FESTIVAL IMAGES 2014
The free open-air photography Festival in Vevey, Switzerland
Abir Abdullah » Francis Alÿs » Graziella Antonini » Claude Baechtold » John Baldessari » Johann Besse » Laurence Bonvin » Olivier Cablat » Tadao Cern » Martha Cooper » Olivier Culmann » Edouard Curchod » Cristina De Middel » Dominique Derisbourg » Hans Eijkelboom » Leandro Erlich » David Favrod » Vincent Fournier » Philippe Fragniere » Lee Friedlander » Paul Fusco » Alexis Gonnet » Daniel Gordon » Benoit Grimalt » Shannon Guerrico » Yuji Hamada » Mishka Henner » Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige » Moa Karlberg » Erik Kessels » Martin Kollar » Anouk Kruithof » Romain Mader » Thomas Mailaender » Erling Mandelmann » Gian Paolo Minelli » Arno Rafael Minkkinen » Lucia Nimcová » Alex Prager » Walid Raad (The Atlas Group) » Augustin Rebetez » Thomas Sauvin » Fabian Schubert » Marie Taillefer » Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs » & others
Exhibition: 13 Sep – 5 Oct 2014
Sat 13 Sep
Fondation Vevey, ville d'images
Place de la Gare 3
Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
13th Sept. – 5th Oct. 2014
** Opening evening Saturday 13th Sept.**
Festival Images is Switzerland’s first open‐air photography festival for visual arts and the main festival of its kind in Europe. Every two years it produces unprecedented monumental photography exhibitions in the streets of Vevey; it also offers many exhibitions in various venues throughout the region devoted to image and displays the winning work from the competitions that it organises: the International Photography Award.
Festival Images is completely free and meets its political‐administrative label ‘Vevey town of images’ quite literally. Vevey becomes a true open‐air museum and a valuable platform for Swiss and international artists for three weeks.
Festival Images stands out from other similar events for several reasons. Firstly, rather than purely presenting existing series, it collaborates with the artists to present exclusive projects tailor‐made by and for the Festival. In the same vein, it also explores ways of reinterpreting existing works and presenting them in public areas, often in a monumental format. Favouring interaction, it promises visitors a real photographic experience in a big way!
Festival Images presents photography in the broad sense, like a key player in a broader field, that of the visual arts in general.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The last Festival, in 2012, had 47,000 visitors to its indoor exhibitions and an estimated 90,000 visitors outdoors.
This year, we have:
68 projects to discover for free – 28 open‐air projects, 18 indoors, 4 international projects (Berlin, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg and Kobe), 6 projects that won Vevey’s international Grand Prix, 10 parallel events 2 special projects.
Artists from 18 countries
Almost 1,500 images to see during the 3 weeks of the event (not including Erik Kessels’ project)
350,000 10x15 photos for Erik Kessels’ installation 24hrs in Photos
500m2 of tarpaulin for one of Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s works displayed outdoors on a façade
A 96m2 mirror for Leandro Erlich’s installation
Olivier Cablat’s 6m‐high duck