Ernest Pignon-Ernest (biographie), un article de la classe com’

Dans le cadre du projet Arti-Cité et plus particulièrement dans un travail du projet NiceArTs, la classe de 3°6, “classe communication artistique, culturelle et créative” a effectué une première sortie au MAMAC ce mardi 11 octobre 2016 afin de vous présenter la rétrospective Ernest Pignon Ernest qui s’y déroule actuellement.
Des dessins, des photographies, des travaux littéraires ainsi que des articles en plusieurs langues, tous réalisés par les élèves, vous proposent ici un avant goût de cette exposition.

Ernest PIGNON-ERNEST,

a niçois artist

Biographie

Picture of Ernest PIGNON-ERNEST
Picture of Ernest PIGNON-ERNEST

Ernest Pignon-Ernest was born in Nice in 1942 he is French. He is an artist : one of the pioneers of street art. He actually lives in Paris (the french capital) and he is a Defensor of Humans Rights.  He studied in Nice (architecture).

In 1974 he reacted to the twinning of le Cap in South Africa and Nice. He did a series « jumelage Nice the le corp ». He took an engagement against apartheid. He sticked more than 1000 drawings on the walls in Nice with the help of his friend. He did silk-screen paintings. He was inspirated by poets, his art is ephemeral : the street is the settings and the subject of his ephemeral works of art. He shows a total engagement in political, poetic, and plastic. The aim of his art is to open the eyes of the spectator to look at misery, poverty, immigration, racism and epidemics.

Picture taken during the exhibition in MAMAC. TV documentary about Ernest PIGNON-ERNEST
Picture taken during the exhibition in MAMAC. TV documentary about Ernest PIGNON-ERNEST

He is the witness of his time.

A quotation of the artist : « Places are my essential materials.I try to understand, to grasp everything that can be seen there-space, light, colours-and at the same time everything that cannot or no longer be seen: history, buried memories. »

Nassim , Nassim , Naoumidine , Emi , Hakim

Travail mis en ligne le 19 octobre 2016
Arti-Cité, projet NiceArTs, enseignantes encadrant les 3°6:                      
Mme Cuttoli, Mme Martinez et Mme Lemaitre