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Art at The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad hosts its own permanent art collection installed throughout the hotel and grounds. It includes works by many of the leading artists of the twenty-first century, which explore the interplay between technology, identity, and the natural world.

The property partners with arts organizations, sponsors artist residencies, hosts forums that bring together creative activists and cultural producers, and supports the creation of new artworks, particularly those concerned with environmental and social activism.

The Alpina Gstaad aspires to be a global platform for creativity and cultural innovation, a place where guests can experience the spectacular Swiss Alps, while they are inspired by engaging visual art, architecture, and stimulating cultural exchange

 

Isa Genzken

Two Orchids
2015
1038,20 x 201,30 x 242,60 cm

Once a rare and exotic flower, the orchid has become one of the world’s most ubiquitous indoor plants. From corporate offices to domestic interiors, from upscale florists to Home Depot, this tropical plant can now be seen anywhere -and acquired by anybody. It’s a striking and decorative flower without any dominant symbolism, except perhaps a hint of luxury left over from the 19th century when orchids were seen as “the chosen ornaments of royalty.”
For eminent German artist Isa Genzken (b. 1948, Bad Oldesloe), the mass-produced white orchid has become the quintessential flower of our age: global, accessible, and open to interpretation. Rising to 28 and 34 feet respectively, the paired stems of Genzken’s towering sculpture wind elegantly skyward, capturing light and casting shadows in a play of rhyming forms. Two Orchids stands as an idealized, colossal version of the familiar plant: a civic monument to the perfect orchid, now the chosen ornament of contemporary culture.

 

credit: Courtesy of Art Dealer | Jason Wiche