Snow Future

The Alps – Perspectives of a Cherished Landscape in the Arts and Sciences

Exhibition. Lectures.

27 January – 23 April 2016


27 January – 23 April 2016

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
11 am – 5 pm and by appointment, Admission free

Lectures and Discussions

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli, Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics Group, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
»Alpine Ice in Retreat - New Landscapes for Future Generations«

Following the lecture, Prof. Haeberli, one of the world’s leading glaciologists will talk with the well-known South Tirolean photographer Walter Niedermayr. Both have more than 30 years of experience exploring glacier regions and documenting the dramatic changes in the Alps, the one with science, the other in art.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 7 pm

»Images? Truly Images? Essence and reality in the Alps«
A discussion with the artists Hansjoerg Dobliar, Philipp Messner and Walter Niedermayr

Followed by catalogue presentation »snow future«

Monday, 14 March 2016, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Philipp Felsch, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
»Laboratory Landscapes – The Alps as Scientific Territory«

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Tschofen, Institute of Popular Culture Studies, University of Zurich
»Alpine Images – What is the lure of the mountains in our imagination?«

Admission is free of charge.
Reservations recommended:

There will be a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition.


ERES-Stiftung, Römerstr. 15, D–80801 Munich, Germany
Tel +49 (0)89 388 79 0 79


Philipp Messner, Walter Niedermayr, Kunstschnee, 2014
© Philipp Messner, Walter Niedermayr, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn