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INSTITUTE FOR LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL ART

The institute is an international research center dedicated to Land and Environmental Art. It supports the practice, study and mediation of artistic interaction with nature, with particular focus on the Alpine landscape. Since 2016 the institute has been responsible for the conceptualization and organization of ART SAFIENTAL (Biennale for Land and Environmental Art) as well as the ALPS ART ACADEMY (Summer School for Land and Environmental Art). In 2019 it will start the publication series LANDSCAPE (Documents of Land and Environmental Art). The institute is supported by Naturpark Beverin and the municipality of Safiental. They are advised by an international board. At the end of 2019 the institute plans to establish a year-round operational base in permanent premises in Safiental in the Swiss Alps. This will include a showroom and library as well as an event and talk program and a research and artist residency.
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ART SAFIENTAL - BIENNALE FOR LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL ART

Every two years since 2016 there has been a curated international outdoor exhibition in Safiental (GR) in the Swiss Alps exploring the latest tendencies in environmental and land art. The exhibition is created around specific themes, towards a New Land Art (2016) and Horizontal – Vertical (2018). The theme for 2020 is Analog – Digital. For nearly four months, fifteen works of art distributed throughout the valley can be accessed by the public. A broad program of complimentary events and mediation is presented in conjunction with the exhibition.
www.artsafiental.ch
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ALPS ART ACADEMY - SUMMER SCHOOL FOR LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL ART

Since 2016 an international summer academy has taken place every two years in Tenna (GR) in the Swiss Alps. The summer academy is dedicated to exploring the latest tendencies in Land and Environmental Art in relation to the theme of the Biennale. 30 participants are selected through open submission to take part in a 10-day Programm of workshops, master classes, field trips and artist talks. In addition to a mentorship program, a two-day public symposium. is presented as an integral part of the summer academy. Final projects will be presented within the framework of ART SAFIENTAL.
www.alpsartacademy.ch/en
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