LUMA AWARD 2011
Award Announcement on July 4 from 11:30 pm. Entrance of the Alyscamps, Avenue des Alyscamps
The first edition of the LUMA Award took the form of an exhibition featuring fifteen artists, all using the medium of photography as a central part of their practice. It was presented at the 2010 Rencontres d·Arles photography festival. The winner of the 2010 award, Trisha Donnelly (selected by Peter Fischli and David Weiss), will choose the recipient of the 2011 LUMA Award.
The artists nominated for this year·s award, presented in a freely distributed book, represent a focus on research, archives, and what has broadly become known as ·knowledge production.· Rather than considering art as an isolated activity, they share a belief in the centrality of art and the image to an understanding of our time.
Nominees for the 2011 LUMA Award are:
Shadi Habib Allah, Uri Aran, Kenneth Anger, Desire Machine Collective, Sharon Hayes, Aaron Flint Jamison, Helen Marten, Raya Martin, Jonas Mekas, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Trevor Paglen, James Richards, Albert Serra, Rania Stephan, and Erik Wysocan
Nominated by Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, and Beatrix Ruf.
Presented in a special Mousse publication.
EXHIBITIONS AND CONVERSATIONS
OPENING JULY 4, 2011
July 4·August 29, Église Saint-Honorat des Alyscamps
Trisha Donnelly is among a generation of artists to have come of age over the past decade or so, whose practice seems rooted in incommunicability and opacity. Often taking the form of gatherings of objects in various media, from assembled sculptures to drawings and photographs, Donnelly·s exhibitions tease the viewer with their intimations of meaning and orientation within these spaces is seldom straightforward, but is pregnant with possibility.
Curators: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Beatrix Ruf.
VARIETY OF VIDEO SHORTS FROM THE WORLD OF GEORGE KUCHAR
July 4·12, 2011, Hôtel du Cloître
Daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Full projection cycle ca. 07:10:00
Trisha Donnelly will present a selection of works by the American filmmaker George Kuchar, who belonged to Andy Warhol·s New York underground scene, at the Hôtel du Cloître.
George Kuchar directed over 200 films and videos (including over fifteen with his twin brother Mike Kuchar), many of which are short films by students in his courses at the San Francisco Art Institute. His work is archived at the Video Data Bank (
DOUG AITKEN, ARLES: CITY OF MOVING IMAGES 4·12 JULY, PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE,
Daily projection starts at 10:30 pm. The first chapter of Doug Aitken·s installation
·The piece itself is a unique piece that will never be an edition or travel anywhere outside this landscape. To me, the importance is that it·s created from the DNA of that place but it will only ever reside in it. It almost sits in the middle of this huge invisible grid we·ve created to make the work, and it·s a deposit of all of those faults and divisions of the landscape coming together to create one·almost holographic·fictional landscape.·
PUBLIC EVENING CONVERSATIONS AND SCREENINGS
July 4, from 11:30 pm. Entrance of the Alyscamps site, Avenue des Alyscamps
Simon Baker, Curator Photography and International Art, Tate Modern, and Taryn Simon, artist.
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, and Hans-Peter Feldmann, artist.
Beatrix Ruf, Director/Curator of the Kunsthalle Zurich, and Juergen Teller, Photographer.
In the Critics· Poll of the 100 best films of the twentieth century, which originally appeared in the January 4, 2000 edition of the Village Voice, Hold Me While I’m Naked was ranked 52nd.Arles: City of Moving Images will be presented on the main square in Arles, the Place de la République. This multimedia installation is made of images filmed in Arles and in the Camargue, projected on a custom-made screen visible on both sides. A second chapter of this installation is scheduled for October 2011 at the Grande Halle of the Parc des Ateliers.