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Fondation LUMA


In 2004, the Luma Foundation was created by Maja Hoffmann in Switzerland. Considered a production tool for the multiple initiatives launched by Maja Hoffmann, the Luma Foundation produces, supports and finances daring artistic projects that aim to deepen understanding of issues related to the environment, human rights, education and Culture. Luma Arles brings together six historic industrial buildings, five of which have been rehabilitated by German architect Annabelle Selldorf, based in New York, to host presentations, installations, exhibitions and artist residencies.
In 2013, Maja Hoffmann launched Luma Arles, a cultural center which offers artists the opportunity to experience the creation and presentation of new works in close collaboration with other artists, curators, scientists, innovators and the public. Since its creation, Luma Arles has sponsored and presented the work of more than 100 artists, thinkers and innovators in multiple locations in the city of Arles.
Luma Arles also supervised the transformation of the Parc des Ateliers, a former industrial site of seven hectares in Arles, located next to the famous sites of the city which appear on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Luma Arles' centerpiece is the Art Resource Center designed by Los Angeles-based Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The surrounding gardens and public park, designed by Belgian landscape architect Bas Smets, will be laid out in two phases. The first will be completed in spring 2020 and the second in spring 2021.
Each summer, the international photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles and the world music festival Les Suds are invited to join the program presented at the Parc des Ateliers de Luma. Luma also produces a mini music festival in partnership with We Love Green in September.

Distance : 3
Parc des Ateliers
13200 ARLES