The current website is the archive of the exhibitions organized and curated by Akim Monet from 2011 to 2021, in Berlin, Geneva, and Los Angeles.
After a decade in Germany, where Akim Monet founded and operated the renowned Side by Side Gallery Akim Monet GmbH on Berlin’s famed Postdamerstrasse, he moved his practice to Los Angeles in 2018. There, under the name Popcorn Gallery LA, he continued to develop his focus on thematically curated exhibitions that juxtapose modern and contemporary art.
In 2021 Akim Monet moved to Dallas where he strives to further his "American adventure."
When curating his exhibitions, Akim Monet relies on his deep knowledge and subtle understanding of the history of 19th & 20th century art. He thus explores and re-contextualizes historically prevalent themes through modern and contemporary works of art.
By exposing thematic correlations, the exhibitions curated by Akim Monet move beyond a singular chronological presentation in order to reveal converging and lasting influences.
Akim Monet draws upon his extensive international network within the art world to show carefully selected works from distinguished private collections, artist’s estates and renowned galleries, as well as pieces coming directly from noteworthy contemporary artists worldwide. When appropriate, and with the collaboration of experts, he adds very pointedly chosen antiquities.