Therme Art Program

Therme Art Supports Engadin Art Talks 2020 and Hosts Therme Think Tank

Marking an exciting start to 2020, Therme Art presented a Therme Think Tank in parallel with the 2020 edition of Engadin Art Talks.


The Swiss Alps in Engadin, Switzerland

Engadin, Switzerland

In light of a growing awareness regarding the importance of stillness and reflection in contemporary life, the 2020 edition of E.A.T., Silent – Listen, explored the many aspects and relationships of silence and listening. Never has it been more urgent to rethink how we live, and to build cities that generate space for nature and for silence.

How can we enable cities to grow sustainably to include human-centred design, including spaces for silence and meditation? And how do we ensure our cities grow in harmony with the natural world?

Responding to these questions, this Therme Think Tank gathered renowned figures from contemporary art and design to reflect on Therme Art’s work with key partners including the Serpentine Gallery, as well as its ongoing commissions programme. Proceedings were anchored by discussions regarding the multidisciplinary approach needed for the reintegration of nature into twenty-first century life, and its power in the development of more creative cities.


Therme Think Tank in Engadin, Switzerland

Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Therme Art CEO & Curator leading the Therme Think Tank

The Think Tank included contributions from Simon de Pury (Art Auctioneer and Advisor); Sara Faraj (Secretary, Therme Art Advisory Board); Magdalena M. Gabriel (Art Advisor and Curator); Robert C. Hanea (President & CEO, Therme Group); Svetlana Marich (Worldwide Deputy Chairman, Phillips Auction House); Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries); Claudia Paetzold (Art Advisor and Curator, CP Art Advisory Ltd and SFER IK); Roth (Eduardo Neira, CEO & Founder of AZULIK), and Mikolaj Sekutowicz (Curator of Therme Art).

Founded by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Cristina Bechtler, since its first edition in 2010 E.A.T. has welcomed more than 140 world-leading artists, architects, designers and writers who have presented their projects, ideas and visions on a range of prescient themes. The 2020 edition of E.A.T. featured luminary figures including Emanuele Coccia, Cyril Gutsch, Jeppe Hein and Rolf Sachs.


Hans Ulrich Obrist, Claudia Paetzold and Sara Faraj during the Therme Think Tank

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Claudia Paetzold and Sara Faraj