In the summer of 2021, Miriam Cahn's project FREMD das fremde in the southern valley of Bergell in the Swiss canton of Grisons provoked a lasting echo both in the public and the media. The world-renowned contemporary artist, who has lived in the valley for years, set new, unexpected accentuations with her most recent work in the historic Palazzo Castelmur. As part of a multi-layered performance, the publication embraces the theme of being a stranger and advances a deepening of the discourse. The book reflects the conceptual openness of Miriam Cahn's artistically as well as socially arousing project. The works have been captured by internationally acclaimed Swiss photographer Lukas Wassmann, representing their special spatial constellation arranged by the artist herself.
Texts by: Bernardo Bader, Lukas Barfuss, Kathleen Buhler, Gianna Olinda Cadonau, Miriam Cahn, Marta Dziewanska, Monique Eckmann, Kobi Gantenbein, Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, Maria Janion, Johanna Lier, Melinda Nadj Abonji, Paul B. Preciado, Francesca Recchia, Armando Ruinelli, Alberto Salvadori, Ludmila Seifert, Vincenzo Todisco, Andrea Tognina, Ursina Trautmann, Concetto Vecchio