EXHIBITIONS IN THE TOWER
From July 1, 2022, one of the world’s best-known female practitioners, Etel Adnan, who recently passed away, will be the focus of the presentation of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Archive. The presentation will showcase the multifaceted practice of Adnan’s and the many layers of her work, from poetry to visual arts, drawing and painting and will reveal the proximity and in depth relationship of two major international cultural figures, that of Adnan’s and Obrist’s.
The exhibition 'James Barnor: Stories. Pictures from the Archive (1947-1987)', which will be presented from July 2022 at LUMA as part of the Rencontres d’Arles, will feature a selection of previously unseen images, selected in collaboration with the artist. Being the 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.
Julien Creuzet will develop a unique new commission, as a result of his recent residency at LUMA Arles. His new commission, the largest to-date in France, reflects his simultaneous experience of visual culture from extremely diverse sources and his practice of reworking and recombining unique stimuli into something new.
From July 1, 2022, Afrophon’ will explore the ways we make publics around publications. The fair, focused upon art publications from Africa and the African diaspora will also include a festival of food, music, a public program including: in-person talks, evening musical events, online workshops and presentations, a shared meal, and a public reading room exhibition entitled 'The Company We Keep'.
Wu Tsang’s film and orchestral piece 'Moby Dick; or, The Whale' transforms the literary classic story into an aesthetic investigation into racism and authority, cosmopolitanism and community, seduction and queer lifestyles.
In her new work, specifically created for LUMA, Maria Hassabi integrates the unique surrounding landscape with five female performers as they consider a transgenerational perspective of womanhood.