On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, in 2020, the congress and cultural center of the Principality of Monaco has broadcast a video series focused on the great summer exhibitions that have marked its history. A serie of 20 episodes, to be discovered every week on the social networks and website of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. It will make you live or relive 20 years of demanding and varied programme, for all audiences, that contributes to the cultural richness of Monaco and its international influence.
As an introduction to this series, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco invites you to watch an interview of Catherine Alestchenkoff, Cultural events’Director of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.
On July 20th 2000, the Grimaldi Forum, new cultural and congress center of the Principality of Monaco, inaugurates, on the occasion of its opening to the public, an international exhibition dedicated to inflatables : « Air-Air ».
This first-hand encounter with the public is the starting point of the cultural policy of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco : « surprising without shocking », according to the words pronounced by Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
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High point of the cultural exchanges set up by Monaco and China further to the trip of H.S.H Prince Hereditary Albert in this country in 1999, « China, the First Emperor’s Century » is the first museum exhibition of the Grimaldi Forum. It was conceived by the scenographer Massimo Quendolo
The selection of nearly 120 pieces, some of them displayed for the very first time such as the loan of more than 20 life-size terra-cotta warriors from the tomb of the first emperor, bears witness to the sumptuous reign of Qin Shihuangdi, who made China compete with the Roman Empire in terms of size, population and influence.
The exhibition catalogue, led by Jean-Paul Desroches, National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet’ s Chief curator and curator of the exhibition, is the starting point of an editorial line dedicated to the great summer exhibitions of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.
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