Cyprien Gaillard (*1980) works across a range of media including film, video, photography, collage, installation and live performance. His extraordinary cosmos gives new form to such phenomena as civilizational upheaval and geological time. Concerned with the wreckage of modernity and the intersections between human artefacts, urban geography and psychology, the New York and Berlin-based artist’s work embraces a poetry of entropy that rearranges history to shed new light on the present.
Cyprien Gaillard: Nightlife
Fondation LUMA, Arles, France
"In 2022, we will continue to advance and develop new exhibitions through a program that has Interdisciplinarity, diversity and openness at its core, focusing on questions and concerns that are central to our world and to our societies.
Since 2004, our program has been looking across different disciplines, encompassing multiple perspectives and cultures. It reflects the richness of cultures that the world produces as well as the tensions and conflicts that it generates. Located in Arles and the Mediterranean, building on my family’s heritage and on the notions of nature and culture reinvented over the years, LUMA Arles is becoming a place where unique experiences and outlooks on the current state of the world are shared." –Maja Hoffmann