Autors :

Kaloust Andalian,
Quentin Bajac,
Jean-Michel Bouhours,
Michèle Brun,
Ariane Coulondre,
Régis Durand,
Maurice Fréchuret,
Emmanuel Holterbach,
Laurent Jeanpierre,
Christophe Kihm,
Eric Mangion,
Gérard Monnier,
Gilbert Perlein,
Philippe Robert,
Sylvain Raybaud,
Denys Riout,
Mathilde Roman.

French edition
384 pages (ill. coul. et n&b)

37 €



L’art contemporain et la Côte d’Azur
Un territoire pour l’expérimentation, 1951-2011

-Contemporary Art and the Côte d’Azur
An Area for Experimentation, 1951 – 2011-

Book edited by Presses du Réel.

The Côte d’Azur is from the early 1950s a formidable laboratory that continues to produce and host artists. Topics covered in this book, in a scientific and historical way, are intended to highlight the most media covered by the artists during this period. The architecture, but also music and sound, performance, film, photography and video will find their place alongside painting and sculpture. In other words, this book provides an artistic and cultural landscape, whose extentand boundaries will surely amaze the reader, revealing the size of this experimental territory, taking into account sociological and political parameters that exceed the single field of creation.
All research carried out in these pages are the initiative of several structures : the national museums of the XXth century of the Alpes-Maritimes (Marc Chagall in Nice, Fernand Léger in Biot, Pablo Picasso in Vallauris), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, the Château de Villeneuve / Emile Hugues Foundation in Vence and the Villa Arson in Nice. Beyond the texts written for the occasion by different authors, the publication brings together a unique chronology of the major artistic and cultural events, and a large number of images some of which are first disclosed. This research has also led to a series of exhibitions under the title Contemporary art and the Côte d’Azur - a territory for experimentation - 1951-2011 (June 24 to November 7, 2011).

Images from Ghada Amer, Arman, Berdaguer & Péjus, Julien Blaine, Jean-Charles Blais, Michel Blazy, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, George Brecht, Pascal Broccolichi, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Denis Castellas, César, Marc Chagall, Brice Dellsperger, Jacques Demy, Raymond Depardon, Daniel Dezeuze, Erik Dietman, Noël Dolla, Peter Downsbrough, Jean Dubuffet, Raoul Dufy, Jean Dupuy, Eric Duyckaerts, Max Ernst, Dominique Figarella, Robert Filliou, Roland Flexner, Philippe Gronon, Andreas Gursky, Raymond Hains, Hans Hartung, Pierre Joseph, Michel Journiac, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, La Monte Young, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Fernand Léger, Natacha Lesueur, Arnaud Maguet, Robert Malaval, Jean Mas, Henri Matisse, Philippe Mayaux, Paul McCarthy, Orlan, Bernard Pagès, Pablo Picasso, Pascal Pinaud, Bernard Plossu, Eliane Radigue, Philippe Ramette, Man Ray, Martial Raysse, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Sophie Ristelhueber, Mimmo Rotella, Georges Rousse, Niki de Saint Phalle, Patrick Saytour, Adrian Schiess, Bruno Serralongue, Nicolas de Staël, Tatiana Trouvé, Felice Varini, Ben Vautier, Bernar Venet, Claude Viallat...

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