Raymond Hains, Photographer
Raymond Hains is one of the most noteworthy figures in the history of contemporary art. Although he signed the Constitutive Declaration of New Realism in Yves Klein’s studio in October 1960, his work defies classification. His slashed posters and super-sized matchboxes are among his best-known works, but in the 1940s he was interested in photography. This show features approximately 30 photographs he took during his travels. To see them, visitors must wander around Arles’ La Roquette quarter and into the nine businesses participating in this offbeat show, including a mouth-watering caterer, a very good bistro, an appetising greengrocer, a bookshop/tearoom, an indispensable pharmacy, a family-run minimart and a passionate florist’s shop. Hains would have loved the idea of once again being where you least expect him. Cyrille Putman
Exhibition curator: Cyrille Putman.
The following businesses in Arles host the show: Room Service, Le Mangelire, Citrouille & Ratatouille, Le Gibolin, Le Comptoir des Procelets (rue des Porcelets), L’Antonelle, La Foire aux plantes, Casino (place Antonelle), L’Agence arlésienne (place Paul Doumer).
Works by the artist will also be displayed on the backs of Taco & Co. bicycles.