Creating health awareness through the magic of artist expression
The highly anticipated 9th edition of GemlucArt run from October 9- 20, 2017, at the Rainier III Auditorium in Monaco turning the entrance level of the Auditorium into a fantastic eclectic Contemporary Art Exhibition, with the continuous support of the Monaco Town Hall, showcasing over a hundred local and international talented artists out of more than a thousand entries.
The theme this year was: “Quand fenetre sur cour rencontre la belle histoire”, that would translate to “Rear Window… meets The Beautiful Story,” based on two famous films directed by cinema monsters Alfred Hitchcock and Claude Lelouch respectively, the theme offered plenty of possibilities of varied expression, seducing the artists’ imagination. GemlucArt has become a prestigious annual artistic exhibition, but also an important fundraiser, thanks to all those generous souls who purchase the high quality artworks exhibited.
Art as a tool for health
GEMLUC (Monaco Group of Companies in the Fight Against Cancer) is a non-government charitable association created in 1973, presided by Dr. Beatrice Brych and under the Honorary presidency of H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover. Through their annual competition-exhibition GemlucART, they raise funds for medical research to find a cure, purchase state of-the-art materials for hospitals, assist patients and their families, and create awareness about prevention, detection and care by drawing the public attention through the magic of artist expression.
Gemluc invites the public, increasing in number every year, to discover artists working in Monaco and abroad while creating awareness and raising funds with the sale of artworks for the fight against the devastating disease.
The organizers succeeded in making of this exhibition a landmark both in terms of contemporary art as well as innovation in fundraising. To help people suffering from the disease means also to help specialists so they have access to state-of-the-art material on the edge of technology, or funds to continue their research to find a cure. The Scientific Center in Monaco, and the Princess Grace Hospital Center benefited from financial donations by Gemluc during the last few years, and for the end of 2017, the association decided to help the Urology service of Dr. Herve Quintens. Their generosity extends beyond the frontiers of the Principality, such us the Antoine-Lacassagne center in Nice, France, receiving a donation to support medical studies not covered by public funds.
The association’s annual fundraising dinner is planned for November 15, 2017, at the Automobile Club of Monaco. Last year they succeeded in raising Euro 45,000. Everything helps the cause, and as Dr Byrch enthusiastically said: “Many drops make a river.”
A first class jury and a professional management team
GemlucArt improves with each new edition, thanks to the participation of talented artists from different countries, a prestigious international jury of museum curators and art critics that selected the best artworks of the 2017 harvest, and a highly professional organizing team that worked relentlessly long hours succeeding in assemblying a high quality exhibition. Their efforts have paid off and the results are obvious, as the exhibition has become a not-to-be missed event in the art calendar in the Principality, for artists, art lovers and collectors alike.
This year GemlucArt welcomed as their guest of honor, no other than famous photographer Jacques Renoir, who is the great grandson of painter Auguste Renoir.
Members of the Jury GemlucArt 2017
- Jean-Pierre Pastor (President)
- Georges Marsan, Monaco Mayor (Vice-President)
- Doctor Beatrice Brych (President of GEMLUC)
- Adriano Ribolzi
- Guillaume Rapin
- Jacques Renoir
- Michele Beddington
- Francois-Xavier Ciais
- Franck Michel
- Ondine Roman
GemlucArt Organization Team
- Doctor Beatrice Brych (President of GEMLUC)
- Laurence Garbatini – General Director GemlucArt
- Yvon Kergal – GemlucArt Exhibition’s Curator
In the photo above: Laurence Garbatini, F. Michel, Ondine Romain, M. Beddington, Francois X. Ciais, Jacques Renoir, Joelle Lallemand, Countess H. Selikowitz Modini and Yvon Kergal @CelinaLafuentedeLavotha
Prizes for the very best of the 2017 harvest
The highly qualified members of the jury had no easy job to select the winners of the 9th edition of GemlucArt, among a hundred works of art by talented local and international artists. But after a careful and lengthy deliberation several artists were awarded the important coveted prizes, with passionate presentations by the artists, in a friendly and very moving atmosphere that characterizes this one-of-a-kind annual art gathering.
Below is the list of artists with their artworks and the prize they received during the Official Awards Ceremony that took place on October 17 & 19 at a packed Auditorium Rainier III, in the presence of members of the Jury, generous loyal sponsors and partners and an ever growing enthusiastic public.
List of Winners of GemlucArt 2017
Dany Tulkens, Belgium, “Contraversion” – Special Sculpture Prize – 15 days exhibition at Beddington Fine Art Gallery
Julien Hayot, France, “Idees Noirs” – Jury Prize – Exhibition at the Atelier Franck Michel Gallery
Alexandre Prieur, France, “Apparence” – Theme Prize – Personalized E-catalogue of 22 pages
Sumio Inoue, Japan, “Silenzioso 87”- Photography Prize – E-catalogue of 22 pages
Olivier Lamboray, Belgium, “Cycles of dreams” – Focus Prize – A secret exhibition in Monaco of 3 artworks
Barbara Abel, France, “Un gout de baissers sours les etoiles” – In and Out Prize – Exhibition of 3 artworks at L’Appart (Beaulieu)
Micaela Petermann-Pagener and Volkmar Petermann, “En Passant” – Public Prize – Two exhibitions in international art fairs with Monteoliveto Gallery in Nice and Naples
A glimpse of some of the works exhibited
Below are photos of some of the many participating works of art and of few of the artists by their creations. I wish I could feature them all, because they are all winners just by participating in this solidarity exhibition, but you may see all the works exhibited by consulting the GemlucArt 2017 online catalogue.
Profound gratitude to loyal sponsors & partners!
GemlucArt organizers want to express their heartfelt thanks to loyal sponsors and partners, because it is their continuous support that allows them to exist, grow and raise funds for a great cause.
Mairie de Monaco, Monaco Direction du Tourisme et des Congres, Galerie Adriano Ribolzi Monaco, Monaco Economic Board, Pastor Properties, SMEG, MI, Galleria Monteoliveto, Novotel, DCS Monaco, Multiprint Monaco, MC Factory, Monaco Faconnage, Gramaglia, Studio Abba, Art Cote D’Azur, L’Atelier Franck Michel, Societe Monegasque D’Assinissement, IDmediacannes, Beddington Fine Art, 98MIL.com Communication, Pitstop Monte-Carlo, Societe Nautique Monaco, and Monaco Reporter.
Organizers want to express their special thanks to partners and friends, Guillaume Rapin, Guillaume Barclay, David Cazaudumec, Axelle Comte, Remy Kergal, Odile Cauchy, Annette Forzani and Francoise Pianeta.
Together we are more!
Mark your calendars for GemlucArt’s 10th anniversary in 2018!
The theme for the 10th anniversary edition of GemlucART will be: “1984 : le jour de mes 10 ans, je regarde demain,” that would translate to: “1984: the day of my 10th birthday, I look at tomorrow.” The suggesting title will certainly spark artists’ imagination everywhere! All those wishing to participate should visit the GemlucArt website for information and registration. See you next year!
“Art is a wound turned into light.” Georges Braque