Edition 2019


During the opening week, Temple and Les Rencontres d’Arles present Temple Arles Books. Co-founded in 2013 by independent curators and designers Anna Planas and Pierre Hourquet, Temple is an independent distribution platform. During its first edition, Temple Arles Books will settle in the old Mistral school, bringing a new scenography to the space. An interdisciplinary program revolving around editorial practices will be conducted in different stages and will reflect the diversity of contemporary creation. In the courtyard, the Book Market will gather about sixty publishers and initiatives around book, fanzine and magazine publishing. The classrooms will host a project by artist Erik van der Weijde, an invitation to Dutch magazine McGuffin, The Life of Things. A cycle of conferences, performances and professional meetings will enrich this daily program.

The French Ministry of Culture, Temple Arles Books and the Rencontres d’Arles are organizing a meeting of photography world professionals, looking to foster international cooperation on projects for artist exhibitions and independent curators.
With support from the French Ministry of Culture.
July 4, upon registration.

A genuine forum for exchange at the center of Temple Arles Books, the nonante-neuf Talks invites artists, editors, and photography professionals to its stage. They organize:
— Events relating to Temple Arles Books’ programming;
The nonante-neuf Talks: discussion panel with Doris Gassert, organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia;
The Eyes Talks: an interactive platform devoted to publishing books of photography, with the editors of Temple Arles Books.

Artistic direction: Pierre Hourquet and Anna Planas.

Main partners: Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature, Swiss Confederation.
With support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Picto Foundation.

  • 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
    • Kering
  • Media partners

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