Purple Art

[January 30 2014]

“Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell” exhibition opening, Gstaad

Elevation 1049 is the first in a series of site-specific exhibitions created out of the specifics of time and place, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry and produced by the LUMA Foundation.

Taking place in and above Gstaad, it will be comprised exclusively of Swiss artists, including Urs Fischer, Olaf Breuning, Fischli & Weiss, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christian Marclay, and more. As the title suggests, most of the works will be outside, positioned in and defined by the landscape they inhabit. Held in the midst of winter, Elevation 1049 will exchange the confines of the white cube for the expansive snow-covered backdrop of the Alpine landscape. Using elevation is the measure of difference each project will, in different ways, mark the separation of earth and sky, of heaven and hell. Tracing the contours of what lies underfoot and our aspirations above, Elevation 1049 will be the map of this territory. Elevation 1049 will be on view January 27 through March 8, 2014 and will be free and open to the public. Photo Rachel Chandler

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