Polish entrepreneur launches new contemporary art hub in the Swiss Alps

Polish entrepreneur launches new contemporary art hub in the Swiss Alps
The Swiss Alps, where Museum Susch will be built. Image: Museum Susch

18 May 2018

Polish entrepreneur Grażyna Kulczyk has announced the launch of a new contemporary art centre nestled deep in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Built in the remains of a 12th century monastery in the remote mountain village of Susch, the hub — called the Muzeum Susch — will host some 16,000 square feet of gallery space, with areas for exhibitions, experiential installations, performances, lectures and a residency programme.

Funded completely by Kulczyk herself, the centre will also put a special emphasis on supporting women and New East artists, describing eastern European art as “still underrepresented in reunited Europe”.

Muzeum Susch will open its doors on 2 January 2019 with an exhibition organised by Kasia Redzisz, a senior curator at Tate Liverpool. Much of the show will draw on Kulczyk’s own extensive collection, as well as site-specific commissions and temporary exhibitions. Polish artist Monika Sosnowska has already been commissioned to create a new sculpture for the museum, stretching the entire height of the building.