Black Light, White Light

La Trienalle Di Milano

28 November 2017
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6 January 2018




Untitled (Black Murano Glass, 2017Mountain 1)

2017


29× 40 × 20 cm


Hand crafted murano glass, granite dust


Untitled (Clear Murano Glass, 2017Mountain 1)

2017

29× 40 × 20 cm


Hand crafted murano glass, granite dust




Untitled (Black Murano Glass, 2017Mountain 2)

2017


29× 40 × 20 cm


Hand crafted murano glass, granite dust



Untitled (Clear Murano Glass, 2017Mountain 2)

2017


29× 40 × 20 cm


Hand crafted murano glass, granite dust




Glacier Lake 
"It's too late save but not too late
to slow down the process."

2017


700 × 3200 cm


Basin filled with water and spotlight, space blankets



Revenant

2017




Black Light I

2017

Dyptich: 2 × 180 × 250 cm

Pigment Print ond Cotton Paper, WoodContainer, Metal sheet,Tempered glass, Resin,Mineral Material



Black Light II

2017


Dyptich: 2 × 180 × 250 cm


Pigment Print ond Cotton Paper, WoodContainer, Metal sheet,Tempered glass, Resin,Mineral Material




Black Light III

2017
Dyptich: 2 × 180 × 250 cm
Pigment Print ond Cotton Paper, WoodContainer, Metal sheet,Tempered glass, Resin,Mineral Material


On November 28, 2017, La Triennale di Milano will open the second part of the L ightproject. The aspect of this installation originates from a long history circling the globe and observing the gigantic masses of ice.

We are at the tipping point where we have the possibility with new technologies and our knowledge to make a real change for the better. Black Light, White Light, in very simple but conceptual language, shows us the power of nature and beauty that should drive us towards a cleaner planet. Elon Musk has demonstrated what one man with true conviction and a plan is able to achieve. Clean energy and new ways of building cities can give us better lives and clean air to breath.

Contemporary art gives us the freedom and power to speak freely about these issues and part two of Light shows that we can change direction. The installation in La Triennale brings us into a silent world where everyone should feel how important it is to value the precious energy that the earth together with men can produce.

Something floating in the air might change our lives and our vision has to be clearly directed towards the light. What NASA has discovered since the late 1950’s is now leading our way into the future.

— Michel Comte
“Water is the oil of future”, 1975 at Club of Rome

Black Light, White Light
Michel Comte
Triennale di Milano - Viale Alemagna, 6 20121 – Milan 28 November - 6 January 2018



Press view: 28 November Curated by Jens Remes

Michel Comte’s large-scale installation Black Light, White Light reveals the inspirational power of nature and beauty

Following the opening of Light at the MAXXI museum in Rome on 14 November, internationallyrenownedartistMichelComtewillunveilalarge-scaleinstallation,B lack Light, White Light, the second exhibition of a series that explore the impact of environmental decline on the glaciers and glacial landscapes of the world.

With his study of natural landscapes through large-scale sculptures, photography, video installations and projections, Michel Comte highlights the rapid process of change, rising ocean levels and the decline of the remaining ice masses so essential to our survival. Two exhibitions form the first part of this remarkable presentation: Light in Rome at the MAXXI museumfrom14Novemberto10December2017,andB lackLight,WhiteLightatthe Triennale di Milano from 28 November to 6 January 2018.

Comte’s work originates from the his decades-long passion for climbing and aviation, which has offered him an unprecedented opportunity to observe and portray glacial landscapes all over the world. The installation in La Triennale invites visitors into a silent, luminous world, where it is possible to appreciate the precious energy that the earth - together with humanity - can produce. In this second exhibition, the artist envisions it is possible to imagine how trajectories can shift; that our destiny is not written in the stars.Black Light, White Light reveals how the power of nature and beauty can inspire us to create a better world.

“We are at the tipping point where we have the possibility with new technology and knowledge to make real change for the better,” says artist Michel Comte. “Visionaries have demonstrated what one man with true conviction and a plan is able to achieve. Our vision has to be clearly directed towards the light.”

Light and Black White, White Light are the first of a series of exhibitions to take place at multiple locations around the globe in 2017 and 2018. They are not only an exquisite series of works; both act as a reminder of the truth, a political statement and a call to arms.