"Papicha": A Resilient Tapestry of Algerian Heroines
Directed by Mounia Meddour, the 2019 Algerian drama "Papicha" unfolds against the backdrop of the tumultuous Algerian civil war in the 1990s. Scheduled for screening at Filmpodium Saanenland on Monday, 13 November, at 8.30 pm in Cinema Gstaad, the film delves into a period marked by political ...
Müller: "Letting go is a part of life"
Christoph Müller's Farewell: Reflecting on Nearly a Quarter Century of Artistic Direction.
In this interview, Christoph Müller, who has devoted almost 25 years to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, discusses his decision to step down and the remarkable journey that led him to this point.
Christoph Müller Announces Departure from Gstaad Menuhin Festival
The acclaimed Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, has revealed his intention to conclude his role at the end of the three-year cycle titled "Change 2023-2025."
Is "The Palace" making its way to Gstaad?
The subgenre of satirical films that skewered the ultra-rich is thriving and experiencing a surge in popularity by the minute. In just the past two years, we've witnessed the likes of Ruben Östlund's "Triangle of Sadness," Brandon Cronenberg's "Infinity Pool," and Mark Mylod's "The Menu," ...
The Sound Collector
Stephan Crasneanscki, the enigmatic sound collector, is a tireless traveller, perpetually pursuing intriguing sounds and noises across the globe. He artfully weaves these auditory treasures into his creative endeavours, spanning soundscapes, literature, and visual art. Despite his recent prominent ...
Artists in gallery spaces in Saanen and Pays d'Enhaut
LARGE SCALE PORTRAITS OF NATURE by Armin Grässl at the Arthanagr in Saanen. Ever charming and enchanting creations by skilled local artist Nathalie Rosat in her studio in Moulins. Juxtaposed Chris Calvet ancient vs contemporary at Hotel de Rougemont.
The first cycle of change
Music on its own might not change the world, but it can definitely contribute to it said Artistic Director Christoph Müller on launching the ambitious program cycle called CHANGE. As the echoes of the last notes from this year’s Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy fade away, he offers his ...
A personal connection at Naegeli
Studio Naegeli in Gstaad has carved a distinctive niche in the world of art galleries. Renowned for its intimate and personal approach to contemporary art, the latest exhibition, “Perfect Vision,” showcases artist Stephan Crasneanscki's remarkable work and exemplifies the relationships ...
Country Road - Country Night comes to Gstaad
Country music originated in the folk sound of rural southern and western United States. Characterised by twangy guitars, fiddles, banjos, simple melodies and melancholy ballads, it’s growing in popularity the world over. And for 34 years, this country road has also led to Gstaad.
"Perfect Vision" seamlessly blends simplicity with profound meaning!
REVIEW: Studio Naegeli’s newest exhibition and the artist behind this compelling showcase is none other than Stephan Crasneanscki, a visionary who not only stands as the founder and member of Soundwalk Collective, an international hub for experimental sound art but also as an individual who ...
You would not expect to see tranquillity and natural wonder in the ArtHangar in Saanen, where Armin Grässl's latest photography project, "Transforming Spaces," is currently on display.
My Morning in the Salt Mines
Captivating the Essence of Transience: A Review of Olympia Scarry's "Sound Travels Faster Under Water" Exhibition at Tarmak22 Gallery, Gstaad Airport.
As I stepped up into the hallowed space of Tarmak22 Gallery (at Gstaad Airport) this Saturday morning, I felt I was being transported into ...
Echoes of life - Interview with Alice Sara Ott
Two years after its planned premiere in Gstaad, pianist Alice Sara Ott finally brings her ‘Echoes of Life’ project to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. GstaadLife spoke with Alice ahead of her concert in the Festival Tent on Sunday 13 August.
Discover the enigmatic allure of yellow diamonds
Step into a world of exclusivity and mystery as Graff, the renowned purveyor of exceptional diamonds, unveiled a mesmerising exhibition at its flagship boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré during Haute Couture Week in Paris. Aptly titled “Sunrise: A Celebration of Graff Yellow Diamonds,” this ...
Gallery Summer Tips
Embrace the vivid connections between exhibitions this summer as colours take centre stage. I welcome the vibrant palette that fills the air with pure joy. This season celebrates expressive art, and I, for one, am absolutely loving it!
The Maddox Gallery in Gstaad opened a thrilling and vivid exhibition by American visual artist Cooper yesterday. Cooper will work from a pop-up studio in the gallery, providing visitors with a unique and immersive experience. GstaadLife caught up with him to talk art, inspiration and fondue.
How can the current situation not preoccupy us?
Insights from violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Initiating dialogues with music.
Today, the 67th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy will begin its three-year programme cycle “Change". Christoph Müller, Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, talks about the feedback, wishes and attitudes pursued by the new festival theme. The focus is on departure, ...
Ex Libris: The Collection of HRH The Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy sold at auction in Geneva on June 7th, 2023 at Piguet
Last month’s sale in New York of the Codex Sassoon, the oldest Hebrew Bible, for $38million, made it the most valuable manuscript ever to be offered at auction: shedding renewed light on a collecting category as old as auction houses themselves. Indeed, in 1744 Sotheby’s began as an auctioneer ...
An invitation to voyage: Vladimir Nabokov at the Jan Michalski Foundation until September 3rd
At the end of his life, the celebrated novelist, poet, and translator, Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) settled here in Switzerland at the Montreux Palace which commemorates him with a statue, and is buried nearby in idyllic Clarens. A precocious and pampered child in his native Imperial Russia, ...