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Luma Days #3
TOGETHER, a declaration of interdependence

22 – 25 May 2019
La Mécanique Générale &
La Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers

As every spring since 2017, Luma Days offer a program of public education on art, society, heritage and culture for all audiences.

The world is going through a zone of turbulence. Faced with the meander of global structures of governance and virtual companies, mankind seems to have become powerless, even redundant. The urgency to build a future connected to our planet is often met with isolated solutions. At a time of global transformation, and despite the capacity to instantly mobilize the individual, the concepts of “living together” and “working together” often seem out of reach. Are they just utopian ideals? We believe that with collective action, solutions can emerge. For this reason, the third edition of Luma Days explores new concepts of interdependence in many forms.

The first Declaration of Interdependence was written in 1944 by philosopher and historian Will Durant, as a manifesto that claimed the principles of equality and freedom as vectors of harmony. Over time, the notions of ethics and ecology have nourished the topic and extended its scope; as interdependence is not limited to the relations of human to human but of human to the world, taking into account the direct impact of the human imprint on the environment.

The classroom is the first place of initiation to “living together” and symbolizes the relationship of interdependence. Education has been one of the building blocks of the Core Group’s construction creation of Luma in Arles since 2007. Therefore, it will be central to Luma Days #3, looking beyond proven models. From the encyclopedic museum to the laboratory, to the workshop, or the academy, can a cultural institution become a place of experimentation and curiosity, open to the search for knowledge? This is precisely the starting point and the scope of the exhibition A School of Schools: Design as Learning, originally produced for the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (2018) and Z33. Curated by Jan Boelen, Artistic Director- Atelier Luma, the exhibition is also the setting in which the conferences and workshops take place this year.

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Luma have engaged in a three-year research partnership devoted to the landscape and the ecosystem of the Camargue and the Mediterranean region. During Luma Days, the first findings are presented as an installation, Regenerative Empathy, by a team of students and Harvard Professors who directed this study.

In the same spirit – on display at the Grande Halle – there is an exhibit of the production of the Luma’s Educational Program carried out during the 2018-2019 school year with more than 300 students from Arles participating. Two primary schools near the Parc des Ateliers, gathered in an orchestral ensemble – organized by the Music Conservatory of Pays d’Arles under the artistic direction of jazz musician Raphael Imbert – will give their first public recital. The week will also be punctuated by local and regional contributions; heritage conferences organized by the SIPPA, Symposium international des professionnels du patrimoine à Arles, or the introduction of two professional days on interdependence and business, organized by the UPE13, l’Union pour les entreprises des Bouches-du-Rhône and on interdependence and local urban development with the ACCM, Communauté d’Agglomération Arles Crau Camargue Montagnette.

This third edition of Luma Days kicks off our summer program. Enclosure is a co-production of Luma with Park Armory New York, presenting for the first time in France the work of Rachel Rose, a young American artist. Shown on a specially developed holographic screen, Enclosure is a heist story about survival in the seventeenth-century agrarian English landscape.

One year before the full opening of Luma Arles, the Parc des Ateliers stays a place of creative convergence that allows everyone to express, act and contribute to issues of common concern.
Be it in a town of human scale like Arles or globally, Luma’s fundamental values to support creative action, the environment, human rights and education, echo the global concerns of interdependence.

I would like to thank all the participants and experts who came together, locally and from around the world to meet and collaborate with us in Arles.

Maja Hoffmann
Founder and President, Luma and Luma Arles




Parc des Ateliers

A School of Schools: Design as Learning
2 – 26 May 2019
La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers

Presented in 2018 at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial A School of Schools : Design as Learning is an educational web of design strategies for learning and learning strategies for design. The answers we need to address the world’s constant sense of crisis are not being delivered by the tried-and-tested education models. With the age-old logic of material abundance and information scarcity inverted, new ideas and knowledge to address previously unimaginable complexities are needed. We need to liberate our minds from the preconceived outcomes with which we have been schooled. Not knowing is the first step to learning something new.

Curated by Jan Boelen – co-founding artistic director of the research program Atelier Luma – with Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti, the exhibition features the work of over 90 multidisciplinary practitioners from around the world and is presented in a custom-made ensemble in Arles, exploring and connecting to the research theme of Luma Days #3: Together, A Declaration of Interdependence.

A School of Schools : Design as Learning will also link to the output of the ongoing design and social impact practice of Atelier Luma in Arles, and feature the first contributions from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) as part of a three-year partnership between the University and Luma Foundation launched summer 2018. Led by its Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, with Professors Anita Berrizbeitia and Teresa Galí-Izard, Harvard GSD and Luma have set up a series of research seminars on the landscape and ecosystem of the Camargue. The results of this research initiative will be presented in form of a new installation: Regenerative Empathy.

