Edition 2015

Cosmos-Arles Books

New Publishing Practices

Cosmos-Arles Books is a Rencontres d’Arles satellite event dedicated to new publishing practices. Over the past 15 years large-scale photographic publications, self-published books, and ebooks have become essential media for experimentation by photographers and artists. They allow photography to be rediscovered as a means of expression and distribution, providing a rich terrain of expression for the art’s fundamentally hybrid forms.
Embodying that energy, Cosmos-Arles Books’ artistic direction has been entrusted to Olivier Cablat and Sebastian Hau (Cosmos) and Sam Stourdzé, director of the Rencontres d’Arles.
 This new space devoted to photography books will host some fifty international publishers at the Magasin électrique in the Parc des Ateliers. It will be open free to the public from 6 to 11 July. A force field of conviviality, communication, and cross-fertilization, this space will also host special experiences, project presentations, lectures, pop-ups, book signings, meetings with artists, and experimental exhibitions.
Cosmos-Arles Books also includes an outside lounge space, the nonante-neuf, a lively photography library where people can gather, discuss, and eat.

Main partners: the Swiss Confederation, the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la Littérature, amanasalto & IMA.
With support from Tectona and Actes Sud.

6-11 July, Magasin électrique, Parc des Ateliers.

  • 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