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ARLES Magazine #1 – LUMA Foundation


The LUMA Foundation launches the first issue of “ARLES”, its bi-annual magazine available in English or in French.

“ARLES” is anchored in the territory but open to the world. It offers a new perspective, a southern perspective to shed lights on creativity around the Mediterranean.The point of view, offbeat, unaligned, even exotic, is the product of a territory both buffeted by the storms of history and confident in the permanence of a multi-millennial humanist heritage.

“CULTURE”, “NATURE” and “IMPERMANENCE” are the key words of this magazine which  intend to be on a human scale and universal.



“ARLES” shed lights on creativity in the Mediterranean in all areas of culture: arts, fashion, art of living. The magazine shows how creators from around the world draw inspiration from the South and feed it back in return. In the launching issue you will find interviews with WILLEM DAFOE and JULIAN SCHNABEL about their new film dedicated to the last years of Vincent van Gogh in Provence as well as visits in pictures of two Arlésian houses out of the ordinary, the hotel Arlatan transformed by the American artist JORGE PARDO and the “artist” house of photographer FRANÇOIS HALARD.



“ARLES” is close to nature and far from urban centers. It takes time for meetings and discussions, contemplation and wonder. The first issue features photographs dazzled by MARK BORTHWICK’s Arlésienne light, an excursion to the Grand Raft Wild Beach with TONY GATLIF and members of the BALIARDO family, an interview with eco-warriors fashionistas  ALEXIA NIEDZIELSKI and ELIZABETH VON GUTTMAN, a visit guided to ATELIER LUMA, champion of creative recycling of Camarguais waste.



“ARLES” is sensitive to what continues and what evolves. Articles on THE HIDDEN FACE OF THE DELTA of Camargue, on the group F pyrotechnists company located between Rhone and rice fields and the good addresses of ANNE IGOU in Arles, owner of the mythical Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus, reveal this share of unknown that hides in what seems familiar to us.


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