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Rencontres d’Arles 2019

Rencontres d'Arles 2017

The nonante-neuf Talks

Panel discussions with Doris Gassert

Panel #1: 03.07.19 / 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. / Mistral
Feminist futures, identity politics – or: to hell with all this political correctness?
Participants: Mario Del Curto, Mathias Depardon, Randa Mirza, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger as well as the special guest Marie Docher

Panel #2 / 04.07.19 / 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. / Mistral
Challenging visuality: Who has the right to look (away)?
Participants: Tina Campt, Anna-Alix Koffi, Christian Lutz, Georg Gatsas

Panel #3 / 05.07.19 / 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. / Mistral
Are we (post-)digital yet? (Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the internet)
Participants: Daphné Bengoa, Estelle Blaschke, Leo Fabrizio, Jon Uriarte

Pro Helvetia has commissioned Doris Gassert with the conception and presentation of this series of panel discussions. Doris Gassert is Research Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur and a lecturer in photography and media.

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The opening week of the Les Rencontres d’Arles festival is scheduled for 1 to 7 July 2019. Photographers, publishers, curators and other specialists, including numerous representatives from Switzerland, as in the year before, will be meeting up in Arles to present their work, exchange news and opinions, and celebrate photography. The exhibitions will subsequently be open to the public until the end of September.

Opening week

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is organising a series of panel discussions during the opening week. From Tuesday, 3 July to Friday, 6 July, photographers, publishers and photography specialists will hold daily discussions on current matters. The discussions will be presented by Doris Gassert, Research Curator at the Fotomuseum Winterthur and are staged in connection with the international book fair Temple Arles Books in Mistral. The panels will be held in English with simultaneous translation into French.


To mark its 50th anniversary, the festival is presenting 50 exhibitions, including those by Swiss photographers Daphné Bengoa & Leo Fabrizio, Mario Del Curto and Chritstian Lutz.

Pro Helvetia collaborates with Presence Switzerland for this event.



«Bâtir à hauteur d’hommes, Fernand Pouillon et l’Algérie» by Daphné Bengoa & Leo Fabrizi, 1 July to 22 September, 10:00–18:30, Abbaye de Montmajour

«Humanité végétale, le jardin déployé» by Mario Del Curto, 1 July to 22 September, 10:00–19:30, Le Jardin

«Eldorado» by Christian Lutz, 1 July to 22 September, 10:00–19:30, Maison des peintres

Recent publications

«Bâtir à hauteur d’hommes, Fernand Pouillon et l’Algérie» by Daphné Bengoa & Leo Fabrizio , Éditions Macula, 2019

«Humanité végétale» by Mario Del Curto, Actes Sud, 2019

«Insert Coins» by Christian Lutz, Éditions André Frères, 2016
«The Pearl Rivers» by Christian Lutz, Edition Patrick Frey, 2019