A stage for exchange on learning and interdependence
Education is the most powerful context of interdependence. A School of Schools : Design as Learning is a set of dynamic learning formats encouraging creative production, sustainable collaboration, and social connection. Can an exhibition question and reframe previously tried-and-tested education models – from the museum-as-encyclopedia to the laboratory, the studio and the academy – to create a setting for meaningful dialogue and design? Can a cultural institution be a brave space for people to share their knowledge and ignorance, their experience and curiosity?

Originally developed as an ad-hoc classroom and education hub, throughout the course of four weeks in Arles the exhibition becomes a temporary laboratory and observation display of a 2030 horizon. It explores, through six themes – Unmaking School, Currents School, Earth School, Scales School, Time School, and Digestion School – the learning environment as a context of empowerment, reflection, sharing and engagement, providing speculative responses to recent global preoccupations. These dimensions resonate with the program of Luma Arles and will inspire a month of dialogue and exchange, creating a space of exception to develop desirable futures.

The exhibition includes works by:
Åbäke / Maki Suzuki (GB/FR)
Alix Gallet (FR)
Ana Peñalba (ES)
Andrea Karch (DE)
Aslı Çiçek (TR)
Atelier Luma Algae Lab (FR)
Bogomir Doringer (RS)
Bora Hong (DE)
Camilo Oliveira (BR)
Can Altay (TR)
Cansu Cürgen and Avşar Gürpınar (TR)
Carlos Monleón (ES/GB)
Chick Strand (US) CMP OFFICE (GB)
Commonplace Studio (NL)
Danilo Correale (IT/US)
Demystification Committee (UK)
Disarming Design from Palestine (PAL/NL)
Eat Art Collective (NL)
Ebru Kurbak (TR)
ECAL x MacGuffin Magazine (NL)
Ecole Mondiale (BE)
Emelie Röndahl (SE)
Ersin Altın, Burçak Özlüdil, Augustus Wendell, Amy K Hoover (TR/US)
Fahmy Shahin (EG)
Farzin Lotfi-Jam and Mark Wasiuta (US)
Fictional Journal Collective (IT)
Gamze Gündüz, Güher Tan & Tangör Tan (TR)
Gökhan Mura (TR)
Human Rights Foundation (US)
Jamie Allen (GB)
Janna Ullrich (DE/NL)
Jenna Sutela (FI/DE)
João Roxo (MZ/NL)
Jørgen Leth (DK)
Judith Seng (DE/SE)
Juliette Pepin (FR)
Jurgen Bey (NL)
Kerim Bayer (TR)
Legrand Jäger (GB/DE)
Lukas Engelhardt (NL)
Lukas Wegwerth (DE)
Mae-ling Lokko (GH/US)
Mark Henning (NL/ZA)
Mary Ponomareva (NL/RU) Medexpress
Meeus van Dis (NL)
N55 (DK)
Navine G. Khan-Dossos (GB/GR)
Nelly Ben Hayoun (FR)
New South (FR)
Noortje Van Eekelen (NL)
Nur Horsanalı (TR/FI)
Pedro Neves Marques (PT/US)
Peter Zin (NL/PT)
Pınar Yoldaş (TR/US)
Possible Bodies Collective (ES/NL/BE)
Selim Süme (TR)
Simone Niquille (NL)
Sissel Marie Tonn (DK)
SO?, Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktaş and collaborators (TR)
Studio Makkink & Bey, and contributors (NL)
SulSolSal (NL/ZA/BR)
Teis De Greve (BE)
Theo Deutinger (AT/NL)

The exhibition is part of Luma Days #3 and will travel to Belgium this summer with the collaboration of Z33 - House of Contemporary Art and C-mine - a creative hub in Genk (28 June - 28 September 2019).
Time School is co-produced with Z33 and co-curated by Ils Huygens. Digestion School is co-curated by Margarida Mendes.
In co-production with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Rachel Rose, Enclosure

Credit photo : © Courtesy of the Artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Govin Brown’s entreprise, New York/Rome
1 July – 22 September 2019
La Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers

Preview : 23 – 26 May 2019

Presented on an originally developed holographic screen format, Enclosure is a heist story about survival in the seventeenth-century agrarian English landscape, a period of radical economic, environmental and social transformation that left its disenfranchised in a state of uncertainty, susceptible to both fear and theft. The film bristles with parallels to the present: globalisation, the loss of public space, and the destruction of the landscape, all causes for displacement and demagoguery. Extending the visual and historical themes of Rose’s recent work Wil-o-Wisp (2018), Enclosure unfolds against the social and political backdrop of the Enclosure movement—the large-scale privatization of common land that transitioned England from a feudalist to a capitalist society.

