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Swiss Art Talks | Daniel Schwartz : While the Fires Burn


Swiss Art Talks | Daniel Schwartz : While the Fires Burn

In partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon and Beirut Art Film Festival 

With the support of Association Philippe Jabre 

Auditorium, Level -2 

In English 

Free admission 

Daniel Schwartz will present on his recent project While the Fires Burn. A Glacier Odyssey (2009–2017), a documentary photography series. 

The project is the artist’s journey along humanity’s troubled path of progress, leading from the relics of Holocene glaciation in Switzerland and the Alps into the milieu of the Anthropocene, to collapsing glaciers on three continents. The outcome, a “glaciology in pictures,” as it were, is the result of a synthesis of scientific observation and artistic engagement. The subject is the glacier’s repertoire and function as a gauge of anthropogenic global warming, an imperiled storehouse of resources, a fast disappearing archive of climatic and cultural history, and a glacio-archaeological find spot, place of remembrance, and metaphor of memory. 

Following his talk, Schwartz will be in conversation with Jim Quilty, journalist at the Daily Star. 

This talk is organized in parallel to the Beirut Art Film Festival. Beyond the Obvious. Daniel Schwartz. Photographer, a documentary film on the artist’s life and work, directed by Vadim Jendreyko will be screened as part of the festival on Wednesday 21 November at 21:15, at Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema, in Ashrafieh.

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