ArtinTheAlps Association presents “BIVACCO” during the 58th Venice Biennale, based on an idea by the artist Hannes Egger. The high mountain bivouac represents an open, cross-border and safe space at the island San Servolo, in which the ideals of peace and coexistence are practised and promoted on a daily basis. Curator: Christiane Rekade Artists: Jacopo Candotti, Nicolò Degiorgis, Hannes Egger, Julia Frank,Simon Perathoner, Leander Schönweger, Maria Walcher Text: Patrizia Spadafora, Hannes Egger, Hannes Obermair, Roberto De Martin, Giorgio Azzoni, Maxi Obexer, Christiane Rekade


The Artist is Absent – Perform Yourself!

„The Artist is Absent – Perform Yourself!“ encourages visitors to enter into a discourse with themselves as well as with others and with the space itself. After reading instructions from the book, the visitors are themselves transformed into performance artists such as living sculptures, thus challenging the traditional concept of the audience as passive observers. The price for the book including shipping in Europe is € 20. Hannes Egger, The artist is absent – perform yourself, book, print on paper 12×18, 96 pages, 2015



“Großvenediger” (altitude 3,666 m) is the name of the highest glacial peak of the Venediger massive, part of the Hohe Tauern mountain range in Austria. The name “Großvenediger” [Grand Venetian] is recorded for the first time in 1797, although the precise origin of the name remains unclear. The most common assumption is that the name derives from the idea that the presumed visibility from the summit would reach as far as Venice. Research shows, however, that the visual axis makes an unimpeded view all the way to Venice impossible. see you for the first time makes it possible to gaze from Mount Großvenediger to Venice. A motion-picture camera has been installed in the Austrian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. The camera transmits images in real time from the Pavilion in Venice to the Kürsingerhütte Alpine hut located on Mount Großvenediger. Via smartphone it is also possible to glance at Venice from the glacial mountain top. The art-book collects contributions by Erwin Burgstaller, Günther Oberhollenzer and Andreas Hapkemeyer.