The project “L’Adieu des Glaciers: photographic and scientific research” opens tonight at the Fort of Bard, with the exhibition Monte Rosa: photographic and scientific research, which will present in four years the results of the study carried out on the main Four Thousand in the Aosta Valley to tell their story and their transformations.
It starts this year with the great massif of Valsesia. In 2021 it will be the turn of the Matterhorn, in 2022 the Gran Paradiso and in 2023 the Mont Blanc.
In the exhibition curated by Enrico Peyrot and Michele Freppaz there are 6 sections, one of which, entitled “Glaciers, sentinels of the climate”, includes the exhibition of a photographic comparison made on the occasion of the expedition “On the trail of the glaciers – Andes 2016”, as an example of what is happening to the glaciers internationally: two large prints depicting the Upsala glacier, in Argentine Patagonia, photographed in 1931 by Alberto De Agostini and in 2016 by Fabiano Ventura.
The exhibition presents 100 photographic works representative of scientific and artistic documentation. An iconographic dialogue on the alpine photographic culture, full of suggestions between past and present.
The appointment is at 20:30 on July 31. Besides the artists and the institutional and scientific protagonists, Fabiano Ventura will be present with the team of the expedition “On the trail of the glaciers – Alpi 2020”.