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As part of a reflection on the conservation of artistic heritage and the relationship to time, the New National Museum of Monaco welcomes artist Michel Blazy to Villa Sauber.
Born in Monaco, Michel Blazy has earned an international reputation thanks to his installations integrating living materials.
Three living works of the 51-year-old will be exhibited until March 18, 2018 at 17 avenue Princesse Grace.
Co-produced by the NMNM and the Government’s Cultural Affairs Department for the last edition of the Venice Biennale, Blazy’s Shoe Collection is a presentation of worn shoes, which serve to pot plants. A luminous frame encircles the sculpture and an irrigation process allows the plants to grow.
Soft Nature, which was acquired by the NMNM in 2009, consists of vegetables and fruit stuck with flake glue on a tablecloth made of the same material. The work invites the public to follow the slow transformation and disappearance of components, like agar dishes.
The third piece, the NMNM Collection’s Skin Animal, is made from cotton layered with chocolate dessert cream.
Villa Sauber is open daily 10am-6pm. Admission: €6
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The Energy Observer has completed more than 4,000 nautical miles before completing its Tour de France in Monaco, arriving on Wednesday, December 13 at Quai Antoine 1er.
This, the first self-sustaining hydrogen ship without the emission of greenhouse gases or fine particles, will welcome the general public at its village until December 21, 2017.
The choice of Monaco for a port visit echoes the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's commitment to innovative projects such as Planet Solar, the Formula E and Solar Impulse championships.
For a week, the crew of Energy Observer will take advantage of this last stop to meet local players whose initiatives are remarkable, while preparing the continuation of the Odyssey for the Future in the Mediterranean and working on the first technological optimisations of the ship.
The exhibition village dedicated to the project is open and free until Thursday, December 21, from 10 am to 6 pm.
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The links between the Albert II Foundation of Monaco, the Principality of Monaco and Energy Observer go back to the beginnings of the project, through several meetings during which the Sovereign has always taken a great interest in the project and declared his willingness to welcome the ship for a stage of its World Tour.
This is now done, and this support is in line with the Principality's commitment to encourage major technological innovation projects, in the service of the fight against global warming.
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The closing gala dinner marking the bicentenary of the creation of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince – the Prince’s Guard – was held on Friday, December 8, at the Salle des Etoiles in the presence of Prince Albert.
The Prince received imprint No 01 of the “Bicentennial Calendar” from Colonel Fringant, Superior Commander of the Police Force, in the presence of Princess Stephanie and her son, the Carabinier of first class Louis Ducruet.
Throughout the year, a series of commemorations marked the occasion, including an exhibition at the Prince's Palace, entitled "Two centuries of history, 1817-2017" from June 13 to October 15.
The Prince's Carabinieri Orchestra also took part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August, in the presence of the Prince.
A stamp marking the bicentennial was published by the Monaco Stamp Office and a commemorative coin of two euros was minted, with 15,000 pieces.