Trend for art in shopping malls hits France


The Fondation Maeght has loaned five sculptures by Joan Miró to Polygone Riviera, a multi-purpose “centre of commerce” which opened last October in Cagnes-sur-Mer on the Côte d’Azur, for a temporary, outdoor exhibition. The bronze sculptures have been installed in a fountain, which has 24-hour security, in front of a restaurant. “One needs to help exceptional places like this so that it becomes, with time, a beautiful place because before the area was dreadful,” says Adrien Maeght, the 86-year-old president of Fondation Maeght, founded by his parents Marguerite and Aimé Maeght in 1964. Miró made around 100 works at the foundation, explains its director Olivier Kaeppelin, saying: “Miró always wanted his work to be shared in public spaces.”… Read more

Image: Installation view of the Mirós of the Fondation Maeght at Polygone Riviera © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris, 2016 Photographer : Florian Kleinefenn