Martin Kippenberger, Transportabler U-Bahn-Eingang, 1997. Copyright Estate of Martin Kippenberger,
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne und Walter A. Bechtler Stiftung
At the end of August St. Moritz turned into the meeting point for artists, intellectuals and creatives all gathered by St. Moritz Art Masters 10th edition. This annual art festival, from August 26th to September 3rd, not only offers an extensive art program, but also provides a multifaceted platform for creative and professional encounters. We talked to SAM Curator Philipp Noller, who told us more about the origin of the event, its purpose and its ability to balance art masters and emerging young creatives.
MI St. Moritz Art Masters reaches its 10th edition delighting its guests with an extensive art program. I would like to go back in time to learn more about the creation of the event. How this came about? Why St. Moritz?
MI How has the festival developed and transformed throughout the years?
MI What is the aim of this year creative conversation?
MI What has been the fil rouge leading the selection of the artists joining this 10th edition?
PN As every year we present a high-light in the Protestant Church in St. Moritz, this time with works by Julian Schnabel, Vik Muniz or Wim Delvoye for example. And not far away you can join the mystic photoworks of renowned Roger Ballen in the Karsten Greve Gallery. And for sure you must join our photo exhibitions at the Kempinski Hotel with Peter Lindbergh, Lenny Kravitz and Mathieu Bitton. Then you can also explore the phantasmic big drawings of Vladimir Velickovic of 2013 at the Forum Paracelsus.
MI An immersive journey that embracing the works of some of the most well known masters of art, still keeps space for a selection of young talents. What are the new frontiers of art and how is this landscape changing?
More at www.stmoritzartmasters.org