Over the past six years, the LUMA Foundation has nurtured a series of ongoing collaborations with several artists, resulting in a Living Archive Program that integrates diverse forms of art, including photography, design, literature, film, and dance. The next step of this experimental and multidisciplinary program will make these resources available to the public in a manner intended by the artists. Open to students, scholars, artists, and visitors, LUMA’s Living Archive Program will be housed in a shared space located at the foundation’s Parc des Ateliers site in Arles, France, and will enable discovery, consultation, and research through a series of exhibitions, scholarly projects, and special events.
In anticipation of the completion of the building that will house this dynamic program, the LUMA Foundation is pleased to announce the acquisition and inaugural exhibition of the archives of legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has created iconic portraits for nearly fifty years. Intended as the first of several major projects dedicated to the study and reinterpretation of the artist’s living archives, Annie Leibovitz Archive Project #1: The Early Years consists of over eight thousand photographs taken between 1968 and 1983, traces her development as a young artist, and follows her successes in the 1970s as she documented the culture that defined this pivotal era.
This exhibition is part of the international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017.
The Grand Halle
Arles | France