Cultural Season on the Côte d'Azur
From Saint-Paul de Vence to Nice and from Monaco to Opio, discover our selection of must-see exhibits on the Côte d'Azur for Fall-Winter 2016-2017.
Ernest Pignon-Ernest Retrospective
Nice - the city where Pignon-Ernest, a pioneer of street art, was born in 1942 - is dedicating a grand retrospective to his prolific collection. Albion, Paris, Naples, Alger, Soweto, and Nice - since 1966, Ernest Pignon-Ernest has changed the streets of the world with his graffiti, including some - especially his vagabond Rimbaud - that have become veritable icons of modern art.
Until January 8, 2017.
MAMAC. Place Yves Klein, Nice.
Avant-garde artist and designer, Léon Bakst (1866 - 1924) is known around the world for his colorful scenery and costumes he created for the Russian Ballet company in Paris, London, and Monte Carlo at the start of the twentieth century. Drawing his inspiration from the ancient cultures of Greece, Persia, and Siam, as well as Russian popular art, his creations - a veritable synthesis between Eastern and modern art - are hightlighted through this high-color exhibit. A must-see event for lovers of decorative art and unique fabrics.
Until January 15, 2017.
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber. 17, avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
Pascal Pinaud's Place of Honor
The Fondation Maeght and the Espace de l'Art Concret is honoring Pascal Pinaud through two simultaneous exhibits. The major abstract artist has been reimagining painting since the 1980s by questioning the history of abstract avant-gard works. The Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence is displaying his work, drawing portfolios, sculptures, installations, and neon lights, while the Espace de l'Art Concret plays with the concept of "total art" through a dialogue between his handicrafts, his designs, his thrifted pieces, and his more classic works of art.
From December 10 to March 5, 2017.
Fondation Maeght. 623, chemin des Gardettes, Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Espace de l’Art Concret. Château de Mouans, Mouans-Sartoux.
Walk the Line
Presenting the new generation of international art photographers, the Opiom gallery is making each of its exhibits a must-see event. A contemporary work of architecture specially designed for the optimal conservation of photographs, this futurist building is welcoming the creations of nine artists from several continents, all of whom having worked - masterfully so - on the theme of the ego and conceptual self-portraits. Astounding.
Until December 31.
Opiom Gallery. 11, chemin du Village, Opio.
A New Gallery with a Museum-Like Dimension
Erected across from the must-see Fondation Maeght, the new Podgorny Robinson gallery (which has another location in Paris) affirms its love for contemporary art through a selection of works by top international artists. Arik Levy, Keith Keith Haring, Gilbert et George, Niki de Saint-Phale - the already-dizzying list of contemporary art and design stars is completed with a new wave of digital and social media art creators, like the Leroy Brothers.
Podgorny Robinson Gallery. Chemin des Trious, Saint-Paul-de-Vence.