March 9, 2018

Open call: summer school for land and environmental art

Alps Art Academy

Analia Saban, Sketch for Rock Painting. Art Safiental.

Alps Art Academy

The Alps Art Academy is an international summer school in the Swiss Alps dedicated to the theme of Land and Environmental Art. The Academy takes place every two years in Tenna (1650 meters above sea level) in Safiental (GR). The theme for 2018 is HORIZONTAL – VERTICAL.

The Alps Art Academy is equally aimed at artists, theoreticians, mediators and curators, bringing them together to discuss and develop the traditional concept of Land and Environmental Art in the contemporary local Alpine landscape over a 10-day program. The Alps Art Academy creates a platform for proposals for a possible future Land Art, which integrates not only landscape, nature and the environment but also new media, local society and culture.

The program of the Academy consists of practical as well as theoretical modules and includes workshops and master classes, a symposium, field trips and artist talks as well as a final presentation. While the participants are accompanied in workshops by coaches in their own projects, in the symposium, the master classes, field trips and artist talks they will learn about various aspects of art production in the landscape on the basis of theoretical inputs and case studies. The results produced during the academy will be presented and reflected upon during the course of the Land Art Biennial ART SAFIENTAL (7th of July – 21st of October 2018).

Matthias Bildstein (A), Mirja Busch (D), DIG Collective (William Bock, Alberto Duman, Mark Morgan, UK), William L. Fox (US), Gabriela Gerber and Lukas Bardill (CH), Johannes M. Hedinger (CH), Hanna Hölling (UK), Steve Rowell (US), Analia Saban (ARG/US), Konstanze Schütze (D), Chris Taylor (US) and guests.

Conditions of participation, the application form and further information can be found at:

EUR 1000, CHF 1200, USD 1200, (10 days academy, reader, symposium, room and board, excursions during the academy’s session). For participants who need financial support there is the possibility of applying for a scholarship.

The academy is committed to a broad mix of participants (age, gender, origin) and lower-income applicants can apply for a reduction of the fee and / or a travel scholarship up to a maximum of 100%. In addition to the regular documents, applicants should provide a letter of justification with the application form.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Sponsorship: Verein Naturpark Beverin; Artistic Director: Johannes M. Hedinger

Related events

June 30–July 1, 2018
New Tendencies in Land and Environmental Art: Horizontal – Vertical
Speakers: Atelier für Sonderaufgaben (CH), Giovanni Carmine (CH), DIG Collective (UK), Luciano Fasciati (CH), William L. Fox (US), Johannes M. Hedinger (CH), Hanna Hölling (UK), Sibylle Omlin (CH), Steve Rowell (US), Emily Eliza Scott (CH/US), Chris Taylor (US) amongst others.

July 7–October 21, 2018
Outdoor Biennale for Land and Environmental Art
Artist list: Lita Albuquerque, Ueli Alder, Aram Bartholl, Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig, Bildstein | Glatz, Mirja Busch, Com&Com, DIG Collective, H.R. Fricker, Gabriela Gerber and Lukas Bardill, Bob Gramsma, Ingeborg Lüscher, Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella, Steve Rowell, Analia Saban, Roman Signer.

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