SYSTEMATICALLY OPEN?—New Forms for Contemporary Image Production
July 4 – September 25, 2016 at

LUMA Foundation
Les Forges
Parc des Ateliers
Arles, France

‘LUMA ARLES presents the opening exhibition of La Mécanique Générale, a new exhibition venue in the Parc des Ateliers in Arles (…) SYSTEMATICALLY OPEN? — New Forms for Contemporary Image Production explores new structures for the presentation of the photographic image. An examination of the relationships between photography and its various modes of display, the exhibition draws upon avant-garde, political, and critically conscious legacies of aesthetic production, provides a new framework for experiencing the image as a reproduction, and prompts a structural rethinking of the photographic medium.
The LUMA Arles Core Group established a competition process to consider the contemporary importance of exhibition display, and selected architect Philippe Rahm and four artists — Walead Beshty, Elad Lassry, Zanele Muholi, and Collier Schorr — to each develop a curatorial project within Rahm’s overall exhibition design. The responses that Beshty, Lassry, Muholi, and Schorr have produced reflect the ongoing and dynamic discourse surrounding the themes of contemporary image production and circulation, photographic and presentational convention. (…)’

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