On June 25 and 26, 2021, the MAMAC honors the 20th anniversary of the Niki de Saint Phalle Donation through a weekend event!
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in partnership with the Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation and the Jardin des Tarots, is creating an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the donation that the artist Niki de Saint Phalle made to Nice. Thanks to this generous donation, the MAMAC has now one of the largest collections of the artist in the world.
Friday June 25th 2021
4pm Mamac Workshop: screening of school projects followed by the animated film created by the artist JANO, aka Jeanne Saboureault, illustrator and graphic designer. In July 2019, she launches the JANO project: a handcrafted and responsible brand made of joyful and illustrated designs for “big kids”. In this animated video, Niki de Saint Phalle’s great works from the MAMAC collection are introduced.
4.30pm / 6pm / 7pm Niki de Saint Phalle Room: Circus and musical proposal by La Tréva ” Niki de Saint Phalle, la femme et ses échos “.
5pm Niki de Saint Phalle Room: Conference with Lucia Pesapane, curator and art historian, about the Tarot Garden. Located in Tuscany, this sculpture environment was initiated by Niki de Saint Phalle in 1978 and was inaugurated in 1998. With the participation of workers and the collaboration of Jean Tinguely she was able to erect this garden consisting of 22 monumental sculptures representing the arcana of the Tarot.
7:30pm Auditorium: Presentation of “Arts.-monies” created by the musician Bébé Tambour; screening of the film “the fairy and the machinist”, introduced by Hélène Guenin, director of the MAMAC and Bloum Cardenas, granddaughter of the artist and member of the Board of the Niki Charitable Art Foundation.
Saturday, June 26th, 2021
11am Mamac Workshop: Môm’art workshop !
2pm Mamac Workshop: Pop Up workshop with Camille Chretien from the Librairie les ateliers illustrés.
3pm Niki de Saint-Phalle Room: Visit of the Niki de Saint Phalle room by Bloum Cardenas, granddaughter of Niki de Saint Phalle.
4pm Niki de Saint-Phalle Room: Story time with Camille Chretien from the bookshop Les ateliers illustrés. On this occasion, “Méchant Méchant” written by Niki de Saint Phalle and Laurent Condominas will be narrated. An extraordinary book, where characters are unique and inhabited, where the world is only colours, and where friendship triumphs.
5pm / 6pm / 7pm Niki de Saint-Phalle Room: Circus and musical proposal by La Tréva ” Niki de Saint Phalle, la femme et ses échos “.
Presentation of the animated film by the artist JANO.