Exhibition

Exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Marc QuinnFrom Saturday 12 May to Monday 15 October, Musée Océanographique de Monaco
Apr 11

Marc Quinn at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

From May 12 to October 15, 2012, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will open a major exhibition dedicated to the British artist Marc Quinn.

Several pieces, paintings, sculptures, and installation arts will be unveiled throughout the halls of the Museum, the front courtyard and on the panoramic terrace.

Marc Quinn and the Oceanographic Museum: an alchemy, a shared universe

For this exhibition, Marc Quinn wanted to work closely with the staff members of the Oceanographic Museum and immerse himself in its space, this masterpiece of monumental and decorative art, in its atmosphere, in the diversity of its collections and the vision of its Founder, Prince Albert I, wishing "to gather together in one place the two driving forces of civilization:  Art and Science" for the good of the oceans, source of life for future generations.

Life itself will be at the heart of this exhibition, a true alchemy between the world of the artist and the world of the oceans presented at the Oceanographic Museum. More than an encounter, it is about a shared universe.

An exhibition created by the artist like a dialogue renewed and unseen between Art and Science, without borders

The exceptional creations of Marc Quinn are brought together and displayed among the remarkable collection of marine specimens and underwater fauna. This exhibition will establish a renewed dialogue between Art and Science. Displayed in parallel, both disciplines will reinforce each other mutually. Their juxtaposition will show the artist’s body of work, the collections of the Museum and the Aquarium under a different perspective, allowing us to see differently what we think we know.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is primarily a crossroads for mediation between scientific, political, socio-economic actors and the general public, in favor of the oceans. It is an information sharing tool for knowledge, a place of exchange and culture, which confronts experiences concerning the protection of the oceans, the common heritage of mankind. Since 2010, a new impetus has been given by asking renowned international artists to enrich the Museum’s mission through the originality of their perspective.

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. It was designed as a palace solely dedicated to the sea, displaying the results of the oceanographic campaigns carried out by its founder, Prince Albert I of Monaco - great grandfather of Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco - to better disseminate knowledge of the sea, to impress the public and to raise awareness about its fragility.

An international reference point for all lovers of the marine world, it has a large collection of marine specimens and houses a well-known aquarium, bringing together more than 4,000 species of fish and invertebrates. Its "Shark Lagoon," a giant 400,000-litre (105,669-gallon) tank, reveals the extraordinary diversity of the coral reef.

Artist biography

Marc Quinn was born in London in 1964. He studied history and the history of art at the University of Cambridge (1982-85) and began working as a sculptor in 1984. Marc Quinn is represented by the White Cube Gallery in London and by the Mary Boon Gallery in New York. His works of art can be found in many museums and private collections worldwide.

His solo exhibitions include: Tate Gallery, London (1995), Kunstverein Hannover (1999), Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), Tate Liverpool (2002), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004), Groninger Museum, Groningen (2006) and MACRO, Rome (2006), DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art contemporain, Montréal (2007) and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2009). He lives and works in London.
 
http://www.marcquinn.com

Practical Information
 
Agence Catherine Dantan

Contact: Marie Decap

7 rue Charles V - 75004 Paris - Tel: 01 40 21 05 15

E-mail: [email protected] / www.catherine-dantan.fr
 
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Contact: Pauline Hérouan

Avenue Saint-Martin - MC 98000 Monaco

Tel: +377 93 15 36 39 – [email protected]
 
The Museum is open daily (except on the day of the Formula 1 Grand Prix)

From 9:30 am to 7 pm in April, May & June

From 9:30 am to 7:30 pm in July & August

From 9:30 am to 7 pm in September

From 10 am to 6 pm in October, November & December
 
Admission fees of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

The fee includes access to permanent and temporary exhibits, and the aquarium

Adults: 14€

Children (ages 4-12): 7€

Youth/ Students (ages 13-18): 10€

Reduced fee for disabled citizens: 7€

Children age 4 and under: free
 
Group rates (minimum 20 of people) and Mail order service is available upon request.

Guided tours, lunches, birthday celebrations, private events, etc. by prior reservation only,

please contact us: [email protected] (+377-93-15-36-40)

1. The Eye of History (Bering Strait) Reversal
2012
Oil on canvas
Ø 280 cms (110 ins)
© Marc Quinn Studio
4. The Slopes of Eyjafjallajoekull
2011
Oil on canvas
280 x 409.5 cms (110 x 161 ins)
© Marc Quinn/Todd-White Art Photography
 


 



May 15

Marc Quinn at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

From May 12 to October 15, 2012, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will open a major exhibition dedicated to the British artist Marc Quinn.

Several pieces, paintings, sculptures, and installation arts will be unveiled throughout the halls of the Museum, the front courtyard and on the panoramic terrace.

Marc Quinn and the Oceanographic Museum: an alchemy, a shared universe

For this exhibition, Marc Quinn wanted to work closely with the staff members of the Oceanographic Museum and immerse himself in its space, this masterpiece of monumental and decorative art, in its atmosphere, in the diversity of its collections and the vision of its Founder,  Prince Albert I, wishing "to gather together in one place the two driving forces of civilization: Art and Science" for the good of the oceans, source of life for future generations.

Life itself will be at the heart of this exhibition, a true alchemy between the world of the artist and the world of the oceans presented at the Oceanographic Museum. More than an encounter, it is about a shared universe.

