Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Marc Quinn in Monaco


"The Littoral Zone" - an exhibition by British artist Marc Quinn has just opened at the Oceanographic Museum here in Monaco...


Consisting of 62 works ranging from sculptures and photographs to paintings and installations, it is a site specific exhibition designed for display in this particular space. Quinn's works interact with and complement the permanent exhibits of the Museum, so that for example in the Whale Hall, his skeletal sculptures are placed beneath the great bones of the sea creatures from times gone by...


The permanent collection of the Museum is a real treat in itself with this beautiful aquarium...


More of Quinn's sculptures are displayed up on the roof terrace - delicate flowers that complement the delicate beauty of the shells and the artwork made from shells already on display in the permanent collection..


Much of the work deals with the theme of evolution, evolving creatures, and the beauty of the natural cycle of life and death, clearly shown by this huge sculpture at the entrance of the museum...


The exhibition is on until October and is very well worth visiting. The Oceanographic Museum is located up on the rock and costs 14 Euros for adult entry. Enjoy!!

4 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I love his sense of colour and design. It soothes my senses.

Catherine said...

glad you like the work - it is a really interesting exhibition....

chubskulit said...

Delightful captures.

Shadow Shots I have, come and see.

Jilly said...

Beautiful set of photographs Catherine of Mark Quinn's work. I really enjoyed the exhibition too other than the head made of his blood.

The skeletons and the fire were amazing.