The Verbier Art Summit is an independent initiative organised by the Verbier | Art Untold Association, a non-profit Association located in Verbier, Switzerland.
Members of Verbier | Art Untold rank among the leading figures in the art world and play a role in shaping the future of art in their local communities. They include international artists, museum directors, private and corporate collectors, curators, art historians, art critics, gallerists and art consultants, all looking to have a tangible impact on the art world by sharing their ideas and vision. Through their membership, the annual Verbier Art Talks can be realised, a programme whereby the general public can attend free 20-minute Talks by leading artists, museum directors, writers and professors in subjects such as philosophy. Attendance of the Verbier Art Summit itself is only open to the Members of Verbier | Art Untold, and includes intimate morning debates, lunches and dinners.
The foundation of Verbier | Art Untold is formed by a group of Founding Members, most of whom have been involved since the launch party in January 2015 and attended the Verbier Art Summits in 2016 and 2017. These Founding Members are predominantly residents of Verbier (on either a permanent or seasonal basis) and are all intricately involved in art as private collectors, artists or art advisers. They are the ones “hosting” the Verbier Art Summit by inviting art world stakeholders to morning Art Debates, exclusive lunches or dinners, and even providing housing to the keynote speakers in their beautiful chalets.
Our Honorary Members include Benjamin Bratton, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Rem Koolhaas, Cissie Fu, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Paul Spies, Tobias Madison, Dave Beech and Tino Sehgal.
All our Members are guided by a personal and/or professional curiosity to be involved in an engaged and in-depth dialogue in art. They are admitted based on their profile and general involvement in the field of art. They are expected and encouraged to actively participate in the dialogue, question or critically evaluate the set of parameters formulated by the invited key experts, and help cross-pollinate the aims and aspirations of the Summit. Members also contribute an annual membership donation to support our organisation, whereby the established art world generation Members basically provide for the young and upcoming talents. Strategic, Benefactor and Pioneer Membership applications need to be supported by an existing Member, and they will be considered by the Founder and the Board of Advisors.