Curator : Frédérik Brandi

Centre international d’art
Place du Château
06510 Carros
T +33(0)4 93 29 37 97

June 25th – October 23rd 2011

Open September 1st to June 30th 2011,
From 10am to 12:30
and 2pm to 5:30pm.
Closed on Monday.
Open July 1st to August 31st 2011
every day
From 10am to 12:30
and 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Free entrance

Centre international d’art contemporain
Par delà les frontières du regard
-Beyond the boundaries of looking-

The aim of the exhibition this summer is to valorize the Carros collection. At the centre, the vision of the artist and collector André Verdet (1913 – 2004) - whose works were donated to the Carros Château - depict a singular vision of the history, and stories, of contemporary creation on the Côte d’Azur. The selected works on display from the Verdet donation allow the viewer to overcome the boundaries of looking in order to “make fertile the retina of the eye”. The exhibition groups together several generations of artists who worked at the same time in the same place, yet who produced very different versions of the world that surrounded them.

Artists on show include: : Arman, Armand Avril, Bruno Bazire, César, Max Charvolen, James Coignard, Bernard Damiano, Noël Dolla, Paul Duchein, Jean-Claude Farhi, Franta, Pierre Gastaud, Felipe Gayo, Claude Gilli, Henri Goetz, Hans Hartung, Vivien Isnard, Jani, Paul Jenkins, Tomek Kawiak, Yves Klein, Dominique Landucci, Jean-Jacques Laurent, Charles Malausséna, Emile Marzé, Martin Miguel, Thomas Papadoperakis, Gilbert Pedinielli, Pablo Picasso, Anton Prinner, Serge III, Théo Tobiasse, Raoul Ubac, Javier Vilato , Jean Villeri, André Villers, Alkis Voliotis, …

A second level of perspective, an exterior one ( “a perspective on perspective”) allows the interest and singularity of all of these creations to be showcased in an indirect and striking manner. Frédéric Altmann, an artist and close friend of André Verdet, and the first director of the Carros International Contemporary Art Centre will also provide an insight into the Nice Art World with some previously unseen photographic footage. Caroline Challan Belval, artist in residence at the time of the event, will invest the collections of the CIAC presented at the exhibition for a sharing session with the public in August.