Muzeum Susch Engadin Switzerland, Swiss art house
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Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village

Contemporary art continues to find its way into the Alpine villages of Engadin – surely, a reflection of the cosmopolitan and cultured crowd that seizes upon these rural locales each holiday season.

The newest addition to the global arts scene is Muzeum Susch, a contemporary arts museum that focuses on gender issues in art and science.

Founder Grazyna Kulczyk, a Polish entrepreneur, tapped the Zurich-based architecture firm Voellmy Schmidlin Architektur to take on this project, which took shape upon the remnants of an 12th century monastery and brewery.

Working with the existing structures as well as the surrounding mountains,

Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy expanded and reimagined the interiors of the former vicarage, hospice and brewery to include site-specific installations as well as gallery spaces for temporary shows.

The museum is in close connection to the natural rock formations of the location, resulting in a complex that blends into the natural landscape.

Come here for themed philosophical debates, an ever-growing permanent collection of installations, visionary temporary exhibitions and magnificent views on the ‘magic mountains’.

The village of Susch, which counts only 200 inhabitants, is a half an hour from Villa Flor in S-Chanf, Grisons but if you’re en route to this The Aficionados partner or happy to explore the environs, this is a merge of architecture and art that will leave an impression.

Snowy Engadin villages in Switzerland - home to Muzeum Susch Engadin Switzerland, Swiss art house
Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village
Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village
Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village
Art installations at the new Muzeum Susch Engadin Switzerland, Swiss art house
Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village © Jürg Masüger & Muzeum Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH
Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village
© Studio Stefano Graziani & Art Stations Foundation CH / Muzeum Susch
© Studio Stefano Graziani & Art Stations Foundation CH / Muzeum Susch Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village
Zofia Kulik, Ethnic Wars. Large Vanitas Still Life, Tintenstrahldruck, zwischen 1995–2017
Muzeum Susch: an Alpine arts hub in a tiny village

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