The LUMA Foundation announces the opening of LUMA Arles on 26 June 2021, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles bringing together the artists and innovators of the future.
At its heart is Frank Gehry’s spectacular 25,000 square meters tower, a twisting geometric structure finished with 11,000 stainless steel panels. It will house exhibition galleries, project spaces and the LUMA’s research and archive facilities, alongside workshop and seminar rooms. The campus is also home to seven former railway factories, four of which have been renovated by Selldorf Architects as exhibition and performance spaces.
The surrounding gardens and public park are designed by landscape architect, Bas Smets.
The Arles project is the brainchild of Maja Hoffmann, who established the LUMA Foundation in 2004, as a leading international philanthropic organisation. The Foundation focuses on the direct relationships between art, culture, environmental issues, human rights, education and research. It is dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to experiment in the production of new work, in close collaboration with other artists from a variety of disciplines, with curators, and diverse audiences.