Edition 2015

The LP Company

The LP Collection, Hidden Treasures of Underground Music

The LP Collection exhibition presents a snapshot of Laurent & Patrick (LP) work of documentation and distribution focusing on collection of some 6 000 discs. Drawing upon film and photography as well as text and performance, their project expanded into a series of musical productions in the form of digital and physical albums. Tracking these shadowy bands, Laurent & Patrick discovered a series of objects and photographs, relics of this under-the-radar musical subcontinent. The exhibition makes this multiform trove available for the first time.

Exhibition curator: Sam Stourdzé.

With support from Swiss Confederation and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Publication : The LP Collection. Hidden Treasures of underground Music, LP Books, 2013; The LP Collection. Les trésors cachés de la musique underground, Le Mot et le reste, 2014.

Exhibition venue: Atelier des Forges, 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