Villa Arson national Contemporary Art Centre

The Villa Arson national Contemporary Art Centre presentes three projects :

Curator :
Éric Mangion


Head of research :
Cédric Moris Kelly, assisted by Christine Bavière

June 24th – October 30th 2011

Under the guidance of their teachers Renaud Layrac and Mathilde Roman, the Monaco Visual Arts School (Pavillon Bosio), has selected a groupof students to design thescenography of the exhibition.

The design and implementation of graphic design animation broadcast in the video installation and sound environment are produced by : g.u.i.
(www.g-u-i.net)

Villa Arson Nice
20 av. Stephen Liegeard
06105 Nice Cedex 2
T +33(0)4 92 07 73 73
- +33(0)4 92 07 73 84
cnac@villa-arson.org
www.villa-arson.org

Open every days but tuesday,
de 14h à 18h (19h en juillet et août).
Entrée libre.

The Villa Arson is an administrative public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It receives the support of the General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and the City of Nice.

Jean-Pierre Giovanelli,
Les senteurs de la dictature,
1979,
performance, Calibre 33, Nice
Partition de la performance
Photographie : Gilbert Pedinielli
© Jean-Pierre Giovanelli,
Gilbert Pedinielli

Jean-Pierre Giovanelli, Les senteurs de la dictature, 1979, performance, Calibre 33, Nice Partition de la performance Photographie : Gilbert Pedinielli © Jean-Pierre Giovanelli, Gilbert Pedinielli

Le Temps de l’Action - Acte I
-A Time for Action / Part 1-
A Study of the History of Performance Art on the Côte d’Azur from
1951 to the Present Day

This exhibition is the first phase in a research project carried out by the Villa Arson since September 2007 on the history of performance art on the Côte d’Azur from 1951 to the present day. The project will result in the publication of an extensive database on the subject in the summer of 2012, as well as a book and an exhibition bringing together films, photos, objects and various documents linked to the subject.

The adventure began in 1951 and 1952 when the Lettristes attended the Cannes Festival, and specially with the projection of the film Tambours du Jugement Premier of Francois Dufrene in 1952 without images and without film designed as a real team performance.. Then there were the formal inventions of Yves Klein and Arman followed by the New Realism movement from the mid 50s onwards,  Ben’s Théâtre d’art total and Fluxus,  Georges Brecht’s and  Robert Filliou’s La Cédille qui sourit (The Smiling Cedilla) from 1965 to 1968.
 


Eric Mangion
Beyond the founding fathers, Action-Art continues up to this day to renew itself through the creativity and energy of dozens of artists across generations and periods :  Éric Andreatta, Marcel Alocco, Antoine Alvarez, Dominique Angel, Dan Azoulay, Éléonore Bak, Marcel Bataillard, Emmanuel Benichou, Daniel Biga, Frédérik Brandi, Anna Byskov, Julien Blaine, Jean-Michel Bossini, Caroline Bouissou, Robert Bozzi, Gilbert Caty, Hervé Courtain, Michel Cresp, Michel Crespin, Robin Decourcy, Niki de Saint Phalle, Erik Dietman, Noël Dolla, Joël Ducorroy, Éric Duyckaerts, Robert Erébo, Kristof Everart, Daniel Farioli, Fred Forest, Yves Fournier, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Olivier Garcin, Paul-Armand Gette, Doohwa Gianton, Claude Gilli, Jean-Pierre Giovannelli, Groupe Signe, Guignol's band, Yoko Gunji, Cai Guo-Qiang, Raymond Hains, Raoul Hébréard, Max Horde, Michel Journiac, Judith Kele, Jean-Noël Laszlo, Pierre Le Pillouër, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Virginie Le Touze, Jacques Lizène, George Maciunas, Denis Martinel, Jean Mas, Florent Mattei, Paul McCarthy, Médiastok, Bruno Mendonça, METCUC, Roland Miller, Elisabeth Morcellet, Patrick Moya, Georges Mucciarelli, Frédérique Nalbandian, ORLAN, Gina Pane, Gilbert Pedinielli, Philippe Perrin, René Pietropaoli, Pierre Pinoncelli, Mimmo Rotella, Claude Rosticher, Ruy Blas, Sales Gosses, Serge III, Josée Sicard, Sophie Taam, Bernard Tréal, Nicolas Uriburu, Charly Van Rest, Bernar Venet, Jean-Luc Verna, Éric Watier, Junko Yamasaki… (list in progress)
 

Curators :
Jean-Marc Avrilla
Éric Mangion

Three series of concerts are planned for :

. June 21st for the Festival of
Music at the Villa Arson :
Inharmonique Orchestra of Nice (LOIN), Baron Oufo, Jac Berrocal & David Fennech, Super Reverb, Les Playboys and two performances of Jean Dupuy et Jérôme Joy (19h-24h00).

