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29 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021

Verbier Art Summit 2021

To celebrate the Verbier Art Summit’s fifth anniversary on 29 and 30 January 2021, the Summit launches a new virtual platform and invites leading artists and thinkers from all over the world to deepen debate on:



​The virtual platform provides an opportunity for all those with a love for art, innovation and ecology to participate for free, joining the international movement for driving social change through art. This is a time of great change and the Summit gladly offers a central role for artists and innovative thinkers to enable transformation and inspire action on the ecological crisis. 

Registration for the Verbier Art Summit 2021 is open

As part of the expanded digital offering, five new DEBATES from all over the world will continue the Resource Hungry discussion started at the 2020 Summit earlier this year. The debates are conceived by our Strategic Director Beatrix Ruf and will kick-off from New York with a session moderated by Jessica Morgan, the Summit’s 2020 partnering museum director of the Dia Art Foundation, who selected the Resource Hungry theme. Each debate will be concurrently live-streamed on social media and will include a live Q&A session on the 2021 Summit days: 29 and 30 January.

New and existing TALKS by Summit speakers such as Olafur Eliasson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Joan Jonas and Claudia Comte will focus on knowledge sharing around the social issues discussed at the previous Summits.

The virtual Summit will also showcase ART AND ECOLOGICAL INSPIRATION by the Summit partners and international Members: art works, talks, performances, podcasts, books and workshops. 

​Over the past century, science, politics and business have shaped our world. In our current global society, it is time for art and culture to play a dominant role. At the start of each year, the non-profit Verbier Art Summit brings together innovative thinkers with influential artists to kick-off debates on important social issues. The international platform’s sole aim is to generate new ideas and drive social change through art.

Through a series of talks and debates with an invited group of leading art world stakeholders, new visions and initiatives are born that will make a positive change and build global solidarity. The talks provide a unique chance to be inspired by international leading art world figures on topical issues. This way, Verbier Art Summit educates, provokes and inspires its Members and the wider community.