The Louis Roederer Foundation participates in the Rencontres d’Arles for the third year as sponsor of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award.
Since their creation, the Rencontres d’Arles have been a force for the promotion of photography and all its players, from photographers to exhibition curators and publishers.
In that spirit, the festival wishes to associate the Louis Roederer Discovery Award with photographic galleries considered to represent the finest pool of tomorrow’s talents. These galleries have been asked to propose an exhibition featuring an artist they support and whose work has recently been discovered, or deserves to be discovered, by an international audience. Ten projects have been selected and will be exhibited in Arles.
During the opening week, the jury will give the Louis Roederer Discovery Award to a photographer and the associated gallery with an acquisition to the value of €15,000, while the public will award its designated winner with an acquisition to the value of €5,000.
The ten selected projects for the Louis Roederer Discovery Award :
Máté Bartha / Tobe Gallery (Budapest, Hungary)
Steeve Bauras / YCOS-Project (Paris, France)
David de Beyter / Cédric Bacqueville Gallery (Lille, France)
Stacy Kranitz / Tracey Morgan Gallery (Asheville, USA)
JJ Levine / La Castiglione Gallery (Montréal, Canada)
Shinji Nagabe / Galeria Da Gávea (Rio de Janeiro, Brésil)
Meryl McMaster / Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto, Canada) and Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain (Montréal, Canada)
Hanako Murakami / Taka Ishii Gallery(Tokyo, Japon)
Laure Tiberghien / Lumière des roses (Montreuil, France)
Alys Tomlinson / HackelBury Fine Art (Londres, UK)
About the Louis Roederer Foundation
The Louis Roederer Foundation was founded in 2011 with the purpose of creating a permanent and well-structured sponsorship programme. It builds on the policy that Louis Roederer has implemented since 2003 with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and opens it up to new projects, while continuing to support artistic creativity and make it accessible to the public. The Foundation, which has become Major Patron of Culture and Arts, today continues its commitment through its sponsorship of the Grand Palais and its proactive partnership with the Palais de Tokyo. But, in all the creative and artistic endeavours that it sponsors in these iconic places of culture and intelligence, whether through the Bibliothèque nationale de France Photographic Research Grant, the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, the Louis Roederer Foundation Revelation Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival, and now the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles, the Louis Roederer Foundation plays its favourite role in supporting and nurturing the great artists of tomorrow.
Photo : Peluqueria (detail) © Ouaka Leele and ABM Studio