LUMA ABCD, Luma Arles
LUMA ABCD. Ed. Maja Hoffmann, Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, published by the Luma Foundation and distributed by Buchhandlung Walther und Franz Koenig. Design by NORM. Cover illustration by Frank Gehry.
This bilingual book was published to mark the opening of the Parc des Ateliers campus of Luma Arles in southern France. The volume includes new contributions from artists, writers, and scholars, including: Etel Adnan, Frédérique Aït-Touati, Manthia Diawara, Liam Gillick, Thomas Keenan, Catherine Malabou, Sohrab Mohebbi, Philippe Parreno, Paul B. Preciado, Ingrid Rowland, and more. Contributions range from scholarly texts to letters, poetry, recipes, and artworks. LUMA ABCD also includes excerpts from past conversations and documentation from exhibitions which took place as part of Luma Arles. The book is organized by terms and keywords, all of which appear in both French and English. As the project’s deputy editor, I worked in close consultation with editors: Maja Hoffmann, Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Vassilis Oikonomopoulos as well as NORM (Manuel Krebs), the project’s designer; and the contributors, translators, and copyeditors. From the publishers:
In keeping with a program that seeks out the intersections of the arts, human rights, and the environment, the polyphony of voices and images reflects both the local specificity of Arles and the larger global context in which it is situated.