These three texts were of use as introduction to the catalog / guide of the exhibition To deliberate life! A history of performance art on Riviera from 1951 to 2011 from July 1st till October 28th, 2012 at Villa Arson, Nice.
Download the catalog / guide (french-english)
Introduction to the project "A history of performance on the French Riviera from 1951 to the present day".
By Jean-Pierre Simon, director of the Villa Arson (translation by Paula Maouyo).
To deliberate life!
Text redrawing the history of performance art in dialog with the activity of this practice on the territory of the Riviera.
By Éric Mangion, director of Villa Arson's Contemporary Art National Center (translation by Claire Bernstein).
Text explaining the method of collection of information on the performances listed by this site and the design of database which ensues from it.
By Cédric Moris Kelly, project leader of Villa Arson's Contemporary Art National Center (translation by Claire Bernstein).