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Monaco Art Week 2021 exhibits across the principality

Get ready for an amazing collaborative exhibition with the 3rd edition of Monaco Art Week from 13 - 18 July 2021, in parallel with the artmonte-carlo fair.

Art lovers can get ready for a particularly rich week in Monaco, filled with artistic events, galleries and auction houses who are joining forces and inviting the public, art collectors, professionals and art lovers to come together to follow the MONACO ART WEEK Parcours across the Principality.

Truly diverse exhibitions

The originality of the MONACO ART WEEK Parcours lies in the diversity of the participating spaces, offering discoveries and dialogues between different periods of art: classic, modern and contemporary, but also between different mediums, from painting to installations via sculpture, photography, or graffiti art. Field of synergies and exchanges, these cultural meetings will offer a small glimpse of the artistic initiatives of the Principality, which attract an ever-increasing public each year.

An art experience spread over three districts

Jean Antoine Hierro, La Tentation, 2016, Mixed media on canvas, 215 x 310 cm Presented by Art-Box.Store in collaboration with Galerie l’Entrepôt

The route starts in the Condamine district, at the NM Contemporary gallery, whose space has been totally transformed by the optical installations of the Italian artist Vincenzo Marsiglia, currently on display at the Venice Architecture Biennale. A little further down, Art-Box.Store offers, at the basement of the Galerie l’Entrepôt, three artists working between performance and street art: Jean Antoine Hierro, Manou Marzban and Joris Brantuas. On the ground floor, Daniel Boeri & Magdalena Gabriel present two artists inspired by nature, with the installation Royal Love by Sonia Falcone and Pierre Bonnefille’s works on paper.

Entering the Monte-Carlo district, visitors can discover a historical gallery of the Principality, the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi which celebrates the centenary of Maison Ribolzi. It hosts the works of "painting-sculptures" by the Italian artist Sergio Fermariello. Next door, modern sculpture is in the spotlight, at MF Toninelli Art Moderne gallery (by appointment), through a collection of works by renowned artists, such as Hans Arp or Constantin Brâncuși. A few meters away, Sotheby's opens its first private "pop-up" sales area with a selection of contemporary and modern paintings, and designer luxury pieces. On the same avenue, the Moretti Fine Art gallery, renowned for its expertise in the Masters of the Italian Renaissance, unveils one of its latest discoveries, a remarkable small gold ground representing the Virgin and Child, painted by the Sienese artist Sano di Pietro (Siena, 1405-1481). A few steps from there, the Wannenes Art Contact auction house presents a preview of the jewelry and objects from its next sale in Monaco.

It's not just indoors!

‘Louise Bourgeois. Maladie de l'Amour’, inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Monaco, 19 June–26 September 2021, Installation view ‘Louise Bourgeois. Maladie del’Amour’ Hauser & Wirth Monaco © The Easton Foundation / ADAGP, Paris 2021 Courtesy the Foundation and Hauser & Wirth

The route is punctuated by modern and contemporary sculptures part of Monaco Sculptures programme from the Artcurial house, exhibited in the heart of the Principality for their next sale in July, in collaboration with the prestigious Société des Bains de Mer. Opposite the Casino de Monte-Carlo, another monumental sculpture, one of Louise Bourgeois’ famous spiders, dominates the patch of lawn at the entrance to the brand new Hauser & Wirth's majestic gallery space, which dedicates its inaugural exhibition to the artist. Just before the Larvotto district, Les Galeries Bartoux highlights two artists who have left their marks on the Principality: Fernando Botero & Jean-Michel Folon.

At Larvotto, Kamil Art Gallery presents the intriguing universe of Franco-German painter Eric Massholder, with the exhibition Monte Verità. Next door, G&M Gallery is dedicating its Knife Edge exhibition to the work of photographer Mark Evans, including his meticulous work on leather. A few steps away, Monaco Modern'Art gallery shows the monumental paintings of Philippe Pastor, whose work with matter expresses his concern with the environment. Espace 22, located on the border of Larvotto and St Roman exhibits Fight Aids Association’s philanthropic project, with photographs from a book and a workshop, led by Julien-Daniel Gueudet.

Julien-Daniel Gueudet, PATRICK, Photography (detail) With the participation of Isabelle de Sentis - Art-thérapeute (body-art) and Christine-Sophie Guillaume / SOFEEGRAPHISTE - Graphic Design Presented by Fight Aids Monaco, in collaboration with La Maison de Vie Carpentras and ESPACE 22

An “Hors les Murs” event is offered by NM Contemporary in collaboration with Mazzoleni, Torino-London, on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July (by reservation) in the garden of a collector in Èze-Bord-de-Mer, with the collective exhibition Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe, curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone with works by Nina Carini, Andrea Francolino, Goldschmied & Chiari, David Reimondo and Fabio Roncato.

MAW is a fabulous chance to see a vast collection of some of the world's top artists currently working. Don't miss a chance to browse this diverse open exhibition!

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