Un Jardin en Arles
Carte blanche to the young arlesian photography.
- From 16th April to 1st September 2018
From 16 April until 1 June 2018, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is holding an exhibition of “views of the building work” by ten young photographers who are students or recent graduates of Arles Graduate School of Photography (ENSP).
The Jardin d’Acclimatation has been undertaking major work to modernise and transform the park for eight months now. To keep a record of the on-going changes while encouraging young creative talent, it decided to open the building site to ten talented emerging photographers from Arles, Paris, Mexico and Brazil.
Aged between 22 and 35 years old, Quentin Carrierre, Eliott Chalier, Florian Da Silva, Lucas Lemme, Joana Luz, Elsa Martinez, Nina Medioni, Agathe Mouches, Daniel Robles and Swen Renault each had three days to capture the ephemeral in the permanent and the continuity between history and renewal. Through ten pictures, they provide a new image of France’s first theme park, the emblematic garden etched into the memories of many generations of Parisians and inhabitants of the Île de France region. Their varied work involves night-time shots, 19th-century photographic processes, dreams and hyperrealism, images playing with perspective and photographs of transient objects such as wide-angle shots of the work in progress in the park. From 16 April these photographs will be on display along Mahatma Gandhi avenue, in front of another major building site run by the “Maison LVMH – Arts Talents Patrimoine” Group.
A jury of specialists, bringing together Pénélope Komitès, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Jean-Paul Claverie, Director of Sponsorship at the LVMH Group, Léa Chauvel-Lévy, Director of Artist Residencies for the Group, Rémy Fenzy, Director of ENSP-Arles, Jean-Pierre Blanc, Director of Villa Noailles and Marc-Antoine Jamet, President of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, will meet to determine the winner of this first photography competition. A grant of €5,000 will be awarded to recognise the winner’s work.