Grand Arles Express
July 1st – October 15th, 2023
Internationally renowned for her photographs of artworks taken in their context of exhibition, the American artist Louise Lawler has taken a central place in the history of Yvon Lambert’s gallery and then within the Avignon institution that houses the collection. For the first time in its history, the Collection Lambert is exhibiting all 21 photographs and 6 installations of her work that are held in its permanent collection in the papal city.
This unique ensemble opens with some of the first photographs from the 1980s, continues with a series of engraved glasses presented on shelves and concludes with a series of photographs taken at the Collection Lambert and in the collector’s home, in the days following the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks, when Louise Lawler was unable to leave the French territory.
In a gesture in which political mingles with sensorial – undoubtedly – the artist shows how different contexts of presentation or means of installation quietly influence our understanding of the artworks we encounter.
Curator: Stéphane Ibars
In partnership with Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles