Facing the sea…

Give Peace a Chance Art Tonic

« Give Peace A Chance » from Jean-Luc Curabet flies out to the Bay of Saint-Tropez… to deliver its message of peace, with stronger significance than ever before, following the tragic events in Nice.

With the opening of the summer exhibition space of Art Tonic in Les Issambres, near Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez, “Give Peace A Chance” was set up amongst many contemporary works of art, often monumental sculptures that, like the bird landing on the grenade, investigate and question life in a modern but violent world.

Art Tonic is quite a particular place in the landscape of Provence. A former shipyard specialising in boat maintenance, it was recently converted by its owners into an exhibition space that also welcomes artists in residence. The latter, after approval from the owner of the art gallery, come and enjoy the opportunity to work on their art pieces in unique surroundings with extraordinary views over the Bay of Saint-Tropez, facing the sea and bathed in natural light that many describe as magical. “Give Peace a Chance” thus stayed nearby its siblings for a summer break that also gave the possibility to numerous visitors, with many foreigners on holidays in the region, to come and admire Jean-Luc Curabet’s powerful enameled piece.

End August, “Give Peace a Chance” will leave the sunny South of France back to Paris, for presentation at the Maison & Objet exhibition from 2nd to 6th September.

More information on Art Tonic on the website porttonicartcenter.org

More information on artist Jean-Luc Curabet in the Art Gallery section.

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