Education, Culture and Environmentalism at the Verbier Sculpture Park and 3-d Sculpture Park and Residency
3D-Foundation – non profit organization – in Verbier, Switzerland
The 3-D foundation began in 2010, with artists Madeleine Paternot and Kiki Thompson. It is based in the beautiful Alpine environment of Verbier, in Switzerland. The foundation is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the creation of Contemporary Art and Artist Residency. The foundation promotes environmentalism, education, and culture to local and international audiences.
The project has grown since it began and in 2016. It launched a 4-year initiative to unite artists, local residents and scientists to record the impact of Verbier’s environment and surroundings. The results have been and will continue to be presented in sculpture, photography and various multi-media types. The ongoing work of all involved will continue to be exhibited and bring about further research and education programmes.
“More than one million visitors to Verbier can access the sculptural park for free year round.”
The Verbier 3-D Foundation aims to create awareness surrounding the theme of glacier warming and behaviour of the local community and how this action extends to the visitors.
“The Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park Residency is an invitation-only residency. The international and Swiss artists selected for the residency will have contact with the local community in a social capacity to help form ideas and projects among artists, residents and tourists. This will create a lasting international network of artists, curators, collectors and art aficionados and connect with people normally not interested in art. The Residency is an incubator for ideas and creativity.” Read more @ Residency Program
British artist James Cappers is participating in the 2018 Artist Residency programme. Capper’s work is exhibited worldwide. The artist has been awarded the prestigious Jack Goldhill Prize for Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts, London in the 2009 Summer Exhibition. www.themovingmuseum.com/artists/james-capper