The artistic project

Devoted to 60 years of contemporary art, from 1951 to the present day Contemporary Art and the Côte d’Azur - An Area for Experimentation, 1951 – 2011 is the arts event of summer 2011.
An impressive itinerary covering fifty or so cultural centres (museums, art centres, art schools, foundations, galleries, cultural and arts associations) provides the public with works by over 300 artists, representative of a colourful history, punctuated with important trends, figures and events.
Contemporary Art and the Côte d’Azur aims to go beyond traditional clichés and to highlight the region’s importance as a veritable testing ground for the arts, producing and welcoming artists in an atmosphere of exceptional creative energy. This energy has reinvented itself down through the years as art has evolved, taking into account the social and political parameters that exceed the domain of creation.
La Côte d’Azur is still “the great art workshop” that art historian André Chastel spoke of. But it is also a testing ground for the arts; an “area for experimentation”, a feature highlighted in this exhibition.

Learn more +           See the program

News

 

   PUBLICATION OF THE EVENT CATALOG
    The Contemporary Art and Côte d'Azur
    A territory for the experiment, on 1951-2011
    Published by the Presses du réel
    A scientific, historic and forward-looking panorama of a singular artistic
    laboratory, which brings to light most of the subjects or supports approached
    since the middle of the XXth century and until today...
    →  WHERE TO FIND THE CATALOG?


    Mercredi 05 octobre - PROJECTIONS
    L'ECLAT, Villa Arson
- Nice

    18h30 : Présenté par Gauthier Tassart et les artistes
    > Artistes issus de la Villa Arson (programme n°2) : Julie Bena, Denis Brun, Anna Byskov,
    Nicolas Clair, David Raffini, Antoine Donzeaud, Florian Pugnaire, David Raffini,
    Gauthier Tassart


    20h30 : Spécial Jean Dupuy, en présence de l'artiste.

    Jeudi 06 octobre - PROJECTIONS

    L'ECLAT, Villa Arson - Nice

    18h30 : Présenté par Gauthier Tassart et les artistes
    > Artistes issus de la Villa Arson (programme n°3) : Julie Bena, Denis Brun,
    Anna Byskov, Nicolas Clair, Antoine Donzeaud, Florian  Pugnaire et David Raffini,
    Gauthier Tassart, Virginie Le Touze


    20h30 : Spécial Georges Sammut, , en présence de l'artiste.

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Online archives




Maurice Frechuret
President of the association L'Art contemporain et la Côte d'Azur.


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→  Press Review  

 

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