Verbier Art Summit
The annual Verbier Art Summit connects thought leaders to key figures in the art world and creates a platform for discourse, innovation and change in a non-transactional context. It is an independent initiative organised by a non-profit association in partnership with a rotating international museum director. The Summit's annual meeting takes place in January in an inspirational environment: Verbier, Switzerland.
The Verbier Art Summit is proud to announce its 2019 theme and partnership with acclaimed museum director Jochen Volz of Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil. The next Summit will take place on 1–2 February 2019 in Verbier, Switzerland, and will be curated by Jochen Volz around the theme:
WE ARE MANY
ART, THE POLITICAL AND MULTIPLE TRUTHS
In times of increasing uncertainty, we are in need of a deeper understanding of the multiplicity of narratives around us. Art has the potential to give voice to forgotten and silenced narratives, but also to envision entirely new possibilities. By bringing together artists, museum directors, activists and academics, the Verbier Art Summit will engage the art world in critical reflection on their social and political responsibilities. Together, we will explore the political power of art. Follow us on social media for updates on the 2019 speakers and programme, or to stream the talks live. The 2018 talks programme is online for free.
The Verbier Art Summit 2018 publication, More than Real. Art in the Digital Age, is the second in the Summit publication series, disseminating key insights of the 2018 Summit and extending a global dialogue on an important social issue: art in the digital age. The multidisciplinary perspectives come together through the innovative book design of Irma Boom. More than Real was launched at the Moderna Museet on 1 June 2018 and is now available at Koenig Books London and Amazon.