„Romain Urhausen, en son temps“ at the 2022 Rencontres d’Arles
Romain Urhausen, pioneer in Luxembourg in the 1950s and 1960s, has established himself on the international photographic scene with his singular style and experimental approach. Passionate, facetious and prolific, he is recognised as one of the most innovative photographers in Luxembourg, and has embraced subjects as varied as daily life, people at work, urban landscapes, nudes and self-portraits. His curiosity has led him to experiment constantly, both in the subjects he photographs and in the techniques he uses.
Chosen to embody the Luxembourg presence at the Rencontres d’Arles, the exhibition “Romain Urhausen, en son temps” is held at the Espace Van Gogh. This central and unavoidable place offers the necessary conditions to present numerous original photographs dating from the 1950s to the 1970s.
The opening was held on 6 July in the presence of H.R.H Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister and Minister of State, Sam Tanson, Minister of Culture, Martine Schommer, Ambassador of Luxembourg in France, as well as Patrick de Carolis, Mayor of Arles, Christoph Wiesner, Director of the Rencontres d’Arles and numerous Luxembourg partners and international guests. The opening ended in a very festive atmosphere with the acclaimed show by Faux Real.
As a result of an exceptional collaboration with Lët’z Arles and the CNA, a book dedicated to Romain Urhausen (published by delpire & co) was presented at the Librairie du Palais by the curator Paul di Felice and the publisher. The publication was supported by Kultur | lx.
18,585 professionals and enthusiasts have already gathered to discuss the artists and the variety of photographic practices during the first week of the Rencontres d’Arles.
“Romain Urhausen, en son temps” at the Rencontres d’Arles
Curator: Paul di Felice
Until 25 September 2022 at the Espace Van Gogh, Arles (France)