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August 2022

5e Biennale des Arts de Nice

  • A summer of flowers
  • From nature studies to digital art, nine museums around Nice are taking part in the Biennale d’Art Contemporainwhich this year is all about flowers. Meet our favourite five.
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Nick Knight a développé son propre procédé photographique pour restituer la beauté des fleurs

NICK KNIGHT, ROSES FROM MY GARDEN
After his series of skinhead photos, he revolutionised fashion films with short videos presenting the collections of top couture houses. Nick Knight, a man of elegant sophistication, took inspiration from the Flemish Baroque masters to create this series at the junction between photography and artificial intelligence.

Jusqu’au 25 septembre

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Représentation botanique d’une saxifrage à nombreuses fleurs, plante endémique du Parc national du Mercantour.

MUSÉE D’ARCHÉOLOGIE DE NICE CIMIEZ
Flos Vitae, the natural history of flowers
There’s a rare and poetic fragility in the plant drawings, watercolours and lithographs brought together in this exhibition. It’s also a reflection of the region’s rich biodiversity,
and a great occasion to discover the collections of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Nice.
Well worth a visit.

Jusqu’au 9 octobre

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L’artiste Grégory Forstner aime à peindre les fleurs, comme ici avec ses Flowers for the Bold en 2020, 300x200 cm, huile sur lin. Courtesy Gregory Forstner et ADAGP

LE 109
Flower power
The 42 artworks on show in the Grande Halle at the 109 show what happens
when today’s artists take flowers as their subject, using everything from 3D printing
and ceramic to oil on canvas and video.

Jusqu’au 3 septembre

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Portrait aux fleurs du collectionneur Anatole Jakovsky réalisé par Eva Lallement (1914-1991).

MUSÉE INTERNATIONAL D’ART NAÏF ANATOLE JAKOVSKY
Les fleurs du mâle
The plant world has been a constant theme among naïve artists, from Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine de Senlis. The museum has created a fascinating exhibition, with works from its permanent collection and works on loan by artists past and present, raising the question of male vs female.

Jusqu’au 19 septembre

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Affiche sur papier imprimé couleur de Huyen, réalisée vers 1950, 99 × 59 cm, musée Masséna. © Laurent Thareau - Ville de Nice

MUSÉE MASSENA
Nice, reine des fleurs
Walking around Nice you have only to look up at the façades of the villas and Belle Epoque buildings to discover a host of floral friezes, mosaics and
bas-reliefs. They are an integral part of local history, culminating in the famous Battle of Flowers each year at carnival time.

Jusqu’au 9 octobre