SALTS presents the first institutional exhibition in Switzerland by Brussels-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party. Entitled PANORAMA, Party’s installation takes inspiration from the history of the panorama, a 19th century phenomenon that preceded cinema and served in many Western cities as an entertainment device, with a large-scale painting depicting an all encompassing view of a particular subject. Typically panoramic paintings would depict Nature with breathtaking landscapes, or military and historical sceneries. From 1880 the official standard size was 114 meters circumference by 14 to 15 meters height. Today only few of the originals remain intact and Lucerne’s Bourbaki Panorama, painted by Edouard Castres with the help of many others, including Ferdinand Hodler, is a prime example of such a technique, and considered Swiss cultural heritage. For SALTS, Party

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