How can we situate the dimension of art, loaded with reflections about the medium and the human condition, in a natural setting of such beauty that it overwhelms those who live there? This is one of the questions inspiring the selection of works making up the first BIENALSUR intervention at Crans-Montana: a group of sculptures standing in a public space.
Run for the Music is an apparently silent series of vertical colored rods standing in a line, waiting for a passer-by to strike them individually as they walk past. This is when a sequence rings out, the sounds of Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy," a message from Leandro Erlich evoking the brotherhood of man.
This exhibition is an exploration of contemporary humanism, a fusion of art, nature and culture which find new forms of expression in this project.