2017 Summit

The Verbier Art Summit is an exclusive event upon invitation only. At the 2017 Summit, 100 influential art world stakeholders came together: international private and corporate collectors, curators, museum directors, artists, gallerists, art consultants and art historians / critics, all looking to have a tangible impact on the art world by sharing their ideas and vision.

The 2017 Summit was organised with Beatrix Ruf and her curatorial team at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam around the theme: Size Matters! (De)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum. Keynote speakers included Rem Koolhaas (NL), Tino Sehgal (DE), Tobias Madison (CH), professor Benjamin Bratton (US), philosopher Cissie Fu (CA) and HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands. The 2017 Summit publication launched at Frieze Art Fair in London on 4 October and can be purchased here.

copyright: Frederik Jacobovits


The Summit's location is Verbier, a world-renowned winter resort in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, with breathtaking views of the Grand Combin - one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps. Verbier is also home to the classical music Verbier Festival, and with its picturesque chalet-style architecture and bohemian flair, it provides the ideal intimate setting for an inspiring Art Summit.