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The symposium will take place on the first weekend of the Alps Arrt Academy, September 26/27, 2020The first day of the Conference “CRITICAL GROUNDS” addresses a critical discourses regarding landscape, its change, perception, and use: the second day presents several art initiatives working in the peripheral, rural and alpine areas. Due to restrictions caused by the Covid-pandemic, this year’s the symposium will only take place within the Academy and will not be open to external visitors. But we will stream the talks free of charge and live for all interested parties.

Speakers: Annemarie Bucher, Sally de Kunst, Ryan Dewey, William L. Fox, Johannes M. Hedinger, Michael Hiltbrunner, Hanna B. Hölling, Marcel Hörler, Tara Lasrado, Dharmendra Prasad, Emily Eliza Scott, Chris Taylor, Curdin Tones, Rebecca Uchill, Karen Winzer
Link  Live Stream
Link Live Stream Sunday

Detailed program: HERE
Program/Handout – info/download


New date

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we decided to postpone the summer school into autumn. The new date is: September 24 – October 3, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we decided to postpone the symposium into autumn. The new date is: September 26 – 27, 2020

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Application deadline extended

Promo Call 1

Only a few places left:
Apply and join us at the international summer school for land and environmental art in the Swiss Alps!
Application and terms of participation can be found here

Promo Call 2




Application call

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The third international Alps Art Academy will take place between June 25–July 4, 2020, in the Safiental (Grisons, Switzerland). Located in Tenna, 1650 meters above sea level, the summer school focuses on contemporary approaches to Land and Environmental Art by bringing them into a relationship with the Alpine landscape. We wish to create a platform of potentialities for the contemporary and future Land Art, which integrates not only natural landscape and the environment but also other “media” and the wider social context.
We encourage proposal submissions from artists working with landscape and the environment across genres and media, as well as from theoreticians, facilitators and curators engaged in research on the topic of Land Art. We welcome applications accompanied by a concrete concept that can be realized during the period of the summer school. The concepts should reflect the 2020 Alps Art Academy theme “ANALOG – DIGITAL.”

Program: Gathering circa thirty participants over a period of ten days, the Academy offers a rich program of workshops, seminars, field trips, artist talks and presentations, as well as a thematic symposium. Participants have the opportunity to explore what does it mean to create in, and interact with, the Alpine landscape and apply their experience in their work. Participants work together with international instructors who offer practical and theoretical mentoring. The Academy is linked to the Land Art Biennale Art Safiental (July 4–October 18, 2020) and offers an opportunity to present final projects

InstructorsMatthias Bildstein (AT), Les Frères Chapuisat (CH), Sally De Kunst (CH/BE), Fragmentin (CH), Gabriela Gerber / Lukas Bardill (CH), Hanna Hölling (UK), Richard Saxton (USA),Ella Tetrault (CAN), Lucie Tuma (CH) und weitere Gäste.

Registration/Information: Conditions of participation, the application form and further information can be found here


Landscape #1

The first edition of LANDSCAPE is publish with VEXER. The new new publication series is edited by Johannes M. Hedinger and Hanna B. Hölling for the Institute for Land and Environmental Art (ILEA) concerned with the theory, history and new tendencies in the art of the peripheric, rural and alpine landscapes.
English/German, 288 pages, 114 images
ISBN 978-3-909090-94-5 
Further information and order: HERE



Projects by participants

Find HERE  all projects and works by the participants of the 2018 Academy.

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Art Hiking Map is online

ART HIKING MAP for ART SAFIENTAL is available for digital download – and from next week on also 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.

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Symposium online

Most of the talks of the Symposium “Horizontal – Vertical” are now online on our Youtube-Channel:

Chris Taylor
Bill Fox
Hanna Hölling
Emily Eliza Scott
Steve Rowell
Sibylle Omlin
Giovanni Carmine
Atelier für Sonderaufgaben
DIG Collective

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Artist talks online

All artist talks from the 2. Alps Art Academy can be found on our Youtube channel
H.R. Fricker
Bob Gramsma
Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella
Lita Albuquerque

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