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Splendur e sumbriva – light and shadow in the Engadin

St. Moritz

Splendur e sumbriva – light and shadow in the Engadin

St. Moritz
A joint exhibition of 14 Engadin museums, ateliers and archives between Zuoz and Maloja, St. Moritz and Pontresina sheds light on the theme of light - from art to architecture, from language to philosophy to alpinism.

When you say Engadin, you say light. The inner alpine valley between Maloja and S-chanf, between Samedan and the Bernina Pass is known for its radiant, sun-drenched landscape. But where there is light, there is shadow, and contrasts emerge with even greater intensity. In a joint exhibition, 14 Upper Engadin cultural institutions develop the topic in this dynamic terrain: from art to architecture, from language to philosophy, from alpinism to everyday culture. Each house will present a different focus – from alpine light phenomena to the design of a spa resort, from literary light to the magic of light in the dark, from digital immersion to the analog keyboard of light and shadow, from the sun and the window to the natural and artificial light of the night. The joint exhibition is an invitation to visit our museums, ateliers and archives.

Below are the exhibitions that take place as part of Spledur e sumbriva:

Segantini’s Pavillon of Light – Atelier Segantini, Maloja

Terrenzlas Casting light and shadow – Ateliers Turo Pedretti, Celerina

The Great Silent Glow A digital inmersion in Berry’s painting – Berry Museum, St. Moritz

Cooperation Guido Baselgia – Camera Obscura, Bernina

Cur cha vain cler – When the Day Breaks – Chesa Planta, Samedan

Pictures of Light Albert Steiner photographs – Design Gallery, St. Moritz

The sun of St. Moritz A logo put in the spotlight – Dokumentationsbibliothek, St. Moritz

Light Play Theater – Kulturarchiv Oberengadin, Samedan / Zuoz

Engadin Building Culture A ray of light – Fundaziun La Tuor, Samedan

Mili Symphony An audiovisual experience – Mili Weber Museum, St. Moritz

Guido Baselgia In the eye oft he light – Museum Alpin, Pontresina

Glüsch – vita da not From pinewood to petrolum– Museum Engiadinais, St. Moritz Worlds of Light In manuscrips by Friedrich Nietzsche and paintings by Engadin artists – Nietzsche-Haus, Sils Maria

The Giovanni Segantini The whole repertoire of light and shadow – Segantini Museum, St. Moritz

Literature as Experience – Sils Museum, Sils

From the perspective of art, medicine and industry: Science Café – Hotel Walther, Pontresina


Every day 15.06.2024 – 20.04.2025

14 Museen, Archive und Ateliers, St. Moritz
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