Not Vital

Not Vital © Photo by Philippe Servan

Not Vital (b. 1948) is a Swiss artist and philanthropist. Born in the village of Sent in rural Engadin, Vital is best known for having developed a practice that is based on intense contact with nature and a nomadic lifestyle. His work seeks to provoke unusual experiences or viewpoints, either by displacing purely natural forms, or by extracting elements from remote regions, and re-contextualizing them into an artistic framework, often altering their scale or materials. Though he generally spends four months out of the year in his native village, he divides his time between Brazil, Chile, China and Switzerland.


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