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EXHIBITIONS 2015

ARLES 2015

FESTIVAL? FESTIVAL!

What is a festival? Neither a museum nor a trade show; the festival must escape this neither‐nor trap and constantly reaffirm its freedom.
The institutional recognition of photography as an art - to which the Rencontres d'Arles has greatly contributed - casts museums as the guardians of the temple. Trade shows, meanwhile, provide an overview of the state of the market - which is too often taken as the state of the art.
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