As part of our continued cultural partnership in 2020 with the Verbier Art Summit, we would like to invite you to experience two ERRATIC afternoons during the Summit with 2019 residency artist Karsten Födinger.
On 31 Jan, we invite you to join us at Medran lift station in Verbier to participate in Födinger's cultural intervention for the Summit weekend. Utilising the Swiss alpine infrastructure, Födinger will create an absurd moment by placing foreign tree species such as palm trees — as you find at the 'Riviera' down at Lake Geneva around Montreux — in the cargo baskets of the Televerbier cable cars that will constantly circulate, passing the tree line in both directions, greeting and waving to new arrivers and skiers.
The intervention refers to the local climate research which the artist began during his 2019 residency, in combination with his irritation by the 'Nizza Flair' of foreign trees together with French influenced architecture that is evoked in the town of Montreux.
Visitors are also invited on 1 Feb for a walk through the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park with artist Karsten Födinger, curator Alexa Jeanne Kusber and Foundation Founders Kiki Thompson and Madeleine Paternot.
The walk will feature, PILIER ERRATIQUE, the new sculptural work by Födinger developed during his residency which is currently on exhibit at an altitude of 2,300 meters in the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park.
For both events, please meet at Medran lift station at 1.15pm.