Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Nice
With nearly 1,300 works and more than 300 artists, MAMAC covers a vast period from the late 1950s to the present day.
Its collections find their essential articulation in the relationship between European New Realism and the American expression of assembly art and Pop Art.
The object thus occupies a pivotal place.
Two major figures of twentieth century art constitute the heart of the collections: Yves Klein, in particular thanks to the deposits of the Yves Klein Archives, and Niki de Saint Phalle constitutes the most important collection of the artist in France (and the second in Europe ) following its donation in 2001.
At the same time, MAMAC offers a beautiful panorama of European and American artistic creation over the past sixty years.
Finally, this story is enriched by the presentation of artists from the art scene from the 1980s to the present day, marked in particular by advertising aesthetics, figurative painting, the development of personal mythologies and diversion.
The major challenge of MAMAC is to link regional and international artistic history.
In fact, from the end of the 1950s, the French Riviera was marked by an artistic emulation around the act of appropriation (with the New Realists), the art of attitude (with Fluxus) and surrender responsible for the switchboard (with Support / Surface and Groupe 70).