The network Arles Contemporain organizes every year in spring an event in Arles, open to the public : the » Week-end Arles Contemporain » that takes place this year from may 16 to 19.
The network receives the support of the city of Arles.
Contemporary Arles : Be surprised! Tell it to the world!
If someone says “Arles” to you, you answer : mistral wind, sun and Roman ruins. Caesar, Van Gogh and the “Arlésiennes”, bulls, Camargue horses, photography and pink flamingos… And you are right… But Arles is also, and perhaps even above all, a city of today, with a dynamic and varied cultural life, that lasts all year long (yes, yes, even in November and February), with events and gatherings concerning contemporary art : exhibitions, readings and lectures, meetings with artists, musical gallery previews…
Numerous organizations, institutions, associations or private persons, old- or new-comers, are devoted to the diffusion of contemporary art. Within a small space (the old city center), 17 sites have joined to create the contemporary-Arles network, and together they publish a quarterly brochure about the different initiatives of the members.