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theartsdesk in Monte Carlo: Nouveau Musée Nationale de Monaco | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk in Monte Carlo: Nouveau Musée Nationale de Monaco

theartsdesk in Monte Carlo: Nouveau Musée Nationale de Monaco

A new cutting-edge museum may provide a culture shock for the land of bling

Tacita Dean's films 'explore, in a very simple and direct way, texture, shape and light'

Famous for its fast cars, casino, and stashing away Sir Philip Green’s gazillions, the principality of Monaco certainly isn’t a destination short on bling, nor a sense of faded, somewhat seedy glamour. So it probably isn’t high on anyone’s list for culture, least of all for contemporary art. But things are definitely on the turn: a new museum offering a genuinely challenging programme of international contemporary art has recently opened.

Famous for its fast cars, casino, and stashing away Sir Philip Green’s gazillions, the principality of Monaco certainly isn’t a destination short on bling, nor a sense of faded, somewhat seedy glamour. So it probably isn’t high on anyone’s list for culture, least of all for contemporary art. But things are definitely on the turn: a new museum offering a genuinely challenging programme of international contemporary art has recently opened.

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