For its latest edition, Genius Loci will open the doors of Maison Bernard, a masterpiece of organic architecture from the 1970s designed by Antti Lovag in Théoule-sur-Mer, near Cannes on the French Riviera.

Curated by Marion Vignal and organized in partnership with the Maison Bernard endowment fund, the exhibition will highlight the visionary brilliance, imaginative power and creative freedom of this extraordinary structure conceived in symbiosis with nature and the human body. The event will feature works by more than 20 artists and designers, both modern and contemporary, as well as a number of special commissions specific to the project. These creations will dialogue with Lovag’s architecture, from its multiple spherical spaces to the seaside cactus and succulent garden. In this exceptional setting, an eco-responsible temporary installation will be mounted as part of a workshop conducted in cooperation with Villa Arson in Nice.

Invited to conceive a performance at Maison Bernard, the choreographer Némo Flouret will present Dance Parc: a Playground Project, a creation arising from a unique interaction between architecture and contemporary dance, with the backing of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Photographs : ©Yves Gellie, from the series « La Chambre Sœur », with the Maison Bernard Endowment Fund for contemporary art and Loco Editions for the book « Antti Lovag, une Aventure Architecturale. »