. July 7th at the Villa Arson : Éliane Radigue (20h-24h) in partnership with the Centre National de Création Musicale de Nice (CIRM)

. July 8th at the Villa Paloma, New National Museum of Monaco, on a proportion of the Disques en Rotin Réunis : Bader Motor, Hifiklub & Jean-Marc Montera et Khan’s Piano Duo (19h-22h).

June 24th – October 30th 2011

Villa Arson Nice
20 av. Stephen Liegeard
06105 Nice Cedex 2
T +33(0)4 92 07 73 73
- +33(0)4 92 07 73 84
cnac@villa-arson.org
www.villa-arson.org

Open every day but tuesday,
Frome 2pm to 6pm
(7pm in July and August).
Free entrance

The Villa Arson is an administrative public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It receives the support of the General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and the City of Nice.

Lars Fredrikson aux commandes du ET dans son studio analogique. © Gaël Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson aux commandes du ET dans son studio analogique. © Gaël Fredrikson

Le Temps de l’Écoute
-A Time to Listen-
Music and Sound Practices on the Côte d’Azur from 1950 to the Present Day

The exhibition ‘A Time to Listen’ aims to retrace fifty years of musical and sound creation on the Côte d’Azur from 1950 to the present day. This exhibition is constructed through the regard of contemporary artists who work or have worked in the region and who were asked to create a piece that could be compared with productions from the past.
The dialogues are : Pascal Broccolichi & Lars Fredrikson, Vincent Epplay & Robert Malaval & Les Rolling Stones, Jérome Joy & Jean Dupuy, Ludovic Lignon & Lars Fredrikson, Arnaud Maguet & Sun Ra, Arnaud Maguet & Soft Machine & Jean-Jacques Lebel, Arnaud Maguet & Richard Prompt, Isabelle Sordage & Éléonore Bak, Isabelle Sordage & Éliane Radigue, Gauthier Tassart & Thomas Köner, Gauthier Tassart & Jean-Pierre Massiéra, Christian Vialard & Yves Klein.
 

Jean-Marc Avrilla
This choice reflects the will of the curators not to produce an exhibition as a historian, or to limit the project to the presentation of archives, documents and facilities simply reactivated. It also includes a unique method to analyze the particular field of experimental sound and music practices. Finally, it is based on the creativity of contemporary artists to create the link between the past and their own experiences.

The design and implementation of the publication is given to The Bells Angels (Simon Bernheim and Julien Sirjacq), the occasion for them of a residency at the Villa Arson thanks to the support of the Alpes-Maritimes County Council. Much of the material collected for this publication incorporates the exhibition, thus contributing to its scenery and its mediation.
The Bells Angels also carries a sound piece from the exhibition for the Creative Radio Workshops of France Culture (broadcast in October 2011).

Echoing the exhibition, The Dojo invites  Céleste Boursier-Mougenot for a specific installation, Index v5, and five young artists from the Villa Arson :  Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Benjamin Blaquart, Julien Dutertre, Jérôme Grivel and Mathieu Schmitt for an exhibition entitled Instants d’écoutes (Moments of Listening). (June 22th to September 30th)

The book Contemporary Architecture on the Côte d’Azur is published by the County Council of the Alpes-Maritimes and Les Presse du Réel.

June 24th – October 30th 2011


Villa Arson Nice
20 av. Stephen Liegeard
06105 Nice Cedex 2
T 04 92 07 73 73
- 04 92 07 73 84
cnac@villa-arson.org
www.villa-arson.org

Ouvert tous les jours sauf le mardi,
de 14h à 18h (19h en juillet et août).
Entrée libre.

La Villa Arson est un établissement public administratif sous tutelle du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. Elle reçoit le soutien du Conseil général des Alpes-Maritimes, de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur et de la Ville de Nice.

Emmanuel Régent
La dilatation des souffles, 2011
Simulation exposition Villa Arson Nice 2011
Le temps du territoire
Photos Jean Brasile

Emmanuel Régent La dilatation des souffles, 2011 Simulation exposition Villa Arson Nice 2011 Le temps du territoire Photos Jean Brasile

Le Temps du Territoire
-A Time for the Territory-
Emmanuel Régent
Contemporary Architecture on the Côte d’Azur

On the occasion of the publication produced by the County Council of Alpes-Maritimes and Les Presses du Réel which combins texts and images on sixty buildings of contemporary architecture on the Riviera, the artist Emmanuel Régent interprets in his own unique fashion - a large-scale wall installation, like Tetris® in horizontal format - this complex of buildings which constitutes an unusual map of the territory. Some of these architectural works can be visited with a tour guide as part of the guided tour circuit, the epicentre of which is the Villa Arson. The tours are led by author and art history and architecture expert Eve Roy. On these guided tours, Eve will be accompanied, on occasion, by the architects and designers of some of these buildings.

 
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