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Power flower

Power flower.

Biennale des arts de Nice.

From 17 June to 3 September 2022.

Grande halle of Le 109.



Curated by Marie Maertens and Cédric Teisseire
With Caio Reisewitz, José Maria Sicilia, Davide Balula, Rina Banerjee, Erica Baum, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Andrea Blum, Robert Brambora, Julien Carreyn, Srijon Chowdhury, Morgan Courtois, Johan Creten, Julie Curtiss, Mimosa Echard, Samuel Fasse, Grégory Forstner, Piero Gilardi, Camille Henrot, Ittah Yoda, Rachel de Joode, Bharti Kher, Kapwani Kiwanga, Natacha Lesueur, Michèle Magema, Tony Matelli, Ad Minoliti, Jean-Luc Moulène, Chalisée Naamani, Frédéric Nakache, Daniel Otero Torres, Autumn Ramsey, Julie Réal, Antoine Renard, Loup Sarion, Moffat Takadiwa, Diana Thater, Solange Triger, Kees Visser, Agnès Vitani, Letha Wilson, Junko Yamasaki.



In the Grande halle of Le 109, more than forty artists will explore the symbolic aspects of the flower, from metamorphosis to the evolution of life, from power to fragility, taking on contemporary societal and environmental issues.


As far back as ancient Greece, frescoes or friezes of flowers have seduced spectators and the motif even became established long before that of the landscape, accompanied by the notion of the sublime in the 18th century. In the history of art, the flower was very early on the bearer of symbols and attributes of saints or of various gardens of Eden, when Dutch paintings assigned to it a role as much as a representation of opulence, as a testimony to the fragility and finitude of life.


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Les Adversaires. Screening in three acts.

By Pauline Bastard.

Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard, Paris


Launching party on April 7th at 7pm

Screenings every day from Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 7pm until April 30th included



A group of citizens reinterpret the 2022 presidential election campaign as it unfolds.  The speeches uttered in interviews, meetings and debates become a text worked on in different workshops. The political word is repeated by unknown bodies. Deprived of its context, the speech is put back in the center of the political question, repeating it, isolating it, allows to listen to it. During the presidential election, the citizens are invited to choose among the candidates. The person who is elected has an influence on these bodies which gave (or not) their voice. The device proposes to take back the word to the candidates.


During this electoral month, the artist invests the auditorium of the foundation, unfolding a program of daily projections in three acts: the campaigns, the debate, the investiture, each day from 5 to 7 pm.


April 7: Act 1 – On the campaign trail

April 14: Act 2 – In Between

April 26: Act 3 – The End



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