Edition 2019




Daniel G. Andújar questions the media and the strategies used by the new means of communication by highlighting the desire for control under appearances of transparency and the failures of democratic access to data. At Carré d'Art will be presented Leaders, an installation in which photographs of political leaders are manipulated, their image being put at the service of trade and advertising. Completely covering the walls in the room, Leaders is a massive compilation of images that uses the faces of historical and contemporary political leaders—with or without their consent—to promote a certain cause or product. The installation also demonstrates how the focus of politicians and politics in general has shifted from debate to publicity, from arguments in parliament to visibility in the media. What is cancelled out or at least dramatically narrowed by this shift of focus is the space for democratic discussion of political principles. In its place a theatrical stage spot-lighting the personality of politicians has been erected.

6 June - 3 November 2019
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2019 pass.

  • 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