Unique artworks enrich Nouveau Musee National Monaco contemporary collection

UBS endowment enables NMNM build art treasure

From now till May 20, 2018, the public is invited to discover on the third floor of Villa La Paloma the Nouveau Musee National de Monaco an exhibition of 11 out of 19 unique artworks recently acquired thanks to the support of UBS (Monaco) S.A.

Among the featured artists are: Matti Braun, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Francesco Gennari, Apostolos Georgiou, Jef Geys, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Roland Flexner, Jean-Michel Sanejouand and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.

In the garden of Villa Paloma we find another piece from the NMNM collection, the folding house (to be continued) by Jean-Pascal Flavien, that was acquired earlier on thanks to the support of UBS and generously built by FPMC with the help of the Direction de l’Amenagement Urbain of Monaco. The folding house (to be continued) will have a room where a person can live on a temporary basis, as well as an outdoor area. (Photo below: folding house (to be continued) by Jean-Pascal Flavien @CelinaLafuentedeLavotha)

To date, four houses have been built: the viewer in Rio, Brazil (2007), the no drama house in Berlin, Germany (2009), the two person house in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010), and the breathing house in the Parc Saint-Leger in France (2012).

The NMNM counts with the loyal support of UBS for 6 years as principal partner, and this important collaboration makes it possible for the museum to enrich and perpetuate their valuable national collection of contemporary art.

The UBS endowment has enabled the museum, in addition to the budget allocated by the State, to develop and enrich its base of important artworks, created by living artists corresponding to the major topics of particular interest and research of the museum’s acquisition policy.

The works highlight arts, sciences and techniques, dealing notably with the history of photography and cinema or automated devices. Landscape as mental construction and no longer natural, territory based on trespassing frontiers and divergences. Interpretation, staging and decors, their representations, different versions, all becoming exploration zones.

Today’s Quote

“Creativity is allowing you to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams

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