Festival / Evening
"The Furkart experiment"
Table ronde en présence de Max Wechsler et Paul-Armand Gette, modération par Olivier Kaeser22 Feb 2014
The event is over
Between 1983 and 1999, on the initiative of Neuchâtel publisher and gallery owner Marc Hostettler, and in partnership with James Lee Byars, 63 international artists travelled to the Furkablick Hotel at the Furka Pass, 2,436 metres up in the Swiss Alps, in order to create works. Abramovic & Ulay, Daniel Buren, Niele Toroni, Olivier Mosset, Terry Fox, Jenny Holzer, Richard Long, Claude Rutault, Lawrence Weiner and Rémy Zaugg all took part in this singular experiment, which was highly remarkable but had few echoes outside Switzerland. This presentation within the Nouveau Festival brings this almost forgotten experiment to light again through rare works and documents, together with a collection of films, most of which are being shown for the first time.
Proposed by Jean-Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser, co-directors of the Centre Culturel Suisse with the support of The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia