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.
Unapologetically vivid, this preferred pad of intellect and creativity is awash in Art Nouveau flamboyance tamed with clever 1950’s-inspired design interventions. A stylishly cool home of the arts, brushed with boldness.
This is seriously a little off-radar for most folk - this is more the home of the creative scene than that of the glitz of nearby St Mortiz - even more of a reason for you to like discovering this little house of Deco meets mid-century style.