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  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 8

    January 13, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    Sunday morning sees a few clouds wandering about the peaks, but it’s mostly fair and Benoît has made arrangements for us to visit the triennial sculpture exhibition that’s being held down the road in a hillside park. It’s very confusing, therefore, when we wind our way through the town of Bex to end instead at... View Post

  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 7

    January 9, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    One of the most important reasons for us to visit the Valais in southwestern Switzerland is to see Michael Heizer’s recent sculpture, Tangential Circular Negative Line (1968-2012), which Jean-Maurice Verone commissioned as the first project for his AIR & Art Foundation, an organization he started in 2010 as a companion to R&Art. The sculpture’s title... View Post

  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 6

    January 2, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    This morning we start our second visit to public site-specific art installations by meeting with Jean-Maurice Verone, the organizer of two public art programs in the Valais. Jean-Maurice is a Swiss designer working in Milan, and we gather in his jam-packed work space in a contemporary high-tech business park in Martigny. Jean-Maurice started R&ART in... View Post