Aptly titled Blazing White, the two central groups of works presented by Swiss artist Ester Vonplon at the LUMEN Museum are all about snow and ice as seen through the lens of analog photography.
Her photographic investigations and observations of the landscapes shrouded in white were made in the Alps as well as the Arctic. The artist’s eye is guided by the yearning to capture the evanescence, the ephemerality, and the fragility of nature. Despite the great poetic power and high level of abstraction of the images, all the works also carry the inherent political dimension of these regions threatened by climate change.
The artist manages to combine feelings of melancholy and urgency in her works. Arranged as a room installation and in audiovisual interplay with music specially composed for the occasion by Stephan Eicher, her works create a condensed, appealing, meditative atmosphere - in Blazing White, Ester Vonplon makes aspects of snow and ice glow.
Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert
Registration needed: email@example.com
Registration also includes the cable car ticket.
Registration deadline: 10.06.2023, 15:00 p.m. (after that, registrations can only be accepted for participation in the exhibition opening, NOT for the cable car).