An exhibition created by the artist like a dialogue renewed and unseen between Art and Science, without borders

The exceptional creations of Marc Quinn are brought together and displayed among the remarkable collection of marine specimens and underwater fauna. This exhibition will establish a renewed dialogue between Art and Science. Displayed in parallel, both disciplines will reinforce each other mutually. Their juxtaposition will show the artist’s body of work, the collections of the Museum and the Aquarium under a different perspective, allowing us to see differently what we think we know.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is primarily a crossroads for mediation between scientific, political, socio-economic actors and the general public, in favour of the oceans. It is an information sharing tool for knowledge, a place of exchange and culture, which confronts experiences concerning the protection of the oceans, the common heritage of mankind. Since 2010, a new impetus has been given by asking renowned international artists to enrich the Museum’s mission through the originality of their perspective.

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. It was designed as a palace solely dedicated to the sea, displaying the results of the oceanographic campaigns carried out by its founder, Prince Albert I of Monaco - great grandfather of  Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco - to better disseminate knowledge of the sea, to impress the public and to raise awareness about its fragility.

An international reference point for all lovers of the marine world, it has a large collection of marine specimens and houses a well-known aquarium, bringing together more than 4,000 species of fish and invertebrates. Its “Shark Lagoon”, a giant 400,000-litre tank, reveals the extraordinary diversity of the coral reef.

Artist biography

Marc Quinn was born in London in 1964. He studied history and the history of art at the University of Cambridge (1982-85) and began working as a sculptor in 1984. Marc Quinn is represented by the White Cube Gallery in London and by the Mary Boon Gallery in New York. His works of art can be found in many museums and private collections worldwide.

His solo exhibitions include: Tate Gallery, London (1995), Kunstverein Hannover (1999), Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), Tate Liverpool (2002), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004), Groninger Museum, Groningen (2006) and MACRO, Rome (2006), DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art contemporain, Montréal (2007) and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2009). He lives and works in London.

www.oceano.org

http://www.marcquinn.com

Crédits photos : Chromatic Labyrinth Painting MQ 360
(Loig near Salzburg)
2011-12
Huile, acrylique et silicone sur toile
360 x 220 cms
© Marc Quinn/Todd-White Art Photography

The Origin of the World
(Cassismadagascariensis) Indian Ocean, 310
2012
Bronze
310 x 270 x 236 cms
© Marc Quinn/Todd-White Art Photography

Jun 20

Burning Desire, Marc Quinn's Orchid, is on Show in the Centre of Monaco

The Exhibition "The Littoral Zone" will be installed in the Place Du Casino from 22 June

The work of art "Burning Desire", a hybrid orchid by the British artist Marc Quinn, will be unveiled in the Place du Casino on Friday 22 June as part of the exhibition "The Littoral Zone," to be presented at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco until 15 October 2012.

Bright red.  Like the artist's burning desire to show his work in this magical space, which is one of the most photographed places in the world – and also represents one of the Principality's famous attractions.

Above the Casino, the "French-style" Boulingrins gardens and their magnificent fountains are havens of greenery, where you can stroll around and be surprised by some remarkable artistic creations.

Keen to share this idea of creating a dialogue "without borders" between Art and Science, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Société des Bains de Mer will take this opportunity to make official the partnership between these two Monegasque entities, which has arisen from this collaboration.

More info on:  www.oceano.org


Sep 11

S.A.S. le Prince Albert II de Monaco et Marc Quinn ensemble pour l'environnement

Le Prince Albert II et Marc Quinn se sont réunis pour la conception d’une œuvre symbolisant la fragilité de l’environnement

C’est l’une des pièces les plus énigmatiques de l’exposition « The Littoral Zone ». Présentant un bloc de glace rapporté de l’Arctique par S.A.S. le Prince Albert II en 2005 et mis en scène par l’artiste, elle interroge le spectateur sur notre relation à la nature.

Le bloc de glace exposé au Musée océanographique plonge le visiteur dans un tourbillon de questions que seule l’intervention des animateurs du Musée vient apaiser.

Imaginée spécialement pour l’exposition « The Littoral Zone », cette œuvre de Marc Quinn est conçue à partir d’un bloc de glace rapporté par le Prince Souverain lors de l’une de Ses expéditions. Elle souligne la relation paradoxale liant l’être humain à son environnement, à la fois protectrice et destructrice.

Son titre (In the Amazon the women of a tribe which hunts monkeys for food breast feed the resultant monkey orphans) fait référence à un documentaire vu par l’artiste et montrant une tribu dont les membres, après avoir tué des singes parce qu’ils en ont besoin pour vivre, recueillent leurs petits et les nourrissent. L’installation traduit l’ambivalence des actions humaines, fussent-elles les mieux intentionnées.

Ici, le paradoxe veut que pour conserver ce bloc de glace, porteur d’un message sur la fragilité de l’environnement, l’homme impacte aussi l’environnement et utilise, certes de façon minime pour cette œuvre d’art, de l’énergie. Cette énergie contribue à l’émission de gaz à effet de serre qui participent à la fonte des glaces. « Nous protégeons la nature, mais la pillons aussi à nos propres fins, développe Marc Quinn. La nature humaine est ainsi double, partagée entre la préservation et la destruction ».

Très impliqué dans la protection de l’environnement, S.A.S. le Prince Albert II a souhaité s’associer à l’artiste Marc Quinn pour  permettre à cette œuvre d’exister.

Jusqu’au 15 octobre, venez percer le mystère de cette œuvre conservée à – 17°C.

Accès de 9h30 à 19h sur simple présentation du ticket d’entrée au Musée.

Plus d'infos sur : www.oceano.org.

Photo: In the Amazon the women of a tribe which hunts monkeys for food breast feed the resultant monkey orphans, 2012, Courtesy Marc Quinn