Scenography in exhibition design, Basel (2010)

EXHIBIT ! — Scenography in exhibition design

3rd International Scenographers‘ Festival IN3 Basel
2 - 5 December 2010
Location: Kaserne Basel/Switzerland

Press release text by University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland

From December 2 - 5, 2010 the International Scenographers’ Festival IN3 will take place at the Kaserne Basel. This time, the event fully dedicates itself to the topic “Exhibiting” — “Exhibit! Scenography in Exhibition Design” is to be understood as request and programme at the same time. The focus of the Festival is directed on the actual core business of scenography, i.e. exhibiting and staging in and around museums. Over 60 scenographers, museum directors, curators and architects will present and discuss the different aspects of exhibiting during the four event days.

Guided by Prof. Uwe R. Brückner and Prof. Andreas Wenger, the organisers have managed to invite a multitude of internationally renowned guests who will discuss their creative positions within scenography. The Festival will feature speakers like the stage designer Anna Viebrock; the architect Jaques Herzog; the President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann Parzinger; the Director General of the National Art Collections in Dresden, Prof. Dr. Martin Roth; the founders of “atelier oï”, Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond; the scenographers Rose Epple and Detlef Weitz of the Berliner scenography studio chezweitz & roseapple; the Director of the Swiss National Museum, Andreas Spillmann; the artist Brad Downey as well as the two conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin of the “Atelier für Sonderaufgaben” (for complete list of scheduled speakers, refer to the following pages).

The biannual Festival is presented by the Institute for Interior Design and Scenography of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in co-operation with the Kaserne Basel. Based on their experiences from the first two Festivals, the organisers anticipate a new record in visitor numbers and approximately 2500 admissions.

Furthermore, the Festival will be the framework for the presentation of two IN 3 workshops that have been conducted in advance of the Festival. Another premiere is the “IN 3 Challenge” — a prize for up-and-coming scenographers that will be awarded on the opening night.