PORCELAIN PLATES PRESENTED BY LËT’Z ARLES
The faces behind the product
Since its launch in 2016, Lët’z Arles has taken Luxembourg photography beyond the country’s borders. And for good reason: this association, founded by Florence Reckinger-Taddeï and placed under the High Patronage of H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, has as its main mission to promote photography – Luxembourg photography, in particular, as its name indicates – during the international festival of the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles which takes place every summer in France. Considered as the world’s most important meeting place for the sector, the Rencontres d’Arles last almost three months and attract a large audience of professionals, amateurs and tourists.
In view of this event and since 2017, each year, Lët’z Arles has awarded a prize and a grant to artists from, or in connection with, Luxembourg. This award goes hand in hand with a complete creation and dissemination plan, including the production of an exhibition presented on site, the support of the artists by a curator for more than a year, the publication of a book, postcards or promotional objects as well as the touring of their exhibition in Luxembourg. This work allows the artists to benefit from high visibility and dissemination of their works both locally and internationally.
The product and its values
PORCELAIN PLATES FEATURING PHOTOS BY ROMAIN URHAUSEN
In 2022, Lëtz Arles dedicated its Rencontres d’Arles exhibition to the Luxembourg photographer Romain Urhausen (1930-2021). Known for his singular style, between the French humanist school and the German subjective school of the 1950s and 1960s, he is also renowned for his talents in architecture, design, graphic design, as well as in making films, sculptures and jewelry. The tribute continued in Luxembourg through various events and initiatives, including the limited edition of 120 sets of four porcelain plates, designed in collaboration with Maison Bonn. Produced in Limoges (France), they include emblematic photographs of Romain Urhausen and evoke the diversity of subjects in which he was interested.