Taking To The Streets

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Forbes MC Staff   Forbes Monaco

Opera Gallery brings art to the public, showcasing in some of the world’s most iconic squares and avenues.

Opera Gallery brings art to the public, showcasing in some of the world’s most iconic squares and avenues.

Since its creation in 1994, Opera Gallery has always endeavored to share art and beauty with everyone. Harboring artists of great magnitude, the group is convinced that some artwork needs great open spaces in order to be fully expressed.

More than exploring the potential of selected pieces, exhibiting outside of galleries is a great way to expose the public to art. Not everyone has the opportunity to visit museums, and even fewer people visit private galleries as they often feel intimidated. Even though Opera Gallery stands as a friendly, warm space welcoming any type of visitor or amateur, public art creates an opportunity for people to meet with art in a free and humble environment.

Opera Gallery has a reputation for understanding the importance of location. Indeed, the group is renowned for very carefully selecting where to open galleries: all of its thirteen locations are located on exceptional streets and avenues, in charismatic areas.

Translating this logic to a series of public art initiatives, the group has curated installations of both sculptural and pictorial pieces in a wide array of spaces, from hotels to shopping centers and from famous squares to avenues. Each iconic location sparks a new conversation between the artwork and its environment.

Over the past few years, Opera Gallery Monaco has commissioned unique installations in the best locations of the Principality: the Square Beaumarchais, in front of the Hermitage Hotel, as well as the Méridien Beach Hotel Plaza and the Metropole, MonteCarlo’s luxury shopping center.

The group is very active in public places outside of Monaco as well. A series of monumental sculptures by Manolo Valdés are currently adorning Avenue George V in Paris, just off the Champs Élysées. A strong partnership has been established with the Oetker family estate, including the Gardens of the Château Saint-Martin & Spa (Vence, France) in 2019, and a project in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Hôtel du Cap in Antibes. In London, Opera Gallery recently participated in the Mayfair Sculpture Trail, at the heart of the luxury district of the British capital. 

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