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Rachel Rose, Enclosure

© Courtesy of the Artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s entreprise, New York/Rome

In co-production with Park Avenue Armory, Luma Arles presents Enclosure, an unprecedented video installation, designed by American Artist Rachel Rose (born in 1986).

Presented on a specially designed holographic screen, Enclosure tells the story of a theft which takes place in the 17th Century British agrarian world, marking the transition from the feudal system to capitalism. The contemporaries of this period were deprived of their rights, while facing an uncertain future full of fear and theft.

Immersed in a supernatural atmosphere and an imaginary meditation that was inspired by the perception of nature of the time, Enclosure is an immersive installation inspired by a lyrical production, combining close-ups of abstract images with demanding cinematography and an original soundtrack.

The work recalls a period at the heart of Rachel Rose’s work, which announces the economic, environmental, social and radical transformation which has grown since the 18th Century.


The work 'Enclosure’ is co-commissioned by Luma Foundation and Park Avenue Armory, New York. It will travel to the Park Avenue Armory, New York in 2020.

The exhibition is supported by Parfums Christian Dior.


Rachel Rose: Enclosure - Preview of the new immersive video installation during Luma Days #3.