Art has always been a staple part of the Porto Montenegro experience and summer 2017 has set another benchmark with some outstanding collections and exhibitions from the international scene as well as some of Montenegro's finest.
BRADLEY THEODORE AT GAYO GALLERY
World-renowned street artist Bradley Theodore was born in the Turks & Caicos islands, has previously lived in Paris and is now New York based, travelling frequently between Tokyo, London and Milan.
A veritable man of the world therefore but also an increasingly well respected name in the world of street art and en route to Montenegro this August for an exhibition at Porto Montenegro’s Gayo Gallery, across from the Regent Hotel’s main entrance.
Part fashion-inspired, part socio-cultural commentary, part ode to some of today’s greatest icons, his arworks are instantly recognisable for their use of brightly coloured skulls and healthy doses of irreverence. He has taken on the Mona Lisa in the past but arguably his most famous piece depicts Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour, the king and queen of fashion side by side.
“They set the tone for the world,” Theodore commented, in reference to Lagerfeld and Wintour. “They’re the last two giants in that realm… no other person will ever come out and have as much influence as them. Right now, you have fragmented voices but they speak with one voice.”
MA.RE MURANO ART GLASS
Bringing over 30 years of experience in Venice to a ground-floor space in Porto Montenegro’s new Pool Club Residences this summer, we are delighted to welcome Murano Art Glass to the village. Representing the art of glass in the heart of Venice, this Italian company are known for their artistic production techniques and Made in Murano quality. Their product selection for summer focuses on decorative panels and vases inspired by the sea, creating a brightly coloured showcase of objets d’art that are ideal for both a waterfront residence or a yacht.
The common thread in all the collections is the detailed craftsmanship with which each piece has been made and the obvious passion for Venetian glass that drives the business as a whole.
This season Bel-Air Fine Art presents a vibrant sculpture exhibition around Porto Montenegro village in partnership with the Gayo Gallery.
A total of 21 monumental sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists such as Richard Orlinski, Carole Feuerman and Hiro Ando have been carefully positioned around the marina adding a welcome dose of public art to the visitor experience.
Project manager Nicholas Ducasse is available onsite the entire time for further information concerning the artworks and artists involved.
Since opening their first gallery in Geneva in 2004, the Bel-Air Fine Art group targeted a number of locations around Switzerland such as Crans-Montana, Verbier and Gstaad to display their collection of internationaly acclaimed and emerging contemporary artists.
From there, the group pursued opportunities in Europe and the Middle-East with openings in Paris (Place des Vosges), Saint-Tropez, Cannes (rue d’Antibes), Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Venice and Marbella as well as temporary locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Beirut and Miami Beach.
This summer they bring a selection of contemporary sculptures to Montenegro for the very first time so be sure to look out for them all as you enjoy your evening passeggiata!
Contact: Nicholas Ducasse
PIZANA GALLERY'S SUMMER EXHIBITION
This year, Pizana Gallery has curated an exhibition featuring many of Montenegro’s top artists, effectively creating a cross-section of the country’s contemporary art scene; what better way to show international visitors the kind of talent that exists here?
Under the direction of Ljiljana Milošević, Pizana’s exhibition space near the Tivat town entrance to Porto Montenegro has become something of an artistic salon open for informal meetings, chance encounters and creative events among the artistic community, be they artists, collectors or institutions.
For summer 2017, expect to see works from academic artist Katarina Zlajic using tailor’s zips for necklaces, earrings and rings, as well as pieces from sculptor Jelena Krsic and painter Nikola Zigon at a joint exhibition in August.
Ljljana Zekovic, a local art historian, has described Pizana as “a cultural ambassador of its country fulfilling an important mission by promoting Montenegro’s modern artistic scene at prestigious exhibitions and fairs both within the Region and around Europe”. Be sure to pass by and experience the space for yourself.