Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016 Nonante-neuf
The Swiss Confederation is honoured to be a partner of one of the world’s leading annual photography events. To us, the pairing is natural. In Switzerland, photography is as varied as the cultures making up our country, a combination of pride in our roots and openness to the world. As the Rencontres’ programme highlights, photography in Switzerland involves famous institutions, schools, artists, festivals and all the publishers reflecting that diversity. The 2016 Rencontres programme again emphasizes the quality of Switzerland’s image ecosystem.
The Nonante-neuf kept its initial promise when it opened in 2015. Today, it confirms its goal of being a place where people can feel welcome, have a bite to eat, discuss a lot and above all meet each other, comfortably ensconced in the shadow of its large library.
It is called Nonante-neuf because so little lies between quatre-vingt-dix-neuf and nonante-neuf, the French and Swiss words for ninety, respectively: the object of a gaze—the gaze of the Swiss, who overflow its central space this year to become even more involved in the heart of this summer whirlwind, accompanying Switzerland’s presence in the programme and joining today’s debates on photography with everybody who practices it.
Nonante-neuf: where the spirit of Switzerland meets the enthusiasm of Arles.
The Nonante-neuf is located at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles and opened from 10am to 7:30pm, until September 25th.
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