This summer, the Grimaldi Forum will stage an exhibition entitled ‘Turner, the Sublime Legacy’, in collaboration with Tate and featuring an ensemble of important works in a new scenography of over 2,000 square meters.

The exhibition serves as an invitation to a journey through Joseph Mallord William Turner’s representations of the world in a sublime mode, from his landscapes to the elemental explorations of light and atmosphere of which he was a pioneer and master. 

Arriving to the Principality from the Tate collection, a balanced selection of 38 oils on canvas and 40 works on paper will reveal Turner’s eminently sensitive and poetic conception of landscape, illustrating his innovative style and his qualities of abstraction.

Around 30 works by modern and contemporary artists, including painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography, will also be presented in dialogue with Turner’s work. Together, Turner’s work and that of more recent artists focus on the relationship between man and his environment. Each work takes up this notion of the sublime in its own way, with examples from leading modern and contemporary artists including that of John Akomfrah, Edward Burtynsky, Peter Doig, and Olafur Eliasson to name just a few.

This Grimaldi Forum Monaco exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Brooke, Senior Project Curator at Tate, and tickets to it will remain at the pre-sale half price of seven euros, as opposed to 14, until June 30. This exhibition “explores Turners oeuvre through the eighteenth century notion of the ‘Sublime’ and reconsiders the concept in a twenty-first century context,” said Brooke.

The exhibition will open its doors to the public from July 6 until September 1. Discover more and reserve tickets on the Grimaldi Forum website here.

Featured image: ‘Grenoble Seen from the River Drac with Mont Blanc in the Distance’ – Joseph Mallord William Turner, c.1802 – © Tate