Engadin Art Talks (E.A.T.)
On the eve of E.A.T.'s tenth anniversary edition, The Design Edit publishes one of the poems to be performed by Swiss designer Rolf Sachs.
25th – 26th January 2020
FOR EACH OF the last nine years, in the beautiful Swiss mountain village of Zuoz, Engadin, a few days have been set apart in January for a gathering of artists, designers, architects, writers, scientists and performers. Here they clear their minds with mountain air, unveil new projects, share ideas and debate issues of importance to us all.
The brainchild of the art collector, philanthropist and publisher Cristina Bechtler, E.A.T. is ten this year, and the distinguished curatorial team – Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries), Bice Curiger (the first female to curate the Venice Biennale, now Artistic Director Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles) and also Philip Ursprung (Dean of Architecture at ETH Zürich) – has proposed silence, and the activity of listening, as its theme.
Amongst the speakers this year are the artists David Claerbout, Jeppe Hein, Emeka Ogboh and Marianna Simnett, the architects Tatiana Bilbao and Jeanette Kuo, environmental activist Cyrill Gutsch, writers Erling Kagge and Ben Okri, philosopher of plants Emanuele Coccia, designer Rolf Sachs and neuroscientist Wolf Singer, with contemporary dancer Charlotte Jarvis, as well as composers Chris Watson and Isabel Mundry.
The idyllic Engadin is home to many artists, collectors, private foundations, sculpture parks and international galleries, so art lovers are well entertained during breaks in the talks – but if you can’t get there yourself, you can follow the events through the live-stream on their website.
As a sneak preview of Rolf Sachs’s presentation, on the theme of ‘Emotion’, billed for Saturday afternoon, The Design Edit is proud to present his new poem, Tolerance.
envy, greed and desire
sceptical and/or cynical
light, shadow and darkness
liebe, love, amour
Malevich, Duchamp, Beuys, Klein …
frost and steam
a cedar tree
soul & spirit
yours, mine, ours …
Rolf Sachs, Rome, January 2020