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If you happen to be spending your summer on the Côte d’Azur, Whitewaller Riviera recommends paying a visit to some great foundations like Château la Coste, Fondation Carmignac, MAMAC and more.
Château la Coste
Spread over three sites of Château la Coste, this summer the foundation presents the works of Conrad Shawcross. The British artist specializes in abstract structures that explore his continued relationship with geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. In this exhibition, Shawcross challenges our perception of reality along with our preconceptions. The name of his series, “Paradigm,” stems from the physicist and philosopher, Thomas Kuhn’s paradigm shift which is the idea of breaking down pre-existing “truths” to make room for scientific inquiry. Alongside his large-scale geometrical works like Paradigm Optic (2019), the exhibition also includes Shawcross’ new mechanical pieces, Slow Fold Inside a Corner (2020), and The Patterns of Absence (2020) that explore space and our perception of it by using mirrors, discs, and light.
Photojournalism Award: 10 Years of Reportage
July 4—November 1, 2020
This four-month exhibition showcases over 100 photographs taken in the past decade, for the Fondation’s Photojournalism Award. These unique photos captured by talented photojournalists to highlight human rights violations and environmental issues throughout the world. For the eleventh year in a row, the award laureates are selected by an international jury and receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a six-month field report which produces, upon their return, a traveling exhibition and the publication of a monograph. This year’s photographers include Massimo Berruti, Kai Wiedenhöfer, Davide Monteleone, and Christophe Gin, among others.
The Summer Collection
This year for their summer presentation, MAMAC is showing almost 200 works from 1960 to now. Ranging from Pop art and New Realism on the third and fourth floor of the museum, as well as a touch of Modern art with Niki de Saint Phalle, some Minimalism and Conceptual art with Yves Klein and his blue-filled world. Other artists featured this season include, Robert Filliou, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Stéphanie Marin, Tania Mouraud, Emmanuel Régent, and Jean Dupuy.
Until July 26
MAMAC has extended its Charlotte Pringuey-Ceyssac through the end of July. In the project “Primal Sound,” the French artist explores the idea of time travel. The show is presented as a journey through time from the first evidence of life in the French city of Nice, to the artist’s experiences today. These works are an ode to our origins and a past life, memories from what life used to be.