Placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II, the fifth edition of Point Art Monaco is to take place from 22 to 26 July 2015 at the Grimaldi Forum. Participating in this show are sixteen internationally renowned galleries whose expertise and experience make the event one that is not to be missed. This year, five major brands of fine jewellery are joining these great names of the art market, united by the event Jewels of the World. The fair becomes Point Art Monaco & Jewels of the World and it is with this new identity that it takes its place even more fully in the dynamic cultural scene that is particular to the Principality in the year 2015.
Since 2011 the Point Art Monaco fair has been held in idyllic Monaco, world famous for its luxury hotels and high-end tourism. This year the fair leaves the Sporting d’Hiver site to settle at the Grimaldi Forum. This choice, initially for practical reasons, has proven to be fully in accord with the will of the organisers of Point Art Monaco & Jewels of the World to associate the event with the nerve centre of culture in the Principality. In 2015, a year of cultural celebration with «Russia Year in Monaco» giving rise to numerous events (exhibitions, plays and concerts), Monaco shows quite correctly that it is much more than a remarkable tourist destination. The Point Art Monaco & Jewels of the World fair is to share top billing at the Grimaldi Forum with the highly anticipated exhibition «From Chagall to Malevich, the Revolution of the Avant-Garde», curated by Jean-Louis Prat. The summer of 2015 is therefore set to make Monaco a beacon of culture on the international scale, illustrating the work of outstanding artists represented by the most major names in the art market and around which senior European and Russian leaders will meet.
Point Art Monaco and Jewels of the World: two fairs united by the same insistence on high quality
On the occasion of its fifth edition, the Point Art Monaco fair is presenting an event for which expertise and versatility are the key words, by virtue of the excellent galleries that are exhibiting in the Grimaldi Forum from July 22 to 26. While most are based in Monaco, cultural influences and artistic specialties at the show will both be richly diverse: from Switzerland to Italy through England, the range of eras, techniques and currents to be exhibited is broad. Thus, more than a focus on a specialty, it is the criterion of quality that has been decisive in the choice of galleries participating in Point Art Monaco & Jewels of the World, including, among others: Adriano Ribolzi Art Gallery, Maison d’Art, M.F. Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco), as well as Kunstberatung from Zurich, De Jonckheere from Geneva, the French gallery Boccara, the British Richard Green and Robilant + Voena, and the Italian Moretti Fine Art Ltd.
The major innovation of this fifth edition, the collaboration between Point Art Monaco and Jewels of the World ensures a renewal and unprecedented complementarity of these two fairs, both of which have proven themselves already. Jewels of the World, whose first two editions were held in Baku, Azerbaijan (with the third also to be held there in October 2015), very quickly became a reference in regard to jewellery. The mission of this fair, to provide a meeting point for the leading contemporary jewellers from around the world, was successfully accomplished. Since 2013, it has been bringing together such major jewellery houses as Graff, Chatila, De Beers, David Morris, Moussaieff and Suzanne Syz.
Both fairs share certain constituent features: an ideal of diversity, quality and cultural openness and a desire to implement creative designs that can transform each stand into a universe apart. This was not lost on visitors to the previous edition of Point Art Monaco, and ensured the growing reputation of the event. The fair is thus now able to extend its scope to jewellery by welcoming Jewels of the World to its side.
Archaeology, works by old and modern masters, antiques, furniture and jewellery will be brought together for the event. To that artistic and cultural diversity is added the international legitimacy enjoyed by the fair through the aura of its exhibitors. The participating galleries have strong links with major cultural institutions, including the Louvre (Paris), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan), MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Finarte Casa d’Arte (Rome), which all attest to this global recognition.
July 20 & 21, by invitation only.
July 22 - 25 : 15:00 - 21:00
July 26 : 15:00 à 18:00