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E.A.T. / Engadin Art Talks 2016: Traces and Fragments

January 30–31, 2016

Hall at the Plazzet, 7524 Zuoz, Switzerland


Saturday, January 30, 10am–1pm and 2:30–6pm,  Sunday, January 31, 10:30am–1pm

The 2016 international art year starts with the art and architecture forum E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks, which take place this winter for the fifth time on the weekend of January 30–31, 2016 in the Hall at Plazzet (market square) in Zuoz.

The E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experience between the invited artists, architects, filmmakers, curators, and art and culture enthusiasts in an informal and intimate setting in the set-back mountain village of Zuoz in the Engadin. The intention is to perpetuate the tradition of the Engadin region as a place of intense creative activity as once demonstrated by Friedrich Nietzsche, Hermann Hesse and Alberto Giacometti while simultaneously providing information about current trends in art and culture.

The theme of this winter’s talks and performances is “Traces & Fragments.” Artists, architects and creatives from all over the world will present their projects and ideas on this subject. “Traces & Fragments” spans a broad spectrum of phenomena from the transience of footprints in the snow, fragmentary memories and architectural fragments to non-verbal communication—language started as a song.

The E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks are led by:

Daniel Baumann, Director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director for Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Galleries in London, Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and Dr. Nina Zschocke, gta/ETH Zürich. E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks were founded by Cristina Bechtler.

The lectures are held in German or English.

2016 participants:

Alfredo Brillembourg / This Brunner / Sylvie Fleury / Giorgio Griffa / Joseph Grigely / Christian Jankowski / Koo Jeong A / Kasper König / Ibrahim Mahama / Elli Mosayebi / Zanele Muholi / Albert Oehlen / Rachel Rose / Michael Schindhelm / Julian Schnabel / Pascale Marthine Tayou / Eyal Weizman

Interact with these creative minds during our coffee breaks, our lunch at Restaurant Dorta and during the aperitif on Saturday evening. In the course of the latter, E.A.T. will inaugurate a spectacular sculpture created by Sylvie Fleury and presented by Gübelin.

For up-to-date information on programme and tickets, please visit our website and our social media.