Most important visual art biennale in Switzerland, the Festival Images Vevey proposes every two years an exclusive photography exhibition concept on façades, in parks, indoor exhibitions in unusual venues, and joint ventures with people who ensure Vevey’s status as a ‘city of images’ all year round. Entirely free of charge, Festival Images is a true open-air museum as well as a quality platform for national and international artists. Held every two years for a period of three weeks, it enables tens of thousands of visitors to discover the best in contemporary photography.
Thought up some ten months ago, the theme of this 2020 festival, “Unexpected. Le hasard des choses.” now strangely echoes the global health situation. Based on the phenomenon of chance, Festival Images Vevey has set itself the objective of gathering together the works of artists that focus on the unexpected and the unpredictable role of fate. In light-hearted or more serious ways, these endeavours reveal to the visitor how much social issues and moments in life involve a share of unpredictability, chance and luck and how this random dimension inspires artistic creation. By presenting established artists alongside up-and-coming talent, the Festival Images programme satisfies the curiosity of specialists and the general public alike. The featured artistic projects invite the visitors to experience images in a different way through monumental installations and scenography that is often unusual... Whether it is in a former prison, a church, a forge or a theatre, Festival Images has the particularity of custom designing its exhibitions in order to strike the perfect balance between the works and the place in which they are exhibited. From 5 to 27 September 2020. Info: Images Vevey
Here are my photographic impressions...
Range: of Mount Grammont with Light-Leak Camera App Filters
by Penelope Umbrico
© Fausto Colombo / L'incertain regard. All pictures taken on 05.09.2020 with LUMIX DMC-LX100. Text from press kit courtesy Festival Images Vevey