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The Villa Sauber (NMNM) is hosting an exhibition by Latifa Echakhch entitled ‘The Mechanical Garden’ until October 28, 2018: inspired by the tradition of romantic landscape, characterised by the representations of teeming nature and ruined architecture, “The mechanical garden” combines the distant memories of Monte-Carlo’s earliest days with the artist’s childhood impressions and memories.
Born in Morocco, Latifa Echakhch grew up in Aix-les-Bains where her father was employed at the Casino Grand-Cercle, which operated alongside a prestigious theatre, in many similar ways to the Opéra Garnier.
Latifa Echakhch made several visits to the Principality: she was inspired by a number of mythical places – such as Opera Garnier, the Villa Sauber and the Exotic Garden, but also collections of the NMNM, such as models of decor and automatons of Ms de Galea – to design an exhibition that brings into play our perception of time and space and indicates the possibility of a survival of nature in a post-apocalyptic setting.
As part of this exhibition, the NMNM presents Salon Geologique I, an installation of the artist Yto Barrada in collaboration with the designer Stéphanie Marin in the reading room – mediation area of Villa Sauber.
At the end of this exhibition, Villa Sauber will close for several years of work.
Pierre Casiraghi will see his German racing partner Boris Hermann skippering the first Monegasque yacht to participate in the Vendée Globe, a gruelling round-the-world sailing race.
The Monaco Business Expo’s 8th annual event will be held on Tuesday at the Auditorium Rainier III, enlightening entrepreneurs on the specifics of doing business in the Principality.
The MEB has taken stock of a difficult year at its annual General Assembly meeting and discussed how it plans to help with economic recovery.
A new exhibition featuring the latest works by innovative undersea photographer Olivier Jude entitled Profondeurs (Depths) is now on show at the Maison de France.
After a police manhunt that left the Principality in a state of shock late afternoon and evening on Saturday, March 25, Monaco-Matin reported on Sunday that two additional arrests were made in the Cartier robbery case. Both occurred late Saturday night, one person was arrested in Monaco and the other in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
In all, four people have now been arrested in Monaco or in France. Three allegedly were involved in the heist and one was an accomplice. A fourth robber is still on the run.
The Cartier crew are from La Zaïne neighbourhood in Vallauris, the town close to Antibes and known for pottery and Picasso.
On Saturday, at 7 pm, Monaco's Public Prosecutor issued a statement saying, “A robbery took place this afternoon around 3:40 pm in Monaco in the Cartier boutique at Place du Casino by three individuals, at least one of whom was armed."
It also stated that the rapid intervention of the police forces made it possible to arrest one of the three without bloodshed and recover a weapon.“The roadblock set up around the Principality also prevented the other two individuals and their accomplice, who was waiting for them with a vehicle from escaping. The vehicle was set on fire by the perpetrators and recovered by the police." "There were no shots, no injuries, and no hostages taken," according to the statement. The staff of the boutique, shocked by the events, were given psychological support. Father Walter Raymond of St Paul's Monte Carlo was at a concert Saturday night and returned home to a team of inspectors treating the church Library like a crime scene, dusting for finger prints. Father Walter told Monaco Life on Sunday, "This morning I reported to our wardens that it seems as though one or two of the fugitives made their way down avenue de Grande Bretagne, stopped at St Paul’s, climbed down the two ladders to my yard and then down to the new terrace where they broke through the plywood door covering blocking access and took refuge in the Library." There has been no confirmation from the police.
As it happened Saturday March 25 5:17 pm: The luxury jewellery store Cartier at Place du Casino in Monte Carlo was reportedly robbed Saturday afternoon around 4 pm.
Gun shots were supposedly heard (although the Prosecutor's Office would later deny any shots were fired) around the area and the two alleged suspects were seen fleeing in a vehicle.
A message from Monaco police was sent out via Facebook at 4:28 pm: "Armed and dangerous men in Monaco. Be vigilant and please don't hesitate to contact the police."
A source with knowledge of the case confirmed to Monaco Life at 6 pm that one of three Cartier robbery suspects has been apprehended.
Monaco's Casino Square is currently blocked off pending investigation.
According to first reports of the afternoon by France Bleu Azur, a car fire in a Monaco tunnel was used to create a diversion. The video was posted on Facebook around 5 pm by Andrea Lapini. This video of the police investigation in the port was shot by a Monaco resident: [playlist type="video" tracklist="false" images="false" ids="14301"] Article first published March 25, 2017.