Verbier 3-D Foundation

Curator and Education
2014 – present
Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park
Verbier, Switzerland

I worked on the curatorial premise for the 2014 3-D Artist Residency, MUTATIONS, with London (Tate) curator Paul Goodwin. Areas of focus where: What are the emerging forms of mutation in contemporary art practices? How can contemporary art transform our understanding of the complex entanglements caused by proliferating mutations in the environment and society? Can artists mutate/remix/re-vision our understanding of society, environment and culture?

Five artists were invited to live in the reclusive mountain town of Verbier, Switzerland for six weeks and become fully immersed within the context of place encouraging them to consider the relationship of their practice to not only the proposed theme, but also to existing pieces, the landscape features, history and current perspective of the site. The artists were chosen based on their interest in experimentation and desire to push the medium of sculpture forward, keeping it alive by experimenting with both the possibilities of materials and the capabilities of space in connection with the viewer.

Artists: Andrea Hasler (UK/CH), BUREAU A (CH AND SP), Eve Bailey (FR/US), Tarik Hayward (CH)

The Residency keeps an open-door policy, so the public is able to see the work in progress. This approach demystifies the making of art and creates a more intimate and informed experience for the viewer by allowing them to see the works-in-progress.

Weekend courses were also offered throughout the Residency to provide unparalleled education opportunities for participants to gain knowledge and insight into the artistic practices of the Residency artists.

The Weekend Courses were hosted by ECAV- l’Ecole cantonale d’art du Valais in Sierre and the W Hotel in Verbier. 

The 3-D Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating monumental contemporary sculpture to promote art, education, and culture to international audiences.