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free flyer “Kunstwege“

transitional

beauties

a d r e a m o f s n o w a n d l i g h t

winter 2012/13

wettbewerb für schneekunst

international snowart contest

p o n t r e s i n a s w i t z e r l a n d

20 th december to 1 st march

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K U L T U R K O M M I S S I O N P O N T R E S I N A

C U M I S C H I U N D A C U L T U R A P U N T R A S C H I G N A

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Ein Traum aus Licht und Schnee

theme 2012: transitional beauties

"Hypercube"

Team Neururer (AUT/CAN)

"fiamma"

Team Gallo (CH)

"Helvetia captiens"

Team Böck (SWE)

"Königin der Nacht"

Team Chilcott (SWE)

"Fortschritt"

Team Sprecher (CH)

"Apacheta- the source

where the flow begins"

Team Agrawal (GER/FIN/USA)

"Transitional Bridges

to Pontresina"

Team Lensink (ITA/CAN)

"Between lines"

Team Käppeli (CH)

Kunstwege / Vias d‘art Pontresina 2012/13

"Between Lines" 8

Punt Muragl

Ende

Fussweg / Loipe

Winterspazierweg / Loipe

Nachtloipe Tolais

Standorte der Skulpturen

Schlosshotel / Bus

6 "Apacheta"

"Transitional Bridges to Pontresina" 7

4 "Königin der Nacht"

"Fortschritt" 5

"Helvetia captiens" 3

Fussweg / Loipe

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Start

"fiamma"

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Nachtloipe

Umfahrungsstrasse

"Hypercube"

Information

Langlaufzentrum

Workshop

We invite you to also visit the

results of our workshop in snowart

for children. Their works are

exhibited opposite the Hotel Walther,

Pontresina. There’s another

innovative Work concerning

Snowart exposed: The “Solar-

Cutter” by Urs Martin Traber.

"Solar-Cutter"

A Project of the Commitee for Culture of the comunity of Pontresina and

The Pontresina Tourist Board

www.kunstwege-pontresina.ch cultura@pontresina.ch +4181 838 83 00

Kunstwege/Vias d’art, Convention and Culture Center Rondo, 7504 Pontresina

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Internationaler wettbewerb für schneekunst

20th December 2012 – 1st March 2013

Venue: Cross-country night-track Tolais Pontresina

Visitor information

Where can you start your visit?

At the Railway station/Cross-country-Center Pontresina

Engadin Bus stop: “Bahnhof“, car parking area). Walking distance to visit all sculptures:: 2x1km/30 minutes.

Please follow the signposts and arrow signs for the exhibition

May we kindly request you to stay at all times on the border edge of the cross-country- tracks.

Daily iIllumination of objects (until mid-February) starting at 5 p.m.

Detailed information about the teams and their choosen themes are

exhibited on the information board next to each sculpture.

Visitor's Contest: By completing a questionnaire attached to this

flyer you can participate in our contest and hopefully win a stay in

Pontresina. Fill in the counterfoil included and you take part in the

price draw.

We would also be glad to see your comments/photographs

regarding our event on Facebook or Flickr.

The Theme 2012: “Transitional Beauties“

The theme for our 2012 contest is an homage to the beauty, to the transition and to the

transitoriness. Transitional Beauties - should be a symbol of a natural process that finds its

genuine equivalence in this unique material: Snow. Before returning into the original material

state the object shows a metamorphosis between different physical forms of material

shapes. The sculpture to be created consists of elements which form a valid and esthetic

“ensemble“, underlined by lighting effects and the accuracy of its realisation. Our theme is

thus chosen for artists to present their rather abstract creation. This reperesents certainly a

challenge for the artists as well as for the jury, being a selection criterion. The proposed

projects are judged considering: The implementation of the theme, the grade of innovative

contribution to the contemporary sculpture, artistic display and originality, lighting effects,

the craftsmanship as well as the proportionality and harmony of the object. The teams who

submitted the best drafts are honoured by an invitation to participate in the 5th “Artway“

taking place from 15th to 22th December 2012.

www.kunstwege-pontresina.ch

The Expert Panel

The expert panel selected the 8 participating

teams and awards the 3 star prizes.

Elisabeth Costa, proprietor of a gallery

Gisela Gredig, artist

Hans Jörg Ruch, architect

Benno Conrad, Culture Commitee

Luigi Massé, Pontresina Tourist Board

The Prizes

The participating teams will be awarded

presents in kind totalling SFR 5000.- All invited

teams will be honoured with a certificate.

