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

Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Timeline of a fruit puddle", Mathis Pettenati, crédits JC Lett
Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Timeline of a fruit puddle", Mathis Pettenati, crédits JC Lett
Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Timeline of a fruit puddle", Mathis Pettenati, crédits JC Lett
Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Timeline of a fruit puddle", Mathis Pettenati, crédits JC Lett

Timeline of a fruit puddle, Mathis Pettenati

Location: passage des fougères

Influenced by graffiti, the painters of the New York school and by a practice of drawing present in him since childhood, Mathis Pettenati works on large formats and in series. In search of an organic, vegetal and floral aspect, he uses all sorts of substances to paint: varnishes, resins, acrylics, lacquers, pure pigments and others. These mixtures fill childlike drawings dripped onto stretched canvas. Trees, sneakers, marvelous lamps, clocks and dials, the figures often appear by analogy with others, and in a spontaneous way. The cycle of painting transforms the figures and gives rise to new series.

Curator: Vittorio Parisi

Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Terminus Mutations", crédits JC Lett
Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Terminus Mutations", crédits JC Lett
Vue de l'exposition
Vue de l'exposition "Terminus Mutations", crédits JC Lett

Terminus Mutations

2021 Graduates Exhibition
Location: Square, patio and cypress galleries
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The exhibition Terminus Mutations presents the works of 35 artists from the Villa Arson's 2021 graduating class. One year after their graduation and their departure from the school, they are invited to come back on their way, this time to exhibit in a scenario built according to the structure of the sagas of American films and series: prequel, sequel, reboot and spin off. These different sections of the exhibition serve above all as temporal boundaries for the works - separating in particular the works of the diploma from those produced afterwards - and allow us to highlight what happens, in one year, after leaving school: what mutations have been made possible?

Curator: Cédric Fauq

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.