Arles 2018: Les Rencontres de la Photographie
Monday, July 2 – Sunday, July 8
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Opening Week: July 2-8, 2018
Exhibitions: July 2-September 23, 2018
The 49th Rencontres d’Arles invites you to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. The 2018 program, titled Back to the Future, presents exhibitions, book awards, portfolio reviews, and workshops throughout the city of Arles, France.
Every summer since 1970, over the course of more than forty exhibitions at various of the city’s exceptional heritage sites, the Rencontres d’Arles has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography and playing the role of a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talents.
Related Aperture Programming:
Exhibition on View: July 2-September 23, 2018
In the work of Taysir Batniji—a Palestinian artist born in Gaza shortly before the 1967 war and Israeli occupatio—impermanence and wandering, chosen or forced, experienced alone or in company, are a prerequisite of liberty. To the comfort and stability of home (sweet home), Taysir Batniji, developing an oeuvre in perpetual mutation, opposes the mobile home. Hence the central project of his Arles exhibition, Home Away From Home, produced in 2017 as part of Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission, a program to support contemporary photography initiated by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès together with the Aperture Foundation.
Exhibition on View: July 2-August 26, 2018
Jonas Bendiksen’s The Last Testament chronicles seven men who all claim to be the biblical Messiah returned. Through Bendiksen’s personal testimonies and intimate portraits, The Last Testament investigates the boundaries of religious faith, and a world in need of salvation, yearning for a new prophet.
For festival tickets and full programming details please visit, www.rencontres-arles.com