Pictures to raise
Awareness on the challenges
Facing Mountain Regions




After his 3-months residency in Monthey in the Crochetan Theatre, Sergio Pinzon presents his exhibition in Colombia, in collaboration with Lugar a Dudas. « Tropicalpinismo » presents a series of images from the Valais region (Switzerland), produced from actions taken on site and referring to a specific way of relating to nature, almost like a fiction: the change of a river’s course in favour of productivity, machines that produce snow and make it last longer, artificial light for sunbathing, a sea with artificial waves and a museum to preserve a breed of dog.


« Tropicalpinismo » is also a fictional work in which two regions of the world, the tropics and the Alps, meet. The project raises questions about natural resources, energy, the coexistence of the organic and the technological, nature, culture and colonialism.


His exhibition is to be dicovered from December 2 to January 31 at Flotante, Bogotà, Colombia.



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
Guided tour with the photographer and curator
Syrian music with Hekmat Homsi
Stories in multiples languages, with the association Les Pépites d’Or, accompanied by the Armenian violonist Roza