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The Fairmont’s Gold Hall II was the scene for the gathering of the Futurum Association’s board of directors, with Prince Albert II as honorary president, to celebrate the 9th edition of the Futurum Awards.
The prize is offered to an artist who not only shows great creative skill, but who also appreciates the use of technologies to make the designs unique and special.
In the running were glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, photographer Marc Mawson and conceptual artist, Anish Kapoor. In the end, it was Mr Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, a polished steel disc reflecting the sky, fountain and the Casino of Monte-Carlo in its face that won the day.
Thought by many to be the world’s greatest living sculptor, Anish Kapoor is known for utilising diverse materials to create interesting and engaging shape and colour combinations.
The Futurum association’s goal is “to encourage and promote futuristic projects in all Arts, including Science (as an Art), at an international level, encouraging the participation of a young generation of artists and scientists, in all of the domains that affect everyday life.”
A rare survivor of the nuclear blast that effectively ended World War II in the Pacific has spoken to a group of mesmerised students and staff members at Lycée Albert I. Organised by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), The high school’s history and geography class were told the incredible and sad true […]
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The Princess Grace Foundation-USA will be paying tribute to their namesake, Princess Grace of Monaco, during a special fundraising gala this November. The celebration will mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Hollywood icon and beloved Princess of Monaco. Known throughout the world as a humanitarian, philanthropist, and artist, Princess Grace was committed to […]