MAMO Roof Hosts Mesmerizing Installations By Felice Varini

  • Home
  • Hot Topics
  • MAMO Roof Hosts Mesmerizing Installations By Felice Varini

Felice Varini has taken on Le Corbusier’s architecture at MAMO, the art centre created by Ora Ito on the roof terrace of Cité Radieuse in Marseille, and the result is spectacular!


Known for re-defining architectural spaces with his sharp eye and optical illusions, the French-Swiss artist has spanned the whole terrace with three different installation pieces.

Varini takes one initial view point, carefully chosen, usually at eye level and located at a key passage way in the space. Intended as a starting point, the viewer is invited to enter the painting and the space from here, working their own way around, ultimately creating the experience of an infinite number of different shapes within the first shape! Mesmerising or what?!

Felice Varini,Quatre droites aux trois croisements in”A ciel ouvert”
MAMO Marseille, 2016. Photo: André Morin

Felice Varini, Triangles percés in “A ciel ouvert”
MAMO, Marseille, 2016. Photo: André Morin

Varini surveys the roof terrace of MAMO, Marseille.

This is the first time that I have exhibited on, in and with architecture designed by Le Corbusier. This place is a landmark, a huge influence. It is a true microcosm, designed as a small city with its range of complex volumes, a small city with a view over the large city of Marseille. It is extremely exciting!

Felice Varini, 2016.

Felice Varini,Rebonds par les poles in “A ciel ouvert”
MAMO, Marseille, 2016. Photo: André Morin


A ciel ouvert
Felice Varini at MAMO

until 2nd October 2016!


Centre d’art
de la Cité Radieuse
280 Boulevard Michelet
13008 Marseille, France
+33 1 42 46 00 09


Using our network of curators and curatorial committee we bring you exhibitions every month from new and exciting art scenes. You can easily buy, rent and swap works with other members of our art sharing community. Enjoy an interactive art world, and we’ll take care of everything else.