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Disappeared Paris, restored Paris

published on July 31, 2014
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On the occasion of 850 years of the Cathedral Notre-Dame, the archaeological Crypt of the square Notre-Dame dedicates an exhibition to the history of Paris by archaeological restoration (interactive 3D experiences). Visitors are invited to discover vestiges protected in the Crypt and to re-place them in the architectural context and the history of their time.

The archaeological tracks kept under the square, at the heart of Paris, show buildings which followed one another since the Roman creation of Lutetia until the Haussmann transformations of the XIXth century.

They result from the intense urbanization of the place in the course of the centuries and their mess is today difficult to read for the general public.

This exhibition uses the principle of the archaeological restoration to give to the visitor the essential keys in the understanding of the site.

Exhibition until December 31st, 2014
Crypte archéologique du parvis Notre-Dame
Programmation : Every day (except Monday, August 15th, December 25th) from 10 am. to 6 pm.
Price : entry €7, reduced rate €5
7, place Jean-Paul II (Parvis Notre-Dame)
75004 paris
www.crypte.paris.en

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PARIS 1900 LA VILLE SPECTACLE – The City Entertainment

published on July 31, 2014
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This exhibition, around 600 works and objects, pulls us in Paris of the beginning of the XXth century.

Paris shows its magnificence through its art and its modernity: cinematograp, transport, constructions …

The City Light still shines with one thousand fires everything around the world.
You will discover various views concerned the advent of the cinema, the fashion, the department stores, the Art nouveau; all which contributed to build the image of Paris as the city of the luxury and the leisure activities for all.

The exhibition presents so many works of art, suits, posters, old photos as paintings and sculptures. The big names display throughout six reconstituted detached houses: Rodin, Mucha, Guimard, Méliès, Picasso, fashion designers and fashionable decorators.

A real kaleidoscope of this life dreamed about Paris 1900, about Belle Epoque where technical innovations, art of living, cabarets and dancers of French cancan, affect us in the elegance to the Parisian; all these images cross and collide in the course of this completely sucessful exhibition.

Until the 17th August 2014
Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
http://www.petitpalais.paris.en

 

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The 30 years of Fondation Cartier for contemporary art – Mémoires Vives

published on July 31, 2014
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In 1984, the CARTIER company created a foundation for the contemporary art located in a Parisian building realized by Jean Nouvel.

The object of this foundation is “to promote and to support the international contemporary artistic creation through activities (funds, new purchases, exhibitions, entertainments, book publishings, catalogs and animations)”.
All the contemporary artistic expressions are represented: paint, sculpture, photography, video …

Except the temporary exhibitions, the permanent gallery includes three hundred artists and more than one thousand works.
For thirty years of the foundation’s creation, numerous events are organized of which the exhibition Mémoires Vives including said evenings “nomads” mixing poetry, music, dance and fashion shows.

The main works supported by the sponsorship of the foundation are presented in this shape of retrospective.

You will also find there a movie redrawing the last thirty years of the contemporary art.
On the occasion of 30 years of Fondation Cartier, discover its exceptional exhibition redrawing its history.

Mémoires Vives - Fondation Cartier
Until the 21st September 2014
261 Boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris
http://fondation.cartier.com/en

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Candido Portinari – War & Peace

published on May 21, 2014
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Candido Portinari, born at Fazenda Santa Rosa in 1903, was one of the most important Brazilian painters of the 20th century.

His work is a critical and engaged view of various aspects of Brazilian life, such as work, childhood, particularities, popular folklore, fauna & flora… illustrated through the social, historical and religious themes he wanted to evoke.Work that is symbolical of Candido Portinari’s ethical, political & aesthetic dreams, plus his trust in human nature.

Visit the Projet Portinari exhibition at the Grand Palais, an exceptional event organised by his son Joao Candido Portinari, who regularly stays as his father, at the Hôtel Aiglon.

A unique opportunity to see the War & Peace panels in France, which have been at the UN’s head office in New York since 1957.

Until 9th June 2014
Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower,
PARIS 75008
www.grandpalais.fr

 

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Bill Viola

published on April 23, 2014
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Bill Viola, born in New York in 1951, is undisputedly the most well-known Video Art artist in the world.

At the beginning of the 70’s he created brilliant video installations with fellow artists who also became famous, such as Nam June PaikWolf Vostell and Richard Serra.

The exhibition is the artist’s first retrospective in France, and also the first Video Art exhibition to be held at the Grand Palais, encompassing 40 years of his work.

