Verbier 3-D 2014 ‘Mutations’ Artist Residency


Verbier 3-D Foundation Artist Residency

MUTATIONS: 24th May – 5th July 2014
Vernissage: 5th July 2014

Exhibition: 5 July 2014 – 5 July 2016


Mutation (Oxford English Dictionary)
mu·ta·tion [myoo-tey-shuhn]
noun [mass noun]

the action or process of mutating the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form which may be transmitted to subsequent generations, caused by the alteration of single base units in DNA, or the deletion, insertion, or rearrangement of larger sections of genes or chromosomes 3 Linguistics regular change of a sound when it occurs adjacent to another

The curatorial premise for the 2014 Verbier 3-D Artist Residency is Mutations by curator Paul Goodwin:

In the current global political-economic and ecological crisis, old hierarchies and certainties are crumbling and new realities are emerging at a rate and a profundity that we are yet to fully comprehend. New hybrid and strangely familiar aesthetic forms and strategies are emerging that are attempting to navigate the mutations of worlds and life forms. Sculpture, new media, performance and other art forms no longer conform to hierarchical and outmoded structures of feeling and affect from the machine age.

This residency invites contemporary forms of creation – in an age of information and networks – that engage with cultural, aesthetic and ecological ‘mutations’ within the context of a mountain landscape that is itself in constant evolution.

What are the emerging forms of mutation in contemporary art practices? How can contemporary art transform our understanding of the complex entanglements caused by proliferating mutations in the environment and society? Can artists mutate/remix/re-vision our understanding of society, environment and culture?

Verbier 3-D Foundation is pleased to be engaging with an array of artists for this year’s Artist Residency who are currently interested in creating new work and dialogue around the advancement towards radical breaks within the traditions of monumental sculpture.

Andrea Hasler (CH) 
Bureau A (CH) 
Tarik Hayward (CH) 
Eve Bailey (FR/USA)

For more information about this year’s artists, click here.

Cultural Programming:
June 2014

Each Sunday in June Verbier 3-D will offer Weekend Courses throughout the residencies to provide unparalleled opportunities for participants to gain knowledge and insight into artistic practices and the international art world.

Each course is designed to address the specific needs and interests of its participants. Led by the Verbier 3-D Foundation and enhanced by lectures from international experts and practitioners in the field, Weekend Courses offer an innovative, object-based learning experience.

Detailed information about the Weekend Courses and Educational Programme during the Artist Residency is available here.