«Framing Sculptures»
05 – 28 mai 2023

Becoming part of history

The parcours of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography

The theme of this year's Festival is «Physicalities». With «Framing Sculptures» a three-part interactive parcours, the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition (ESS-SPA) invites the public to situate themselves in the frame with the sculptures and by doing so, to become part of history. With a selfie and a photoframe, the viewers becomes agents, putting themselves in scene and conveying their point of view in an image that can be uploaded on social media with #ess-spa #bielerfototage #journeephotobienne #framingsculptures. 

Like this, everyone becomes a part of the story of the city, the individual sculpture and the ESS-SPA. 

«Framing Sculptures» was developed in collaboration with the Institute for Art History at the University of Bern.

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  • Luigi Scaglioso, Metal worker, Equi-libre, 1979, Photo: Jürg Altherr Courtesy of the Artist Family

  • Manuel Torres, Enlacé, 1974, Biel/Bienne. Photo: Isabelle Reymond

  • Schang Hutter, Vertschaupet, 1980, Biel/ Bienne. Photo: le matin