“Discovering the Camargue has made me just as interested in waterfowl and the way that wetland eco-systems work as in Van Gogh! All the more so because these wetlands have suffered something of the same fate as Van Gogh in Arles: for a long time completely ignored and forgotten, they are now recognized as playing a crucial role in the workings of nature. In the same way, Van Gogh is today acknowledged as a precursor of modern and contemporary art, in particular when we think of his Arles period. It is our task to make this known. What I have found in Arles is not only a natural landscape of extraordinary diversity, but also a cultural heritage of enormous richness. Van Gogh’s stay is one facet of this, and I want to play a part in ensuring that it is discovered by as many people as possible.”
Luc Hoffmann, President
The Fondation is run by a Board of Directors that meets twice a year and which chiefly decides upon the Fondation’s strategic direction and development.
The Artistic Committee, made up of members of the Board of Directors and prominent individuals from the world of art, is an advisory body which considers artistic proposals and makes recommendations.
The board of directors
Yvon Lambert, vice-president
Mustapha Bouhayati, treasurer
The Ministry of the Interior or his representative
The Ministry of Culture and Communication or his representative
The Mayor of Arles
The artistic board
Yvon Lambert, gallery owner
Jean-Paul Capitani, editor
Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of the Serpentine Gallery de Londres
Axel Rüger, director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam