Monaco goes Extra Large
What: Extra Large - artworks from the Pompidou Centre
Where: Grimaldi Forum, Espace Ravel
When: 13 July to 9 September, 10am to 8pm (Thursdays 10pm)
Contact: + 377 99 99 30 00
Admission: €12(€8), free for under-18s
This summer's highlight exhibition in Monaco is on a uniquely grand scale. In an amusing change of perspective, the tiny Principality is to host fifty of the biggest pieces from the Pompidou Centre in Paris for the duration of the high season. It's a fantastic chance to get to know some of the most important names in modern and contemporary art, especially as many of the works have never been exhibited outside Paris before.
The exhibition includes large-format paintings by Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Matta, Joan Mitchell, Jacques Monory, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella, Sam Francis, and Yan Pei-Ming; and sculptures and installations by Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Richard Long, Alain Séchas and Jean Tinguely. Also represented will be the work of Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor and Bill Viola - all masterpieces linked by one unusual factor - their sheer monumental size.
The works will be on show at the Grimaldi Forum
from 13 July to 9 September, and as well as the exhibition itself, the organizers have arranged four special opportunities for visitors to meet the artists and find out about their working methods and techniques. They include Yan Pei-Ming, Franck Scurti and Alain Séchas on each of the first three days of the exhibition, and Claude Viallat on 21 July. These 'Encounters with the Artist' are included in the price of the ticket (see above)
Combined ticket option: with the purchase of a ticket to the exhibition, a preferential fee is offered for the performances of Sequence
, presented by the company Les Sept Doigts de la Main (The Seven Fingers of the Hand) at the Grimaldi Forum as part of the Monaco Dance Forum from 20 to 22 July.