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Monday, 22 February 2021 11:56

8 Flags

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In 2011, on the occasion of the exhibition OCEANOMANIA: Souvernirs of Mysterious Seas – a project by Mark Dion – David Brooks made a proposition for the flags on the roof of Villa Paloma, eight pareidolias, the familiar shapes one can find in clouds.

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David Brooks
Pareidolia : When Flags Become Clouds and Clouds Become Fish, 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Museum 52, photo : NMNM/Mauro Magliani et Barbara Piovan, 2011


Ten years later, Shimabuku has been invited to imagine new flags as part of his exhibition The 165 metre Mermaid and Other Stories.

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Shimabuku

Moon and Potato , (detail) 2021
8 prints on flags
Photo : NMNM/Andrea Rossetti, 2021

“When I look at the moon, I think of a potato
When I look at a potato, I think of the moon.”– Shimabuku

The exhibition in Monaco highlights Shimabuku’s inclination to reconnect the distant and rethink the notion of alterity. The poetical analogy the artist formulates in Moon and Potato is a perfect indicator of this process. An image taken from his film Fish and Chips, a potato floating in the sea (hypothetically waiting for a fish), is here associated with the moon, forming a comparison as formal as it is humorous. Is the potato floating in the sky, or the moon in the sea? The so-called relational aesthetic is hereby raised as a flagship.





SHIMABUKU The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories

From February 19 until October 3, 2021

NMNM-Villa Paloma
56 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, Monaco
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 17:41

Pierre Le-Tan

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Pierre Le-Tan

NMNM Villa Paloma - La Table des Matières
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:08

Miró, La Peinture au défi - Villa Paloma

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Miró
La Peinture au défi

September 23 - October 25, 2020

NMNM – Villa Paloma

56 boulevard du Jardin Exotique

Variations 
Eugène Frey's Light Set Projections presented by João Maria Gusmão

February 7 - August 30, 2020

NMNM Villa Paloma 
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:57

Mattia Denisse - Les Editions Tripé

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Mattia Denisse
Les Editions Tripé

NMNM Villa Paloma - La Table des Matières
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique

April 18 - November 3, 2019
Free entrance every day from September 30 until November 3


NMNM - Villa Paloma
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique

June 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Free entrance

NMNM-Villa Paloma
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique

October 12 - November 18, 2018

NMNM - Villa Paloma 
La Table des Matières 


NMNM - Villa Paloma
La Table des Matières
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