It is a great pleasure to welcome You at the Tenth Edition of St. Moritz Art Masters, one of the most unique and unbelievable Summer Festival in 2017. During these 10 days, Culture, Art, Photography, Design and Creativity vision will take the leading role through a wide range of cultural events and exhibitions along with classic music evenings. All these events will enhance St. Moritz and the whole Engadine Valley with cultural exhibitions of national and international well known Artists: hosted by incredible “nouvelle emplacement” like churches, Art galleries, public places in the enchanting background of mountains and lakes with a retrospective of the ninth past editions.
Experience of “ouvert“, from Sent to Maloja, will be the cultural and natural setting for the “Art Master” and “Master of Photography“. We didn’t conceive Art in a commercial way, we are a unique Festival with the best Artists and Art Galleries and we changed the meaning and the philosophy of Art Fair. Among many Artists, who will be displayed in collaboration with Taschen Publisher, we select one of the greatest Artist of the last century, and the great still alive David Hockney who will present his works and the incredible Taschen SUMO book dedicated to him. During St. Moritz Art Masters 2017 there will be the preview of the “Ocean Pavillion” project, realized by Francesca von Habsburg and her Foundation “Thyssen-Bornemisza Alt Contemporary”, which will be officially disclosed in Venice Biennale 2018. This project is dedicated to oceans and water and its preservation.
Together with Hani Rashid, one of the greatest architect in the world, who definitively represents the architecture of “Art Establishment“, an incredible installation will be presented during a dedicated Gala Night hosted by Francesca von Habsburg in person. There will be an exhibition of fantastic forms and shapes, inspired to architecture, displaying sculptures of Dzamonja, who is definitively, together with Henry Moore, one of the most important artist of the 19th century. Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and parks will be locations to spread universal cultural forms and expressions.
Vladimir Velickovic’s artworks, Member of the French Art Academy and one of the greatest contemporary Artist worldwide, will be displayed within the unique “ME AND MY DOG” exhibition dedicated to IMIBALA TRUST, the Rupert’s family Foundation, which assists children from less fortunate communities to attend primary and high school. “ME AND MY DOG” project has already published 4 books in China, United States of America, United Kingdom and South Africa.
This beautiful project has been created and inspired by Harold Riley, who will also present this year, from South Africa, his book and his works regarding Nelson Mandela. Special subject of this Edition will be South Africa through South African Art and its Act of Living. Part of the Foundation Night will be dedicated to IMIBALA TRUST, with a special tribute to Claude Nobs and his Montreux Jazz Festival too. Master of Photography will be dedicated to the iconic Peter Lindbergh, supported and sponsored by Pirelli.
During the whole Festival You will attend various and very interesting symposia with experts panels held by the greatest Art Curators and Critics and “Subject of Art and Cult” will be presented in collaboration with Vladimir Velickovic. This renewed Art Master, which is now into its tenth edition, will be focused on Contemporary and Modern Art with ten days of special and unparalleled Events “ouvert” to great artists and great people. Our philosophy and the philosophy behind St. Moritz Art Masters is: “LISTEN – THINK – CREATE – ACT”.