Vito Schnabel launches St Moritz Gallery space in time for holidays

Sterling Ruby’s STOVES
Located in St. Moritz, Switzerland, American curator and art dealer Vito Schnabel has launched his first permanent gallery with the works of Urs Fischer and Sterling Ruby, pictured.
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American curator and art dealer Vito Schnabel has just unveiled his new gallery space in St. Moritz, in time for the winter holidays. Located in gallerist Bruno Bischofberger's former art space in the city, the eponymous venture is Schnabel's first permanent gallery, and a space where the curator will be able to continue and expand his passionate support of contemporary artists.

'Bruno's incredible eye, as well as the manner in which he operates his gallery working closely with artists and incorporating their works into his own collection, has always been inspiring to me,' says Schnabel, who has worked with Bischofberger in the past. 'I am honoured that he is giving me this opportunity.'

To debut this new project, Schnabel will present Urs Fischer's Bruno & Yoyo, the artist's first solo show in Switzerland since 2008. On display until the end of January, the exhibition includes new works by Fischer including a large wax sculpture of Bischofberger and his wife Yoyo. Over the course of the show the statues will burn like giant candles and melt into a pair of baroque chairs; a tribute to Bischofberger's collection. This installation will be a fitting way to pass the baton between the former occupant of the gallery and its new holder, Schnabel. 

The gallery will also present an off-site installation of Sterling Ruby's legendary STOVES, which will be installed in St Moritz's Hotel Kulm until the end of March. Both shows are a true testament of Schnabel's commitment to the city, offering both a rich art programme at the gallery as well as a more dynamic art conversation throughout the town.

Yoyo and Bruno Bischofberger standing with Urs Fischer’s Bruno & Yoyo

Yoyo and Bruno Bischofberger standing with Urs Fischer’s Bruno & Yoyo at the opening of Vito Schnabel Gallery St.Moritz.

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Exterior of Vito Schnabel Gallery

The eponymous venture is Schnabel’s first permanent gallery, and a space where the curator will be able to continue and expand his passionate support of contemporary artists.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery)

Urs Fischer's Strontium, 2015 (left) and Bromine, 2015 (right).

Also on show at the Alpine gallery: Urs Fischer’s Strontium, 2015 (left) and Bromine, 2015 (right).

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Sterling Ruby’s STOVES

The gallery will also present an off-site installation of Sterling Ruby’s legendary STOVES...

(Image credit: ©fotoSwiss.com/cattaneo)

Sterling Ruby’s STOVES

... which will be installed in St Moritz’s Hotel Kulm until the end of March. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery)

Close up of Sterling Ruby’s legendary STOVES

Both shows are a true testament of Schnabel’s commitment to the city, offering both a rich art programme at the gallery as well as a more dynamic art conversation throughout the town. 

(Image credit: ©fotoSwiss.com/cattaneo)

ADDRESS

Vito Schnabel Gallery  
Via Maistra 37, 7500 
St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.