Arthur Jafa in conversation

with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Participant(s)  Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Participant(s)  Arthur Jafa
Year  2018

In May 2018, as part of LUMA Days #2, a forum of art and ideas, entitled Hospitality, Searching for Common Ground, we invited local and international experts, scientists, artists, thinkers, and activists to converge with the general public to share ideas and experiences around topical issues.

While hospitality is a fundamental value of any culture, this timeless and universal subject, often synonymous with harmony, seems to be gradually losing its strength, until recently it has taken on the opposite resonance. This second edition of the LUMA Days has questioned the notion of hospitality through several topical themes such as climate change, design, territorial resilience, heritage, culture, the foreigner and the identity.

For this occasion and as part of the exhibition of his video work APEX at the Parc des Ateliers from 13 May to 3 November 2018, LUMA Arles welcomed around a conversation Arthur Jafa, artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries. An opportunity to look back over the artist's career and discuss the notion of hospitality in Arthur Jafa's work.


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