Cultural Strategy 2025 has largely been implemented.
City Councillor Patrik Degiacomi and Cultural Affairs Officer Helena Mettler will present two digitization projects in the art sector to a wide audience at today's municipal cultural aperitif. Several hundred works from the city's art collection are now accessible online. In addition, works of art in public spaces can be discovered and experienced with a digital art tour. The Cultural Strategy 2025 has thus been implemented, with the exception of the renovation of the Chur Theater and the recommendations for art in architecture.
Digital art catalog
The city of Chur acquires works by visual artists every year to promote and document regional artistic creation. The collection now comprises around 1,000 works from the last 100 years. These include prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures and textile works. The collection includes works by well-known names such as Augusto Giacometti, HR Giger and Robert Indermaur, as well as works by artists who are still unknown today. The city has recently begun to digitally record the works in order to make them accessible to the interested public by means of a search catalog. Under the weblinkchur.ch/artcollection around 600 works can currently be found and searched by authorship, year of creation, genre and keyword. A further 400 works will be added to the database in the coming months. Thanks to the online search catalog, many of the works will be visible to the public for the first time.
Digital tour of art in public spaces
Around 150 works of art can be admired in public spaces in the city of Chur at any time. However, art is often only noticed there by chance or unconsciously. Yet each work has a unique story, a slightly different perspective or even new insights. That is why this art is being restaged with a mobile web application, providing digital access to the corresponding works. This digital art tour with 24 stations can be accessed via the websitemaps.chur-kultur.ch website. It leads from the train station via the old town to Rosenhügel and back to the starting point via a different route. All the works of art can be clicked on the website along with background information. However, an art walk certainly offers more of an experience. If you move in the vicinity of an art object with your smartphone, the background information on the corresponding object is automatically displayed and the digital art world of Chur merges with the objects on site.
Online catalog of the municipal art collection: https://www.chur.ch/kunstsammlung
Discover art in public spaces: https://maps.chur-kultur.ch/
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