May 13, 2010 - Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Training for a Museum (TM)
May 13, 2010

Training for a Museum (TM)

Training for a Museum (TM)
Les Villas des Pins

8 rue Honoré Labande
Bât B
MC 98000, Monaco

Training for a Museum (TM)

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco has defined its cultural policy. After designating Marie Claude Beaud as the Director of NMNM in April 2009 and thanks to the reflections conducted with her team, a program focusing on two themes related to Monaco’s historical and present local context has been laid down: ART and PERFORMANCE and ART and TERRITORY in two different locations, Villa Sauber and Villa Paloma.

Both themes result from the global project called “TRAINING FOR A MUSEUM”, as the consequence of a collective work by the museum’s team aiming at explaining to the general audience and local public what a national museum is and its relationship towards and through contemporary life.

In this very perspective and titling the event “Looking up…™”, Villa Sauber, dedicated to the theme of interactions between art and performing arts, encourages artists to work with the museum’s collections and to create site specific projects.

An “archeological” work has been made by the museum team in order to restore and revive after years of oblivion an historical heritage of extreme scientific and artistic significance poorly valued and never showned to the public.

Garage of Villa Sauber : Bertrand Lavier, 308 GTS
NMNM Villa Sauber, 17, avenue Princesse Grace MC 98000 Monaco
May 14th onwards

Coinciding with the 68th Monaco Grand Prix and in line with the museum cultural policy to interact with its territory, a new acquisition by NMNM, 308 GTS by Bertrand Lavier, will be exhibited permanently in the renovated garage of Villa Sauber.

The French artist Bertrand Lavier, loyal to his practice of questioning the relationship between art and everyday life and objects, becomes a tribute and analysis of that meta-reality well rooted in the Principality.

Looking up…™ : Yinka Shonibare MBE
NMNM Villa Sauber 17, avenue Princesse Grace MC 98000 Monaco
June 8th 2010 – January 16th 2011

The exhibition, Looking Up…™ : Yinka Shonibare MBE will be the first of a series for rediscovering and bringing out those collections related to the history and development of performing arts in the Principality of Monaco.

With the contribution of Yinka Shonibare MBE, works have been selected for being a kind of Ariadne’s thread within the collections of the museum; a distortion and re-interpretation of history, notoriously of the European colonialist cultural heritage, which gives to Monaco that subtle irony characterizing a small visual arts ‘cultural révolution’ in the principality.

La Carte d’après Nature
NMNM Villa Paloma 56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique MC 98000 Monaco
September 18th 2010 – February 22nd 2011

Villa Paloma, the second museum site of NMNM, will celebrate its opening after almost two years of consolidation and renovation. The inaugural exhibition by Thomas Demand, is titled “La Carte d’après Nature”, named after a short-lived art magazine by Rene Magritte.

The artist selected a variety of artworks by Luigi Ghirri, Martin Boyce, Rodney Graham, Tacita Dean, and René Magritte amongst others, which are connected by a few, mostly visual ideas: potted plants, nature as pet culture and surrealism as an artistic cohesive.

The rediscovery of one’s innate power of imagination will be the starting point of the museums’ educational project. The creation of a collection of videos focused on social themes will help lay the foundations to the greater notion of heritage and belonging, a protection scheme for the community as a whole. (under construction)
Contact :
Elodie Biancheri

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
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