Join us for two online open discussions surrounding the themes of the exhibition and global experience of The Great Pause ...

How are artists living and creating during this time? What is the role of art in times of pandemic? What is their current personal reflection on the world around them? How has their practice been affected? What are the hopes and/or fears for the future?

The conversation will be online and open to questions from the public.

15 September 4pm (CET) - discussion in English
Artists Natalie Ball (US), Andrea Hasler (UK), Tarik Hayward (CH) with curators Alexa Jeanne Kusber (US) and Alaina Simone (US)

8 October 10am (CET) - discussion in French
Artists Etienne Krähenbühl (CH), Josette Taramarcaz (CH), Julien Marolf (CH) and Foundation Director Kiki Thompson (US/CH)

By March 2020, most cultural institutions across the world were indefinitely closed (or at least with their services radically curtailed), with in-person exhibitions, events, and performances cancelled or postponed.

The Verbier 3-D Foundation also postponed its annual residency, yet took the decision to use this time as an opportunity to ask artists about their current experience - with the hopes of gaining insight on how to support them better in an unknown future.

The feedback resulted in The Great Pause …
an impromptu outdoor exhibition featuring image and text-based work from the Foundation's past residency artists who were asked to send in their current reflection of the world we live in NOW. A world affected by the global pandemic of the Coronavirus.

The artists' submissions took the form of billboards and cabins that were scattered throughout the outdoor landscape in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 2300 meters above the town of Verbier. 

The online panel discussions have been supported by Le Canton du Valais.

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