Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Contemporary Art at Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland

Questions of Travel (Fogo)
a two-night guest package
celebrating an art exhibition
by Silke Otto-Knapp
Fogo Island, Newfoundland -- Fogo Island Inn, a radical new cultural and ecological hub, sits on an Island off an Island, on one of the four corners of the Earth.
Fogo Island Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located inside the award-winning Inn, will host the opening of internationally renowned artist Silke Otto-Knapp’s exhibition: Questions of Travel (Fogo). Fogo Island Inn marks the occasion with a two-night guest package including gallery and studio tours, now through August 31, 2014.

Fogo Island Inn’s Questions of Travel guest package is designed specifically for art lovers and inspired by the work of this celebrated German artist. The package offers: an introduction to the Island and the Fogo Island Arts residency program; an intimate overview of the artist’s work, practice and collections; and a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966) at the Inn’s cinema. It also includes all meals in the Fogo Island Inn dining room, which was recently recognized among the top three “Best New Restaurants of Canada” by enRoute magazine.
Between April 20 and August 31, the exhibition package includes guided tours of Silke's exhibition and the acclaimed artist studios, designed by Todd Saunders.

Silke’s black and white watercolour paintings combine motifs of landscape and the decorative with a unique technique of layering and erasing coats of paint to create works described by the LA Times as “visually elusive as quicksilver.” Guests of the Inn will be among the first to see a series of paintings inspired by the artist’s participation in the Fogo Island Arts residency program.

Questions of Travel (Fogo) is presented concurrently with an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz pavilion in the center of Vienna. The catalogue Silke Otto-KnappQuestions of Travel, made to accompany this dual exhibition, is included in the Fogo Island Inn guest package.

The minimum rate for this full-board two-night guest package starts at $1,425 per night for two persons (solo travellers deduct $200 off base rate per night).

Bookings may be secured at: 709.658.3444 or toll free in North America at 855.268.9277, or email

Every one of the Inn’s 29 one-of-a-kind guest suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet, located less than 100 feet from an organic natural-fibre dream bed. Most suites have a wood-burning fireplace stove; all are furnished with quiet luxuries and handmade furniture and quilts—a stimulating relief from the numbing uniformity of modern times. Built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture, the award-winning Inn was designed by architect Todd Saunders. The Inn is a community asset and all surpluses from the operation are reinvested in the community to help secure a long-lasting resilience for Fogo Island, Newfoundland. More information on Fogo Island Inn can be found at:

Gander, Newfoundland is the air gateway to nearby Fogo Island. The island is remote, yet easily accessible by car (1.5 hour drive to a 40 minute ferry to the island) or a short air charter from Gander International airport to the 3000 ft. landing strip on Fogo Island. The Inn also has an on-site helipad.
Tel: 855-268-9277
Twitter @fogoislandinn

Travel + Leisure. Global Vision Award, Culture, 2013
EnRoute Magazine. Canada's Best New Restaurants, 2013
TIAC. National Cultural Tourism Award, 2013
Tatler Travel. "Style with Soul" Award, 2013
Travel + Leisure. It List, 2014
Architectural Digest. Ten Daring New Buildings Around the World, 2014
OUTSIDE. Travel Awards, 2014
Hospitality NL. Accommodator of the Year, 2014
AFAR. The Experiential Travel Awards, 2014

For reservations: 709.658.3444 or toll free in North America at 855.268.9277, or email

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