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

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

Programme

Magma, Romane Prunières
Magma, Romane Prunières

Construire sa prétendue

The exhibition brings together 19 young artists who graduated from the Villa Arson in 2020, opening the field of all possibilities. Several years investigating - alone or together - ways to create, live or think to shape their visions, define their missions, covet their betrothed. They decided to display works created since the school as well as new productions including immaterial, collaborative, and performative practices that occupy and shape the spaces. All of them offer forms, installations, listening and speaking times, writings, readings, and performances. As many visual works as thoughts that are being shaped and invented.

Curator of the exhibition: Marie de Gaulejac

Artists : Carla Barkatz, Lucas Cero, Camille Chastang, Bryce Delplanque, Léa Doussière, Karima El Karmoudi, FIZZLUV, Emile Foucault, Valentine Gardiennet, Hayoung Kim, Nèle Lavant, Neloid, Sarah Netter, Carmen Panfiloff, Patati Patata collectif, Lucie Postel, Coline-Lou Ramonet-Bonis, Clémentine Rémy, Renée-Claire Reumaux, Silina Syan, Alexandre Vilvandre

Sive mas sive foemina, 2021, céramique, 52 x 30 cm, courtoisie de l’artiste
Drapeau territorial, 2017, raphia, argile, bois, 220 cm, Ph. Jean-Christophe Lett, courtoisie de l’artiste
Cloches, série de cinq cloches, 2019, céramique, chaînes, dimensions variable, courtoisie de l’artiste
Vue d’installation de l’exposition Tarantula, Sonnenstube, Offspace Lugano. Commissariat G. Galletti et G. Stockli. Ph. Dario Cotti

Le Jardin des allégories, Beatrice Celli

Italian artist Beatrice Celli (a 2019 graduate of Villa Arson) transforms the Passage des Fougères into a place of dreams and collective imagination inspired by the history of the garden; a landscape of symbols that integrates classicism and folklore through craftsmanship and salvage. This metaphorical garden is conceived as an initiatory passage, littered with a garland-shaped memento mori, a fountain adorned with a fantastic bestiary and a pavilion designed as a cosmic confessional. The garden of allegories is an invented locus amoenus, an invitation to develop this world apart hiding deep down.

Curator of the exhibition: Éric Mangion

Access

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

20, avenue Stephen-Liegeard
06100 Nice
Tram Le Ray
A8, sortie Nice Nord
+33 (0)4 92 07 73 73

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