Voilà l’été ! (Summer Is Here!)
Exhibition in the Main Hall of 109 and at La Station
This exhibition reveals the recent works of the residing artists of 109 and their guests: more than one hundred artists from different generations and practices are represented, they work on the territory of the South region.
The exhibition in the Main Hall of 109 is led by the artists in the municipal studios of the city of Nice, while at La Station (a self-ran art space and the first association to have relocated on site in 2009) the show is thought by its residents.
The rule is the same for all of them: every resident invites an outside artist to show in order to create a panorama of contemporary creation. This selection is made naturally, out of elective affinities, be they visual, esthetics or simply generational. The works shown are recent, some even unseen (some were made during the confinement or shortly after): they let you see, listen to and think about this such peculiar period we are going through.
It is also the time, for these visual artists to make their practice public on their workplace: an uncommon exercise at 109 because this place is, for the visual artists, dedicated before all to the specific creation time in the studio. The public will thus be able to discover the creativity and dynamism hidden, daily, behind the thick walls of the former slaughterhouse.
For the artists in the municipal studios, they will have the opportunity of confronting their practice, usually developed in the individual studios to later be shown elsewhere, in particular in the galleries Espace à Vendre, Eva Vautier, Catherine Issert… The visual dialogue between residents, also nourished by the choice of their guests, is here unprecedented.
For La Station, it is the occasion to draw a portrait of its complex and polymorphous identity. Both an exhibition space and an artist residence, this artist-run space currently consists in fourteen artists (two musicians and twelve visual artists). Taking advantage of shared studios, they organize temporary residences, exhibitions and events all year long. Usually open onto the world, La Station only seldom authorizes itself to show its own: the exhibition Voilà l’été is the occasion for these visual artists to reveal the dialogues already operating daily within its walls. For the occasion, former residents come to exhibit, reminding that La Station is a moving structure, constantly reinventing itself with the arrival and departure of its members. Next to their guests, these artists will draw a dynamic portrait of La Station, bringing to light some chains connecting it to the current territory of contemporary art.
A special thank you to Villa Arson and Jean-Guy Carrat for their support.
Tom BARBAGLI > Benoît BARBAGLI
Simon BÉRARD > Adrien FLORÈS-JUANITA
Jeanne BERBINAU-AUBRY > Guillaume GOUEROU
Arnaud BIAIS > Maxime DUVEAU and Quentin DUPUY
Pauline BRUN > Diane BLONDEAU and Diane AUDEMA
Valentin FALINE > Marion COURTOIS TSCHIRHARDT
Tom GIAMPIERI > Xavier MICHEL
Ludovic LIGNON > Isabelle SORDAGE
Omar RODRIGUEZ SANMARTIN > Raphaël EMINE
Justin SANCHEZ > Julien DUBUISSON, Maggy CLUZEAU
Jérémie STRAUCH > Donia OUASSIT
Cédric TEISSEIRE > Morgan PATIMO
Agathe WIESNER > Coline DUPUIS
Anne-Laure WUILLAI > Camille FRANCH-GUERRA
Frédéric ALEMANY > Marie LARROQUE-DARAN
Martin CAMINITI > Benjamin BICHARD
Mouna BAKOULI > FONDATION RENÉ D’AZUR (G.CATY, V.COSTA, S.LALLANE) & Frédéric CLAVÈRE
Hugo BENCHIMOL > Lucas VIDAL
Marc CHEVALIER > Gillian BRETT
Johan CHRIST-BERTRAND > Elvire MÉNÉTRIER
Noël DOLLA > Emmanuelle VILLARD
Kristof EVERART > Maxime PUGLISI
Anne FAVRET & Patrick MANEZ > Maxime PARODI
Anne GERARD > Helen COOK
Karim GHELLOUSSI > Jacqueline GAINON
Jérôme GRIVEL > Pierre DESCAMPS
Aïcha HAMU > Isabelle REY
Thierry LAGALLA > Sylvie RÉNO
Sandra LECOQ > Bérénice MAYAUX
Arnaud MAGUET > Olivier MILLAGOU
Florent MATTEI > Jérémy GRIFFAUD
Fiorenza Floraline MENINI > UNLOCKED WOMEN
Frédéric NAKACHE > Yayoi GUNJI
Jürgen NEFZGER > Students of Aix-en-Provence
François-Xavier ORSINI > Stéphane ACCARIE
Gérald PANIGHI > Laurie JACQUETTY
François PARIS > Céline MARIN
Loïc LE PIVERT > Super Issue Collective (B.A.T project)
Jean-Simon RACLOT > Marion JAULIN
Caroline RIVALAN > Emmanuelle NÈGRE
Olivier ROCHE > Nathalie CHRISTOPHE
Mathieu SCHMITT > Antoine LOUDOT
Quentin SPOHN > Amandine BRULÉE
Anna TOMASZEWSKA > Eglé VISMANTÉ
Benjamin VAUTIER > Stéphane STEINER
Agnès VITANI > Fafé MARTINETTI
Junko YAMASAKI > Louis-Frédéric APOSTOLY and Nils FOGEL