17 June 2023 – 31 March 2024, Lens & Crans-Montana

The Biennale of Crans-Montana is organized for this edition in collaboration with Sculpture Garden from Geneva. In Geneva, artists and curators invest parks and the lakeside, here the ambition is to play with the very different topographies of the area.

Art is a way to change the perspective that each of us has on our daily lives. Romanticism had imagined that the feeling of vertigo was close to the one that one could experience when traveling in exceptional natural spaces.

With “Behind the Horizon” the audience will experience the connection between the impressive setting of the “Haut-Plateau” and fragments of a dreamy perception of the world. Everything here calls for wonder and surprise. Extraordinary objects unfold in an endless panorama. Several works seem to have a simple destiny, but elements are transformed to extract them from their destiny as objects. Thus, a bench changing dimension becomes an architecture that changes our perception of space. Human silhouettes are twisted under simple lines. Disturbing figures imprint on us a troubled desire. Mobile systems without destination reveal the colors and forces of the surrounding nature.

This course in several different loops also plays of multiple possible strolls. But what will surprise us everywhere as first travelers, is this impression to be here on a promontory, in front of the landscape which opens in front of us and on all sides. For this edition of the Biennale of Crans-Montana, we would like the public to perceive that the artists open ways to project themselves even further than where our gaze goes: Behind the Horizon.



John Armleder
Pablo Atchugarry
Neil Beloufa
Lilian Bourgeat
Philippe Cramer
Wim Delvoye
Alia Farid
Barry Flanagan
Ceylan Öztrük
Mathias Pfund
Pablo Reinoso
Stefan Rinck
Felice Varini
Not Vital