© Evan Bourgeau, Tristan Blumel, Tom Barbagli, Hôtel Windsor
What is OVNi?
At the confluence of the artistic and hotel worlds, the Festival Objectif Vidéo Nice or OVNi, was created in Nice in 2015 as an original and innovative platform dedicated to the promotion of video art. Every year at the end of November, OVNi brings together a number of cultural actors from the city of Nice to create the event by giving visibility to emerging video artists, while allowing the public to rediscover more established video artists.
The work of the latter is thus highlighted through a tour of the city that includes museums, cultural spaces and unusual places. At the same time, several hotels in Nice are transformed into places of artistic hospitality where various French and international institutions unveil a programme chosen specifically for a hotel room. OVNi is also involved here and there to propose a selection of artists’ videos in various places.
In 2022, OVNi is repeating the « Rencontres OVNi » at the Windsor Hotel with our partner, the Forum des instituts culturels étrangers à Paris (FICEP), which brings together some 60 foreign cultural institutes in Paris. Each participating institute will carry a programme from its country, video distributors and collectors will complete the Rencontres and show a selection of their repertoire or collection.