On November 29th, 2019

Private visit of the OVNi Festival at the Hotel Windsor in Nice

OVNi Galleries – Camera Camera fair offers an art walk through the renowned Windsor Hotel, that will feature plastic works and video art, between “light rooms” and “dark rooms”, in addition to a special transformation of the lobby and garden. A professional jury will reward the best video and in-room projects conceived for this occasion.The selection committee of OVNi Galeries – Camera Camera is composed of Pascal Neveux, FRAC Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur Director, Christian Merlhiot, Director of the Aix-en-Provence School of Art, Françoise and Jean-Claude Quemin, collectors and Rebecca François, curator MAMAC Nice.

For the Camera Camera art-fair, OVNi association selects galleries for their positioning and programming engaged in contemporary-art and specifically in video-art. Each gallery is invited to exhibit in a room of the Windsor Hotel or in a common space such as the garden, the hall, the spa …

Since the first edition they decided to use the concept of ‘the room’ as a starting point for galleries to design a specific project. That project is meant to be conceived depending either on the very concept of ‘a hotel-room’, on the specific art-work exisiting in the chosen room, or in regards to the artist who designed the room.

Each gallery can then choose between two project-proposals:

Chambre obscure (in reference to ‘Camera Obscura’) is a proposal involving a large video-installation, an immersive ambient that transforms the room into a black box

Chambre claire (in reference to ‘Camera Lucida’) is a proposal based on the creation of an original and ambitious in-situ installation. In this installation, the familiar, domestic, semi-private and unusual world of the ‘hotel room’ is challenged or re-visited through the presentation of art-works of various mediums.

These rooms of the Windsor Hotel are metamorphosed during a whole weekend, for a offering a playful ‘parcours’ and encouraging exchanges between gallery owners, collectors, visitors and artists.

This fair will also grant the “Suspenses” prizes. Several winners will be rewarded by an elected jury chaired by Caroline Bourgeois. Along her side: Roxana Azimi (Journalist / Art Critic), Chiara Parisi (Exhibition Curator), Gilles Fuchs (President of the Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français), Philippe and Karine Journo (Collectors), and Jean-Claude and Françoise Quemin (Collectors).  On top of that, Ben will reward his ‘Coup de Coeur’ to the artist of his choice.

Reservation & information

Price and detailed program on request. As we have only limited number of places, thank you for contacting us as per email at cotedazur@la-visite.eu

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