Elevation 1049, a site specific exhibition in Gstaad, shot by Arturo Bamboo
3 February – 19 March 2017
Avalanches, their power, dynamics and the unexpected are the curatorial point of departure for the second edition of the site specific exhibition "Elevation 1049", curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry in Gstaad, and produced by the LUMA Foundation.
With works by Allora & Calzadilla, Cecilia Bengolea, Michaël Borremans,
Douglas Gordon & Morgane Tschiember, Yngve Holen, Ryoji Ikeda, Sarah Morris,Thomas Schütte, Superflex, Tatiana Trouvé & Grace Hall, and Nicole Wermers.
Inspired by Avalanche, the 1970’s magazine closely associated with post-minimalist, post-studio conceptual artists in the United States and Europe – which also lends its name to this project – this year’s iteration relies on different interpretations of land art, ultimately replacing content about art with direct communication with the artists through their work and thought. "Elevation 1049 – Avalanche" will be formed around two very different impulses: the first to create sculptures that like the mountains themselves will endure over time, the second to create an artist-driven event that like the snow itself is inherently unstable and subject to sudden change comprising of video, sound and performance. The sculptural aspect of the show – associated with the structure and stability of the mountains themselves – will continue the tradition started with the 2014 iteration of Elevation 1049 “Between Heaven and Hell” of large scale site specific sculpture created in response the landscape of Gstaad and its surroundings. These works will remain in Gstaad and be accessible to the public for the duration of the winter season. (press release)
ARTHUR GROENEVELD and BAMBOO VAN KAMPEN – Arturo Bamboo – are partners in work and life. They are currently working on a series featuring authentic vs. modern in life legendary places throughout the Alps and Mediterranean. www.arturo-bamboo.com