2020 residency

The Great Pause…

The year 2020 will be long remembered in our history - to what depths and aftermath are still to be determined.

The Verbier 3-D Foundation cancelled its annual artist residency due to the current circumstances, while remaining aware that a great pause can be the perfect landscape for a global reflection.

Rethinking about the Foundation and our work in the future, we wanted to learn from the artists whom with we have worked with in the past.

The Great Pause…
was 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 exhibition

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

Image and text-based work reflected what artists were experiencing, feeling, needing mixed with hopes and changes for the future.

The 5 km long exhibition could be accessed by foot between La Croix de Coeur and Les Ruinettes and continued into the Verbier 3-D Foundation Sculpture Park.

Thank you

The Great Pause… was realized thanks to the support of the Commune de Bagnes, Musée de Bagnes, Téléverbier, Loterie Romande, Jean-Edouard van Praet & Tappan Heher, Chalet Ker Praet, Au Vieux Verbier, Marlenaz, Office de Tourisme de Verbier, le Four Banal de Verbier, Madeleine Paternot, Melody Sky, Les Elfes International, Penney and Guy Semmens, Marilynne Geiger, Cherries Ussher Von Maur, Eloise Vestberg: Aventerre, Joël Hiroz, Eric May, and Nicolas Combes.

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