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Engadin's Mountains Meet von Bartha's art

von Bartha is a modern and contemporary art gallery in the bustling Swiss city of Basel. So why did they decide to commit themselves to a second, much more remote location in the Engadin Mountains?

About 1000 metres in elevation, the Engadin Alpine valley region is close to the resort town of St. Moritz, much loved by skiers, but also by wind surfers who trek towards Lake St. Moritz.

In this area lies S-chanf, a village enveloped by large flat meadows across which thousands of skiers participate in a mass country ski race each year – and the location von Bartha picked out for its eponymous extra-mural artistic project.

S-chanf von Bartha – the gallery – is a contemporary art space located inside a century-old converted patrician house. The gallery’s program offers a selection of artist the opportunity to organize special projects throughout the year. 

An incredibly convenient 5-minute walk away from the boutique art deco hotel Villa Flor, there’s no better – and easier way – to get your culture fix among the snowy mountains. 

Villa Flor is a creative little design hotel of Art Noveau tendencies and lots of colour, fun and flair. Perched right on the town square in the middle of Alpine culture spot of creativity and art – Engadin, it is the perfect base for a ski + culture trip high in the mountains.    

 

Images kind courtesy of  Galerie von Bartha & Co.

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