Villa Garbald in Castasegna
On the main street of Castasegna stands the enchanting Villa Garbald...
...built between 1863 and 1864 based on the project of the famous architect Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) and completed in 2004 with the addition of the «Roccolo» tower by Miller&Maranta.
Art in Villa Garbald
The establishment of the Villa Garbald seminar centre in 2004 also marked the beginning of a partnership with the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur. Since 2005, "art facilities" have contributed to the charisma of Villa Garbald as an art venue. The current concept is to attract contemporary artists for specific projects and to strengthen Villa Garbald as a place for the exploration of photography. Each year, an artist is commissioned to develop their own photographic project for Gottfried Semper's Villa Garbald and Miller&Maranta's Roccolo, integrating their own work into the overall context in a specific way. The art facility can be visited by appointment or as part of a public guided tour. Small accompanying publications explain the concept and introduce the work of the respective artist. They are handed out to visitors free of charge at Villa Garbald.
Preview Summer 2021: from July 3, exhibition of the photographer Annelies Strba.
During the current period defined by the Corona-Virus, guided tours in the Villa Garbald will take place on request only, with a maximum of 4 people and only in German.