Homage to Arman in his birthplace

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Homage to Arman in his birthplace

To better understand Arman's artistic approach, from his appropriation of household appliances to his Colères and Combustions, one has to stop at the MAMAC in Nice, the artist's birthplace.

The Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art's third floor will be dedicated to Armand Pierre Fernandez, or Arman, on the tenth anniversary of his passing. After the former “Passage à l'acte” (2001) and “Subida al cielo” (2006) exhibitions, the MAMAC gives a new insight into the artist's work, with twenty pieces joining, through permanent collections lent by the city of Nice and the Ferrero donation to the city in 2013.

Symbolic figure of the New Realism, Arman always remained attached to his roots, where he soon met Yves Klein (1947). It is at the Roseland abbey, for the New Realism festival of 1961, that he broke furniture, giving birth to the “Colère” pieces. And let us not forget that Arman was one of the first artists to use manufactured items as subjects for his art.

Hommage à Arman
Place Yves Klein
06364 Nice Cedex 4

Until 18 September 2016


10 EUR (48 h pass for the entire Museum and galleries)

Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday