NOMAD returns to Monaco

 April 20, 2018

La Vigie
La Vigie / Photo: Société des Bains de Mer (SBM)



NOMAD returns to Monaco for third iteration of new travelling showcase for contemporary art and design.

26 – 29 April 2018, La Vigie

NOMAD returns to Monaco from 26th to 29th April 2018 at La Vigie, Karl Lagerfeld’s former Monte Carlo residence. Fifteen galleries will take part, including Almine Rech (Paris, London, New York, & Brussels), Apalazzo (Brescia, Italy), Carwan Gallery (Beirut), David Gill Gallery (London), Etage Projects (Copenhagen), Friedman Benda (New York), Gallery FUMI (London) in collaboration with Louise Alexander Gallery (Sardinia, Italy), Galleria Giustini. Stagetti / Galleria O. Roma (Rome), Galleria Luisa delle Piane (Milan), MANIERA (Brussels) in collaboration with A1043 (Paris), Massimo de Carlo (Milan, London, Hong Kong), Nilufar (Milan) and Sarah Myerscough Gallery (London).

Pieces previewing by returning galleries include Claude Missir’s ‘Stick Table’ in an exclusive limited edition presented by Nilufar; two works commissioned by David Gill Gallery, including Barnaby Barford’s word drawing ‘Trust’ and Mattia Bonetti’s mahogany drinks Cabinet ’Tiger’ with brass and leather finishes; and SOAP (2018), a sculptural semi- polished resin table by Sabine Marcelis’ in ice-blue for Etage Projects. Sarah Myerscough Gallery will unveil the VOID table by Danish furniture makers Lasse Kristensen and Mette Bentzen of Egeværk.

Works showing for the first time include:

  • Egeværk, VOID Table, 2018 for Sarah Myerscough Gallery
  • Paolo Gonzato, Crash (detail), 2018 (marble and pink resin) for Apalazzo
  • Barnaby Barford, Trust, 2018 for David Gill Gallery
  • Mattia Bonetti, Cabinet Tiger, 2018 for David Gill Gallery
  • Misha Kahn, 15 new works for Friedman Benda, including Bronze Walk the Dog console, 2018
  • Sabine Marcelis, SOAP table in ice-blue, 2018 for Etage Projects
  • Anton Alvarez, Extruder ceramic pieces, blue pigment, for Carwan Gallery, 2018

Other new works include a six-foot-tall sculpture made of shells by Rowan Mersh and Bob Lorimer for Gallery FUMI, which will be presented alongside photographs by French artist Guy Bourdin, in collaboration with Louise Alexander Gallery. Additionally, fifteen playful works by Misha Kahn for Friedman Benda Gallery will make their first public appearance, highlighting Kahn’s evolution as a designer.

La Vigie

La Vigie / Photo: Société des Bains de Mer (SBM)

Further highlights of the event programme include the NOMAD Lounge, set in a semi- outdoor space in the lush grounds of La Vigie, which will provide space for tranquility and entertaining. The NOMAD Talks series will feature a conversation supported and led by ‘Parley for the Oceans’ Founder Cyrill Gutsch. A second headline talk will bring together Rafael de Cárdenas, Misha Kahn, Soft Baroque and Omer Arbel for a conversation on art, design and architecture moderated by PIN-UP Editor Felix Burrichter. Special Projects will be presented by Charles Burnand, LIZWORKS and Mathieu Lehanneur.

Running in parallel to ArtMonte-Carlo, where Victoria Miro, Pace and Gagosian will exhibit pieces at the Grimaldi Forum from 28th to 29th April, NOMAD encourages visiting guests to explore the arts and cultural heritage of the French Riviera, which spans Villa Santo Sospir, where Jean Cocteau famously lived in and painted the walls, the Cap Moderne development featuring Eileen Gray’s modernist Villa E -2017 and Le Corbusier’s holiday cottages and workshop – officially opening in May 2018 – and the delightful exhibition spaces of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco: Villa Paloma and the historical Villa Sauber.

NOMAD Monaco will take place 26th to 29th April 2018, and is supported by the the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), a patron of art and design and operator of some of the finest hotels in Monte-Carlo. NOMAD is an event and global community for collectors, interior designers, architects and art and design professionals.

La Vigie

La Vigie / Photo: Société des Bains de Mer (SBM)

Access to the event is via accreditation on the NOMAD website and by invitation.


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