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The City of Nice is set to host a monumental installation of 15 ‘Burnt Trees’ sculptures by Philippe Pastor in the heart of the Sacha Sosno Garden.
In an effort to beautify its urban environment, the City of Nice has commissioned the works of two artists to be installed in public areas. One of those are the ‘Burnt Trees’ of Philippe Pastor, which will be unveiled in late September and will be on loan to the city for a period of one year.
Upset by the fires in the Massif des Maures, Philippe Pastor created the series of sculptures in 2003 using charred tree trunks from the region. They have since become a symbol of the fight against deforestation and are exhibited all over the world.
The artist is passionate about working closely with nature and keeps the temporality of the living at the heart of his work, the action of natural elements being an intrinsic part of his work process.
This sculpture consists of 15 charred tree trunks adorned with enamelled plates. Each trunk has a diameter of 30cm, a height of 7 to 8m (including 1m buried) and a weight of about 150kg per piece.
Philippe Pastor’s message resonates even more so today with the tragedy of the fires raging in the Amazon.
A new exhibition dedicated to Burnt Trees will also be presented in October at the Monaco Modern’Art Gallery and will include an immersive interior installation of sculptures, in dialogue with his latest paintings.
Nice will also unveil Claude Gilli’s ‘Tree Forest’ in the forecourt of the Pasteur Hospital.
An exhibit of 65 works by the legendary Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist Joan Miró is on display at the New National Museum of Monaco, Villa Paloma.
Cecilia Bartoli, the future Director of the Opera de Monte-Carlo, has made her mark on the Principality, performing in the first cultural event to take place in the new Place du Casino.
Chef Antonio Salvatore has set free his artistic flair for lovers of fine cuisine, introducing a new gastronomic concept at one of Monaco’s oldest and most respected restaurants, Rampoldi.
The first edition of the art3f fair Monaco was a great success, welcoming over 200 artists and thousands of visitors under the Big Top for three days of contemporary art.
The Ballets of Monte Carlo have been heartily congratulated for their masterful interpretations of the creations of Jeroen Verbruggen and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, performed from July 19 to July 22 at Salle Garnier at the Monte-Carlo Opera.
Jean-Christophe Maillot, the company’s director-choreographer, has enriched the already acclaimed repertoire of Les Ballets by using the contributions of these young contemporary choreographers, both of whom have long-standing connections with the company.
Jeroen Verbruggen danced for ten years with Les Ballets before embarking on his own career as a choreographer whose first works were performed in Monaco (Kill Bambi in 2012).[caption id="attachment_19725" align="alignnone" width="640"] Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui .Photo: Facebook Ballets De Monte Carlo[/caption]
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created In Memoriam in 2004, then Mea Culpa in 2006, before completing his trilogy this year with Memento Mori. The exceptional dancers of the Monte Carlo Ballets knew so well how to make the magic of others’ imagination come to life on the stage, further enhancing the stellar worldwide reputation of the Ballets of Monte Carlo.