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
Viale Alemagna 6