Hong Kong City Hall
After its great public and media success, the exhibition A propos de Nice. 1947-1977, organized by the MAMAC during summer 2017, for the biennial « Nice 2017. Ecole(s) de Nice », directed by Jean-Jacques Aillagon, was inaugurated in Hong Kong on 5 May and was entitled School of Nice – From Pop Art to Happenings. This exhibition developed by the MAMAC, has offered to the international and asian public of the Hong Kong City Hall to discover a hundred major works of the Nice artistic adventure.
Invited by the French May, one of the most important cultural event in Asia, the MAMAC gathered for the occasion more than 100 works, films and documents coming from private and public collections (Centre national des arts plastiques, Jean Ferrero Collection, etc.) and from artists’ studios. Some major works from MAMAC’s collections were shown, particularly, one shoot and one relief painting of Niki de Saint Phalle, but also Yves Klein’s Anthropometry (ANT 84), 1960,– Nissa Bella by Martial Raysse – la Venus aux ongles rouges d’Arman (etc.). The exhibition illustrated the last major artistic movement in Post-War France and revealed its exceptional participation in the 1960-1970’s History of Art. For the occasion Ben created a new installation recalling his famous shop / exhibition space on rue Tonduti de l’Escarène, epicentre of the Nice artistic adventure.
Artistes: Marcel Alocco, Arman, Ben, Robert Bozzi, Louis Cane, César, Louis Chacallis, Max Charvolen, Albert Chubac, Daniel Dezeuze, Noël Dolla, Jean-Claude Farhi, Roland Flexner, Claude Gilli, Vivien Isnard, Yves Klein, Serge Maccaferri, Robert Malaval, Jean Mas, Martin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Mirouze, Nivèse, Bernard Pagès, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Pierre Pinoncelli, Martial Raysse, Rotraut, Niki de Saint Phalle, Patrick Saytour, Serge III, Sacha Sosno, Bernar Venet, Claude Viallat (…).
Hélène Guenin, director of MAMAC and Rébecca François, conservation officer in MAMAC