The visitors choose the Visitor’s Award in

value of SFR. 500.-


Thanks to our

sponsors

Alpine Catering, Pontresina

Biblioteca Engiadinaisa, Segl

Cavegn Pontresina AG

Costa Immobilien, Pontresina

Costa AG Pontresina

Engadin St. Moritz

Gianottis, Pontresina

Graubündner Kantonalbank

Grass Consulting, Zug/Pontresina

Gruber Sport, Pontresina

Implenia Bau AG, St. Moritz

Swisslos&Kulturförderung Graubünden

Koller Elektro AG, St. Moritz

Nationale Versicherungen, Samedan

Raiffeisen Engiadina Val Müstair

Hotel Saratz, Pontresina

Schlub Tief-& Strassenbau AG

Papeterie Bücher Schocher, Pontresina

Seiler AG, Pontresina

Sporthotel, Pontresina

Stricker Architekten Pontresina

Toscano Engineering, Pontresina

KIBAG AG, Pontresina

Walo Bertschinger AG, Samedan

Hotel Walther, Pontresina

iblioteca

Engiadinaisa

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The Teams 2012

"Hypercube" AUT/SUI

Reinhold Neururer (Head Sculptor)

Urs Martin Traber

Angelika Windegger

"fiamma" SUI

Silvio Gallo (Head Sculptor)

Lorenzo Buzzetti

Men Clalüna

"Helvetia captiens" SWE

Edwin Böck (Head Sculptor)

Lars Fager

Pelle Hybinette

"Königin der Nacht" SWE

Karl Chilcott (Head Sculptor)

Christine Chilcot

Jonathan Tidquist-Smill

"Fortschritt" SUI

Perin Dunja Sprecher (Head Sculptor)

Samson Sprecher

Dave Baur

"Apacheta- the source where

the flow begins" GER/FIN/USA

Franziska Agrawal (Head Sculptor)

Eric Mutel

"Transitional Bridges

to Pontresina" ITA/CAN

Wilco Lensink (Head Sculptor)

Allan Fogg

"Between lines"

Philipp Käppeli (Head Sculptor)

Peter Müller

Manuel Specht

Kunstwege/Vias d’art Pontresina

Pontresina, a place in the Upper Engadine, renowned for both

its natural beauty and its cultural achievements, launched an

extraordinary platform for artists in 2005: Kunstwege/ Vias

d'art Pontresina. The winter-exhibition is an international snow

art contest will have its third edition in 2012. Before that,

Pontresina had in the nineties already been one of the sites of

the International Snow Festival St. Moritz. A comparable event

is a summer-exhibition which takes place in the village along

Via Maistra. This exhibition is outlined as a sculpture show, presented

by Grisons' artists and artists from a host canton. Both

exhibitions are held as triennal. Snow - ice -light - air - wood -

water - stone and rock ... the aim is to combine creativity with

the materials and elements of our natural environment.

Pontresina is the ideal place for the expression of those elements

by artists. The winter-exhibition is presented on the

banks of the river Flaz next to the cross-country ski course of

the famous Engadine Ski Marathon. Along the cross-country

course Tolais, the artists create a dream just using snow and

light. The exhibits offers unexpected encounters and insights to

the passer-by, not only during daytime, but in a particularly

impressive way at night. Works of art of strong expression are

created which, in spring, find their ways back into the natural

cycle.

Kunstwege 2012

The last two editions of this event showed impressively that it

is possible to create with snow as sole and unique material a

qualified contribution to the contemporary sculpture art, transient

in fact but showing an unique and profound expressiveness

and beauty. Therefore the committee demands an artistically

innovative approach by all participants of Kunstwege

Pontresina. It's a deliberate rejection of the effective but occasionally

trivial snowsculpture events which are hold all over the

world. The committee of “Kunstwege“, in cooperation with the

Culture Commitee of Pontresina and Pontresina Tourist Board,

invites teams of snow- and light-artists to participate this year

as well in the realisation of Kunstwege 2012. Starting mid

December 2012 in arctic cold, skilled snowartists create delicate

or massive sculptures out of a difficult and unpredictable

material. The structure and the humidity of the snow, the location

and the air temperature determine largely the tools used,

the planning and the execution of the respective steps. More

than 120 tons of snow will be moved, rebuilt, shaped and carved

during 5 days. The material and the dimensions are not to

be underestimated. They are a real challenge for all the artists

for the the creation of their transitional beauties and all their

work is carried out knowing that all these exhibits will sooner

or later melt irretrievably - and will make blank space for new

things.

Until then the objects will be daily illuminated from 5 p.m.

They will persuade the cross country skiers to take a break or

invite the pedestrians for a winter walk.

publikumsjury

Wählen Sie den Publikumspreisträger der

Kunstwege/Vias d’art Pontresina 2012

Geben Sie den drei Skulpturen, die Ihnen am besten gefallen, Ihre Stimme. Aus allen abgegebenen

Stimmen wird der Preisträger des Wettbewerbs für Schneekunst ermittelt und der Publikumspreis

wird dann im Februar dem siegreichen Team überreicht.

Auch Sie können gewinnen!

Wenn Sie diesen vollständig ausgefüllten Talon abgeben, haben auch Sie die Chance einen tollen

Preis zu gewinnen:

2 Übernachtungen im Relais & Châteaux Hotel Walther in

Pontresina, inklusiv Eintritt in die Aqua Viva Wohlfühloase

und Frühstück im Wert von CHF 950.00

Tragen Sie drei verschiedene Nummern Ihrer Favoriten hier ein. Bitte füllen Sie das Adressfeld vollständig

aus. Bis zum 15. Februar 2013 können Sie Ihre Wahl beim Infoschalter Rondo abgeben

oder bei der Box “Publikumsjury” beim Standort Nr. 8 einwerfen.

Kunstwege/Vias d’art Pontresina, Kongress-und Kulturzentrum Rondo, Via Maistra 133, 7504 Pontresina

cultura@pontresina.ch

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