Tonic first thanks to the three initiators of the project: Michele, Paolo and Xavier. Tonic then as a place of Contemporary Art located between sky and sea, Tonic finally because the visit ends or begins… with a shot of Vodka! A relaxed and open atmosphere in this old shipyard converted into a venue for exhibitions and life for artists, at a rate of 3 per year from 3 different continents. Five thousand square meters devoted to monumental or smaller works, flattered by the wind and sublimated by the light of the South. Place of democratization open to collectors certainly but to schools, airy centers, enthusiasts, curious. Recreational and educational walk to do since Saint-Tropez or elsewhere, admiring and architecture of buildings and artists exposed. At all hours of the day and night…
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Around fifty works of art exhibited, on 5000 m2, between heaven and earth, in a former shipyard located on the Corniche des Issambres, bathed in light and crossed by the mistral.
Three showrooms to discover, the first reserved for monumental works: Richard Hudson, Arman, Dali, Wim Delvoye, Rotraut, Philippe Perrin etc … A show room, a few steps lower where the highly rated Tomas Saraceno Winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp Théo Mercier, the poetic Flavie Audi of the bank of the same name, or the ex wife of Yves Klein Nikki of Saint-Phalle, exhibited this year at the Grand Palais. Finally, a significant presence of the Saudi virtual museum BASMOCA, illustrating the international and innovative dimension of this place.
Created in 6 months by 3 enthusiasts with perfectly complementary skills: The banker Paolo, the ultra connected collector Michele and the lawyer at the head of the association that manages the activities and destinations of PTAC: Xavier. A solid trio for a real opening to contemporary art.