09 04 2009 > 22 08 2009
After my return from Asia and some remarkable experiences in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, I am happy to invite you all for the opening of my next exhibition. For once, this is not held in a distant country but here in Switzerland, at the GALLERIA CONS ARC in CHIASSO.
The opening is scheduled for Thursday, April 9th at 5:30pm and the exhibition will close on May 30th 2009.
By the way, the 9th of April is followed by Good Friday and the Easter Weekend, an excellent opportunity for a trip into the Ticino!
The title of the photographic exhibition is “Sacred Places”.
Already the picture on the invitation cards puts the visitor into a different world, to the Baobab Trees on the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The story, why these trees look the way they do, is a strange one and will be told here briefly:
Long long ago when the Baobab looked just like any other tree, all the other trees got together one day and complained to the gods: “These Baobabs are shameless and arrogant! Wherever they show up, they spread themselves all the place!”.
After a long discussion the gods decided to descend to earth to see for themselves what was going on. On earth they found that the other trees had reason to complain. They gave the Baobabs a warning, but the Baobabs did not change their ways. So, as a punishment the gods tore them out from the earth and stuck them back upside down. And thus they remained. Which is why to this day the Baobab wears a crown. A crown of roots.
However, not all of the exhibited b/w photographs were taken on Madagascar. The pictures tell us about magical, distant “Sacred Places” all around the world. They were taken during the past 30 years on different locations like Egypt, the Easter Islands, Stonehenge, the Maremma in Toscani, the Swiss Alps, from Mexico, the Niagara Falls, the Peruvian jungle, Sri Lanka, Siam and Burma. An exciting journey to magic places around the world.
We would be delighted to welcome you to the opening of my exhibition on April 9th. 2009.
With my best regards