Following the successful first festival «spatial arts – life in search of style» in 2006, that dealt with the trailblazers of scenography from various disciplines and the second event «staging the stage – scenography inspired by performing arts» in 2008, that was dedicated to the exponents of Scenography in performing arts, the festival 2010 will focus on examining the actual core business of scenography, i.e. “exhibiting and staging” in and around museums: «Exhibit! – scenography in exhibition design» will consequently be its title!

The event will be presented from the 2nd thru 5th December 2010 in the Basel “Kaserne”. Target groups are the curators of the museum city Basel as well as locally and internationally active museum directors, curators and all those who are interested in the international museum and exhibition business. The festival however primarily addresses scenography students, their professors from partner academies of the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography, as well as the rapidly growing community of training institutions in Europe and abroad that, from their different perspectives, have dedicated themselves to formation and education regarding scenography.

With the Festival 2010, the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography of the HGK | FHNW is happy to provide a platform and voice for the rapidly developing and changing discipline of scenography – as well as to offer the possibility of publicly discussing the main contents of the possible and especially the current definitional experiments in scenography. The Institute observes and accompanies the identification process of a discipline, from practical proximity and academic distance and, with the festival, offers a forum for exchange and contextual analysis to the exponents.

As a result of the festival 2008, the festival 2010 will feature an innovation: the cooperation with eight European academies who intend to participate.