The film follows The Famlee, a cult-like clan of grifters lead by Jaccko, an alchemist and hustler. They exploit the hope and fear sparked by Enclosure, and persuade farmers to sell them their land for next to nothing in exchange for newly created currency. Now, Jaccko has almost enough deeds to attain what he has long been chasing for: a crest. Recent, the key teenage member of The Famlee, is essential to Jaccko as she is tasked with learning the behaviors and livelihoods of their targets, and then closing the deal. It is on the journey to their last predation that the story begins. Set beneath a mysterious dark orb whose inky aura and otherworldly presence hints at a major cosmic event, Enclosure is punctuated by a set of meditative imaginations of how the natural world existed and was perceived then: wild animals lurk at the edges of a forest; gasping fish are hauled from a flowing river; phosphorescent mushrooms glow eerily in the hush of night. Such scenes transport the viewer into the early modern world and offer glimpses of a fantastical dimension of a reality that was prescient beyond the everyday.

An engrossing story of madness, sorcery, and cunning, Enclosure expands Rose’s lyrical cinematic output, which deploys the haptic editing of abstract imagery with exacting cinematography and originally composed sound. Rose’s rigorous research methods inform Enclosure, like her other projects, with a sensuous quality that invites the viewer into a new perceptual world where magic coexists with reason. Throughout, the video reminds the viewer of the potential of such magic and asks us to consider what has endured from this pre- industrial moment in our current modern condition.

A French-English bilingual exhibition catalogue comprised of three exclusive texts by Éric Fassin, Maxime Boidy and Elvia Wilk will be published on the occasion of the Arles iteration.

The work ‘Enclosure’ is co-commissioned by Luma Foundation and Park Avenue Armory, New York. It will travel to the Park Avenue Armory, New York in 2020.
The exhibition is supported by Parfums Christian Dior

Biography – Rachel Rose
Among her recent projects are the aforementioned Wil-o-Wisp (2018), jointly commissioned and owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Everything and More (2015), presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Palisades (2015), shown at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London in 2014. Rose is the recipient of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award. In addition to these and other solo exhibitions held at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal, and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria, the artist’s work has been featured in the 2018 Carnegie International, the 2017 Venice Biennale, and numerous other group exhibitions. Rachel Rose is represented by Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.

Increasingly recognized as one of the most imaginative and visually adventurous artists of her generation, Rachel Rose (b. 1986, lives and works in New York) is known for her sensuously produced video installations that combine moving images and sound. After studying as a painter, Rose instead found inspiration in film and gravitated toward video, the medium for which she is best known. Infused with techniques drawn from cinema, found and originally-produced footage, and lyrical montage, her recent projects consist of a series of critically-acclaimed installations rendered in site-specific formats.
Presentation of the Educational Program
22nd – 26th May 2019
Entrance of the Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers

Presentation of the Results of the Luma Arles Educational Program.
From the 22nd to 26th May, the creative projects designed during the 2018-2019 school year by more than 300 students from Arles will be on display in the Grande Halle.

Luma Arles has been developing an educational program with primary and secondary schools, colleges and cultural centres in Arles since 2015. In four years, over 1300 students have taken part in these activities which were developed in the Parc des Ateliers and in the town’s educational establishments.

The Architecture and Landscape Project is a program carried on throughout the year in which students are invited to build models using the MaxiMalle, a teaching tool designed specifically to guide the pupils. In the middle of the school year, an artist-lecturer accompanies the students to help them design a piece of work relating to architecture, photography or sound design… This past year, six classes totalling almost 140 students, took part in these educational and play activities, all registered in the town of Arles’ Book of Resources, and designed in close collaboration with the Froeme Assocation, based in Marseille.

Since November 2018, the project Thinking Like a Designer has been initiating 150 children and adolescents in the art of Design by getting them to create an original collection of souvenir objects. These objects, which find their inspiration in the Camargue region and culture, give these young people from Arles a chance to question and turn upside-down the emblematic imagery linked to their town and their daily lives while they explore some of the environmental issues involved. This collection of objects will be displayed as part of an architectural composition, built entirely by the students taking the course as Industrial Boilermaker Technicians at the Charles Privat Secondary School in Arles.
The Project Thinking Like a Designer, which is held throughout the year, is carried out in collaboration with the designer, Lucille Bouroullec.

Alongside these teaching projects, a multitude of other activities specifically designed for a young audience have been on offer, linked to the exhibitions on show at the Parc des Ateliers. Running parallel to the exhibition "Picture Industry", a provisional history of Technical Photography from 1844 to 2018 which was held in Autumn 2018, three workshops were developed around the subject of the Image: more than 200 children and adolescents came with their classes or families to take a playful and attentive look at this exhibition.

