and nature but also other media and the wider social context.
An invitation to submit proposals is aimed equally and without age limit at artists who are interested in working with landscape and the environment, as well as theoreticians, facilitators and curators engaged in research on the topic of Land Art. You are invited to apply with a project idea that can be realised during the period in which the summer school takes place in the area of Safienal. The theme for 2018 is HORIZONTAL – VERTICAL.

The academy offers about 25 participants a 10 day program consisting of workshops, master classes, symposium, field trips, artist talks and presentations, in which they will have the opportunity to explore different aspects and core problems of art production in the landscape and apply what they have learned to their own projects. Participants are accompanied practically and theoretically by international mentors. The Academy is linked with the outdoor exhibition Art Safiental (July 7 to October 21, 2018) and offers participants the opportunity to present their projects.

Matthias Bildstein (A/CH), Mirja Busch (D), DIG Collective (William Bock, Alberto Duman, Mark Morgan, UK), William L. Fox, Gabriela Gerber / Lukas Bardill (CH), Johannes Hedinger (CH), Hanna Hölling (UK), Steve Rowell (USA), Analia Saban (ARG/USA), Konstanze Schütze (D), Chris Taylor (USA) and other guests.

Conditions of participation, the application form and further information can be found at:

CHF 1200.-, USD 1200.-, EUR 1000.- (10 days Academy, reader, Symposium, room and board), excluding travel expenses. For participants who need financial support there is the possibility of applying for a stipendium.

Sponsorship: Naturpark Beverin
Artistic Director: Johannes M. Hedinger; Organisation: Jolanda Rechsteiner