KUNSTHALLE3000

An institution as intervention in public space,
proposed by Thomas Geiger, artist and curator,
as part of ACROSS #20.

Saturday 1 December 2018
3:00 PM > 6:00 PM, in front of the former Casino de la Jetée-Promenade

Since 2015, thankyouforcoming runs a critic and curatorial residency program from Nice. ACROSS (scènes de province) is a collaborative, participatory and experimental project.

KUNSTHALLE3000

We are very pleased to announce the reopening of the Jetée-Promenade Palace on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 15.00, under the name Casino3000 for a stealthy and unique open-air casino experience. Come join us and try your luck!
Casino3000 is a project run by Kunsthalle3000 / Thomas Geiger, an institution as intervention declaring existing but unused “situations” within public space as Kunsthalle and activating them for a specific time with invited artists.
In collaboration with Pierre Akrich, Karima El Karmoudi, Thomas Geiger, Ann Guillaume, Rémi Groussin, Claire Migraine and Justin Sanchez.

Kunsthalle3000 is an institution as intervention proposed by the German artist and curator Thomas Geiger, who declares existing but unused ‘situations’ in the public sphere as spaces for art, activating them temporarily in collaboration with invited artists. Its aim is to make visible and explore the possibilities and the potentials but also the borders and the limits of public space, in order to claim their possible democratic use.

The concept of Kunsthalle (arts space or gallery) is used in German-speaking countries to describe a specific type of municipal museum whose primary purpose is to make art accessible to everyone. Kunsthalle 3000 follows this principle quite literally by declaring objects and architectural elements within the public sphere as “art spaces (Kunsthalle)” and inviting artists to intervene within them. A temporary program is thus engendered that activates these places with performances, presentations, discussions, exchanges and encounters for both visitors and passers-by.

Kunsthalle3000 was initiated in Vienna (Austria) in 2016, before continuing on to Johannesburg (South Africa), Geneva (Switzerland), Beirut (Lebanon), Paris (France) and Langenhagen (Germany).
As part of the ACROSS residency program, thankyouforcoming invites Kunsthalle3000 to exhibit in Nice, engaging with the city’s historical and cultural lineage of artistic actions in the public space.

Taking place around the old Jetée-Promenade Casino, Kunsthalle3000 is activated in collaboration with local artists, who are invited to design performances and temporary interventions for this space where anything can happen…
In 1883, under the leadership of the Marquis d’Espouy of Saint-Paul and with the support of the city of Nice, a casino directly inspired by London’s Crystal Palace is inaugurated. Immediately ravaged by a fire, the casino is then rebuilt in 1891 during the “Belle Époque”. Situated in the centre of the Baie des Anges, a pier advancing into the sea provides exceptional views and entertainment for nearly 50 years. During the Second World War, the casino is stripped of its brass, bronze, statues, silverware, electrical wiring and any other metals likely to serve the German war effort. A few years later, the casino ceases activity and is dismantled. The pier and platform with its salons, orchestra halls, theatre, games rooms, restaurants and even indoor baths are abandoned to their watery cemetery.
Today, almost no trace of the presence of this glory of yesteryear exists. You could almost ignore the Palace of the Pier’s existence if it were not for the old postcards that still testify to its sumptuous past. Near its former location stands a metal structure isolated from its environment, place of assembly and activation of Casino3000.

We are very pleased to announce the reopening of the Jetée-Promenade Palace on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 15.00, under the name Casino3000 for a stealthy and unique open-air casino experience!
Come join us and try your luck!

KUNSTHALLE3000

Saturday 1st December 2018
Free access

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