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Colors of Snow

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The Bildhalle Kilchberg, Switzerland, shows works by Thomas Flechtner and François Schaer who portray winter landscapes and snow. On view until 12 March, 2016.

Featuring Thomas Flechtner’s series “Colder” and François Schaer’s work “Jours blancs”, this exhibition is dedicated to snow as expressed through landscapes, light and color: its magic, its secrets and its powerful aesthetic force.

Thomas Flechtner, born in Winterthur in 196, photographed his series “Colder” in and around La Chaux de Fonds from 1996 to 2000. The snow, which forms gigantic, cowl-like shapes on the roofs and cars, reflects the cool light of the street lamps and the warm light emanating from the shop windows and apartments. Colors are created that are unlike any others we usually see.

François Schaer, born in Geneva in 1967, is fascinated by the presence of people in mountain landscapes. Paradoxically, the skiing industry’s taming of nature is further underscored by the photographer's romantic streak: Schaer shows us the grandeur of the mountain landscape but punctuates it with signs of the civilized world.

For further information visit Bildhalle Kilchberg

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