March 15, 2015 - Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Building a Collection #2
March 15, 2015

Building a Collection #2

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Schattenspiel (Shadow Play), 2002. Installation of various objects, tables and lamps, variable dimensions. Acquired with the support of Association des Amis du NMNM. Collection NMNM. © Hans Peter Feldmann. Photo: Nicole Wilhelms.

Construire une Collection #2 (Building a Collection)
March 21–September 27, 2015

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Villa Sauber
17 avenue Princesse Grace  
98000 Monaco

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Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) presents Construire une Collection (Building a Collection), a selection of works purchased by the museum over the past ten years, opening on March 21 at Villa Sauber. The first chapter of the exhibition opened on January 22 at Villa Paloma. 
Ten years of building, ten years of collecting…in playing host to the second chapter of Construire une Collection, the NMNM-Villa Sauber shows above all, a “collection of collections.” Talking about years and museums is to evoke time and memory, or at least the way we represent them for ourselves. Neither fixed nor static chronologies are present throughout the two floors and the gardens of Villa Sauber, except for a dynamic memory, always within the present, creating connections between forms and materials, whilst encouraging—via novel juxtapositions—new sensitive encounters. The second part of Construire une Collection is a tool box, an inventory of possible readings, based on the notion of collecting, in the literal sense of the term, colligere: to put together, bind.
The exhibition will bring together works by Arman, Robert Barry, Christian Boltanski, Lourdes Castro, César, Mark Dion, Erró, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Claire Fontaine, Jeppe Hein, Linda Fregni Nagler, Camille Henrot, Bertrand Lavier, Anne and Patrick Poirier, and Hans Schabus. 

A catalogue published by the NMNM and designed by Pascal Storz and Tim Wetter will be released in the spring, with texts by Joerg Bader, Sarina Basta, Marie-Claude Beaud, Celia Bernasconi, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Sofia Eliza Bouratsis, Marie de Brugerolle, Natalia Brizuela, Cathleen Chaffee, Thierry Davila, Christine Eyene, Eva Fabbris, Mark Feary, João Fernandes, Jill Gasparina, Jacinto Lageira, Enrico  Lunghi, Simone Menegoi, Olivier Michelon, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chiara Parisi, Cristiano Raimondi, Damien Sausset and Chris Sharp.


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