Le Quai

Le Quai is the space for contemporary art and design inaugurated by Silvia Fiorucci in Monaco. Its name is an homage to the place that houses it, a large open space inside a building facing Monaco’s suggestive port. Once the headquarters of the Fondation Folon, Le Quai is conceived as a place of experimentation through which to enter into relationship with art, design and the whole universe of theoretical and practical knowledge that revolves around contemporary creative production. An exhibition space, in the first instance, Le Quai will also encompass a library and a space dedicated to talks and workshops characterized by an innovative, multidisciplinary approach.
Intended to spark a constructive dialogue between creativity and scholarship, Le Quai is a true creative office that will produce exhibitions, publications, artists’ editions and events. The program anticipates three exhibitions annually, alongside collateral events with which the space intends to become part of Monaco’s cultural panorama, in dialogue with local institutions as well as with the region’s history. For the second exhibition, movable walls designed specifically for Julien Carreyn’s exhibition were created to accommodate the artist’s rich body of work.

Residencies

The backbone of Società delle Api is an ongoing program of residencies at the venues in Grasse (FR), Rome (IT), and Kastellorizo (GR), three very different environments immersed in specific cultures and landscapes. The residency is intended as an occasion for research and production. Each artist is invited to extend the invitation to one or more other persons with whom they wish to collaborate. The residency represents an opportunity to both focus on and expand one’s practice and network while having a more tailored approach to art and participation.

Publications

Accompanying this whole set of activities, Società delle Api produces a series of publications: from small informative booklets to photographic books, from original essays to archival material, both online and on paper, the publications will convey and reveal processes and results related to SDA’s activities and achievements. All the books will be published and internationally distributed by NERO Editions.

Design projects

Year

Artist

Project

Location

2021

VV.AA.

4Rooms

Kastellorizo

Research

Research is the core aspect of Società delle Api’s approach. SDA actively promotes and supports research projects across different disciplines, investigating issues and questions inherent to our contemporary world.
SDA values and welcomes research projects both within and outside Academia, as it adopts both inter-subjective and common models, as well as subjective and non-normative strategies that can help interpret and revise given methods and processes. The art collection of Silvia Fiorucci is open for researchers, artists, curators and scholars as a point of departure for research and experimentation.

Art support

Società delle Api actively supports individual projects and initiatives aligning with the organization’s vision, by giving direct economic, logistical and professional support.