The festival discovers new talents, developing local projects, putting together different art forms, breaking habits. This year it features a major exhibition that occupies all of Espace Arlaud, the opening of the restored Theatre Arsenic and a lot of interactive events appropriate for all ages.
A free festival that brings daring artists to a large audience. Lausanne took a gamble 16 years ago when it created a new event, unique from all the rest but also somehow complementary. Only time will tell if this combination of artistic tests and thirst for discovery bears fruit. At any rate, here are the facts: the audience is made up of a large number of enthusiasts, the city of Lausanne has become a hotspot for experimental European art and the festival has given Swiss artists the power to shine abroad.
Challenging the dominant artistic trend and welcoming the future generation have always been the primary goals of the "forever innovative" Urbaines. Discovering new talents, developing local projects, putting together different art forms, breaking habits, and above all sharing with you our enthusiasm for avant-garde work.
We invite you to be part of this exploration. In a dozen venues that are eager to host daring projects, we will present a choice selection of both Swiss and international artists, whose origins and interests vary but whose goals and personal ambitions are linked. We present more than 40 works, including performances, interactive installations, shows, exhibitions, screenings and concerts.
This yearʼs festival is special for many reasons: a major exhibition that occupies all of Espace Arlaud, in which art students display their research projects; the opening of the restored Théâtre Arsenic; and a lot of interactive events appropriate for all ages—more information about these will be in the last section of the programme.
Hope to see you there!
Patrick de Rham,
Arts vivants/ Live Arts
Alma Söderberg, Grégory Stauffer, Minimetal, Olivier Marboeuf, Paul Dunca & Krassen Krastev, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Robert Steijn, Tomas Gonzalez, Tomislav Feller & Manuel Scheiwiller
Arts visuels/ Visual Arts
Aldo Mozzini, Aude Pariset & Juliette Bonneviot, Augustin Rebetez et Noé Cauderay, Berry Patten, Hannah Perry, Lucas Herzig, Lucky PDF, Pedro Wirz, Samuel Levack & Jennifer Lewandowski, Mélodie Mousset, Uriel Orlow, Zimou
Anne-James Chaton, Ex-Easter Island Head, Floris Vanhoof, Gnod, Grouper, Herr Warmblüter, Hype Williams, L’Ocelle Mare, Lexie Mountain, LX Sweat, Peter Fengler, Renee van Trier, Sewn Leather
Projets des écoles d'art/ Art schools projects
ECAL - Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, HEAD - Haute école d’art et de design - Genève, SINLAB - laboratoire Manufacture/EPFL/ZHdK/LMU
Image: Grégory Stauffer & Bastien Gachet, the red factory. Danse, performance (30ʼ)
The complete programme is on the web site
Different venues - Lausanne