Frank Gehry, an old urchin, builds an art hill: LUMA Arles, the South American Museum of Contemporary Art

The old urchin of the building is not old and creative Frank GehryAlthough the masterpieces are as many as stars, they still throw new works every year to make everyone feel refreshed. Following the last time in Paris, France, to build a romantic ship sailing on the land.Foundation Louis VuittonIt became one of Huadu's new landmarks; this time his work was settled in Arles in the south of France, building a bold and avant-garde hill for the quaint town on the azure coastline.


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Located in Nanfa, in the town of Yar, in addition to the Roman amphitheatre, monuments, churches, and the beautiful sights of the famous Van Gogh paintings, there is also a world-class contemporary photography exhibition "Rencontres d'Arles" every summer. It is synonymous with Yar. In recent years, Frank Gehry is LUMA Arles The Parc des Ateliers, a contemporary experimental art centre, is also situated in a beautiful town intertwined with traditional and contemporary art, next to a famous abandoned railway.


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Founded in 2004, the LUMA Foundation was founded by renowned Swiss curator/art collector Maja Hoffmann to support independent artists and creative pioneers around the world, including art, photography, publications, documentary and multi-media collaboration and creation. Painting, combining environmental, human rights and educational issues. LUMA Arles, which was extended from the LUMA Foundation in 2013, flaunts the art research and thoughts of the "Experimental Culture Center". It is located in the space of the former railway station and named "Parc des Ateliers". Frank Gehry's ongoing tower is the main building in the garden. In addition to its appearance, it has its own irregular expressions. It is also based on the characteristics of the local mountain range, creating a tower shape of 56 meters high; Looking at it, or looking at it from a distant horizon, it has contributed to Yal's unique and unique skyline that has escaped from the original landscape.


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Two well-known American architects, such as the factory building, next to the tower Annabelle Selldorf teamIn recent years, planning has not only been the main exhibition hall for photography exhibitions, but also the primary venue for holding various cultural events. Today, it has an important position of “Art Hub” in Yar.


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In addition to collecting works of world-renowned artists and providing research equipment, LUMA Arles will also hold a series of workshops and forums, and provide artists' studios and research spaces in the village to become an important contemporary art center in South France. Although it is expected to be officially opened in 2018, the exterior of the building is now a local tourist destination; the interior is still under construction, and various workshops or exhibitions are still held from time to time. As for the old urchin Frank Gehry, where will he go next and what surprises will he bring? Just wait and see!


LUMA Arles – Parc des Ateliers
45 chemin des Minimes 13200 Arles, France
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am-07:30 pm


All Images via LUMA Arles Facebook.


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