The festival

2018-2023: these six years have established in the minds of Annecy residents and visitors a happy summer meeting: Annecy landscapes. By leaving its walls and placing the fresh gaze of artists on the banks of the lake, Bonlieu has little by little built up a collection of works in public space.
Now for act 2.

After wandering through the Pâquier and the alleys of the city center, the walker will be invited to a sensitive exploration of Annecy, where the urban and the natural intersect. Markers of Annecy’s geography, the rivers which cross the city, Thiou and Fier, will initially be in the spotlight, revealing to residents and visitors their sometimes secret beauties and the countless riches of which they are composed. Renowned artists will be invited to come and create works, ephemeral or permanent, specially designed for the sites which host them, creating a fruitful dialogue where the work is inspired by the site which, in return, is revealed by the work .
Apart from the humans that we are, who do we meet without knowing it while pacing
riverbanks ? What do these spaces tell us about current and future transitions? It is to this investigation that the artists will invite us, each in their own way, one with humor, one with magic, the other with poetry, all with great generosity.

As an appetizer for this new route to be discovered by taking the time, with your nose to the wind on foot or by bike, two works are created in 2024, one in the Bonlieu Forum, as a starting point, the other in Thiou, like a first pebble laid towards the new path that you
will borrow soon. A third work returns to the Annecy landscapes collection off Imperial Beach.

Summer, the highlight of the festival

For this seventh edition, from Tuesday July 9 to Sunday September 22, Annecy landscapes features twenty-two installations as well as a tour of around ten exhibitions organized by our partners as part of the event.

Since its creation, Annecy landscapes has joined forces with local cultural partners to offer the public an even richer program. In conjunction with the artistic direction of the festival, they offer installations, exhibitions and events which are part of the festival itinerary.