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Various Artists

Blueman Various Artists

Blueman Various ArtistsBlueman
Various Artists
Images Vevey

Text by Patrick Gyger.
Created by André Kuenzy.


124 pages
127 x 177 mm
ISBN Not Available


L’Homme bleu (Blueman) made his first appearance in Basel in 1999. Since then, it has been difficult for André Kuenzy, the artist hidden beneath the strange azure latex suit, to cast his second skin aside. For more than twenty years, he has travelled from his native canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland to Japan, India and Mexico, taking in the United States, Thailand and even Senegal, collecting acquaintances and stories along his way through Europe and the rest of the world.

This strange and silent globetrotting creature endeavours to reach out to passers-by without ever speaking to them. When confronting these anonymous people, he provokes and collects a reaction, be it curiosity or fear. The character André Kuenzy plays is open to all fantasies, suspended out of time and norms and draws all those who meet him into a fragile, poetic and surrealist moment of togetherness.

This book is a supporting publication for the Blueman project which took place around Europe.

About the Creator
André Kuenzy is a Switzerland based artist, filmmaker and founder of Ombufilms.

About the Organisation
Established purely for public benefit, the Fondation Vevey ville d’images contributes to the promotion and cultural development of the region in the field of visual arts, through the valorisation of the concept of ‘Vevey town of images’. The political authorities created this concept in the 1990s to highlight the large number of companies and institutions related to photography and visual communication operating on the Vaud Riviera.

To accomplish its missions, the Foundation has four main activities, which it finances and develops over a two-year period: the Images Vevey Biennial, the Grand Prix Images Vevey, L’Appartement – Espace Images Vevey and Editions Images Vevey. The Fondation Vevey ville d’images brings together all its operational activities under a single entity and brand, Images Vevey.

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