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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.

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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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.

En présence de l'artiste
Samedi 13 mars 2021, 15h - Théâtre des Variétés
En partenariat avec l'Institut audiovisuel de Monaco

Now available at Villa Sauber
Monday, 23 November 2020 10:43

A propos de Jean Sabrier

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Hommage à l'artiste, organisé par le FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA

Ateliers Jeune Public vacances de la Toussaint [Complet]

Ateliers Jeune Public vacances de la Toussaint [Complet]
Thursday, 24 September 2020 17:12

Les Nocturnes du NMNM

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Jeudi 15 octobre, 18h - 21h
NMNM - Villa Paloma
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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La Peinture au défi

September 23 - October 25, 2020

NMNM – Villa Paloma

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Nouveau Musée
National de Monaco
Monte-Carlo View
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