Edition 2021





Providencia — providence — in its biblical meaning, describes God’s intervention in the universe, an influence beyond human control. The Providencia neighborhood of Santiago de Chile provides both setting and title for this new series by Daniel Reuter. Architectural details, glass reflections, makeshift structures, and barricades obstruct the view. In the aftermath of civil protests, we encounter protagonists confined within the complexity of their existence. Beneath a surface layer of the quotidian, we sense the last big wave of western aspirations crashing down, conjuring the dreams and disenchantment of a world in upheaval.


Lisa Kohl’s work speaks of escape, exile, the non-places of life or survival, invisibility and absence. She boldly succeeds in connecting reality and poetry. Through the poetic aesthetics of the image, she invites us to reflect on identity, country, crossing borders, futility and hope. In presence and absence, her work touches on contradiction. It’s about changing perspectives: showing the invisible and giving voice. Kohl looks for balance in delay and transition. She proceeds by creating images, experiences that can be shared, tracks to follow.

Exhibition curators: Michèle Walerich and Danielle Igniti.
Exhibition produced by Lët’z Arles asbl (Luxembourg).
Publications: Providencia, text Alejandro Zambra, co-publication Skinnerboox, CNA (National Audiovisual Center) and Lët'z Arles, 2020.
Erre, collective work, co-publication CNA (National Audiovisual Center) and Lët'z Arles, 2020.

  • 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
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

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