Verbier 3-D Foundation
As Director of Development at the Verbier 3-D Foundation Alaina Simone has lead annual artist residencies.
The Verbier 3-D Foundation is dually-based in Verbier (Switzerland) and New York City, founded in 2010 by artists Madeleine Paternot and Kiki Thompson. Simone continues to actively document and promote this unique open-air sculpture park and artist residency foundation.
The Verbier 3-D Residency and Sculpture Park is an annual contemporary art, cultural, and educational happening in Switzerland at an altitude of 2,300 meters between La Chaux and Ruinettes. The Sculpture Park and Residency creates a space for art and ecology to meet on the mountain. Each individual can experience their own sense of escape in a borderless museum.
Mutations presents five new works created during the biennial six-week Artist Residency that occurred from the end of May until the beginning of July in Verbier, Switzerland. The exhibition celebrates the development of monumental sculpture in the context of the Alps and is part of the Label’Art 2014 initiative in Valais.
Artists: Andrea Hasler (CH), Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamar
Image: Perishable Goods, 2014, Andrea Hasler
Building on the immense success to date, the Verbier 3-D Residency is becoming biennial from 2013. This will enable more high profile collaborations with leading international contemporary artists during each cycle such as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky, Sanford Biggers and David Gryn. The
Sculpture Park and Residency create a space for art and ecology to meet on the mountain. Each individual can experience their own sense of escape in the museum without walls.
Ways of Seeing pays homage to the 40th anniversary of a classic text by writer John Berger, Ways of Seeing (1972), that has had a profound international influence on the nature of seeing, vision and looking at art and art history. Selected artists have revisited the dialogue between the notion of ‘seeing’, ‘spectatorships’ and ’looking’.
Artists: Elly Cho, Onyedika Chuke, Julien Marolf, Josette Taramarcaz, Jonathan H. Wright, Sabine Zaalene
Special Guests: Edouard Faro, Nikola Zaric
The monumental tradition in sculpture can be traced back to the earliest stone and earth works of man made art in the earliest periods of human history. This tradition has historically pitted humans against nature, in a dialectical struggle to control, master and ultimately imitate nature. [...] As we become more aware of the disastrous impact of the global environmental and political- economic crisis we are confronted with the need to question notions of monumentalism for our time.
Artists: Gregory Coates, Donna Dodson, Edouard Faro, Musa Hixson, Etienne Kr.henbühl, Andy
Moerlein, Zak Ové, André Raboud, Timothy Talbott Holmes, Josette Taramarcaz, Kiki Thompson
Special Guest: Will Ryman (sculpture: USA)