2013 Collective Perspectives: A Museum Without Walls
Collective Perspectives: A Museum Without Walls
20 July 2013 – 04 August 2013
Inspired by the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park and Residency, these images have been selected for the photographer’s technique towards representation whilst capturing the play between object, space and light that exist within the mountainous terrain of the Sculpture Park.
This selection examines the diverse approaches of the photographic medium to represent the sculptures within the environment that inspired their creation while in themselves forming artistic pieces of work. Thus further highlighting how the one medium has become connected in the understanding of the other. – Curator Alexa Jeanne Kusber
The 3-D Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating monumental contemporary sculpture to promote art, education, and culture to international audiences.
Founded in 2010 by New York-based artist Madeleine Paternot and Verbier-based artist Kiki Thompson, the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park and Residency create a space for Art and Ecology to meet on the mountain.
Each individual can experience his own sense of escape in the museum without walls.
David Machet (F) is an independent photographer since 2001, specializing in illustrative photography. He has received a prize in the world book of mountain photography in 2005 with his first book: “L’eau des Alpes dans tous ses états” (Water of the Alps in all its states).
His interest for his work as photographer and the protection of visual artists rights led him to co create as artistic and technical director the “Mont Blanc photo festival” in 2011 and 2012. Collaborations include L’Alpe, Alpes Magazine, Détours en France, UNICEF, Maisons & Bois International, Architecture Bois & Dépendances.
Elly Cho (KR) was born in 1974 in Seoul. She holds a BA and an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London, UK, and an MA from Columbia University. She has taught various visual art courses and theory courses at universities and colleges in Korea. She has exhibited internationally, including Going Green in conjunction with Queens Art Express in New York; Ways of Seeing at 3-D Sculpture Park in Verbier, Switzerland and solo show includes Art side Gallery in Seoul. Her work is in major collections including the Seoul Municipal Museum.
She lives and works in New York.
Federico Berardi (CH) was born in 1984 and lives and works in Switzerland. After graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor in visual communication, he trained as Master in Art Direction 2009-2011 with the photography department at the Cantonal School of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL).
Through films, photographs and installations, Berardi questions the relationship between landscape and ideology, in particular how the concept of landscape representation and influence history and vice versa. From his own pictures and images in archives Berardi discusses romantic records and conceptual art with an approach that is halfway between that of the artist and historian.
Francois Perraudin (CH) was born in 1956 and has dedicated his career to the mountain. His curriculum includes an engineering degree in natural sciences, glaciology and geophysics history which enhanced his passion of photography and writing. Articles, books and audio-visual projections share his curiosity about life in the mountains.
Native to Valais, he alternates his work as a reporter and photographer. www.frperraudin.ch
Josette Taramarcaz (CH) was born in Martigny and currently lives and works in Fully (Valais) in Switzerland. She is a member of Visarte, the society of Swiss visual artists, and of Swissceramics. She is co-president of Visarte Valais.
Josette’s work follows a subjective logic, based on emotion, roots and memory. Alternating between figurative and abstraction, she creates with these different approaches. The two facets of her sculpture come together with the same opposing forces: the mass and weight, anchoring in the earth and reality, as opposed to the fragile, light and belief of possible flight.
Kerry-Jane Lowery (CH/UK) is a writer and photographer based in Switzerland. She studied at Vassar College in New York to study East German literature, Carl Ludwig’s Universitat in Germany and the London School of Economics to a MSc in Anthropology and Development.
As a photographer, she is self-taught.