Edition 2023


Agnès Varda

Hans-Ulrich Obrist Archives–Chapter 3 : A day without seeing a tree is a waste of a day  

At the heart of the third chapter of the Hans-Ulrich Obrist archive at LUMA Arles lies his encounter with Agnès Varda (1928-2019), the filmmaker, feminist, and pioneer artist, central to the French New Wave film movement of the 50s and 60s. Varda’s artistic career spans, in her own words, three distinct yet interconnected lives as a photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist. The exhibition highlights Obrist’s crucial role in introducing Varda to the world of art, leading to her first invitation to participate in a contemporary art exhibition. Featuring unique works from Varda’s career and a selection of documents from Obrist’s archive, it reveals the interdisciplinary and curious nature of their shared vision.

Curators: Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Arthur Fouray

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture