You had to be there playfully examines what remains beyond the completion of a public artwork or an action, and imagines various modes for experiencing projects in their aftermath.
The group exhibition also questions the role of care and myth-making in the preservation of public works by exploring the legacy of such practices in San Francisco and Sierre. It will present educational initiatives; site-based projects, such as the Center for Land Use Interpretation; and Furk'art, a little-known artist residency program that has been operating in relative isolation in the Swiss Alps since 1983.
The exhibition is a product of a collaborative workshop between students from California College of Arts Curatorial Practice Graduate Program in San Francisco and the Master of Arts in Public Spheres course of the École cantonale d'art du Valais (ECAV) , under the auspices of the Creative Villages Project, which took place during the fall of 2016.
Head of the project: Benoit Antille, with the collaboration of Maëlle Cornut
Opening: from February 8, 2018 to April 6, 2018.