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Following a successful debut in 2017, NOMAD returned to Monaco last week. The invitation only showcase of contemporary art and design was a must-see event for collectors, interior designers, architects, and professionals alike. Running in parallel to Art Monte Carlo, NOMAD Monaco encouraged guests to explore the art and culture of the French Riviera.
From April 26-29 at Villa La Vigie (Karl Lagerfeld’s former Monte Carlo residence) 17 galleries took part in the fair supported by the Société des Bains de Mer, a patron of art and design of some of the finest hotels in Monte Carlo, and Monaco Tourist Board. On view were presentations from galleries including Almine Rech, Apalazzo, Carwan Gallery, Brun Fine Art, among others.
Highlights from the weekend included a six-foot-tall sculpture made of shells by Rowan Mersh and Bob Lorimer at Gallery FUMI, presented alongside French artist Guy Bourdin, in collaboration with Louise Alexander Gallery. The NOMAD Lounge, set in the lush grounds of Villa La Vigie, acted as the center-stage for entertaining. Throughout the week, NOMAD’s Talks series was hosted with guest speakers like Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans; Omer Arbel; and Felix Burrichter, PIN-UP Editor.