Art and Nature Trail, Stuwa
The Sundgau, in the south of Alsace, is a rural territory on the border of Switzerland, Germany and Franche-Comté. It is characterized by its hilly landscapes, between forests, ponds, fields and villages. With a very strong and specific local identity, embodied by its language, its cuisine, its architectural and natural heritage, Sundgau has long made the theme of wonderful nature the leitmotif of its cultural and tourist activities.
Creating stuwa, for an contemporary art course in its villages, Sundgau renews its reflection on the landscape, ecology, public space and local life by drawing on its history to look creatively towards the future.
The Stuwa was the living room of the traditional Sundgauvian house. It is in this place of gathering and exchange that the language, the tales, the history and the cuisine, in short the culture of the territory, were forged and shared. The Sundgau Art and Nature course, which takes its name, proposes to generalize the exchanges between the inhabitants and the visitors. The works of art of the course thus become so many collective Stuwa, which reflect the cultural and geographical richness of the territory. Each work contributes to the renewal of our view on the environment, nature and the strength of the local identity, thanks to the sensitive and original interpretation of the Sundgauvien territory by the invited artists.
Since 2015, around twenty works of art have been put in place, spread over the whole of Sundgau.
These works of art are from a selection of local and national artists proposed by the exhibition curator of the association COAL, art and sustainable development.
Complete information on www.stuwa.fr