Art Trails | Vias d´art Pontresina 2023
Art Trails | Vias d´art Pontresina, along with Arte Bregaglia and Art Safiental, are among the most important exhibitions of contemporary art in public spaces in the canton of Graubünden. After 5 exhibitions in Pontresina in the summer of 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020, the new project moves out into the landscape of the Bernina region. 16 artists from all linguistic regions of Switzerland, as accomplished representatives of installation art, have been invited by the organiser, Pontresina Cultura, to formulate their works on locations in public space. The theme "Rethink Destinations" is ostensibly aimed at the concept of the destination on the one hand, with the invitation to rethink travel or the destination on the other. This is a theme that is becoming more and more apparent during the pandemic and the apparent change in our environment. The theme not only opens up a view of the activity of mobile people, but also a view of global developments, of the need to stop at a waypoint and rethink the direction of travel. The exhibition organisers are looking ahead to another significant art project in public space.