Images Vevey 2016

Our favourite outdoor installations at the Festival Images Vevey that in September transformed the town of Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva, into an open-air museum.

Festival Images Vevey will close its doors on Sunday 2 October. The fifth consecutive biennale took the label “Vevey, city of images” and in September 2016 transformed the town of Vevey on the shores of Lake Geneva into an open-air museum.
Festival Images Vevey 2016
Top: Edoardo Delille, We Splash. Photo © Céline Michel / Festival Images Vevey 2016. Above: ECAL/Marvin Leuvrey, Revelations. Photo © Céline Michel / Festival Images Vevey 2016
Focusing on the theme of immersion, 75 projects custom-made by artists hailing from 15 different countries, exhibited in public spaces as well as in specifically-arranged venues, were offered free of charge to some tens of thousands of festivalgoers over three weeks.
Festival Images Vevey 2016
Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus. Photo © Céline Michel / Festival Images Vevey 2016
At the heart of the tension between analogue and digital photography, the significance of the liquid element inspired the programme of the 2016 Festival Images Vevey. Thanks to its proximity with Lake Geneva – one of the biggest lakes in Europe – the Festival designed its installations based on the theme of “immersion”. Outdoors and indoors, the Festival sought to come up with an original stage set for each series exhibited, enhancing the artistic proposal with a participatory approach or any other unexpected form. 


The next Festival Images will take place from 8 to 30 September 2018 with the renewed ambition of taking the label “Vevey, city of images” at face value and reinventing the city for festivalgoers as well as citizens. Until then, Images Vevey will dedicate 2017 to the organisation of the Grand Prix Images as well as to preparing exhibitions in its permanent gallery at Espace Images.

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