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Villa Paloma

Villa Paloma (29)

Monday, 12 October 2015 14:13

Project Room : Paul Sietsema Villa Paloma

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October 18, 2015 - January 17, 2016
In the frame of the exhibition Fausto Melotti

La Project Room est un espace d'exposition autonome situé au 3ème étage de la Villa Paloma. 

Dans le cadre de l'exposition Fausto Melottideux expositions personnelles, dédiées respectivement à Alessandro Pessoli (Cervia, 1963) et Paul Sietsema (Los Angeles, 1968), s'y succèderont.

ALESSANDRO PESSOLI (Cervia, 1963; vit et travaille à Los Angeles)
09.07 – 27.09.2015

A travers un large et éclectique éventail de références iconographiques et thématiques, son travail couvre l’histoire de la culture récente. Les moyens artistiques traditionnels font l’objet de reconsidérations animées. Parmi les matériaux favoris et caractéristiques de son œuvre, on trouve la céramique émaillée utilisée pour des sculptures consacrée à des personnages ironiques et vifs.

PAUL SIETSEMA (Los Angeles, 1968; vit et travaille à Los Angeles)
18.10.2015 – 17.01.2016

Son œuvre traite des concepts et de la dynamique de la consommation et de la production dans le contexte de la culture contemporaine. Sietsema réexamine gestes et instants représentatifs, il les réinvente en les extrayant de leur contexte original et d’une dimension imaginaire triviale, pour les transformer en icônes pleines de souvenirs sensuels et muets.

Thursday, 28 May 2015 16:13

Fausto Melotti - Villa Paloma

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July 9, 2015 - January 17, 2016 

NMNM - Villa Paloma
56 boulevard du Jardin Exotique

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:15

Construire une Collection

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January 22 - June 7,  2015

NMNM-Villa Paloma
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique

William Anastasi, Richard Artschwager, Michel Blazy, Pascal Broccolichi, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Alain Declercq, Jean Dubuffet, Hubert Duprat, Jan Fabre, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Geert Goiris, Gary Hill, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Jochen Lempert, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané,Su-Mei Tse et Cerith Wyn Evans
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:57

Gilbert & George Art Exhibition

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June 14 - November 30, 2014
NMNM - Villa Paloma
56 boulevard du Jardin Exotique

Friday, 20 December 2013 10:43

Richard Artschwager !

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February 20 - May 11, 2014 - Villa Paloma
Retrospective exhibition of the American artist (1923-2013) organized by the Whitney Museum American Art in association with the Yale University Art Gallery.
The exhibition features over 135 works spanning six decades, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints

Monday, 30 September 2013 11:03

Promenades d'Amateurs

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Regard(s) sur une Collection Particulière

By Loïc Le Groumellec and Marie-Claude Beaud
NMNM - Villa Paloma
October 24, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Paloma presents Promenades d'Amateurs, Regard(s) sur une Collection Particulière, an exhibition by Loïc le Groumellec and Marie-Claude Beaud.

Promenades d’amateurs” is a meeting between a collector and an artist. A meeting informed by works: from advertising posters to the typography of books, ancient and modern alike, from the writings of Guillevic to Toroni’s paintings of brush imprints. A personal look – that of the artist Loïc Le Groumellec – at a private collection presenting, his own works and those of Chris Burden, Mark Francis, Gérard Gasiorowski, Peter Joseph, Jonathan Lasker, Robert Mangold, Joyce Pensato, Yves Peyré, Raymond Savignac, Niele Toroni, Bernard Villemot and Lawrence Weiner.

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Ed Ruscha, Drawings from the UBS Art Collection

Erik Bulatov is a central figure in contemporary Russian art. The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco is organizing a retrospective through a selection of paintings and drawings dating from 1966 to the present. 

Despite of a relatively small corpus of work, Bulatov managed to get round the constraints of official Soviet art by developing a very personal style.

His paintings are mostly iconoclastic assemblies in which image and language are linked. In landscapes, portraits, cityscapes he uses both the iconography of the Soviet regime as well as more traditional representations of nature as his inspiration. The choice of colours, geometric compositions and the use of images from films, art history or advertising define Bulatov’s visual language. The typography of the words and their meanings play a crucial role in the spatial composition of his paintings, ranging from a poem by Nekrasov to more mundane words on street signs.

The issues which interest the artist have led him to explore the vocabulary in both the Russian avant-garde and more academic painting of the nineteenth century. He looks at the way the picture space works as an interface between him, his message, and the viewer.

The exhibition will be held at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco at the Villa Paloma from 28 June to 29 September 2013. It will consist of thirty large paintings and 50 drawings. First shown in Europe in 1988 at the Kunsthalle Zurich and the Centre Pompidou, Bulatov has had numerous monographic exhibitions, at the Musée Maillol, Paris (1999), the Tretyakov-Gallery, Moscow (2003 and 2006) the Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2006), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2007) and MAMCO - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva (2009/2010). This is a new opportunity to see the work of Bulatov on the eve of his 80th birthday. 

Erik Bulatov was born in 1933 in Sverdlovsk, Russia. He lives and works in Paris.

After graduating from the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow in 1958, he began working as an illustrator of children's books in collaboration with Oleg Vassiliev. Despite the many constraints imposed by the Soviet regime, Bulatov only left Russia after the fall of the USSR.

His works have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions dealing with Russian art of the twentieth century: OSTALGIA, New Museum, New York (2011) RUSSIA! Guggenheim Museums, New York (2005) and Bilbao (2006), Berlin-Moscow / Moscow-Berlin 1950-2000, Tretyakov-Gallery, Moscow (2003). He also participated in the 43rd Venice Biennale (1988) and the 3rd Moscow Biennale (2009).

