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Tout est si calme a Roquebrune Cap Martin — Photographe : Géraldine Lachaussée

CHARITY AUCTIONS IN JUNE 2019

 

 

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of E-1027, many of those associated with our restoration project have given works of art or experiences, often unique, to be sold for the benefit of the final stage of restoration in 2019/20.

There will be an online auction with 30 lots from 8 am on June 13th to 8 pm on June 17th. There will also be an on-site auction of 6 lots during the Gala Anniversary dinner on June 15th at 8.30 pm, with off-site telephone access.

Details available by this link 

https://www.artcurial.com/en/news/artcurial-supports-cap-moderne-association

https://auctions.artcurial.com/fr/infinitebidding.asp?method=getCatalogLots&saleDateTime=201906181800&saleID=IT3986&tokenID=93135698&custno=&lang=fr-fr

 

 

FIREWORKS AND CANDLELIT DINNERS

 

 

Profiting from the Monaco Firework Festival, Cap Moderne organises magical candlelit dinners on the evenings of July 20th and 27th and August 3rd and 10th. 

A guided visit of E-1027 at 6 pm is followed by a cocktail with musical accompaniement and a delicious dinner served with the fine wines of the Conservatoire du littoral. Fireworks follow, enchantment guaranteed.

Dinners cost 190€ each, of which 100€ is a contribution to the Restoration Fund.

Exhibition Eileen Gray Intimate Architecture

Cap Moderne is proud to present its exhibition in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.

This exhibition covers the key periods of Eileen Gray’s career, and focuses in particular on her ideas about the organization of space, as exemplified by the work she carried out in renovating Madame Mathieu-Levy’s apartment between 1919 and 1924. 

It also sheds more light on Villa E-1027 and its interior.

The third section of the exhibition concerns the villa Tempe a Pailla.

 

Curators: Renaud Barres, Historien de l'architecture , directeur du CAUE de l'Aude,

Tim Benton, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), The Open University, Milton Keynes and

Cloé Pitiot, Curator at the Centre Pompidou, diplômée de l'Ecole d'architecture de Nancy

 

Visiting hours: during opening hours of the Cap Moderne site (May to October).

UNESCO INSCRIPTION

 

 

In July 2016, after a lengthy process of consultation, the World Heritage Committee finally decided to inscribe the Architectural Work of Le Corbusier on the List of World Heritage Sites.

Inscription on the prestigious World Heritage List is testimony to Le Corbusier's ground-breaking achievement and contribution to the development of modern architecture and will ensure that his oeuvre, at Roquebrune and elsewhere, will be preserved and handed down to future generations. The Cabanon has the singular distinction of being the only World Heritage site in the whole Alpes Maritimes department. 

 

 

The request for Le Corbusier’s work to be included on the Unesco List of World Heritage Sites, submitted in France by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Le Corbusier Foundation, had the support of seven countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland) and seventeen sites around the world in three different continents. At Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Le Corbusier’s Cabanon, adjoining Villa E-1027 and the Etoile de Mer on the Cap Moderne site, now the property of the Conservatoire du littoral, is one of the French sites listed. It should be noted that, in addition to the Cabanon, the site now also includes the Holiday Cottages as well as numerous paintings by the architect/artist.

 

Tribute to Eileen Gray

On 7 September 2016 a plaque was unveiled paying tribute to Eileen Gray at her former home at 21 rue Bonaparte in the sixth arrondissement, Paris. The ceremony took place in the presence of H.E Mrs Geraldine Byrne Nason and representatives of the Paris municipal council