What are your preconceptions of Nice?
Beautiful long beaches, elegant restaurants and cafés or a big fish market? Nice is well known as Monaco and Cannes’ neighbour, but there is a huge gap between the image of Nice and the reality. These include the problems faced by immigrants to the city, and the high crime rate both of which go unnoticed by the tourist. Big name artists like Matisse and Picasso used to live there, but there are also gaps in the contemporary reality of the art scene. In this project, I researched the relationship between the contemporary art scene and the town, and why the city cannot stop young artists leaving.
Georgia Jacob | Scenography, Spatial design
CREATIVE "GARDEN", Takayuki Ishii |
Tom Butler | Writing, Digital marketing
Vilma Luostarinen | Curation,
Xi Li | Art administration
Art|Basel | Claudia Schachenmann |
VIP Relations Project Manager
Patric Frega | Artist
Villa Arson | Art school in Nice
According to interviews and the intervention, Nice’s art scene is very divided and closed-off, even though there are many talented young artists. Each organisation has been trying to band together. However, the young artists don’t seem to have been reached yet. I was thinking what if they collaborate more intensively with artists from other cities, perhaps their opportunities could expand. How local art institutions can get especially, young who will leave out from there involved in local art scene. The key is opportunities for collaboration, and places to do it.