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Noël Dolla Entrée libre mais non obligatoire
Edited by Léa Gauthier.
Texts by Élodie Antoine, Noït Banai, Fabrice Flahutez, Léa Gauthier, Éric Mangion, Guy Scarpetta.

Graphic design: Jean-Michel Diaz and Fabio Lapiana.
published in November 2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
26 x 26 cm (hardcover)
448 pages (color ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-918063-38-4
EAN: 9782918063384
out of print
Noël Dolla's iconoclastic artistic approach defies categories. This book seeks to explore the heterogeneity of Dolla's works to better demonstrate the singular common thread between them.
For his exhibition at Villa Arson in Nice in the Summer of 2013, Noël Dolla chose to present both a solo and group exhibition, thus inviting about 80 artists, mostly friends and companions, young and old. Under the title “Free entry but not mandatory”, the exhibition covered a large part of Villa Arson's spaces, nearly 23,000 m2, and was designed to shake up traditional display of artworks. In the eponymous book co-edited by Blackjack editions and the Villa Arson the work of the artist is arranged organically, through a set of intuitive and subjective associations. With no chronological order nor media partitioning, Entrée libre mais non obligatoire is the 448 pages story of an unlikely artistic trajectory.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at the Villa Arson, Nice, in 2013.
Associated with the artistic movement Supports/Surfaces, Noël Dolla (born 1945 in Nice, where he lives and works) has been trying for thirty years to answer the question of painting and especially abstract painting.