For the third year in a row, the Lambert Collection joins Grand Arles Express, presenting the work of Swiss artist Christian Lutz in Avignon. Whether behind the scenes of international politics, shooting the movement of Swiss diplomatic delegations (Protokoll, 2007), following the destruction caused by the oil and gas industry in Nigeria (Tropical Gift, 2010) or meeting a community of evangelists (In Jesus’ Name, 2012), Lutz is the photographer on-board, examining power relations up close. Subtly mixing a documentary aesthetic and contemplation, he depicts living beings and the “power apparatuses in which living beings are incessantly captured,” to quote Giorgio Agamben. The dysfunctional world is shown here with unique distance and poetry, one that distinguishes it from traditional news reporting, and evokes the classical master painters.
With support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the collaboration of the Sélection suisse en Avignon.
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2018 pass.