The presentation of the results displayed in the Grande Halle in the form of an exhibition provides an opportunity to discover and share the wide range of creations that have been developed this year by the young citizens of Arles, aged from 6 to 18!
Music Band of Mouleyrès/Griffeuille Schools
24th May 2019 at 6.30 PM
Forges Courtyard, Parc des Ateliers

This event is organized by the Conservatory of Music of the Pays d'Arles with the support of the CLERIS Foundation

Music Band of Mouleyrès/Griffeuille Schools

Two classes of 8-year-olds from the « Les Mouleyrès » and « Jules Vallès » Primary Schools in Arles join together to form an orchestral ensemble

In September 2018, the Conservatoire de Musique (Musical Academy) of the region of Arles, with the support of the CLERIS Foundation, proposed that children from two Primary Schools « Les Mouleyrès » and « Jules Vallès » from the Mouleyrès/Griffeuille neighbourhood in Arles should create an instrumental ensemble of wind and string instruments.

Participation in group activities and promoting values such as sharing, listening, mutual respect and solidarity are at the heart of the project. And the success of the collective is also due to the success of the collective is also due to the success of each individual member.

This activity has 4 components :
• Discovering the instruments, how the orchestra functions and the musical works involved
• Practising an instrument as part of the school timetable
• Encounters with different artistes and musical styles
• The devising of an original repertoire

The artistic direction is in the hands of Raphael Imbert, a Saxophone player and leader of the company « Nine spirit » and Simon Sieger, Trombone player and Pianist.

A Partnership with the Regional Orchestra of Avignon-Provence and its guest conductor Samuel Jean which gave the children a chance to discover classical music.

At a rate of 3 hours weekly, our young musicians, supervised by 9 teachers from the Conservatoire, discovered the instruments and the art of playing together as a group by exploring the American repetitive style (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley). This aesthetic framework actually allows the pupils to use the elements they have learned in the workshop, and to give these a shape in a composition that evolves and allows the pupils to take part in composing them. The use of the voice and body-percussions complete the range of instrumental elements.

The children’s orchestra is not designed to play music for children. On the contrary, it aims to question the way we look at composition as a way of making music come alive and in so doing, to create original, contemporary and genuine music.

Around Luma Days

Eglise des Frères-Prêcheurs

Dans le ventre de la baleine
From May 1 to June 1
Fondation Van Gogh

Niko Pirosmani - Wanderer between Worlds
Vincent van Gogh : Speed & Aplomb
Until June 1, 2019
A circuit throughout the city

Relevés II (Favorinos d'Arles)
From 17 to May 29, 2019
Musée Réattu

New presentation of the collections : 1O years of acquisitions
From February 9 to June 3, 2019
Musée Réattu

ANNABEL AOUN BLANCO - Éloigne moi de toi
From April 27 to December 29, 2019
Chapelle du Méjan

Dorothy-Shoes - ColèresS Planquées & Django du Voyage
From March 7 to June 2, 2019
Anne Clergue Galerie

Taconeo, Jules Milhau
From April 20 to May 25, 2019
Show / Workshop
Chapelle Sainte-Anne

Temps danse - 14th edition
From May 17 to May 25, 2019
Galerie quatre

Matt Frenot
From May 17 to June 8, 2019
Bodega Du Palais

Neverending Feria
May 23, 2019
Le Corridor

Réminiscences avec le peintre Sylvère et la sculpteure Sophie Lavaux
Until June 1, 2019

Luma Night


Forges Courtyard, Parc des Ateliers
From de 18h

In collaboration with the Cargo de Nuit and Les Suds, à Arles.
Free admission

This cycle of reflection and collective intelligence will end in music with an evening open to all.

DJ set - 18:00 and 20:30

With a passion for Creole, this DJ spreads out 70's soundtracks from the Reunion Island... This Maloya fusion, between electrical sounds and ancestral slaves songs, is a groovy animist trance ! An exclusive vinyl enthusiast, a defender of a certain idea of mixing, fiercely independent, Natty Hô offers varied sets, embracing both English electronic music (jungle, drum'n'bass, 2-step, UK garage, grime) and international groove (reggae, soul, acid jazz, hip-hop, afro-cuban, tropical).

Live - 19:00
La Dame Blanche

With her explosive combination of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, the Cuban singer, flutist and percussionist La Dame Blanche, delivers a powerful and irresistible sound, in which spirits invite themselves. Behind this character, inspired by legends from around the world and Cuban Santeria, is Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, daughter of Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos, artistic director of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club.

DJ Set - 21:30
Clément Bazin

Crédit photo : Die Frau
He reimagines electro music integrating it with the steel drum, which today he cannot dissociate himself from. He creates a synthesis between his favourite music genres, calypso, soca, hip-hop and post-dubstep from the UK's early 2000 scene. Recalling Machel Montano, Jay Dilla, D'Angelo and James Blake.


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From Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-6pm

Parc des Ateliers

45, chemin des Minimes
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