From 04 July to 25 September 2016
Les Rencontres d’Arles (international photography events) began in 1969 on the initiative of photographers and photography enthusiasts, Clergue, Lemagny, Rouquette, Dieuzaide, Tournier, Boubat, Brihat, Gautrand. Every summer this offers exhibitions, conferences, soirees at the ancient theatre and other events around the city, focussing on current photographers as well as the work of the pioneers of this art.
Offers thematic exhibitions and regularly renews the works exposed, with the aim of discovering art differently
The museum has been collecting photography since the 1960's (4000 works to date), has received gifts from exceptional artists (Picasso, with 57 drawings and two paintings, Alechinsky...), emphasizes sculpture (Germaine Richier, Toni Grand...), and created in 2008 a listening chamber for sound art. A site of convergences, the museum places orders directly with artists, mixes techniques, offers thematic exhibitions and regularly renews the works exposed, with the aim of discovering art differently.