July 16, 2012
Ben signe Nice
A la vie deliberee
Fancy visiting a truly unique and inspiring art exhibition in France this summer? If so, then let us draw your attention to two major exhibitions taking place at the ‘Villa Arson’ in Nice this summer.
‘Ben signe Nice’
You may or may not have heard of a movement known as Fluxus. If you haven’t heard of Fluxus, then it’s a name derived from the Latin meaning ‘to flow’, and is used to describe a network of composers, designers and artists from around the world, which in the 1960s, were noted for combining and blending various artistic disciplines and media.
It is within this premise that the ‘Ben Signe Nice’ exhibition has been crafted, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Fluxus movement. From July 1 until October 28 2012, ‘Villa Arson’ is home to a temporary boxing ring, which is identical to the ring set up in Cologne in the ‘Happenings and Fluxus’ exhibition of 1970.
The boxing ring will be surrounded by various artworks and objects and various performances will take place in the ring to which the public can go and watch.
‘A la vie deliberee’
Also running from July 1 until October 28 2012 is ‘A la vie deliberee’ exhibition, which looks at the history of performance on the Cote d’Azur from the 1950s until the present day.
This intriguing, exclusive and ‘one off’ exhibition shows a fascinating collage of videos, photos, documents, as well as oral and written accounts, of this enthralling period of artistic development on the Cote d’Azur.
The majority of the artefacts and documents on display at the ‘A la vie deliberee’ exhibition have never been published or seen before in public and will therefore provide a real eye-opener in this intriguing chapter of life on the Cote d’Azur.