VIDEO: ST. MORITZ ART MASTERS
BRAZILIAN ART IN THE SWISS ALPS
"The Brazilian art scene has emerged to figure among the leading international art scenes."
When it's too hot to ski, visitors to the Swiss Alps can find more artistic diversions at the fifth annual edition of St. Moritz Art Masters, or SAM, previewed in this video. Running until September 2, the art and culture festival officially started on August 24, but really began back in February with an exhibition of the work of legendary American photographer David LaChapelle.
The unique fest traditionally links art with the region and its natural surroundings and again extends over the entire Upper Engadin, this year comprising over 30 exhibitions from Maloja to S-chanf – an itinerary which can be explored by visitors in free guided walks or on their own as part of the fest's .
In addition to its 30-exhibition "Walk of Art" which can be explored in free guided walks, this year's program focuses on art from Brazil, featuring artists such as Vik Muniz, Adriana Varejão, Saint Clair Cemin, Roberto Cabot and Carlito Carvalhosa. Why Brazil? "On the one hand, the Brazilian art scene has emerged to figure among the leading international art scenes," said the organizers. "On the other hand, the first building in Switzerland by the great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has been completed on the shores of lake St. Moritz. And there is of course Paulo Coelho, the renowned Brazilian writer and SAM supporter of the first hour."
In addition to the Walk of Art and the Brazil exhibition, expect symposiums, workshops and inspiring panel discussions.