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Monaco Art Week explores Local Culture with a Walking Trail

The sixth edition of Monaco Art Week (MAW) is taking place from 2 to 7 July 2024 and will be punctuated by unique exhibitions across a few dozen galleries and auction houses. The event’s art trail will take visitors through cultural hubs in different areas of the Principality: Condamine, Monte-Carlo and Larvotto. The exciting format facilitates access to exhibitions, encouraging everyone to explore Monaco’s cultural landscape.

Born in the spring of 2018, Monaco Art Week was created from the desire to unite Monaco’s cultural institutions by organizing an event that showcases the local art scene. Thirty-four establishments will be participating in this year’s event, including Artcurial, Sotheby’s, the Comité National Monegasque, Espace 22, the Opera Gallery and many more. Here are three highlights from this year’s MAW program.

Views and landscapes of Italy at the A. Pallesi Art Gallery

The nineteenth century was characterized by far greater ease of travel across Europe than in the previous century. Italy became the destination of choice for many foreign painters. Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and the surrounding areas were frequented by artists from all over Europe.

Numerous paintings of Italian views and landscapes have made a name for themselves throughout Europe and across the Atlantic. For an Italian gallery established abroad, it seemed only natural to present a sample of these works, which bear witness to the artistic development of the period.

Alfredo Pallesi was born in Bologna into a family of antique dealers. He opened his first practice in Rome in 1968. In 1981, he began working with Finarte Casa d’Aste in Rome and was appointed General Manager after a few years, first of the Milan headquarters, then in Madrid.

In 2002, he opened a gallery in Rome at 54 Via Margutta to sell paintings and sculptures from the 17th to the 20th century. In 2011, he moved the gallery to the Principality of Monaco at the Park Palace.

Conference hosted by Christie’s about Aimé Maeght, pioneer of the modern and contemporary art market

A conference hosted by Christie’s specialists will be held on 3 July 2024 at 7:30 p.m. about Aimé Maeght, pioneer of the modern and contemporary art market and visionary creator of the Maeght Foundation. The history of the Maeght Foundation will be discussed during a round table.

“A look back at the key events which have marked the history of art here, the history of architecture and that of the Maeght family whose vision enabled the creation of the first modern and contemporary art foundation in France,” states the MAW website.

“Concrete Beaches, Artificial Landscapes” at Collect|MC

Undergoing violent ecological changes, natural landscapes are shaped, augmented, supplemented by synthetic artifices, led by discordant projects. The group exhibition “Concrete Beaches, Artificial Landscapes” is built around hypothetical scenarios: abstract, metaphysical, uncertain.

“The visitor must consider it as a fictional story where everyone can come and place their allegory of a shared future. Each piece and object animate these fantasized futures,” states the MAW website.

Taking as inspiration from the flamboyant reveries of J.G. Ballard’s first collection of short stories, Vermilion Sands (1973), the exhibition aims to provoke the imagination around hybrid narratives.

The exhibition runs from now until 30 September 2024 and features the works of over 15 artists. Collect|MC is an artistic initiative highlighting the work of emerging artists.

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