Tribute to Alexander Calder

MAMAC, Nice, France
from 20.04.2013 till Spring 2014

To honour the structural renovations to the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art (MAMAC) in Nice, Gilbert Perlein, Chief Curator and Director of the MAMAC invited internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Arne Quinze to make a public art intervention. Arne Quinze known for his large scale wooden and metal public art installations was the reference of choice to inaugurate the museums new start. Evoking communication and social interaction is Arne Quinze's biggest artistic driving force. Primarily by means of his large-scale constructions located in public places, he has amazed many a passer-by.

The wooden sculpture named 'Hommage à Alexander Calder' will be constructed from 8 april onwards and inaugurated the 19th of april. During the summer months and until spring 2014 this installation will evoke a dialogue between the museums architecture, the city and it's public.

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watch short documentary here

Place Yves Klein
06364 Nice cedex 4

topview installation

Inaugurated on 21 June 1990, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice offers a synthesis of the avant-garde movements in artistic creation since the 1960s. The second and third floors are dedicated to the display of works in the permanent collection, while the first floor and the contemporary gallery are reserved for temporary exhibitions. These two areas contribute to enriching the permanent collection through artist' monographs or appropriate the exhibitions.

Since the winter of 2002, a mural by the Minimalist artist Sol Lewitt graces one of the façades on the inner patio overlooking Place Yves Klein. On the opposite side, the façade of the Museum entrance is decorated with a monumental painting on canvas by Claude Viallat. Esplanade Niki de Saint Phalle features a series of sculptures from the permanent collections by Alexander Calder, Niki de Saint Phalle and other artists, as well as works entrusted to the museum for temporary exhibitions.