Unrealistic mountaineers (2012)

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2017) Unrealistic mountaineers (2012). In: First Star, Last Snowflake, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France, 1 April - 10 June 2017.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: The discrete figure of the mountaineer is mocked in the classic pose of the conquered summit.
Official URL: https://villaduparc.org/en/expositions/premiere-et...
Date: April 2017
Event Location: Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Video
Measurements/Duration: 9 minutes

In a display focusing on the activities and landscapes found at different altitudes, the show aims to address contemporary mountains as a lived geography running counter to the preponderant image of the Romantic Sublime, which started taking shape in the 18th century and was subsequently picked up by and promoted in advertising imagery, which extolled mountains as a pure, intact, preserved land. Although they have always been stamped by the fascination that mountains exercise, the invited artists have represented their many facets, from the most down to earth to the most fantastical. The point of view is consciously non-documentarian, dealing with a few inevitable elements but in a distanced way, i.e., snow, the view, chalets, ski slopes, winter sports, avalanches, peaks, glaciers, mountain refuges, mountaineers, the cold, and the fascination of the Far North.

Participating artists:
Dove Allouche, Neal Beggs, Alain Bublex, Jagna Ciuchta et Florent Grange, Claude Closky, Julien Discrit, Gaëlle Foray, Luigi Ghirri, Helen Mirra, Elodie Pong, Neil Raitt, Evariste Richer, Muriel Rodolosse, Denis Savary, Roman Signer, Valérie Sonnier, Daniel Spoerri, Nathalie Talec, Wood & Harrison, Rémy Zaugg, etc.

Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 12:49
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