Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on June 18th and June 19th

It’s relaxing summer time on Cote d’Azur. However besides the 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival this weekend is reach in various exhibitions that are currently open in Monaco.

Monte-Carlo Television Festival
©Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival on June 17–21 has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world. The Festival has also been at the forefront in showcasing the highly talented professionals associated with many of the most successful programs in the history of the medium. Offering a blend of global premieres, anniversary tributes, behind-the-scenes panels and signing sessions, the Festival creates a compelling must-attend experience for audiences, press and studios alike and platforms. As well as a key launch pad for new content, the Festival is the perfect place to do business — offering a unique schedule of events that provide a relaxed and convivial atmosphere for professionals from every part of this global industry to come together and build on their success with like-minded individuals. The Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, rewarding the best TV programs and actors. Over the course of the Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals attend screenings of all the programs in the competition. The Festival offers free entry and is open to the public.

Festival Street Art - "UPAINT"

From UPAW to UPAINT– Six years later, you could say that YOU are bringing the event to life from Friday 17 to Monday 20 June 2022, Terrasses du Casino. It’s about You, the artist, the public, the collector… this strong link between painting and you, each of you – whether the artist, the art lover or a simple spectator – we wanted this “U” and “Paint” to become our message, our name, our identity… U PAINT!

Newton, Riviera
Helmut Newton
Woman examining man, Calvin Klein, American Vogue, Saint-Tropez, 1975
Collection Helmut Newton Foundation
© Helmut Newton Foundation

Today opened a new exhibition called “Newton, Riviera”, that will welcome its audience from Friday 17 June to Wednesday 13 November 2022, in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber.

The title of the exhibition clearly circumscribes a geography, that of the French Riviera to Bordighera, Italy, which Helmut Newton photographed from the 1960s until his death in the early 2000s. Newton, Riviera is a pretext for a new look at the work of one of the 20th century’s foremost photographers through a fascinating collection of images, some that have become famous, others rarely displayed to the public.

It was here too, that he produced a great many portraits of “beautiful people”, some of whom had taken up residence in Monaco, others merely passing through. His works from this period also include portraits of the stars of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo and the Princely Family. In Monaco, Newton finally did landscapes, a genre of photography that he had never previously explored. There, he also developed “Yellow Press”, one of his most personal series, full of strange, disquietingly glamorous images inspired by crime scenes.

While Newton, Riviera focuses heavily on this period, the exhibition also looks at Newton’s historic links with the Riviera. Through 280 photographs, we discover a dazzling Newton’s ironic yet fascinated interpretation of a way of life characterised by ease and elegance, a world dominated by appearance and superficiality. A veritable living theatre, in which he was both a player on the stage, and a privileged member of the audience.

Polar Mission: Oceanographic Museum’s New Immersive Exhibition
Photo by Kristoffer Brink Jonsson @www.pexels.com

The Oceanographic Museum’s new Polar Mission exhibition is currently open and taking visitors on an epic journey from the North pole to the South pole. The new exhibition kicked off on 4 June and covers five exciting themes spread over two levels. From wildlife, to explorers, to artefacts, to immersive technology, the exhibition is chance to feel like you’re voyaging to the world’s chilliest landscapes at opposite ends of the globe.

The Polar Mission Exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum will be on display for the next two years. Entrance to the exhibition is included in a regular ticket to the Oceanographic Museum (€18.00 for adults and €18.00 for children aged 4-17 years). The Museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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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