Design-Star und Grammy-Preisträger Stefan Sagmeister zu Gast in Sölden

Design icon Stefan Sagmeister at the ice Q

Gaislachkogl as "Peak of Optimism"

Stefan Sagmeister exhibition & dinner of the arts at 3,048 metres above sea level in Sölden

The ice Q in Sölden is probably the highest art gallery in the Alps until 2 April 2024: design star and Grammy award winner Stefan Sagmeister is showing his current exhibition “Better and better” for the first time in Austria. In it, he calls for more optimism – and presents works of art that are as unique as the exhibition location at 3,048 metres above sea level. At the “Dinner of the Arts”, you have the unique opportunity to spend an evening together with Stefan Sagmeister in the name of art & cuisine.

The exhibition:
Better and better

Stefan Sagmeister, who already designed album covers for the Rolling Stones, has many surprisingly positive things to report. From a comparative perspective of the last 200 years, our world has even become better and better. The New York-based Austrian calls for more optimism by using artistic data visualizations in order to point out the positive facts and figures of our era to all visitors.

The pictures are available for purchase.

Stefan Sagmeister zeigt erstmals in Österreich seine aktuelle Ausstellung „Besser und besser“

A selection of the art

Helping and Healing needed

Dimensions: 98 cm x 66.9 cm
Price upon request

The image depicts the percentage of the population at risk of falling below the poverty line, divided by countries.
Horizontal axes represent Israel, Japan, and the USA, while vertical bars represent New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Horizontal bars:
  • Israel (17.3%) ∙ Japan (15.7%) ∙ USA (15.1%)
Vertical bars:
  • New Zealand (12.4%) ∙ UK (11.2%) ∙ Germany (10.9%) ∙ Austria (10%) ∙ Switzerland (9.9%)
Stefan Sagmeister Ausstellung "Besser und Besser" - Bild Helping and Healing needed


Dimensions: 37 cm x 31.1 cm
Price upon request

The image illustrates the fresh water consumption per liter of milk, with cow’s milk (light blue circle) having the highest consumption of 628 liters of water, followed by rice milk (green circle) with 247 liters and oat milk (black circle) with only 48 liters of water.

Stefan Sagmeister Ausstellung "Besser und Besser" - Bild Milking

Poverty at home

Dimensions: 47 cm x 54.5 cm
Price upon request

The black bars in this image represent the percentage of the population in Austria at risk of falling below the poverty line. The yellow bars depict the percentage of people in Tyrol exposed to this risk.

Black bars:
  • 2010 (14.8%) ∙ 2012 (14.3%) ∙ 2014 (14.1%) ∙ 2016 (14.2%) ∙ 2018 (14.2%) ∙ 2020 (14%)
Yellow bars:
  • 2011 (13.5%) ∙ 2014 (14%) ∙ 2017 (15%) ∙ 2020 (13.5%)
Stefan Sagmeister Ausstellung "Besser und Besser" - Bild Poverty at home


The ice Q is located next to the Gaislachkogl top station.
Paid car parking at the bottom station.

Until 02.04.24 daily from 9 am till 4 pm

Admission is free with a valid ticket for the Gaislachkogl cable car.
Tickets available at Online-Shop or at the lift ticket offices

Summit Dinner im Restaurant ice Q in Sölden

Dinner of the Arts with Stefan Sagmeister at 02. April 2024

Meet & Greet at the Gaislachkogl.

Exklusive night with Stefan Sagmeister

Dinner of the Arts on 2 April 2024: Experience a special evening of art and culinary delights – at 3,048 m above sea level in Austria’s highest 2-toque restaurant ice Q.

  • Exhibition tour with Stefan Sagmeister in person

  • 5-course menu in the ice Q gourmet restaurant incl. aperitif, wine pairing and non-alcoholic drinks such as soft drinks, water and coffee

  • Uphill and downhill ride with the Gaislachkogl cable car

€ 310,- per person

Nachtaufnahme Restaurant ice Q am Gaislachkogl in Sölden


6 pm
Meeting point at the Gaislachkoglbahn in Sölden

6.30 pm
Aperitif in the gourmet restaurant ice Q

7 pm
Laudation & personal statements by Stefan Sagmeister. Followed by Dinner of the Arts with wine pairing in the gourmet restaurant ice Q

11 pm
Descent with the Gaislachkoglbahn

Stefan Sagmeister - Dinner of the Arts im ice Q Gourmetrestaurant

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