ENTRE I DEUX is defined as a program of exhibitions and events between two curators: Rébecca François and Lélia Decourt.
Rebecca François : art historian, graduated with a Master’s degree in art history on “La scène artistique niçoise de 1990 à 2006”. Curator at the MAMAC in Nice and art critic, she collaborates on numerous works and has been leading the hitchhikers project with Ève Pietruschi since 2014.
Lélia Decourt: art historian, graduate of a Master Arts, Letters, Languages and Civilizations, specializing in Asia and Oceania. Since 2010, head of the cultural mediation service at the MAMAC of Nice. She is also a temporary lecturer in contemporary art at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
Initiated in 2017, the project focuses on spaces not dedicated to the presentation of works of art with a view to creating interstices in everyday life with the complicity of artists of different generations, recognized or emerging. ENTRE I DEUX is infiltrating the Caisse d’Épargne Masséna agency in Nice in order to arouse the unexpected, curiosity and exchange. Using the classic “chairs in a row, decorative posters and people’s newspapers”, the proposed waiting rooms invite you to take your time and occupy the space in a different way.
Through this project called “ENTRE I DEUX”, we wish :
> Propose a reflection and experimentation of an unconventional space of display, as opposed to the White Cube, favouring the production of specific works
> Play on the idea of the place to create a gap and arouse the curiosity of the visitor and users (expectation/unexpected).
> Take into account the characteristics of the site and its users (agents and customers): it is a space for work and service, waiting and passage.
> Work in a spirit of collaboration and sharing with teams, users, artists and the public.
> Favour exchanges and cross-fertilization
The company now appears as a space conducive to the dissemination of culture. Thus, art invites itself into the world of work, providing teams with opportunities for encounters, emancipation and cohesion of work, experience, innovation, audacity and sharing. For the company, it is a real source of influence and anchoring.
The Caisse d’Epargne Nice Côte d’Azur
Since its creation, the Caisse d’Epargne (Groupe BPCE) has been a committed player in the artistic and cultural world. The Caisses d’Epargne du Var and Alpes-Maritimes merged in 1991 to form the Caisse d’Epargne Côte d’Azur. This merger instilled a desire to support modern and contemporary art through a major acquisition plan (more than 200 works and 90 artists), an exhibition program, catalogue publishing and support for cultural events such as the Young Talents competition. In 2017, the Caisse d’Epargne Côte d’Azur has joined forces with ENTRE I DEUX to implement a genuine contemporary art policy with an ambitious exhibition program and the establishment of dynamic partnerships with renowned cultural structures such as the OVNI festival (Objectif Vidéo Nice).
Since 2017, the Caisse d’Epargne Côte d’Azur has been working closely with ENTRE I DEUX to implement a genuine contemporary art policy. This collaboration gives rise to advice on patronage and partnerships and to several exhibitions and waiting rooms: The Illumination of the Earth by the Sun (31 March – 2 July 2017); Voyage immobile (8 July – 22 September 2017); The Great Illusion (20 October 2017 – 2 February 2018); Lunch Break (10 February – 16 June 2018); The Savings Bank : 200 Years of History (23 June – 8 September 2018); Memory and the Sea (10 November 2018 – 2 February 2019); Children (16 February – 1 June 2019); Road Movie (7 June – 29 September 2019).
Participation in the festival O.V.N.I (Objectif Vidéo Nice) and its exhibition Camera Camera 2018 (investment of the hammam) & 2019 (participation in the jury and investment of a room).