Events  Le French May Hong Kong: School of Nice
23/05/201800:00 TV5MONDE
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Every year, Hong Kong hosts one of Asia's biggest event dedicated to promoting French culture, arts, entertainment and more in the month of May. Le French May is a time to celebrate, learn and participate in that is contemporary and past works of art and culture in France.
 
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Organizers and distinguished guests celebrate the opening of the exhibition

This year, the festival has on offer since the beginning of this month the year's highlight exhibition. Entitled School of Nice – From Pop Art to Happenings, the exhibition brings together masterpieces documenting the last major art movements in post-war France and illustrating the city’s remarkable contribution to the history of art in the 1960-70s from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) in Nice.
 
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This exhibition is the opening programme of Le French May 2018 and is exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
 
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The exhibition will feature over 100 art pieces from MAMAC including paintings, photographs, sculptures and objects, demonstrating artists in Nice, who were driven to extend their creativity into the artistic new realms and found New Realism, Fluxus, happenings and Pop Art such art movements. The artists featured in the exhibition includes Yves Klein, Arman, César and more.
 
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The School(s) of Nice created its own version of Pop Art, even more radical and daring than in America. Artists in Nice pioneered the international Pop Art movement. Martial Raysse and Arman preceded Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist in their use of consumer goods and in their fascination with the entertainment industry, including mass tourism. The sculptures of Cesar and the wooden panels of Gilli are among the most iconic images of French Pop Art.
 
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The exhibition is closing in Hong Kong on this coming Sunday, May 27, 2018. If you are in town, don't miss this free event! For more information on the exhibition, please visit their official website

Exhibition Information
Period:     5 to 27 May 2018
Venue:     Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Opening Hours: 9am to 11pm, from Monday to Sunday
Free Admission

With special thanks to the Le French May media/organization team for provision of all information and photos. Copyright of all images belong to their rightful owners.
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