Pictures to raise
Awareness on the challenges
Facing Mountain Regions




I feel longing is a documentary project realised by Syrian photographer Hasan Belal during his residency in Sierre as part of the SMArt program. It presents parts of lives of a group of migrants in the region. Focusing on the feeling of longing felt by these people from Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan – with whom the artist himself can identify -, the exhibition aims to raise awareness, through the photographic medium, of the feelings of these immigrants in Switzerland. If longing, depending of the city of origin, of memories, and of the age of his subjects, is at the heart of the project, Hasan Belal also concentrates his work on daily integration of his subjects into Swiss society, shown in photographs as much artistic as documentary, bearing hope and reality.



– Caves de Courten, Sierre : 15-22 December 2022

– Bibliothèque-Médiathèque, Sierre : 20 January – 25 February 2023


Opening : 15 December, 19:00, Caves de Courten
Presence of the artist and curator


Artistic meetings : 20 December, 19:00, Caves de Courten
Presence of the artist and curator
More info coming soon


Exhibition "impACT" - a dialogue between a retrospective of SMArt program and archival documents

The exhibition « impACT. What is our footprint? The photos testify » is a societal perspective, through images from yesterday and today, of what we have done and are still doing to our environment. In the light of a retrospective of the SMArt programme and historical visual testimonies preserved by the Médiathèque Valais – Martigny, the dialogue between archival documents and contemporary photographs restores what constitutes our present and invites us to consider the future differently.


Opening and Museum Night : 5 November from 1pm to 9pm

Free admission. Animations and performances all day long.


From 1pm – Continuous graphic performance « Empreintes sur miroirs » by the Avocat Studio

3pm – Art workshop « Empreintes sur murs », young public from 6 years old, with the Avocat Studio

5pm – Official part with a sound performance by Laura Morier-Genoud, followed by a concert by Fizzy Beard, on the piano, accompanied by Marine on dance

8pm – Performance and sound fragments from the Valais
Murmures, by Laura Morier-Genoud


Mediation programme :
Round table, artistic workshop, meetings, inclusive readings, stories ..


More info on the website