Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on August 6th and August 7th

Monaco is enjoying sunny relaxing days. If you have time free time stop by one of numerous exhibitions or go to a concert. Luckily this weekend there are a few.

Monte-Carlo Summer Festival 2022: Gianna Nannini

The absolute prima donna of Italian rock, Gianna Nannini, is part of the Monte-Carlo Summer Festival on Sunday 7 August 2022, at 8 pm at Salle des Etoiles.

Italian rocker, eclectic musician forged by seven years of studies at the Conservatory and collaborations with the greatest international producers, Gianna Nannini, has in the course of her long career, conquered generations of fans throughout Europe. With her strong  scenic presence and intimate approach to her audience, she combines the sweetness of her songs with her boundless energy. Since her successful debut album California, from which the single “America” was issued, she sold millions of albums and has even gone platinum. Her latest unreleased album The Difference was recorded in Nashville, the home of country music. Her latest release is a special single, “Diamante” featuring Francesco De Gregori, which results in an intense duet on an iconic song.

BIG ART FESTIVAL presents Valery Meladze

Big Art Festival invites you to an exclusive concert of Valery Meladze on August 6th, 2022 in the Ballroom of the Yacht Club de Monaco.

On August 6th, the Yacht Club de Monaco will host a unique gala evening with the participation of Valery Meladze. Elitism at the highest level, and luxury in every detail, it is here that the next exquisite, romantic and unique BIG ART FESTIVAL gala evening will take place. Here, in an atmosphere of prestige and exclusivity, a unique live concert of the main romantic of the stage, Valery Meladze, will take place. It is difficult to list all the golden hits of Valery Meladze — there are dozens of them, and on this magical summer evening, guests will be able to hear a live performance of these and many other favourite songs, exclusively and specially for the BIG ART FESTIVAL. The menu of the gala dinner this evening will also be special. Exquisite gourmet cuisine from the best chefs will surprise even the most discerning gourmets.

Martin Helmchen
Photo by Giorgia Bertazzi @www.opmc.mc

And those who prefer classical music will enjoy a symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jérémie Rhorer with Martin Helmchen, piano on Sunday 7 August 2022, at 9.30 pm at the Prince’s Palace – Cour d’Honneur. Music to be performed includes pieces by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

There are several interesting exhibitions in Monaco. Christian Louboutin – The Exhibition[ist], revisited by curator Olivier Gabet, Director of the Museum of Decorative Arts, will offer a brand new perspective following an earlier exhibition at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris in 2020 from Saturday 9 July to Sunday 28 August 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 10 pm in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

The set design being prepared for Monaco will encompass 2,000 m² and unveil previously unseen works tied to the designer’s Monegasque inspirations as well as new collaborations, including a unique project being developed with British artist Allen Jones.

At the heart of the exhibition, the “Musée Imaginaire” room will bring together items from Louboutin’s personal collection and historic and artistic works borrowed from public and private collections, including from Monegasque museums. It will explore various themes in the designer’s work such as his love of dance and the legacy of the Ballets Russes, his passion for African art and Asia, the pop influence of Warhol, the photographic genius of Helmut Newton, and his fascination with oceanography.

The exhibition will present exclusive collaborations by Louboutin such as the stained glass created by the Maison du Vitrail, a silver Sevillian palanquin, and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. Visitors will also discover the designer’s various projects with artists such as the photography of director David Lynch, the video work of Lisa Reihana, the leather sculptures of English designers Whitaker Malem, the choreography of Blanca Li, and the work of artist Imran Qureshi, as well as an immersive space dedicated to sculptor and painter Allen Jones created especially with him for this exhibition.

Exhibition - "Le Chat Déambule"

Another exhibition is “Le Chat Déambule” by the Belgian artist Philippe Geluck, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs from Tuesday 5 July to Sunday 2 October 2022, Esplanade du Larvotto.

Exposition Christian Bérard, Excentrique Bébé - Villa Paloma

Christian Bérard, Excentrique Bébé continues the NMNM programme of exhibitions dedicated to the revolutionary aesthetics developed by Serge Diaghilev in Monte-Carlo. Heralding certain aspects of contemporary art, the cross-disciplinary approach taken by the founder of the Ballets Russes brought radical transformation to the decorative arts during the 1910s and ’20s and had a lasting influence on visual and performance art to this day.

Exhibition «En rêvant la Méditerranée» ("Dreaming of the Mediterranean") by Antoine Pierini

©Ilan Dehe – “The Purpose of the Journey”

The Center of National Monuments welcomes you to the Villa Kérylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France at the exhibition «En rêvant la Méditerranée» (“Dreaming of the Mediterranean”), by Antoine Pierini from May 8th to Septembre 18th, 2022.

Thousands of years old, the craft of glass has come to us from antiquity. Today, innumerable objects in glass make up our everyday life, while only a few of make it to the level which we would consider to be a work of art. Antoine Pierini, designer, glass artist, and inheritor of a savoir-faire transmitted from father to son, evokes a voyage across the sea and across time in an intimate epic that he has specifically created for the Villa Kérylos.

His amphoras in colored glass, whole or fragmented, coinhabit at the heart of the Villa Kérylos with those of antiquity, covered in a hoary concretion and who act as witnesses to the shipwrecks in a sea who has rested untamed all these millennia.

In this sensitive odyssey of glass and color, Antoine Pierini hands over his emotions born from unique experiences and communal memories. Each work carries within itself the richness of history, the strength of sensations, and not only is each an invitation to voyage into the Mediterranean, but also an invitation to dream of it.

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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