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Philippe Pasqua’s exhibition Borderline, at the Oceanographic Museum, closed on January 7 having welcomed 455,000 visitors over the previous eight months.
It was the first time that Grasse-born Philippe Pasqua, who taught himself to paint, lent his art to create awareness about the oceans. Robert Calcagno, Director of the Museum, said the artist had “enriched our mission of mediation and shed light, more sensitively, on the tragedies that are being played out beneath the surface: pollution, the over-exploitation of resources”.
The twelve monumental pieces included a giant tortoise entangled in fishing nets, a nine-metre shark sacrificed to human activity, hundreds of jellyfish piled up in a dumpster … By their only visual force, these achievements have spoken to the heart of thousands of visitors, amateur enthusiasts or seasoned professionals, presenting a world dominated by limitless behaviour.
“Philippe Pasqua has managed to perpetuate this link so dear to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the one that unites art and science. His works have initiated an unprecedented dialogue with our historical collections,” said Patrick Piguet, Director of Heritage.
The exhibition not only attracted 72 nationalities identified among the visitors but also had the honour to be visited by many personalities, like American Olympic champion Justin Gatlin, actor Patrick Timsit, French international footballer Johan Micoud and World Champion F1 driver Alain Prost.
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 […]
October has come to be known as ‘Pink October’ and many Monegasque organisations, as well as the government, are supporting the cause. Roughly two million women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year worldwide and of those an estimated 627,000 will die from the disease. That comes out to 15% of all cancer deaths for […]
A joint meeting was held last week between the Monegasque Ambassador to the US and Honorary Consuls from nine major North American cities to discuss collaborative efforts for the next calendar year. Considered one of America’s greenest cities, Seattle was the setting for the confluence and attracted the Monaco representatives for its achievements regarding environmental […]
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 […]