Remember that the École de Nice is a movement that began in the 1960s, following the meeting of the artists of that time, Yves Klein, Arman, César, but also Frédéric Altman, Nivèse or Ben.
It’s under the artistic wand of the exhibition’s commissioner Alexandre de la Salle that a massive exhibition marking 50 years of existence for the École de Nice started at the Rétif Museum of Vence on June 8 (until December 18).
But as all things come to an end, the École de Nice was symbolically burned by the artist performer Jean Mas last Saturday, in the middle of a crowd of artists, friends, and amateur artists. The École de Nice no longer exists, it’s up to the young people who are going to rebuild the regional artistic landscape !
excerpted from Art Côte d’Azur, December 2010