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The great exhibitions not to be missed this summer on the Côte d’Azur!

Be amazed with the Alberto Giacometti Retrospective!

Exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco – 3 July to 29 August 2021

A grand premiere in Monaco, this exhibition gives top billing to all the artist’s periods. It offers a complete panorama of Alberto Giacometti’s creations, from his youth to the surrealist period, via figuration and he invention of icons after the war. Between sculptures and paintings, the exhibition groups together over 230 of the artist’s works. Studded with masterpieces and accompanied by photographs and films, this retrospective offers marvellous discoveries. The artist’s favourite themes – the representation of the feminine head, face, and body – will stand out in particular, but you will also discover his relationship with solitude and melancholy, and his relentless work with his models: his wife Annette, his brother Diego, and his close friends.

TIMES: open every day from 10:00 to 20:00

LATE OPENING: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 22:00

ADMISSION FEE: Full price: €11 (FREE for the under-18s) – Reduced price: €9

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Exhibition at the Maeght Foundation – 3 July to 14 November 2021

Meeting for the first time in France, the Giacomettis embody five artists following different yet intertwined paths. Around Alberto Giacometti, the most well-known for his emblematic filiform sculptures, discover the work of his father Giovanni and his cousin Augusto, both painters. His two younger brothers, Diego, a sculptor and designer, and Bruno, the youngest, an architect, are also showcased for their talent and originality. This exhibition offered by the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence offers a panorama of this artistic dynasty that marked 20th century art. Based around some thirty major sculptures and drawings from its collection, supplemented by a set of paintings, films, archive photographs and objects, the Maeght Foundation is shining a light on the extraordinary and unique story of these five famous artists.

TIMES: From 1 September to 30 June: 10:00 – 18:00. From 1 July to 31 August: 10:00 – 19:00.

RATES: Full price: €16 – Groups, students and under-18s: €11 – Under-10s: Free of charge

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To be discovered until 27 September 2021

Gorilla, rhinoceros, baboons, cheetah, buffalo, wolves…

Some twenty animals, several meters high or long, sculpted by Davide Rivalta, roam free in the streets of Mougins…

Set off to look for the animals in the alleyways of Mougins village, in the gardens of the Notre-Dame de Vie [Our Lady of Life] Chapel or near Fontmerle Lake.

A rhinoceros even continues its charge to the esplanade at Scène 55!

Having met all of these in captivity during his travels, the wild animals sculpted by Davide Rivalta have broken free of their cages and found their freedom thanks to the artist’s work.

Young and old alike will enjoy searching for them, while visiting this magnificent village on the Côte d’Azur. A wonderful idea for a family walk.

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“Tattooer, Tattooed” at the Galerie Lympia in Nice

Exhibition from 26 June to 31 October 2021

The Tattooer, Tattooed exhibition looks back at all the sources of tattooing and presents the resurgence of this now globalized phenomenon. Contrary to the social, religious, and ritual role it has played in societies from the Oriental, African and Oceanic worlds, in the West tattoos have long been the mark of infamy, criminality, marginality, and circus attractions, and later an identity mark for urban tribes. Now ubiquitous in advertising or fashion, the tattoo has moved away from its clandestine nature to become a widespread body decoration that allows self-affirmation. The exhibition therefore explores the ethnological, anthropological, and sociological values, and also the artistic dimension of tattooing, through a selection of documentary works and modern artistic productions, particularly painted tattoo projects and tattooed silicone volumes. Throughout the visit, various events are on offer: demonstrations by tattooers on silicone parts, guided tours and workshops for all audiences, conferences, meetings, and screenings.

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Ile de Porquerolles – Exhibition to be discovered until 17 October 2021

This is now the 4th year that the Carmignac Foundation has opened the doors of its sublime art premises at Villa Carmignac.

After Sea of Desire (2018) and La Source [The Source] (in 2019) and 10 years of photojournalism in 2020, this year La Mer Imaginaire [The Imaginary Sea] is on the programme.

An exhibition that draws its inspiration as much from the architecture of the premises – the areas submerged under the villa and its water ceiling – as from the works in the collection.

Chris Sharp, an American curator based in Mexico, designed this exhibition.

For its 4th season, Villa Carmignac is transforming into an underwater natural history museum questioning the interactions between our civilization and the subaquatic world.

Villa Carmignac is open until 17 October 2021. From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. Late opening on Thursdays in July and August until 21:00

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Exhibition at the Matisse Museum in Nice – From 11 June to 30 September 2021

For nearly sixty years, the Pierre Matisse Gallery has played a considerable role in defending French and European modern art in the United States, during a period that shaped the major American private and institutional collections. By way of over three hundred exhibitions, an entire generation of European artists has therefore been able to exist on the New York scene and contribute to its energy. Pierre Matisse was employed to build the fand enhance the American careers of major figures from the gallery: Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Balthus, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet, and Marc Chagall to name just the main few. His action aimed more at defending originality than supporting the commonplace, whether they bore the name of Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, or even the École de Paris [Paris School]. Without claiming to be exhaustive, the Pierre Matisse, an art merchant in New York exhibition retraces this odyssey through nearly seventy works from twenty-three of the gallery’s essential artists.

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From 6 July to 13 October 2021

In partnership with Paris Match, the “Cannes sneaks out” exhibition offers large format stills of film stars on the building frontages and on overhead tarpaulins along Rue d’Antibes.

The chosen theme this year is “The Kiss”, a nice way of bringing a dose of optimism this summer.

Seven giant photographs are therefore shown on gable walls in the heart of the districts: Romy Schneider and Alain Delon at the Town Hall – Jaden Smith and his father Will at the Lycée Jules Ferry [High School] – Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu at the Renoir Hotel – Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo at the Cannes Riviera Hotel – Sophia Loren and Anthony Perkins at the Espace Ranguin – Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee at the entrance to La Bocca – Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth at the Les Arcades cinema.

In the town centre, five overhead tarpaulins along Rue d’Antibes display the embraces of famous names from the big screen: Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard – Simone Signoret and Yves Montand – Juliette Gréco and Michel Piccoli – Thibault de Montalembert, Liliane Rovère and Grégory Montel – Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen.

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