South likes: Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell at various locations, Gstaad

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Olympia Scarry, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, 2014. Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

South likes: Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell at various locations, Gstaad
Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell
Gstaad, Switzerland
27 January – 8 March, 2014

Site-specific works by over twenty Swiss artists are featured in Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell: a midwinter biennale-like exhibition, taking place in and “above” Gstaad. With the participation of artists like Alexandra Bachzetsis, Urs Fisher, Thomas Hirschhorn, Olivier Mosset, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Elevation 1049 is for the visitor a journey for the discovery of unfamiliar settings.
“Visitors should be prepared for a trip to the glacier, the Wispile, the Saanan airport or even to a remote Alp hut”, the organisers advise. Commissioned and created specifically for the show, the works are situated at different altitudes—mostly in outdoor natural scenarios—mapping the snow-clad Alpine landscape. Some are easily visible and accessible while others, taylor-made for the suggestive scenery, are to be discovered in more challenging and remote locations. The exhibition, a promising public art project in the Swiss Alps, sets the ground for dialogue between the creative community and the region, promoting Gstaad as a dynamic participant in the international scenario of contemporary visual arts.

Eleanna Papathanasiadi

www.elevation1049.org

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Roman Signer, Alles fährt Ski, 2014. Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

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Ugo Rondinone, The Morning of the Poem, 2014. Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

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Kilian Rüthemann, Eight Columns for Winter, 2014. Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

ClaudiaComte

Claudia Comte, Tornado Kit, 2014. Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

OlafBreuning

Olaf Breuning, Snow Drawing, 2014. Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

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