«Salon Suisse» 2019
Organised by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the «Salon Suisse» runs concomitantly to the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion and is now in its ninth year. The programme consists of a series of lectures, talks and cultural events, and, over several long weekends, aims to provide a meeting point for the entire duration of the Biennale. It offers an opportunity to discuss art and the Biennale in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere.
Céline Eidenbenz, Director of the Valais Art Museum, is developing the programme for the «Salon Suisse» 2019 with co-Salonnières Victoria Mühlig (curator) and Anja Radomirovic (architect). Entitled s l o w the programme of events and performances engages with rhythm and slowness by considering topics such as acceleration, bedding, slothing, hypnosis, and more. In an art world governed by the scopic dimension, slowing down would make way for sensoriality and resistance to productivism. Through a participatory programme based on an interdisciplinary approach, s l o w fosters resonance, proximity and conviviality.
Salon Suisse 1 (opening): Saturday 11 May 2019, 3 – 11pm
Salon Suisse 2: 19 -18- 21 September 2019
Salon Suisse 3: 17 -18- 19 October 2019
Salon Suisse 4: 21 -22- 23 November 2019
Every Salon Suisse takes place from Thursday to Saturday in the afternoon and evening at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, except the opening Salon which will be at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.
Please find the complete «Salon Suisse» booklet: here