20.05.2017 - 17.09.2017

Opening 19 May 2017, 18:00

The ‘eternal’ mountains of the Alps and their striking silhouettes are undergoing changes. They were known in the 18th century as places of religious experience. In the 19th century, they were majestic guarantors of stability and lofty values in a society that had been thrown into insecurity through the change wrought by the Enlightenment and industrialisation. Over the course of the past 150 years, the face of the Alps has been visibly altered by their development for mass tourism and the increasing temperatures.
 
The exhibition Snow Future embarks on an artistic and scientific quest to find evidence of the processes of change and disintegration that shape our present in general and the Alpine landscape in particular. The artists Hansjoerg Dobliar, Philipp Messner, and Walter Niedermayr enter into a creative dialogue centred around the topic of permafrost for which they employ measuring instruments, facts, and research methods. Their works make visible the at-times abstract, constructed, and hyper-artificial character of Alpine landscapes. They also question our dualistic understanding of nature and culture, and of the natural and the artificial.
 
Snow Future is a collaborative project with the ERES-Stiftung Munich, a platform for the dialogue between science and art; the exhibition was shown there in 2016 for the first time.

Open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm every day except Monday.
For information call (0039) 0471 412964 

Admission free