Exhibition: FurkArt Ephemera

By: Greylight Projects

When: 3 November - 4 December 2022

Location: Schaesbergerweg 58, Heerlen

Free entrance

Art in the mountains – The archives of the artist residence at Hotel Furkablick.

Hotel Furkablick is located at the top of the Furka Pass In Switzerland. Between 1983 and 1996, many famous artists stayed in this hotel at the invitation of gallery owner and publisher Marc Hostettler. At an elevation of 2,435 metres, the Furka Pass is usually closed all winter due to the rough terrain and heavy snowfall. However, it was during this period that the hotel and its surroundings would be transformed every summer into an artistic laboratory, a place where permanent and ephemeral (temporary) works of art were created.


In addition to Panamarenko, who moved into the outbuilding and completed his first ‘flying backpacks’ and archaeopteryxes there, other artists such as Rem Koolhaas, Jenny Holzer, Ulay, Guillaume Bijl, Richard Long, Stanley Brouwn, Filip Francis, Mario Merz, Günther Förg, Per Kirkeby, Claude Rutault, Ian Hamilton-Finlay, Lawrence Weiner and Gretchen Faust worked and performed there.

Photo header: Rémy Zaugg – Furkart 1988 / photo : Aufdi Aufdermauer / © Aufdi Aufdermauer / Succession Rémy Zaugg / Institut Furkablick

The exhibition ‘Furkart Ephemera’ shows original documents (invitations, posters, postcards, correspondence) from this remarkable period and is supplemented by both video and written testimonials from artists and other notables, including Ulay, Guillaume Bijl, Per Kirkeby, François Morellet, Hamish Fulton, John Armleder, Mark Luyten, Lawrence Weiner, Isi Fiszman, René Zäch, Ria Pacquée, Glen Baxter, Jacques Hainard, Luc Deleu and Roman Signer.


The exhibition presents an amazing picture of the artists’ contributions and brings to life the human dimension of this adventure, which left a deep impression on an entire generation in the art world.

  • Curator: Thomas Rodriguez, by invitation of Wouter Huis / Greylight Projects
  • Location: Greylight Projects, Schaesbergerweg 58, Heerlen
  • Dates: 3 November to 4 December 2022
  • Opening times: Thursdays to Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Admission: free
  • More information can be found on the Greylight Projects website.

The festive opening of the exhibition is on Thursday 3 November at 6 pm.
Literature buffs may want to take the trail along the Caumerbeek brook, which ends at Greylight Projects. All in Dutch during the trail.


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