The spotlight event of this week in Monaco is without doubt the Monaco Yacht Show, but there are also other things you can do. Here are a few suggestions for your weekend.
The 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) started this week at Port Hercule. It showcases the world’s most impressive line-up of super and megayachts for sale or for charter ever assembled in one place. Amongst the 125 outstanding vessels on display, forty or so new launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut by the most reputable superyacht builders.
Over four days, the show also curates the exhibition of 600 hand-picked yachting-related companies lining the docks of the iconic Port Hercule of Monaco: superyacht builders, yacht designers, brokerage houses, luxury suppliers, sought-after tenders and water toys, prestige cars and motorbikes, helicopter and private jet manufacturers.
The Monaco Yacht Show is recognised as a true highlight on the social elite’s agenda to enjoy a unique superyacht lifestyle experience in the glittering backdrop of the Principality of Monaco.
Since its first edition in 1991, the event has benefitted from the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and the recognition of the international yachting community.
Music lovers can enjoy Grand Season Series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada with Genia Kühmeier, soprano, Sophie Rennert, mezzo-soprano, Werner Güra tenor, Johannes Weisser, baritone, and the London Symphony Chorus on Sunday 26 September 2021, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The 26th European Heritage Day is organized on Sunday 26 September 2021, Principality of Monaco.
This year Nouveau Musée National de Monaco — Villa Paloma is displaying works of Shimabuku put together in the exhibition called The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories.
In the style of an epic poem, the exhibition The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories recounts the artist Shimabuku’s adventures around the world, from his native Japan to the Principality of Monaco via Brazil, Australia, and many other countries.
The artist’s texts form the storyline for a journey that brings together over 20 installations, films, sculptures and photographs created over the last 30 years.
On a visit to Fukuoka Shimabuku discovered the legend and relics of a mermaid whose body was 165 metres long and decided to make this story his own and expand it, buying a long rope also 165 metres long. Taken around the world, this rope brings him closer to the fish-woman and becomes a vector linking fiction to reality, past to present and Japan to the different countries where the work is presented. Acquired by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco in 2018, the installation I’m travelling with 165-metre Mermaid (1998–ongoing) forms the starting point for the exhibition and is enriched by the presence of artefacts produced in Monaco by different craftspeople invited in turn to make this story into a work of their own.
Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about exhibitions that are open in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!