artmonte-carlo is a new art exhibition, which aims to establish an artistic platform on the Côte d’Azur. It is at the very forefront of contemporary art, modern art and contemporary design and wishes to pay homage to the requirements of the region’s numerous collectors and art-lovers.
Palexpo SA’s decision to create a second exhibition of contemporary art, modern art and contemporary design, under the Patronage of S.A.S Prince Albert II de Monaco, was motivated by the interest shown by gallery owners and art collectors who have experienced artgenève, as well as by the close ties between Geneva and Monaco.
In the same spirit as artgenève, artmonte-carlo showcases a collection of works from leading international galleries against an immaculate backdrop. The exhibition is enhanced by a non-commercial programme. This unique configuration promotes a dialogue between the art market and the institutional field.
Furthermore, the two exhibitions, one which opens the annual European contemporary art fair calendar in mid-winter in Geneva and the other which begins the summer season in Monaco, unite two key European centers that are home to many art lovers and collectors.
We hope that they enrich each other and help spread the image of a Salon d’Art, human scaled, ‘museums pop up art fair´ which distinguishes itself from the big conventional art fairs by its size and concept.
Taking place in small and refined locations, artgenève and artmonte-carlo reflect their environment, agreeable with an international reputation.
Thomas Hug (director)