The 49th Rencontres d’Arles will be shining again this year. It will shine in Arles with nearly 30 venues, some for the first time.
It will also shine in the South of France with a denser Grand Arles Express program. In Nîmes, we will welcome a new venue: the Carré d’Art library, which will host a show devoted to Candida Höfer. Carré d’Art itself will offer two exhibitions, including an immersion into the world of Wolfgang Tillmans specifically designed for the museum’s space. In Marseille, MUCEM will team up with the Rencontres d’Arles for the first time for an exhibition with the mouth-watering title Say Cheese! A History of French Dining and Photography. This year, FRAC PACA will support us again with two projects, one echoing the festival’s program (with a video by Laura Henno), the other the FRAC Grand Large— Hauts-de-France collection (Bruno Serralongue).
After The World As It Is, a successful exhibition at J1, collaboration with Marseille is stepping up. The MJ1 association had asked the Rencontres to extend the summer with eight free shows. Over 26,000 people visited this highlight of Marseille’s winter season.
On a wider scale, the Rencontres d’Arles will shine in France with the upcoming creation of the Institute for Photography, of which it is a founding member with the Hauts-de-France region. I salute the appointment as the association’s president of the energetic Marin Karmitz, a Rencontres d’Arles board member whose outstanding collection was celebrated at maison rouge in Paris this winter.
Lastly, the Rencontres d’Arles continues shining internationally with the third Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival in China and many exhibitions produced by the Rencontres that will travel to London, Antwerp and Barcelona. (Hubert Védrine)
More information at https://www.rencontres-arles.com/
34 Rue du Dr Fanton, 13200 Arles France
July 02, 2018 to September 23, 2018