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Michel Comte – Black Light, White Light


Following​ ​the​ ​opening​ ​of​ ​​Light​​ ​at​ ​the​ ​MAXXI​ ​museum​ ​in​ ​Rome​, the​ ​renowned photographer Michel Comte​ ​will​ ​unveil​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Triennale​ ​di​ ​Milano​ ​​Black​ ​Light,​ ​White​ ​Light​,
a​ ​new​ ​large-scale​ ​installation,​ ​the​ ​second​ ​exhibition​ ​of​ ​a​ ​series​ ​that​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of environmental​ ​decline​ ​on​ ​the​ ​glaciers​ ​and​ ​glacial​ ​landscapes​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world.

With​ ​his​ ​study​ ​of​ ​natural​ ​landscapes​ ​through​ ​large-scale​ ​sculptures,​ ​photography,​ ​video installations​ ​and​ ​projections,​ ​Michel​ ​Comte​ ​highlights​ ​the​ ​rapid​ ​process​ ​of​ ​change,​ ​rising ocean​ ​levels​ ​and​ ​the​ ​decline​ ​of​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​ice​ ​masses​ ​so​ ​essential​ ​to​ ​our​ ​survival.​

Comte’s​ ​work​ ​originates​ ​from​ ​ ​his​ ​decades-long​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​climbing​ ​and​ ​aviation, which​ ​has​ ​offered​ ​him​ ​an​ ​unprecedented​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​observe​ ​and​ ​portray​ ​glacial landscapes​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​The​ ​installation​ ​at​ ​La​ ​Triennale​ ​invites​ ​visitors​ ​into​ ​a​ ​silent, luminous​ ​world,​ ​where​ ​it​ ​is​ ​possible​ ​to​ ​appreciate​ ​the​ ​precious​ ​energy​ ​that​ ​the​ ​earth​ ​- together​ ​with​ ​humanity​ ​-​ ​can​ ​produce.​ ​In​ ​this​​ ​exhibition,​ ​the​ ​artist​ ​envisions​ ​it​ ​is possible​ ​to​ ​imagine​ ​how​ ​trajectories​ ​can​ ​shift;​ ​that​ ​our​ ​destiny​ ​is​ ​not​ ​written​ ​in​ ​the​ ​stars. Black​ ​Light,​ ​White​ ​Light​​ ​reveals​ ​how​ ​the​ ​power​ ​of​ ​nature​ ​and​ ​beauty​ ​can​ ​inspire​ ​us​ ​to create​ ​a​ ​better​ ​world.

We​ ​are​ ​at​ ​the​ ​tipping​ ​point​ ​where​ ​we​ ​have​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​with​ ​new​ ​technology​ ​and knowledge​ ​to​ ​make​ ​real​ ​change​ ​for​ ​the​ ​better,”​ ​​says​ ​ ​Michel​ ​Comte.​ ​​“Visionaries​ ​have demonstrated​ ​what​ ​one​ ​man​ ​with​ ​true​ ​conviction​ ​and​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​achieve.​ ​Our​ ​vision has​ ​to​ ​be​ ​clearly​ ​directed​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​light.”

Light in Rome​​ ​and​ ​​Black​ ​White,​ ​White​ ​Light in Milan​​ ​are​ ​the​ ​first​ ​of​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​exhibitions​ ​which​ will ​take​ ​place​ ​at multiple​ ​locations​ ​around​ ​the​ ​globe​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​and​ ​2018.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​not​ ​only​ ​an​ ​exquisite​ ​series of​ ​works;​ ​both​ ​act​ ​as​ ​a​ ​reminder​ ​of​ ​the​ ​truth,​ ​a​ ​political​ ​statement​ ​and​ ​a​ ​call​ ​to​ ​arms.

Michel Comte – Black White, White Light
from November 28th, 2017 to January 1st, 2018

La Triennale 
Viale Alemagna 6
Milan, Italy

Have a look at:
triennale.org
michelcomte.org

POSTED BY enrico
November 27, 2017