Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park

'Elephant Walk', Zak Ové, 2011

A Museum without Walls

“The power of art is its ability to articulate human emotions and values such as beauty and truth. On the mountain, faced with such sublime vistas, the visitor can experience these works of art…completely removed from the gallery or museum, directly confronting the truth of nature. This is the true meaning of a museum without walls.”

– Paul Goodwin, Verbier 3-D Curator

In 2011, Verbier’s first Sculpture Park was created by the 3-D Foundation, on the path between La Chaux and Ruinettes, at an altitude of 2300 metres, renowned for its natural beauty and stunning views and accessibility.

Since then 3-D has run numerous artists’ residencies to great acclaim with audiences of contemporary art around the globe.

Building on the immense success to date, the Verbier 3-D Residency is becoming biennial from 2013. This will enable more high profile collaborations with leading international contemporary artists during each cycle such as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky, Sanford Biggers and David Gryn.

The Sculpture Park and Residency create a space for art and ecology to meet on the mountain. Each individual can experience their own sense of escape in the museum without walls.

Verbier 3-D currently collaborates with the Jardin Flore-Alpe in Champex-Lac and ECAV (Ecole Cantonale des Arts Visuels) in Sierre.

Free Guided Tours of the sculpture park are active during the summer and will be available throughout the winter.

Contact us to find out about the current and future events we are programming.