Favourites of the gallery
La Station is the operating space of the association Starter, whose goal is to defend the arts in their most contemporary form. Originally installed in the walls of an old gas station located at 26 boulevard Gambetta in Nice, from which it takes its name, La Station has moved according to the realities of the places that have hosted it.
A history of performance on the French Riviera from 1951 to the present
This project is the culmination of a research program conducted by the Villa Arson since September 2007 – thanks to the constant support of the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes – on the history of performance art on the French Riviera from 1951 to the present day.
The Space of Concrete Art
Inaugurated in 1990, the Espace de l’Art Concret was born from the meeting and the will of two collectors, Sybil Albers and Gottfried Honegger, and the mayor of Mouans-Sartoux, André Aschiéri.
Foundation of doubt
The Fondation du doute is a singular place. Ben Vautier imagines it filled with the freedom of places in movement, animated by the flow that he has carried with him for fifty years. The Fondation du doute is open to all forms, to all possibilities as long as they surprise us, amuse us, and persuade us that art, as Robert Filliou so rightly said, “is what makes life more interesting than art. The vocation of the Fondation du doute is to welcome artists, theorists, and researchers, and to create a living residence where the public can meet.
The documentary fund currently gathers a selection of 200 artists representative of a plurality of horizons and practices in the field of contemporary art (installation, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, multimedia) and residing in Provence. The updated artist files offer numerous reproductions of works, a CV, a bibliography and texts.
Videomuseum currently federates 60 collections and lists 29,000 artists, 315,000 works and 235,000 images that can be consulted in each organization.
Video Data Bank
Video Data Bank celebrates four decades of art and artist collections, offering essays, interviews, images and complete archival videos.
Stephanie Marin turned to eco-design very early on: in 1990 she made textile recycling a fashion trend, and then created her ready-to-wear line “Habits Magiques” in 1995, thanks to which she became successful. Since 2004, she decided to extend her research to design and the habitat, a design without compromise between comfort, quality of conception and dream, prospective in its reading of the functionalities.
The artists’ rooms open a window on the world of contemporary art: the use of volume, the play of forms and materials, the humor… Each room is a creation, fruit of the artist’s imagination, reflection of his work. It always offers the traveler a space of discovery.
With a wide variety of information, from artist biographies to current exhibitions in contemporary art galleries, contemporary art lovers will find something for everyone. Its editorial content is aimed at everyone: professionals of the contemporary art market, students of art history or simple art lovers.
The bad reputation
Art and literature are mixed in this bookstore-gallery
BOTOX(S) – contemporary art network of the French Riviera, federates about twenty places involved in the production and dissemination of contemporary art.
Founded in 2007, the strength of this network lies in the different nature of the structures that make it up: Art centers, Galleries, Private places, Associations, Artists’ collectives, Publishing houses, Museums…
In the heart of the Meuse department (Lorraine), at the initiative of six agricultural and forest villages, Vent des Forêts is inventing a bold human and cultural project that favors meetings and the work of today’s visual artists with the inhabitants and local craftsmen. Defined as an open-air contemporary art center, this association achieves a rare and extremely valuable alchemy in rural areas: a strong bond is established between the population, the 70 volunteers of the association, the host families and the artists, which gives rise to memorable works and encounters during the annual work camps for the creation of new works and the restoration of older ones. The project draws a new way of living in the countryside, whose values are naturally transmitted to the public who can walk the seven trails, from one to five hours.