Far from the suffering
This winter, MBAL is collaborating for the second time with the Réseau hospitalier neuchâtelois (RHNe) and invited photographer Anne Golaz to create an artwork linked to a hospital environment. Struck by how people reacted to the pandemic and placing her project in the centre of the hospital, the artist has created a series of photographs that revolve around the “great and small beliefs that make us imagine, hope and strive for.” The project will be exhibited on the site of La Chaux-de-Fonds from November 4th to 22th and on the site of Pourtalès from November 23th to December 11th, 2020.
Anne Golaz (Switzerland, 1983) has been living in Finland for several years. She studied at the Vevey School of Photography and the Helsinki University of Art and Design. Her work has often been exhibited in Switzerland and abroad since 2008. In 2010, she won the Enquête Photographique competition in the Fribourg Canton and created photographs with a hunting theme. In Finland, she directed Metsästä (From the Woods), which won the Mention Lumière at the Festival Image in Vevey in 2012. Her most personal work, Corbeau, has been published by MACK editions and she notably exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2018. Anne Golaz is represented by Galerie C (Neuchâtel/Paris) and is currently working on various projects between Northern Finland and Switzerland.