Is it still street art if it’s on the highway

A highway rest stop may seem like an unlikely venue for a major art exhibition, but this year’s La Triennale in the Swiss Canton Valais was held at the Relais du Saint-Bernard on the A9 Autoroute  near Martigny. Some thirty works, from Swiss and international artists, were placed in and around the rest stop facilities.

The installations included a burned out Mitsubishi in the parking lot; an enormous glass bottle; a classic Jaguar turned into a hearse; and a mock campground highlighting the plight of refugees in Europe.

Martigny, le 24.08.2017. Conference de presse sur La Triennale d’Art Contemporain au Rosel de Martigny. (Le Nouvelliste/Christian HOFMANN)

Martigny, le 24.08.2017. Conference de presse sur La Triennale d’Art Contemporain au Rosel de Martigny. (Le Nouvelliste/Christian HOFMANN)

Martigny, le 24.08.2017. Conference de presse sur La Triennale d’Art Contemporain au Rosel de Martigny. (Le Nouvelliste/Christian HOFMANN)

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