Michel Gathier

With a literary background, Michel Gathier developed a passion for art very early, particularly during long stays abroad. He has contributed to the magazine “L’art vivant” and now writes in the Côte d’Azur cultural newspaper “La Strada” and in his blog “L’art de Nice”.

Michel Gathier’s Articles

#AIX EN PROVENCE To the notion of the artist, Victor Vasarely always opposed the one of the plastic surgeon. Because he refused the elitist conception of an art too intellectual and cut off…
If the ART-O-RAMA show is over, the exhibition of the participating galleries will be extended until September 15. This will be an opportunity to discover some of the highlights of current creation, including…
For its thirteenth edition, the ART-O-RAMA contemporary art show finds its rhythm without denying any of its fundamentals: A selection of about thirty international galleries with sometimes very different approaches but all particularly…
#Saint Paul de Vence He has never ceased to translate into lines and colours this wonder that he shares with us in the universality of his language. Miro speaks to us with simple…
#SAINT-NAZAIRE Memory clashes with contemporary reality and the mythologies it evokes. This would therefore be enough to make Claude Lévêque's work provocative. Especially since his installations proceed through confusing detours that contrast with…
#NICE Two artists, Simon Bérard and Tom Giampieri, invest "the castle", i. e. the vast room formerly devoted to an electric generator, at the end of the courtyard of L'Espace à Vendre. Both…
#NICE The influence of Mikail Bakhtin's critical work on her own work is something Monster Chetwynd claims loud and clear. We will therefore find the same appetite for polyphony, the carnival structure from…
#NICE Confining oneself in an illustrative approach despite the variety of approaches and forms that it can take remains the risk of any thematic exhibition. Very often images and genres are juxtaposed or…
#NANTES If only the sea could sleep... To this interrupted reverie, Claire Tabouret gives form and movement, hoists the sails of her painting with force in the old banana shed in the port…
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#LA GACILLY For its sixteenth edition, La Gacilly photo festival in French Brittany is part of this fierce desire to defend a nature in danger and to confront it with the human and…
#MONACO This is about describing a man's journey with his complexity, his extravagance and the genius who, he said, lived there. But, all his life, he devoted it to painting, not only to…
#BASEL"I practice a political art, that is, an ambiguous, contradictory, unfinished, purposeful art: an art of measured optimism, which rejects nihilism. » said William Kentridge. The South African artist who always fought apartheid…
#NICE Far from confining himself to his ivory tower, Ben has always wanted to bring together all the creative energies, actions and performances in relation to the public and other artists. At 83,…
After representing France at the Venice Biennale in 2015, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot wrote a beautiful story of water that grew from the basement to the roof of the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller. The…
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#NICE Through its involvement in reality and the interpretation it gives of it, the image is a form of the imagination through which our consciences and the world are built. Alain Fleischer is…
#NICE These are those moments when everyday objects escape from space, underline it or upset it, take on a function other than that assigned to them or transform it for another destiny. Moments…
#EZE Through the metaphors it deals with and the forms it takes, the garden naturally participates in artistic creation. Classic or baroque, he is in charge of the representations that at a certain…
#NICE There was this moment when, as early as the mid-1950s, art took hold of the street, everyday life and the signs of a society engulfed in the illusions of post-war technological progress.…
#LE MUY This extra soul that surrounds a work often lies in the place that welcomes it. The Venet Foundation in Le Muy in the Var spreads out in the perfection of the…
#BASEL Born in Germany in 1940, Rebecca Horn had the intuition that her native language could no longer speak the world and that it needed to be replaced by a more open, universal language:…