Combining sound & moving images in an imaginary darkness, visitors journey from one work to the next and are plunged into a fascinating and enchanting universe.

A form of contemporary Art that is a true personal adventure to experience & enjoy.

Bill Viola
Until 21 july 2014
Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
http://www.grandpalais.fr

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From Watteau to Fragonard, les fêtes galantes

published on April 18, 2014
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The From Watteau to Fragonardles fêtes galantes Exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André – close to the Hôtel Mansart – encompasses approximately sixty works by Watteau, Fragonard and other painters from the same era.

These painters created a new, quite timeless genre that crossed the centuries up to the French Revolution, depicting amorous scenes of women and Sheppard in realistic or imaginary decors set in the middle of ancient ruins, surrounded by Greek nymphs and mythology.

Antoine Watteau was one of the first early 18th century painters to bring the pastoral theme to France, as well as updating the style and adding Parisian figures.

The pinnacle of the style can be seen in Boucher and Fragonard’s works. The poetic and fantastic Fêtes Galantes style ended with the French Revolution and the First Empire as paintings depicting current news took over.

The Musée Jacquemart-André offers us a chance to rediscover a major genre.

Up to 21st July 2014
Musée Jacquemart-André
158 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
01 45 62 11 59
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com

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Van Gogh / Artaud – The Man Suicided by Society

published on April 4, 2014
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Van Gogh,  known for his original works, and Artaud, generally known for his writing, acting and for dabbling in the theatre, are currently on show together, thanks to their history, at the musée d’Orsay.

How does associating Van Gogh with Artaud become The Man Suicided by Society?

On 23rd December 1888, after a violent argument, Vincent Van Gogh threatened Gauguin with a razor blade. Gauguin left quickly. During the night, in a moment of madness, Van Gogh cut off his left ear lobe. The story is well-known, but the fact that he then wrapped it in newspaper and set off to give it to his mistress Rachel as a gift, is far less known.

Van Gogh’s works include over 2,000 paintings and drawings mainly dating back to the 1880s, strongly influenced by his painter friends, notably by Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard. His works made it to the European art world at the end of the 19th century.

An original exhibition focused on Van Gogh which will take you through his best works, as well as a choice of drawings, letters and graphic works by the poet-illustrator at the musée d’Orsay, just a few steps away from the Hôtel d’Orsay  or a few minutes from  the Hôtel Brighton.

The exhibition is an invitation to discover the multiple facets of the works of these two 19th century artists.

Van Gogh / Artaud - The Man Suicided by Society
Until 6th July 2014
Musée d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 49 48 14
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en

 

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Hervé Perdriel. Art Jingle Contemporary

published on February 17, 2014
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Hervé Perdriel
Art Jingle Contemporary
Exhibition from 5th February to 5th March 2014

Each of Hervé Perdriel’s photo portraits is like an ID card that acts as a story within a story, and takes viewer on a sort of treasure hunt:  the bright faces & portraits are contrasted by the plain black background, creating a near & far effect. From afar the portraits appear to be coloured, yet closer up you can see that each one is made up of numerous pieces of photographs. The artist sets an intimate portrait for each one, creating a type of invisible ID card of the person, whether fictional or real…

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Perdriel’s portrait of Miles Davis has been on show in the Hôtel Aiglon’s lobby since 2012.

The piece of Art integrates the hotel’s Sense of place perfectly as it is linked to Montparnasse’s history: from the 50’s to the 70’s, the quarter was packed with cabarets & clubs during the Jazz musicians’ Golden Age.

If you have never seen Hervé Perdriel’s work, don’t miss the exhibition!

31 bis, rue des Tournelles
75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 29 40 03
www.artjingle.com

Open:
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 11.00am to 7.00pm
Sunday from 2.30pm to 7.00pm.

 

"Miles Davis", Hervé Perdriel.

“Miles Davis”, silver print on Diasec or Dibond, Hôtel Aiglon, Paris.

"Mick Paint", Hervé Perdriel, 2013.

“Mick Paint”, 2013, silver print on Diasec or Dibond, 90 x 120 cm, edition of 8. ©www.artjingle.com

"Red Head", Hervé Perdriel, 2014.

“Red Head”, 2014, silver print on Diasec or Dibond, 90 x 115 cm, edition of 8. ©www.artjingle.com

Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera. « L’Art en fusion »

published on October 24, 2013
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Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera. « L’Art en fusion »
Musée de l’Orangerie
From the 9th of October, 2013 to the 13th of January, 2014

If Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is today one of the best known and most popular figures of 20th century Mexican art, it is undoubtedly because of her personality and the originality of a body of work that defies all efforts to classify it. Her work is, above all, the expression of a life – a tragic and turbulent life, one that challenged all conventions, a life known in all its detail and recently the subject of a film, making her a true icon.

