Art & Culture

Art in a pandemic: Tokyo show tests if fans will come

It's a blockbuster exhibition, featuring some of the biggest names in Japan's contemporary art scene. But will people flock to galleries in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic? That's the question on the mind of Mami Kataoka, director of the influential Mori Art Museum, which reopens on Friday after a five-month hiatus with one of its most high-profile Japanese art shows in years. "We live in a time when we are asked, 'What is the role of museums and what is the role of art?'" Kataoka told AFP at a press preview of the "STARS" exhibit this week. The exhibition was supposed to open in April, running through the summer to attract visitors in town for the Olympics, with works by leading Japanese art figures like...

Monaco Art en Ciel

Four Evenings of Wonder Established by the Monaco Town Hall in 1966, the essential Monaco Art en Ciel (International Pyromelodic Fireworks Competition) every year involves pyrotechnics shows of great quality. Summer is conducive to long evenings outside on the Port of Monaco where the fireworks proliferate for the pleasure and wonder of young and old. A very powerful sound system has been installed on the whole of Port Hercule, allowing spectators to fully enjoy these unique spectacles from the Quai Albert Ier. Countries take each other on in the Monegasque sky in particularly technical salvoes in which visual and musical effects aim for perfect synchronisation! Of all the firework festivals organised in the world, that of Monte-Carlo alo...

Queen Elizabeth II attends virtual portrait unveiling via video call

Queen Elizabeth II has become the first member of the British royal family to witness a portrait of themselves being unveiled virtually. With the UK's government still recommending remote working and social distancing, the 94-year-old monarch joined a video call with artist Miriam Escofet, who appeared to gain approval from her royal model after revealing the artwork. "I'm glad I've had the chance to see it," the Queen told Escofet on the call, some of which was posted to the Royal Family's social media channels Saturday. "I hope I'll see it in real life one day." The portrait depicts the Queen sat on a gilded chair in a blue knee-length dress. An 18th-century painting of her great-great-great-grandmother Queen Charlott...

15th Monaco International Organ Festival - August 23 to September 6, 2020 - Monaco Cathedral

The 2020 edition of the Monaco International Organ Festival will take place! Conferences, meetings, concerts and film concerts, six events are on the program between August 23 and September 6. The 2020 program, more condensed due to the current exceptional circumstances, will nevertheless be a source of great artistic and musical encounters between artists and the public. * Sunday August 23 at 4 p.m .: Conference by Roland Galtier: "Studying, building, restoring organs, the role of the project manager" * Sunday August 23 at 5 p.m .: Organ and reciters "Monsieur Ibrahim and the flowers of the Koran" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, organ Pierre-Marie Escourrou, narrator Pauline Choplin...

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum is a museum of marine sciences in Monaco-Ville, Monaco. It is home to the Mediterranean Science Commission. This building is part of the Oceanographic Institute, which is committed to sharing its knowledge of the oceans. The Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910 by Monaco's modernist reformer, Prince Albert I. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was director from 1957 to 1988. The Museum celebrated its centenary in March 2010, after extensive renovations. Overview The museum is home to exhibitions and collections of various species of sea fauna (starfish, seahorses, turtles, jellyfish, crabs, lobsters, rays, sharks, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, eels, cuttlefish etc.). The museum's holdings also include a great variety of se...

Global Coalition For Biodiversity

The coalition of the world's aquariums against plastic pollution and the launch of an international coalition for biodiversity were at the heart of a ceremony jointly organized by the European Commission and the Oceanographic Institute. A look back at the highlights of this event which took place at the Oceanographic Museum, in the presence of the Sovereign Prince and several Monegasque personalities....

Anna Pirozzi as Imogene in Il Pirata, a complex role taking

For the grand premiere of Il Pirata in Monte-Carlo, Anna Pirozzi will take on the role of Imogene for the very first time in her career, a performance not to be missed! She will be accompanied by Celso Albelo, Vittorio Prato *, Alessandro Spina, Reinaldo Macias and Claudia Urru, led by Maestro Giacomo Sagripanti. Performances: Thursday March 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 at 3 p.m. at the Auditorium Rainier III Information and reservations: +377 98 06 28 28 / [email protected] * He will replace George Petean, suffering, in the role of Ernesto...

Change of cast for Il Pirata performances

Casting change for Il PIrata performances George Petean, suffering, is forced to cancel his participation in performances of Il pirata . The role of Ernesto will therefore be played by Vittorio Prato who has agreed to replace his colleague at short notice. VITTORIO PRATO • ERNESTO Vittorio Prato studied singing with Ivo Vinco, Luciano Pavarotti, Dmitry Vdovin and Sherman Lowe. He then participated in the Rossini Academy in Pesaro and won the Mattia-Battistini and Sacred Music competitions. Specialist in the belcantist repertoire, he sings the great roles for baritone by Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Bellini, Massenet and those, more rarely given, by Mercadante ( I Briganti ), Carafa ( I due Figaro ), Pergolèse ( La Salusti...

The 12th Art & Finance Conference was held in Monaco

Jean Castellini, Government Counselor - Minister for Finance and Economy, today opened the Art & Finance 2019 conference, organized by Deloitte, which has chosen the Principality to host the 12 th edition. According to Jean Castellini, "there is no better place in the world to approach this theme than Monaco, where artists live and thrive, where collectors possess exceptional works of art, where private bankers have expertise to advise. very demanding clients in the management and diversification of their assets ". "Today, art has become a real market, and the interaction between artists, collectors, investors, auction houses, and new technologies is the key to success," he said in the preamble to this conference. ...

Armenia Will Host Jamiroquai, The Parov Stelar Band And Al Di Meola Within Silk Note Festival

The party you will never forget! World famous Jamiroquai, The Parov Stelar Band and Al Di Meola will perform within the framework of the Silk Note Festival. The three exclusive concerts of the most popular artists of our generation will be held in November, 2019. The Silk Note Festival, an unprecedented festival in the region, will be held from November 6 to 10 and will be organized in Yerevan, Armenia. The festival will offer not only local residents, but also tourists exclusive concerts, the headliners of which will be world-famous artists. It claims to be the cultural and tourist event of the year. Unprecedented light show and visuals is expected during this three amazing concerts. New songs, favorite hits interesting cooperation and unf...

Spring Arts of Monte Carlo: presentation of the 2020 edition

The presentation of the 2020 edition of the "Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival" program took place in the Salle Garnier. Meeting with Marc Monnet, Artistic Advisor of the "Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo"....