Press release

The first Biennale of Sacred Contemporary Art in Menton will open from 1st to 31st October at the Grand Hotel des Ambassadeurs. This first edition is entitled “Ode to Life”.

More than 200 artists from all over the world (and among them there are 35 most quoted on the planet): Europe but also Asia (India, Japan and China), South America (Argentina and Bolivia) or New Zealand, Australia and South Africa as well as the United States, Canada and Russia come together.

Six different spaces are organized by theme including a prestigious exhibition paying tribute to the greatest contemporary dead artists such as Basquiat, Kounillis, Chagall, Rauschenberg, Fontana, Cocteau, Dalì, Calder, Haring…

The great living artists are also present with their works: Banksy, Damien Hirst, Joe Tilson, Enrico Baj, Daphne du Barry, Vasco Bendini, Brian Finch, Yayoi Kusama and others.

More than 200 works – paintings, sculptures, photographs, cinema, music, literature, architecture and design – are exhibited.

On the occasion of the inauguration, a monumental sculpture will be permanently installed. In one of the gardens of the Grand Hotel des Ambassadeurs, the sculpture named Notre-Dame des Innocents by the Dutch artist Daphné du Barry, will be presented to the general public and will be visible to everyday passers-by. In line with the theme of the Biennial, this work will be a place of pilgrimage for people trying to have a baby or having difficulties with their offsprings.

BACS (Biennale d’Art Contemporain Sacré)