AMADE : Exhibition of cultural diversity at the atrium in Monte-Carlo Casino
- Location: Casino de Monte-Carlo Atrium
- Exhibition: From September 27th to October 17th
- Gala Dinner: October 14th on the stage of the Opera Garnier
The World Association of Children's Friends (AMADE), co-founded by Princess Grace of Monaco to protect children worldwide, will celebrate its 60th anniversary this coming October.
To mark the occasion, the Donnadieu Foundation has provided some 60 works from its collection. These works, which come from all five continents and are a profound appeal in favour of cultural diversity, will be presented to the public in the Atrium of the Casino de Monte-Carlo until October 17th.
The exhibition presents original works in wood, stone, terracotta, ivory, bone, gold, silver and bronze, representing humans and animals in this life and the afterlife, and dating from 6000 BC to the early 20th century.
The Société des Bains de Mer has provided the venue for the anniversary highlight, a Gala Dinner on October 14th, which will be held on the stage of the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo in the presence of HRH the Princess of Hanover. The invitation-only event is for AMADE donors who work with the association to protect vulnerable children. For the occasion, the famous Belgian designer Charles Kaisin and the Michelin-starred chef Marcel Ravin have created an exceptional and 'surreal' menu.
So, in parallel to this special evening, everyone will have the opportunity to discover the variety of works in the Atrium. Here, the small size of the art works is a deliberate reaction to the modern craze of producing monumental works. As the owner of the collection, Ludovic Donnadieu, explains, “Our role is to protect and support these sculptures, and show them at their best, just like we do with young people. They are fragile but, having survived for thousands of years, they symbolise resilience, another strong parallel between them and the children and young people that AMADE supports on a daily basis”.
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