The mere mention of her name excites enthusiasm and admiration, but her work is rarely exhibited, and has not been shown in France for fifteen years. The selection to go on show at the Musée de l’Orangerie includes major works by the artist, with masterpieces from the Museo Olmedo, which holds one of the main collections of Frida Kahlo’s work, including the very famous Colonne brisée [Broken Column].

The life and work of Frida Kahlo cannot be separated from those of her companion Diego Rivera (1886- 1957). Together they became figures of legend, and both have a place in the pantheon of 20th century Mexican artists. Famous for his large mural paintings, Rivera’s easel paintings, drawings and prints, which form a large part of his artistic production, are less well known to the public in Europe. The exhibition aims to trace his artistic career from the early Cubist images, revealing his links with the Paris artists whose works are a key element in the Orangerie collection, to the paintings that established him as the founder of the 20th century school of Mexican art. Visitors are invited to discover the many aspects of the art of Rivera. His travels throughout Europe influenced his vision and his repertoire without ever distancing him from his roots, thus confirming his place in history as the founder of the nationalist school.

The exhibition devoted to the legendary couple Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo presents their works together, as if to confirm the impossibility of their divorce that was in fact finalised but reconsidered after just one year apart. It also gives us a better view of their respective artistic worlds, so different and yet so complementary, through the deep-rooted attachment they shared for their country: a cycle of life and death, revolution and religion, realism and mysticism, workers and peasants.


Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera. « L’Art en fusion »
From the 9th of October, 2013 to the 13th of January, 2014
Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries, côté Seine
75001 Paris
+ 33 (0)1 44 50 43 00
www.musee-orangerie.fr

Autorretrato con Traje de Terciopelo, 1926 Oil on canvas, 79,7 x 59,9 cm Private collection © Photo Francisco Kochen © ADAGP, Paris 2013

Autorretrato con Traje de Terciopelo, 1926 Oil on canvas, 79,7 x 59,9 cm Private collection © Photo Francisco Kochen © ADAGP, Paris 2013

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Autorretrato con Chambergo, 1907 Oil on canvas, 85 x 62,2 cm Col. Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, México Photographs by Erik Meza / Javier Otaola ; image © Archivo Museo Dolores Olmedo ©2013 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / ADAGP, Paris

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Vendedora de Alcatraces, 1943 Oil on masonite, 152 x 120,5 cm Private Collection © Photo Francisco Kochen © ADAGP, Paris 2013

Sebastião Salgado – “Genesis” – Maison Européenne de la Photographie

published on October 7, 2013
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Sebastião Salgado

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

From the 25th of September, 2013 to the 5th of January, 2014

It took 30 trips and 8 years of work to Sebastião Salgado to offer us “Genesis”, an exhibition of 245 photographs presented from September 25 until January 5, 2014 at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. With “Genesis”, Sebastião Salgado remains faithful to his work in black and white, but he distanced himself from his photojournalistic favorite themes to suggest a trip to the scenic splendor still unaffected by the presence of man. The result is a majestic walk on the planet, organized around five geographical chapters: “At the edge of the South”, “Natural sanctuaries“, “Africa“, “Northern Land“, “Amazonia and Pantanal“.

Wanick Lelia Salgado, wife of photographer and curator of the exhibition says: “Genesis is a quest for the origins of the world, a world that has changed over thousands of years before being confronted with the pace of modern life, before forgetting what makes us human. This exhibition presents landscapes, animals and peoples that have escaped the modern world. It honours the vast, remote regions wherenature, intact and silent, still reigns in all her majesty.

In addition to the wonderful journey that offers viewers “Genesis” has a goal of raising awareness to protect the landscapes and cultures of our fragile planet.

Sebastião Salgado

From the 25th of September, 2013 to the 5th of January, 2014

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

5/7 rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris


+33 (0)1 44 78 75 00

www.mep-fr.org

 

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Southern right whales (Eubalaena australis), attracted to the two sheltered gulfs of the Valdés Peninsula, San José and Nuevo, are often seen with their tail flukes aloft.
Valdés Peninsula, Argentina, 2004. © Sebastião Salgado

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Waura Indians fishes in Piyulaga Lake near their village. The Upper Xingu Basin is
home to a very diverse population. State of Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2005. © Sebastião Salgado

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