New York, New York

Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Photography, Film and Video, 2006

Grimaldi Forum
BP 2000-10, Avenue Princesse Grace MC 98001 Monaco
+377 99 99 2000

This exhibition explored the richness and diversity of New York's dynamic artistic landscape, spanning five decades of stylistic developments. The dazzling art world that was New York City during the second half of the 20th century was the result of a vital scene of artists, photographers, filmmakers, dancers, musicians, poets and writers who lived and worked together in downtown Manhattan, from Greenwich Village to Soho, the East Village, the Lower East Side, and Chelsea. The creative drive of the individuals who made up this scene were the result of a continuous combustion of personalities and ideas, and of artists working together or side by side, in a broad range of disciplines and media. "New York, New York" was one of the first historical surveys of postwar and contemporary American painting and sculpture, integrated with film, photography, architecture, video and installation to be presented in Europe. It was organized with the intention of providing the viewer with insights into the energy, excitement and experiments that inspired generations to work within the confined geography that is New York City.