The NMNM will as well explore links between Erik Bulatov and Ed Ruscha. To this end La Table des Matières on the ground floor of Villa Paloma will present a selection of drawings, from the UBS Art Collection, made by Ruscha between 1960 and 1970.


Monday, 26 November 2012 11:44


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Selection of works shown


Exhibition views at Villa Sauber


Exhibition views at Villa Paloma


Architecture, Urbanism and Urbanisation in Monaco, realisations and projects – 1858-2012
Curator : Nathalie Giordano-Rosticher, Curator in Chief NMNM
Design : Martino Gamper, Maki Suzuki / åbäke, London

MONACOPOLIS analyzes the density of a saturated territory, and explores its many different dimensions. It restores readability to what already exists and re-creates the different layers of an urban development that has proceeded uninterruptedly since the mid-19th century, thanks to a novel overlapping of archives and works little or never seen hitherto. In the absence of any Archives Nationales in Monaco, this exhibition restores to the public the documents and the sources which make it possible to write the history of the country’s architecture. Since a complete saturation of the territory, this latter has been wavering between three tendencies which tally with experimental trends producing projects involving “realistic utopias” : verticality (first additional height, then actual high-rise buildings), excavating the ground, and the creation of man-made lands.
Villa Sauber offers a circuit through the emblematic neighbourhood of Monte-Carlo. The exhibition draws on more than 600 historical plans mostly hailing from the Société des Bains de Mer, sheds light on the work of the architects involved – over and above the famous signature of Charles Garnier – and underscores the extraordinary capacity for renewal which hallmarks architectures associated with vacationing and holidays, all created and turned towards a versatile public with fluctuating desires. To take just this one example, between 1863 and 1910, no less than ten architects, including Henri Schmit, would follow in each other’s footsteps to enlarge, transform, embellish, rectify, unify and even plan the Casino-Opéra de Monte Carlo.
Villa Paloma explores, inter alia, Eugène Beaudoin’s urban development proposals of the 1940s, Le Corbusier’s mysterious sketch, and the idea mooted by a surprising stranger, Henry Bulgheroni. After the Second World War, in a context aligned with the European issue of reconstruction, Monaco also had above all to deal with the total saturation of its territory. There duly appeared for Monaco various new urban planning solutions, in a period replete with visionaries. Starting in the 1960s, we thus discover utopian proposals such as La Vénise Monegasque/Venice in Monaco, Yona Friedman’s transparent and suspended bridge-city, Archigram’s Features Monte-Carlo, a rejection of deliberately buried architecture but offering a masterly response to exaggeratedly multi-faceted specifications, Paul Maymont’s Thalassopolis, a city that could be extended ad infinitum over the water, Edouard Albert’s L’Ile artificielle and the Quartier Marin, designed together with Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Manfredi Nicoletti’s La Ville satellite and the Marinarium. More recently, Jean Nouvel came up with a Centre de l’homme et de la mer, and Emilio Ambasz devised Public Park and Residencies. Real urban development is reinstated in the exhibition thanks to a sizeable collection of illustrative material and filmed reports, emphasizing the ceaseless energy of the works begun in the 1960s, which have never been interrupted since.

It has taken Nathalie Rosticher Giordano two years to locate and process archives in Monaco’s institutional collections and administrative archives, in the private collections of architects, promoters and other interested parties, but also in Parisian institutions.

The exhibition extends beyond the museum walls, and the city thus assumes a new dimension, at once a place of memory, a place where people live, and a space of projections.

Villa Paloma
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique, 98000 Monaco
Until May 12, 2013

Villa Sauber
17, avenue Princesse Grace
Until January 5, 2014

Villa Sauber will be closed from June 3 to 16 for a partial renewal of the works shown MONACOPOLIS, integrating pieces from the long term deposit of the collections of Performing Arts made by the Société des Bains de Mer to the NMNM (Costumes, accessories and model set designs) on the occasion of the celebration of their 150th anniversary.

Monday, 25 June 2012 17:37

Thomas Schütte. Houses

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Selection of works shown

Exhibition views 

Commissaires : Andrea Bellini et Dieter Schwarz
Une coproduction avec le Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Drawing on post-war architecture in Germany and transforming the language of public architecture, Thomas Schütte changes his view of our age and places architectural models on table-stands, raising them to the rank of monuments to our civilization. As architectural metaphors, they constitute an allegory of his view of the world.

Through his “diary of the world” under the form of architectural models Schütte plays and bitterly comments on contemporary society and on the mechanisms that make it work both politically and culturally.

Museum as crematory oven, modernism interpreted as a form of terrorism, menacing temples and Houses for one person – simultaneously retreat and prison.

In the past years some of the models have been turned into real buildings, thanks to the interest of private persons which use them as spaces for living.
A portfolio of 27 prints documenting more than 30 years of the artist's work on public architecture accompanies the visit of the exhibition which will pass along the models of the One Man Houses, a film on the construction of the Ferienhaus in Austria and finally new projects never shown before like the monumental Sculpture Hall which will host Schütte’s private collection of his own works

Two catalogues, Houses and Frauen, with critical essays by the two curators, Andrea Bellini and Dieter Schwarz, are published by Richter & Fey and the NMNM on the occasion of the exhibitions. Houses will be available in September 2012.

To go further : Thomas Schütte. Frauen on Castello di Rivoli's website
And click here to see a video presentation of the exhibition in Rivoli.

To go further : Thomas Schütte. Faces & Figures on Serpentine Gallery, London, website
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