The contemporary Art fair Franchement Art, organized in collaboration with Nicexpo, presented a selection of top-level artists at the Citadel of Villefranche-sur-Mer, from September 7 to 10.
For its fourth edition, Franchement Art brought together many museums and artists, reinforced by an exhibition “Off” in the streets of the city with two 45-minute each courses, designed by Emilie Guérin, artist manager and responsible for the selection of works.
The exhibition in the streets of Villefranche is to last until September 22. Franchement Art undoubtedly values a quality cultural image and the international reputation of the French Riviera. At the Citadel, 60 artists of all nationalities have exhibited their works of art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, to the delight of visitors who came to discover new talents or other already publicized internationally. At the entrance of the Citadel, a Statue of Liberty revisited by Kristian: his “Miss Liberty.” The artist is a press cartoonist and author of this year’s official poster. He has been exhibiting worldwide for 30 years and every year, his drawings are used as model for some of the Nice Carnival floats. A mechanical horse by Cem, prancing, was greeting visitors.
Many prestigious artists
After the imposing gate of the citadel, our steps lead us naturally into the Volti courtyard where our gaze is intercepted by Nicolas Lavarenne’s airborne sculpture; then turning the head, we are intrigued by the sculptures of animals made out of pneumatic of Belgian Serge Van de Put. Facetious garden gnomes, much funnier than their lawn version; in the aisles are sculptures and paintings that come together like the traveling artist Emmanuel Michel’s ones, friendly and warm “orange painter” Ismael Cosma or color which takes geometric shapes with Davis Ferreira.
Old stones and contemporary Art
A lot of creation in this magical place where old stones confront to contemporary art. The original materials, bright colors come together in this prestigious place where you can stroll in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.On the occasion of the Cocteau Year, the visitors of Franchement Art exhibition have also discovered the works of young artists and they had the opportunity to attend screenings of films “The Testament of Orpheus” and ” The Eternal Return” in the auditorium of the Citadel.