We took the train from Antibes to Monaco today, and started out at the Grimaldi Forum to see the “New York, New York” exhibition, which runs until September 10th. “Fifty years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video”. There was a lot to see, and we found a lot of it quite interesting: much of the photography, and some of the film clips, and some of the videos, such as the one of Jackson Pollock dumping and dripping paint on large canvasses on the ground and calling it art, and the video of Yoko Ono sitting on a stage while audience members came up and snipped off bits of her sweater. When we were not fascinated by it, we were sometimes repulsed by it, and sometimes we were confused by it, but we were never bored by the exhibit of 50 years of artistic creativity in the Big Apple.
After lunch, we headed over to Monaco’s Port Hercule to watch the “2006 Championnat du Monde de Jet Ski Féminin”. Atop their jet skis from 110 to 300 cv, the women reached speeds of 140 km/h in the Runabout category. The other two categories included Ski Division and Freestyle. And it was France who came out with the most winners this year, with 1st, 3rd, & 5th place in the Ski Division category; 1st & 2nd place in the Runabout category; and 3rd place in the Freestyle category. 1st place in the Freestyle category went to Anastasia Potanina from Russia.