HANDWERK UND MUNDWERK – Sunderiya Erdenesaikhan

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Exhibition information:

During her three-month artist’s residency as part of the SMArt programme, Mongolian photographer Sunderiya Erdenesaikhan went in search of traditional foods in Valais and the people who still make them today. Why do we pass down old traditions? What can we learn from previous generations about food production? And who will carry on the traditions that have been handed down?

Sunderiya Erdenesaikhan’s photos take us on a journey from the craft to the mouth, which, as we know, is not only for eating but also for sharing experiences and knowledge. The exhibition runs until mid-September at Station Ritz in Niederwald.

The SMArt programme aims to raise awareness of the particular challenges faced by mountain regions worldwide through exhibitions by international photographers. The programme focuses in particular on the topics of climate change, water reserves, biodiversity, food security and migration.

An event by:

SMArt Sustainable Mountain Art


Sunderiya Erdenesaikhan (b. 1989) studied at the University of Arts and Culture Mongolia and graduated in 2021 with a Master’s degree in photography. She lives in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

Programme and special projects


Planned events:

  • Üs em Spiissack: 6 July, 4.15 p.m., Station Ritz. Roberta Brigger from the Riederalp Alpine Museum and Helga Jossen from the Rosengang textile society present their craftwork.
  • Hopfen und Hanf (Hops and hemp): 23 August, 5.15 p.m., Station Ritz. Elena & Franz Macherhammer, from the Binn mountain brewery, and Claudia Schwick & Adrian Imfeld, Mia Products Hanf Goms, present their projects and products.

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