LUMA Arles is an interdisciplinary creative campus where, through exhibitions, conferences, live performances, architecture and design, thinkers, artists, researchers, and scientists question the relationships between art, culture, environment, human rights, and research. The cultural center is located on the Parc des Ateliers, a former railway wasteland covering 11 hectares. The landscape garden, park, and pond surrounding the campus are the work of landscape architect Bas Smets.

© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd
© Adrian-Deweerd

LUMA Arles is an interdisciplinary creative campus where, through exhibitions, conferences, live performances, architecture and design, thinkers, artists, researchers, and scientists question the relationships between art, culture, environment, human rights, and research. The cultural center is located on the Parc des Ateliers, a former railway wasteland covering 11 hectares. The landscape garden, park, and pond surrounding the campus are the work of landscape architect Bas Smets.

Programme

Big Wheel II dans Live Evil, Arthur Jafa – La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, LUMA, Arles, France.
Big Wheel II dans Live Evil, Arthur Jafa – La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, LUMA, Arles, France.
Mickey Mouse was a Scorpio dans Live Evil, Arthur Jafa – La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, LUMA, Arles, France. ©Adrian Deweerdt
Mickey Mouse was a Scorpio dans Live Evil, Arthur Jafa – La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, LUMA, Arles, France. ©Adrian Deweerdt
Slowpex dans Live Evil, Arthur Jafa – La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, LUMA, Arles, France.
Slowpex dans Live Evil, Arthur Jafa – La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, LUMA, Arles, France.

Live Evil, Arthur Jafa

Venue: Parc des Ateliers, La Grande Halle & La Mécanique Générale

The first major exhibition dedicated to this American artist in France, Live Evil will feature key works along with previously unseen productions. Presented to the public for the first time in 2017 at the Parc des Ateliers, Arthur Jafa’s works reveal his radical ideas and his revolutionary spirit.

Sky Hopinka, Dislocation Blues, 2017 HD video, stereo, color 16:57 min
Sky Hopinka, Dislocation Blues, 2017 HD video, stereo, color 16:57 min

The Sun Comes in Whenever It Wants, Sky Hopinka

Venue: Les Forges, Niveau 1

Sky Hopinka is a Native American widely recognized for his photographic and video work. Exhibited for the first time in France, his work reflects personal experiences of Indigenous homeland, exploring language as a container of culture.

Cyprien Gaillard, Nightlife, 2015 3D motion picture, DCI DCP 14:56 min
Cyprien Gaillard, Nightlife, 2015 3D motion picture, DCI DCP 14:56 min

Nightlife, Cyprien Gaillard

Venue: La Tour, Glassroom, Niveau -2

Nightlife is a 3D film made in 2015 between Jamaica, Los Angeles and Detroit, using elements of colonial history that can be found in a contemporary landscape.

Rachel Rose, Everything and More, 2015
Rachel Rose, Everything and More, 2015

Everything and More, Rachel Rose

Venue: La Tour, Galerie Est, Niveau 0

Everything and More is a video projection with sound, which explores the concept of mortality through the out-of-body experience of an astronaut.

Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Archives de Hans Ulrich Obrist, Etel Adnan" © LUMA Arles
Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris

Archives de Hans Ulrich Obrist, Etel Adnan

As a tribute to Etel Adnan and as an expression of the special relationship they shared for many years, this exhibition will allow visitors to rediscover the diversity practice of Etel Adnan’s practice, from poetry to visual arts, drawing and painting.

Sophia Salomon, daughter of James Barnor's landlord, Accra, c.1972 © James Barnor
Sophia Salomon, daughter of James Barnor's landlord, Accra, c.1972 © James Barnor
Constance Mulondo, Drum cover girl, at London University with the band The Millionaires, London, 1967 © James Barnor
Constance Mulondo, Drum cover girl, at London University with the band The Millionaires, London, 1967 © James Barnor
Peter Dodoo, Yoga student of Mr Strong, Ever Young Studio, Jamestown, Accra, c.1955 © James Barnor
Peter Dodoo, Yoga student of Mr Strong, Ever Young Studio, Jamestown, Accra, c.1955 © James Barnor

James Barnor: Stories. Le portfolio 1947-1987

First retrospective of James Barnor in France, this exceptional exhibition offers a privileged look at a transcontinental career that continues to inspire new generations of artists.

Exhibition presented as part of the Rencontres d’Arles.

"Orphée ruminait des mots à l'étouffée, sous la pluie fine du brouillard ardent, anyway les serpents sont-ils sourds et muets, oubli enfoui au fin fond de l’insomnie", Julien Creuzet

**Location: La Tour, Underground, Level - 3

Julien Creuzet is a French artist whose work combines experimental film, sculpture, music, performance and poetry. Highlighting issues of modernity, postmodernity, and contemporary cultural hybridity, the sculptural forms in the exhibition function as an intimate and powerful discovery of multiple worlds coming together.

Access

Luma Arles
Parc des Ateliers
35, avenue Victor-Hugo
13200 Arles
luma-arles.org

Every day except Tuesday until July 1st.
7 days a week until September 25.
10am-7:30pm.
Free access with reservation.

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

L’Aire, petit centre d’art : restaurant and art gallery (artistic director Cyrille Putman).
La Croisière : ephemeral space in the heart of Arles with restaurant, juice bar, open-air cinema, bookstore, grocery store, exhibitions, yoga classes, petanque field, music, well-being...
Musée Reattu : museum created around the artworks of the Arles painter Jacques Réattu and a collection of drawings by Picasso; the place is also devoted to photography and architecture.
Georges Selz : antique stores.
Maison Fragonard : the famous perfumer from Grasse has chosen to set up shop just a stone's throw from the famous Roman amphitheater and the ancient theater.

PLACES TO STAY

La Chassagnette : a tribute to the richness of the vegetables combined with local producers’ meat and fish by Chef Armand Arnal. One Michelin star.
L’Arlatan : the place to be in Arles! A total work of art by Jorge Pardo. A colourful universe to sleep in, eat or enjoy a cocktail.
L'Épicerie du Cloître : a place designed by India Mahdavi. Located on a small place in the heart of Arles.
Le Nord-Pinus : on its terrace, at the bar or in the bedrooms, this hotspot of the Arlesian life welcomed Hemingway, Cocteau, Picasso, Inès de la Fressange or Kate Moss.

PLACES TO EAT

Le Chardon : this living space welcomes Chefs in residence.
Bazar Café : coffee shop, brunch, healthy, tasty, organic and seasonal cuisine.
Infini Café : organic coffee beans, hot chocolate prepared with chocolate pieces and homemade cakes.
Le Tambourin : traditional and Provençal cuisine to enjoy on a terrace, under the majestic plane trees of the Place du Forum.
Monstre : gallery, café, restaurant, olive oil, salt, pepper.
Le Gibolin : bistrot, wine bar and organic cuisine in the uncommon district of la Roquette.
Le Galoubet : refined recipes to enjoy on a beautiful terrace, in the heart of the old town.
Mon Bar : orovençal specialties, brasserie meals and Creole recipes. A must-go terrace.
Restaurant-Hôtel Le Voltaire : a 5-minute walk from the train station, in the old centre, near the Rhône docks, at the foot of the Arenas.