Events30 July 2018

Nice: Summer exhibitions in Park Phoenix [Video gallery]

In addition to the normal activities of this park, that aimes the appreciation of nature, here 2 interesting exhibitions.

Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for researchers. Over millions of years of evolution, animals and plants have evolved to adopt the forms most suited to their environments and the sources of stress that surround them.

If we take the example of insects, these animals that have been on earth for millions of years have colonized all the environments (aquatic, terrestrial and aerial). They are present on virtually every continent and can flourish in the most hostile environments.

For a living being, one of the most restrictive elements is the management of water. Indeed this molecule, although simple, is an indispensable element to the development of life. It is therefore naturally and by evolution that insects have developed different capacities in connection with water. Either to trap it, to repel it  or to adapt to it. In the desert, some insects have developed the ability to capture atmospheric water to hydrate, in the aquatic environment other insects have gained the ability to walk on water, where others have developed a wettability gradient to promote their underwater life.

As for the air environment, the most spectacular example is probably the example of the butterfly, especially the wings of butterflies whose extreme hydrophobicity avoids overload in case of rain or splash. This property allows butterflies to preserve their flying ability.

  • July 15, 2018 at 9:30 am - September 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Cassini Hall

Exhibition: I'm another - The Double Face Art & Arch

At Phoenix Park, the City of Nice invites you to discover exhibition "I am another" by the art and architecture collective "The Double Face Art & Arch".

The scenographer Giovanna Rombaldi, in collaboration with Cristiana Trombatore and Marta Selvaggio has gathered and directed about twenty works, paintings and sculptures by Italian artists. The theme is the Metamorphosis that Kafka's short story deals with. These works take place in a conversation about the close relationship of dependence and conflict between man and nature. The animal and plant world from which man descends and reflects, forces him to undergo mutations. These mutations, which occur inexorably and imperceptibly, are sources of conflict with the inner "me" of the individual. 

  • July 7, 2018 at 9:30 am - September 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Salles Floréal and Prairial

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Judit Neuberger

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