Organised by the Italian Embassy, the parallel exhibitions are titled “Italian Routes – Mountains, Mountaineering, Climate Change” and “Landscapes of Vietnam – Ecological Diversity, New Climate Pattern, New Discovery”.
This is a project of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, towards the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) co-chaired by the UK and Italy, which will take place in November 2021.
The first exhibition, “Italian Routes – Mountains, Mountaineering, Climate Change”, features outstanding works by photographer Fabiano Ventura. The showcase consists of three sections: General Introduction, Italian Mountains, and A Look at the World.
The highlight of the exhibition is Montagne Italiane (Italian Mountains), an ideal journey to explore the entire Alpine arc from west to east, starting from Gran Paradiso.
Nine mountains on the journey are also featured to reflect the evolution of the glacial masses, underlining the effects of climate change on the mountain landscape.
In addition, two video recordings of the expedition On the Trails of the Glaciers – Alps 2020 will be screened at the event.
The exhibition is based on the project On the Trails of the Glaciers promoted and organised by the non-profit association Macromicro.
It combines photographic comparison and scientific research to show the effects of climate change through the observation of glacier mass variations over the last 150 years.
Photographer Ventura, specialising in environmental issue, has been involved in the project as its creator and director since 2007.
With a team of researchers, photographers and filmmakers, he has been documenting the phenomenon of the retreat of the world’s largest glaciers and disseminating the results of his work through exhibitions, conferences, educational programmes, installations and documentaries.
Photos highlight the evolution of the glacial masses, underlining the effects of climate change on the mountain landscape in Italy.
Meanwhile, the exhibition “Landscapes of Vietnam – Ecological Diversity, New Climate Pattern, New Discovery” will showcase works on Vietnamese caves and mountains taken by Vietnamese photographers Hoang The Nhiem, Hoang Giang Hai and Tran Dang Dang Khoa.
Not only do they include photos, videos and descriptions, the exhibitions will also showcase samples of climbing clothing and equipment, copies of documents about climbing history, combined with four online events about climbing: mountain exploration (July 31), climbing (August 7), photography (August 14), and climate change (August 19).
The exhibitions will take place at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily, the time and method of visiting may change depending on the epidemic situation. Visitors can register their visit in advance at Culturale.firstname.lastname@example.org.