Since the 17th century, glaciers have interested scientists with their complexity, and attracted artists with their majesty and apparent eternity. They are an integral part of Switzerland’s tourist and ideological identity. Sources of water and life, landscape sculptors, but also figures of global warming, these frozen masses are as much evoked and represented for their sublime – even mystical – aspect as for their fragility and their threatened future. The ambivalence of the ice attracts and intrigues.
In partnership with the Musikdorf Ernen Festival, SMArt presents a collective exhibition on the theme of the glaciers with photos from SMArt archives.
Exhibition to discover in the heart of the village of Ernen (Valais)
From 27 June to 12 September 2021
Every day from 10 am to 6 pm. On concert days until 8pm