This year, E.A.T. will bring art and architecture together in dialogue. International figures will take part in chaired panel discussions addressing aspects and ideals of alpine architecture and art in terms of their own projects and how they relate to the situation and visions of the Engadin region.

With the artists Doug Aitken, Josiah Mcelheny, Simone Forti and Cerith Wyn Evans, and the architects Nina von Albertini, Bijoy Jain, Philippe Rahm, Camilo Restrepo and Hans-Jörg Ruch, a wide range of views are represented, each taking a different approach to the Engadin.

The discussions will help to showcase ways in which the alpine region in general and the Engadin in particular can be perceived, as reflected in the many diverse proposals and completed projects by architects and artists.

I am delighted that Beatrix Ruf, director of the Kunsthalle Zürich and Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London, have agreed to take helm of the Engadin Art Talks.

For E.A.T.: Cristina Bechtler, August 2010.


The conversations took place in the Halle am Plazzet at the civic centre in Zuoz on Saturday, 28th August 2010. Flurin Wieser, commune president of Zuoz and Cristina Bechtler, initiator of E.A.T. welcomed. In the course of a walk through a wonderful countryside, site-specific artistically works in public spaces were visited on Sunday 29th August. The weekend ended with a picnic in a nearby village. More than 100 visitors attended the forum.


Nina von Albertini ©Alexandra Pauli Address of welcome Cristina Bechtler, initiator of E.A.T.  ©Alexandra Pauli Nina von Albertini, Beatrix Ruf, Josiah McElheny, Hans-Jörg Ruch, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Rahm (from left to right) Camilo Restrepo, Beatrix Ruf, Nina von Albertini, Hansjörg Ruch, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cerith Wyn Evans, Simone Forti, Doug Aitken (from left to right) Beatrix Ruf ©Alexandra Pauli Beatrix Ruf, Josiah McElheny, Hans-Jörg Ruch ©Alexandra Pauli Address of welcome by Flurin Wieser, president of the local council ©Alexandra Pauli

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