A Reprint From Expatblog.com
Having grown up in New York City and having been baptized in the sea of artistic expression and urban at-ti-TUDE, from time to time, I get these lofty cravings. Down here, where I live, is not exactly Paris, London, Tokyo or Rome…nor is it exactly Podunk or Hoosierville…if you get my meaning…
Today I had a craving for some ‘cul-cha’. Sometimes I get homesick for my MOMA. No…not my mother…although that happens from time to time, too… but what I mean is sometimes I get homesick for the Museum Of Modern Art, in my beloved Zoo York City.
Today was one of those days.
I read that there was an exhibit here in Nice at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Art Contemporaine entitled Robinson and the Nature of Things, by a group of artists who call their movement Support Surfaces.
MAMAC hardly resembles my MOMA but I rely on it, from time to time, as satisfying substitute.
I realized I hadn’t been to this museum in quite some time, the last time being a guest at the vernissage, several years ago, of one of my favorite Nice Artists, the late, Arman.
It was time for me to check out some Modern Art again and the current featured show.
In case you don’t know, MAMAC in Nice is a located near the Garibaldi Tramway stop, and houses a permanent collection of works by: Ben, Yves Klein, Arman, Warhol, Oldenburg, Niki de Saint Phalle, Larry Poons Frank Stella, Jan Farbre, in addition to a great depth of others in the Nouveau Realiste, School of Nice, L’Arte Povera, Support Surfaces and Minimalist movements
The Support Surfaces exhibition, Robinson ou la Force de Choses emphasizes the prediliction of the three artists represented to use objects that are generally classified as poor or trivial to reconstruct something of relative importance…I suppose.
As it turned out, the present installation from Support Surfaces Group, for me, reflects the present state of the European Union.
Come…share the experience with me…
See what I mean?
Now for samples from the Permanent collection:
|My girl NIKKI|
|NIKKI DE SAINT PHALLE, again|
Then after this, we decided to purchase tickets to the play, Je Ne Suis pas Prostituée, Mais Je Cherche à Devenir.
Umm hummm…you read it right…
Will tell you all about it after we see it…that is if you don’t mind.
Then , getting away from the congestion of Nice we look for lunch. We definitely decided against the weird transitions taking place at this Square in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat…
We then drove over to Villefranche to check out des Plats de Jour…
Nope…did that last week…
So we went back to Saint Jean and settled on an old favorite restaurant at the Harbor.
Sorry, I don’t do restaurant reviews! I leave that for you guys out there…
See Ya’ later!
Have a great day!