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Facing Mountain Regions



Exhibition - Les montagnes mélancoliques - Lanqing Zhu - Monthey

The Chinese artist Langing Zhu arrived in Switzerland in March and is welcomed in Monthey by the Crochetan Theatre. After a two months immersion in the Alps her very personal and sensitive artwork – Les montagnes mélancoliques – is to be discovered from 21th Mai to 3th June 2016.

Lanqing Zhu addresses the majestic nature with delicacy and reflection. Her vaporous pictures exhale a poetic atmosphere; mounts seem to float, untied from the ground, while the photographer plays on the visible and the invisible. Her atmospheres can sometimes remind the Chinese landscapes. Lanqing Zhu mixes her aesthetic search with social and environmental concerns through diverse mountain infrastructures (cable cars, electric poles, snow blowers) that generate debate.


Friday 20th May at 18.30, Château de Monthey (Rue du Château 7, salle d’exposition du 1er étage)

Opening hours

21th May – 3th June 2016

Monday to Saturday / 16.00-19.00

Wednesday 1st June / 18.00-20.00 : Guided visit with the curator and tasting of local products