After many weeks of observation of the mountain summits of Valais, Wenhuan Shao presents his perspective of the alpine landscape through his exhibition “The soften The glow”. The Chinese photographer makes the choice to exhibit his work mainly on “light boxes” and big format photos. He also intervents on images with special techniques in order to give his work a pictorial dimension. On one hand, the oversized pictures permit to emphasise the impression of strength and power of the mountain. On the other hand, the voluntary interventions suggest the « fragility » of the world, such as global warming and natural disasters. Through his artwork, Wenhuan Shao intends to create an emotional reaction and thus to transcend cultural and geographical representations of the mountain in order to create a common value of nature.
Thursday 18 April – 18:00 – La Fabrik, Rte de Clos-Donroux 1, 1870 Monthey
19 April – 5 May 2019
Thursday-Sunday 14:00 – 18:00
Thursday 25 April 2019 – 19:00 – Lectures and guided tour “Perception of the alpine landscape over the centuries”