Mirage Gstaad is a new outdoor site-specific sculpture installation by artist Doug Aitken. The artwork will remain on view in Gstaad, Switzerland over the course of two years, reflecting and interacting with the mountain landscape over the changing seasons. Mirage Gstaad is the distillation of an architectural idea, a seemingly generic structure devoid of a narrative, its inhabitants and possessions. This minimal structure now functions entirely in response to the landscape around it, creating a visual echo-chamber that endlessly reflects, a life-size kaleidoscope that absorbs, transforms and responds to the surrounding dynamic landscape.
The artwork will premiere over the weekend of February 1-3, 2019 at Elevation 1049. This third iteration of Elevation 1049 is titled Frequencies and curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry. For more information please visit ELEVATION1049.ORG
Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, Doug Aitken’s immersive works lead us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Aitken earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale for the installation electric earth, the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, and the 2013 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts.