The Rencontres d’Arles is one of the leading international photography festivals in the world. The festival has been playing a major part in achieving recognition for photography as an art form since 1970. Every year, the Rencontres d’Arles presents 60 different exhibitions in 20 locations in the town of Arles, South of France.
Directed by François Hébel, this year’s programme will turn the spotlight on Mexico, from the Mexican Revolution to contemporary photography. This will be presented alongside the 10th Anniversary of the Rencontres d’Arles Awards, the 30th Anniversary of the New York Time Magazine, and a string of exhibitions including From Here On a new manifesto on photography in the age of the internet, a retrospective dedicated to Chris Marker, a special project by Wang Qingsong, along with an ambitious programme of evening screenings, concerts and events throughout the city of Arles.
From Here on
Curators: Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid
Artists: Adrian Sauer, Andreas Schmidt, Aram Bartholl, Claudia Sola, Constant Dullaart, Corinne Vionnet, Cum*, Davind Crawford, Doug Rickard, Ewoudt Boonstra, Frank Schallmaier, Gilbert Hage, Hans Aarsman, Hermann Zschiegner, James Howard, Jenny Odell, Jens Sundheim, John Haddock, Jon Rafman, Josh Poehlein, Kurt Caviezel, Laurence Aëgerter, Marco Bohr, Martin Crawl, Michael O'Connell A.K.A Mocksim, Mishka Henner, Monica Haller, Nancy Bean, Pavl Maria Smejkal, Penelope Umbrico, Roy Arden, Shion Sono, Tony Churnside et les Get Out Clause, Thomas Mailaender, Viktoria Binschtock, Willem Popelier.
The Mexican Revolution
Fernando Montiel Klint
The Mexican Suitcase
30th Anniversary of the New York Times Magazine
Mano a Mano VII/ Tendance Floue
Hommage to Roger Thérond
IV. POINTS OF VIEW
Prix Découverte 2011
Artists selected by Simon Baker: Minoru Hirata, Mark Ruwedel, Indre Serpytyte
Artists selected by Chris Boot: Christopher Clary, David Horvitz, Penelope Umbrico
Artists selected by le Point du Jour: Lynne Cohen, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Joachim Mogarra
Artists selected by Sam Stourdzé: Jean-Luc Cramatte & Jacob Nzudie, Raphaël Dallaporta, Yann Gross
Artists selected by Artur Walther: Domingo Milella, Jo Ratcliffe, Mikhael Subotzky
Retrospective: 10th Anniversary of the Rencontres d’Arles Awards