PUBLIC SPACE - NOMADE, 2010


NOMADE, 2010


Bastion Saint-Jaume, Port Vauban, Antibes, France
Painted Stainless Steel
800 x 550 x 530 cm

Commissioned and puchased by:  Ville d’Antibes avec la participation de l’État, du Fonds Régional d’Acquisition pour les Musées (Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication), de l’Association des Amis du Musée Picasso, de la Société Anonyme d’Économie Mixte du Port Vauban, et de l’International Yacht Club d’Antibes, 2009.

NOMADE an outdoor project commissioned by the Ville d’Antibes and the Picasso Museum: a perpetual monumental installation settled on the top terrace of the Bastion Saint-Jaume.

In 2007, the sculpture was shown during the temporary exhibition organised by the Picasso Museum. Now, Plensa’s big Nomade, which visitors can get inside, invites us to travel within it. Reaching beyond its constituent materials, its space, all emptiness and silence, opens up to the sea and spreads out before it, like a gigantic figurehead on the prow of Bastion Saint-Jaume.