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GALERIE andrea CARATSCH not Vital

St. Moritz



Die Galerie Andrea Caratsch eröffnet neue Räume an der Via Serlas 12 mit einer Werkübersicht 1986–2013 von Not Vital. In drei Ausstellungsräumen werden 20 Skulpturen präsentiert. Die neuesten Arbeiten sind im Pekinger Atelier entstanden. Edle Materialien wie Marmor, Gold, Silber und Edelstahl werden neben „armen“ Stoffen wie Knochen, Plastik, Holz und Gips verarbeitet; die Textur der Materialien und die ungewöhnliche Formensprache sind augenfällig. Doch es ist das subtile Spiel zwischen dem Sichtbaren und dem Unsichtbaren, zwischen Form und Inhalt, Natur und Kultur, welches das Œuvre Not Vitals besonders reizvoll macht. Seine Arbeiten entstehen aus einer engen Verbundenheit mit der Engadiner Berg- und Gedankenwelt und schlagen gleichzeitig Brücken zu den entferntesten Kontinenten und Kulturen. Seine Kunst dreht sich um das Existentielle und hebt über Kulturen hinweg Gegensätze auf.

Galerie Andrea Caratsch is opening a new space at Via Serlas 12 with a Not Vital retrospective including works dating 1986– 2013. A total of 20 sculptures will be presented, the latest of which were created in Vital’s Beijing studio. Precious materials such as marble, gold, silver and stainless steel are used in addition to “poor” materials like bone, plastic, wood and plaster; the texture of the materials and the unusual formal language are his trademark. However, it is the subtle interplay between the visible and the invisible, between form and content, nature and culture, which makes Not Vital’s work particularly intriguing. His sculptures result from an intimate relationship with the Engadine mountains and the mentality of their people, yet building bridges to the most remote continents and cultures. His art revolves around the existential and brakes down differences across cultures.


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Not Vital Mond, 2004, White statuario marble, Ed. of 2, ø 130 cm (51 1/5 in.)

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Galerie Andrea Caratsch apre un nuovo spazio in Via Serlas 12 con una retrospettiva sulle opere di Not Vital dal 1986 al 2013. In tre sale d’esposizioni vengono presentate 20 sculture – gli ultimi lavori sono nati nel suo studio di Pechino. Materiali pregiati come marmo, oro, argento e acciaio inossidabile si alternano a materie più “povere” come ossa, plastica, legno e gesso; qui spiccano la consistenza dei materiali e l’inconsueto linguaggio delle forme. Ed è proprio la sottile interazione tra il visibile e l’invisibile, tra forma e contenuto, tra natura e cultura, a rendere le opere di Not Vital particolarmente entusiasmanti. I suoi lavori nascono da uno stretto vincolo con le montagne e la mentalità dell’Engadina e gettano al contempo ponti verso le culture e i continenti più lontani. La sua arte verte sull’esistenziale elevandosi oltre le culture, alla ricerca degli opposti.

Walk of Art

Via Serlas 12 & 35–37 · 7500 St. Moritz · Montag - Samstag · Monday - Saturday · Lunedì - Sabato · 14 - 19 h

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