Does the universe have a margin?

Eisenring Ernen 2019
Christoph Eisenring, Drei Eingänge in ein Dorf (Rathaus), 2019, Zur frohen Aussicht, Ernen. Photograph: Hanes Sturzenegger
Dalazza Symposium Ernen 2019
Dalvazza Symposium Ernen 2019
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Dalvazza Symposium Ernen 2019
Dalvazza Symposium Ernen 2019 3
Dalvazza Symposium Ernen 2019
Work Group

Dalvazza Group


Tellenhaus, Hengert 10, 3995 Ernen (Valais)


10.15 - 18h


Michael Hiltbrunner (Dalvazza Group SARN), with co-host Zur frohen Aussicht in Ernen. Support from the Stiftung für fliessenden Kunstverkehr Küblis and the association art contemporain valais – zeitgenössische kunst wallis.

Registration (for dinner)


The strategies the artist Peter Trachsel (1949–2013, Dalvazza/Grisons) used for his work in rural areas for more than 20 years is still inspiring. We took his questions “Hat das Universum einen Rand?” as a starting point to discuss the potential of rural and peripheral strategies in the field of contemporary art and cultural initiatives. With contributions by the artists Antje Schiffers (Berlin) and Flurina Badel (Guarda, Engadine), the artist and researcher Marina Velez (Cambridge), the landscape architect Matthew Skjønsberg (EPFL, ETHZ), and the art scholar and curator Benoît Antille (édhéa Valais, HEAD Geneva), moderated by Michael Hiltbrunner (ZHdK, Zurich) and Josiane Imhasly (director Zur frohen Aussicht Ernen). Followed by a dinner and internal group meeting.

The annual exhibition Zur frohen Aussicht, a summer exhibition with young artists in Ernen, closed on Sunday, September 29, 12.00-15.30, with a film screening (The Hour of the Farmer’s Movie) with Antje Schiffers, a sound performance by the Hammer Band, and the performance Yes, fast [cit.] by Federico del Vecchio.