ECAL / Philippe Fragnière

Switzerland

Snowpark

Philippe Fragnière was born in 1987 in the Valais Alps in Switzerland. In 2008, he went to the ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne where he graduated with a BA in Photography in 2012. For his end of course project, he returned to the snowparks that he frequented in his adolescence with an artistic perspective. The Valais artist scanned these sporting events and highlighted the aesthetic relationship between these layouts and the Alpine landscape like certain land art installations. By proposing his work at a former skateboard ramp site in Vevey, Festival Images reverses the path devised by the artist by placing the Snowpark series in the town, facing the mountains.

A Festival Images and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne coproduction
Scenography : ECAL/Iris Andreadis, Anna Heck, Wenxin Ng
Courtesy: ECAL/Philippe Fragnière
At the occasion of this exhibition, Festival Images, ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and Kodoji Press coedit a publication which is a component of the show.

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