Dalvazza Group

Dalvazza
Responsible

Michael Hiltbrunner

Location

Peripheral initiatives throughout Switzerland

Frequency

Three times per year

Members

Benoît Antille / Art researcher and curator, ECAV Sierre, HEAD Genève

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Seraina Dür, Goldproduktionen, theatre productions, Zurich

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Alex Erler, Kulturraum Grammophon, Wattens, Austria

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Fernando García-Dory, Artist, Inland.org, Deia/Mallorca/Madrid

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Gabriel Gee, Art historian, researcher, TETI Group, Franklin University, Lugano

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Ronny Hardliz, Artist, independent researcher, SARN board, Bern

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Angela Hausheer, Artist, Braunwald / Zurich

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Johannes M. Hedinger, Artist, curator, researcher, ILEA (Institute for Land and Environmental art), Tenna (GR) / Zurich

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Michael Hiltbrunner, Researcher, curator, IFCAR/ZHdK, SARN board, Zurich

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Josiane Imhasly, Curator, Zur frohen Aussicht, Zurich / Ernen / Samedan

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Susanne Kudorfer, Art historian, head of education, Ballenberg Freilichtmuseum Hofstetten/Brienzwiler

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Lisa Lee Benjamin, curator

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Hanga Séra, Architect, artist, curator, Merkurgarten, Zurich

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Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck, Artists, non-academic researchers, Fucking Good Art Magazine, Rotterdam

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Curdin Tones, Artist, Amsterdam/Tschlin, Somalgors74

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Jan van Oordt, Artist, La Dépendance Artist Residency, St. Imier

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Marina Velez, Artist and researcher, Cambridge (UK)

The Dalvazza Group networks current practices of and research on rural and peripheral art. We discuss the quality and possibilities of experimental and research-based practices in rural contexts and peripheral situations. The group emerged from a symposium that took place in summer 2018 at Passagenhaus in Dalvazza (Küblis). Ideally, we meet in places where the group's members are active, as well as visiting other stakeholders to involve them in our exchange.

In the group we aim to gather expertise and discuss the specific qualities of the practices we explore. As such initiatives are sometimes marginalized or isolated, we would like to develop a platform and space of discourse and negotiation; both about the potential of research in remote artistic practices and the possibility of exchange in such peripheral and rural practices. We believe that these approaches are fundamental for artistic research per se and will help to keep it diverse in the future.

The group is open for new members; anyone interested can apply.