A jewel of the 1970s architecture, Villa Arson brings together an arts centre, an art school, an artist-in-residence programme, and a library, on a site embellished with a Mediterranean garden offering a panorama of the entire city.

A jewel of the 1970s architecture, Villa Arson brings together an arts centre, an art school, an artist-in-residence programme, and a library, on a site embellished with a Mediterranean garden offering a panorama of the entire city.

Programme

to "The Fire Next Time"

To "The Fire Next Time" is a collective exhibition borrowing a title, a line, a continuation, a leak, a quotation, a repetition from James Baldwin's book The Next Time, the fire. "It's about setting fires and making a home, in stories with a friend. One imagines oneself talking there, no longer about alliances but about friendships, familiarities and breakups as possible paths to a political learning-and-fighting. A pænser with - in motion.

With: Neïla Czermak Ichti, Kyo Kim, Aminata Labor, Fallon Mayanja, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely, Josèfa Ntjam, Olu Ogunnaike, Jazil Santschi, Sandar Tun Tun, Mona Varichon

Curator: Mawena Yehouessi, Rosanna Puyo

Before They Were None, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is a British artist, social animator and video game designer living in Berlin. She creates works that aim to archive the experiences of black trans people.

Her immersive installations and performances, often combining (3D) animation with other forms of DIY modeling, are thus an opportunity to turn the distorting mirror imposed on black trans lives (illuminated only by their suffering and absence), towards the spectators (responsible for, or at least accomplices to, this suffering and absence). Or as she writes in her online bio: "I use technology to imagine our lives in environments that place our bodies at their center... Bodies that live, those that have died, those that have been forgotten.

Curator: Mawena Yehouessi, Rosanna Puyol

Access

Villa Arson
20, avenue Stephen-Liegeard
06100 Nice
Tram Le Ray
A8, sortie Nice Nord
+33 (0)4 92 07 73 73
villa-arson.org

Every day except on Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm in July & Aug. ;
2pm - 6pm in Jun. & Sep. Open on 14 Jul. & 15 Aug.
Free entry.

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Castle Hill Park : climbing the hill of the Castle to enjoy a royal view of the Baie des Anges, a fresh and timeless walk near the beautiful neo-classical cemetery.

PLACES TO DRINK

• Place du Pin : the inhabitants of Nice call it their “Petit Marais”. Located in the Vieux-Nice.
Le Negresco : an iconic place with a hotel, two restaurants and a bar.

On the roofs of Nice

All the great beachfront hotels have their rooftop. Ideal for a cocktail, a lunch or a coffee.

PLACES TO STAY

Le Windsor, Jungle Art Hotel : a charming hotel with bedrooms decorated with contemporary artworks. A beautiful garden to enjoy your breakfast or your cocktails…
Hôtel Amour : le dernier né de la famille Amour : 38 bedrooms, a restaurant, a swimming pool on the roof, a tree-filled patio, collected objects and furniture.

PLACES TO EAT

Le Plongeoir : a beachfront Mediterranean gourmet restaurant in a chic setting.
Bocca : the new food and lifestyle experience in Nice: a sharing restaurant, a luxuriant rooftop and a cheerful atmosphere.
Le Lavomatique : a bistronomic cuisine, delicious food to share in the old town.
Le Local : a preserved address in the harbour district, high-quality Italian products and cuisine at an affordable price, elegant service.
La Buvette du musée Chagall : fast food, a pleasant and bucolic break in the heard of Nice!
Garden of the Chagall Museum, open to all during the Museum’s opening hours.
Socca du Cours Saleya : a "Nissarde" cuisine as we like it, to go!

On the beach in Nice

Castel Plage : bistronomic cuisine, sunshades and deckchairs.
Le Galet : lounge bar, spa and deckchairs, facing the Albert Ier gardens.