Research Trip: Nice, France

Stylesight’s Graphics team recently took a trip to Monaco to spot emerging packaging trends at this year’s Luxe Pack trade show. The premier creative packing show celebrated its 25th anniversary with a record number of exhibitors. Always a key event for discovering innovative techniques and materials, the 2012 edition was no exception. 

Stylesight also stopped over in Nice for a research trip to explore the city’s best galleries and museums in search of some creative inspiration.

The first stop took us to Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, where we saw Denis Brihat’s work through the eye of a lens. Enlarged vegetable slices, blades of grass, and flower life cycles were some of the subject matters that adorned the walls of the gallery. The photographs zoomed into natural forms and depicted intricate patterns, emphasized in a monochromatic colorway.

Denis Brihat

1. James Lee Byars / 2. Yves Klein / 3. James Lee Byars / 4. Yves Klein / 5. Yves Klein / 6. Anish Kapoor / 7. Yves Klein

Next, we visited the renowned MAMAC (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), and were lucky enough to gaze at the incredible work by Kelin, Byars, and Kapoor. Sculptures and installations engulfed the exhibition spaces, displayed in striking blue, white, and red.

We also browsed the museum’s permanent collection, showcasing works by the likes of Gilbert & George and Keith Haring.

1. Gilbert & George / 2. Robert Indiana / 3. Robert Indiana / 4. Barbara Kruger / 5. Robert Indiana / 6. Robert Indiana / 7. Ben Vautier / 8. Keith Haring / 9. James Rosenquist / 10. Robert Indiana

The MAMAC’s roof extends into an outdoor exhibition space, where mesmerizing views can be seen of the entire city.

MAMAC, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

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