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First Look at Ólafur Elíasson's Inaugural Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation  
12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

We're huge Ólafur Eliasson fans at ArtSlant. His sensitivity to site-specificity and deft hand at magical transformation through the merging of science and art is unique to say the least. Eliasson was tapped by the Louis Vuitton Foundation and their curatorial team lead by Suzanne Pagé to inaugurate Paris' newest museum designed by starchitect, Frank Gehry. Eliasson's installation Inside the Horizon—a series of mirrored, yellow columns—will also be permanently fe... [more]

11/29/14 Posted 11/29/14

EXHIBITION ESPOIR of the artist BRUCE (Bruce de Jaham) on the CHAMPS ELYSEES - PARIS November 14, 2014 to January 5, 2014 ESPOIR - 2014 - Stainless steel, rusty stainless steel, Bronze and Bohemian Glass (materials recovery and recycling) 1000 hours of work were needed to create this work - 4,6 x 1,6 m Characters inspired by the mythological imagination created from recycled materials. The shield comes from a distillation of an ancient tropical rum. The plinth is rusted steel in a bath of water in which the artist to secrecy. The symbolism of metal inlay is a reminder of the impor... [more]

1,000 year of the CHURCH of SAINT GREMAIN des PRES in PARIS  
11/29/14 Posted 11/29/14

ANGE de l'Espérance de Saint Symphorien By BRUCE (Bruce de Jaham) 1,000 Year of the CHURCH of SAINT GERMAIN des PRES in PARIS ANGEL of Hope St Symphorien - 2014 - Compression Stainless, Bronze and Glass (Bull Ice - Royal Blue) - More than 2,000 hours were necessary for the realization of this work - 5, 80 mx 2 m. Made entirely, worked and shaped his hands full in his studio "Little Granada" in Martinique The work is composed of metal recovery and recycling to whom we gave a s... [more]

Pierre Cardin Museum Opens in Paris: A First Look   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Posted 11/14/14

You know, call me a sucker, and tell me that I should be over these kinds of petit exercises in social one-upmanship, but I do still get a little frisson of excitement when I’m rolling around Paris with an "exclusive" invitation in my pocket. It's one of the perks of the dirty job of criticism/journalism/whatever it is you want to call what I do. The folly of such an attitude was aptly displayed last night when, after a day of only mild bragging, I arrived at the "cocktail" for the opening... [more]

It's (OFF)icelle: FIAC Is Cool   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
at FIAC October 22nd - October 26th
Posted 10/23/14

There's something new happening at FIAC this year. Not exactly the quickest to catch on to a trend, the Parisian art fair has created its own satellite, with a focus on introducing new art and artists from the international scene through a showcase of 68 galleries from 14 countries. Judged by a selection panel of art historians and curators, the tangential fair's emphasis is on supporting the underdog—not only the up-and-comings, but also "outsiders" and artists who have been overlooked h... [more]

Why Patti Loves Paris and Paris Loves Patti   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Posted 10/23/14

Patti loves Paris and Paris loves Patti, and the question that I’d ask is why? Now right at the beginning, up front, I need to make a few things clear. First, let me state that this relates to our FIAC coverage because Patti is performing at the most sought after, and possibly the only gig to feature as part of the FIAC programme. It's a reunion with John Cale, on Thursday night, at Fondation Cartier. Since this hardly seems sufficient to qualify my bold assertion I’ll also add th... [more]

Deputy Mayor Declares Paris "World Capital of Street Art" for Nuit Blanche 2014  
10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

HeHe, Radiant Tree, Nuit blanche 2014 © HeHe Nuit Blanche, Paris’s annual night-long celebration of art, music, and light, kicks off tonight at 8pm and runs until 7am Sunday morning. Each arrondissement offers its own attractions, from light art installations to public performances, and roving bands of art watchers wander around the city of lights in search of the glow of projections, late night gallery openings, and the strains of music. This year is unique in that it highlights... [more]

France is for Phonies: Julie Lequin Isolated in Paris - ART21 BLOG  
8/20/14 Posted 8/20/14

by Alicia Eler | Feb 12, 2013 Julie Lequin. “En résidence,” 2009. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 x 9 in. Courtesy the artist. French-Canadian artist Julie Lequin consciously blurs personal history and fictionalized worlds in her videos, performances, drawings, and writings, creating new narratives in the process. Lequin’s real-life events become part of an ongoing, first-person storyline that, told humorously and from an unconsciously self-conscious point-of-v... [more]

My Favorite Artworks in Panthéon, Paris  
5/9/14 Posted 5/29/14

Panthéon in Paris was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but was converted into a secular mausoleum housing the remains of most renown figures, such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Zola and Marie Curie. The architecture was fashioned after the one in Rome in the neoclassical style. There were many paintings, sculptures and relief to see inside the vast expanse of the building. My favorite artwork in Panthéon was a sculpture whose name and creator I fai... [more]

My Favorite Drawing and Painting in Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris  
5/3/14 Posted 5/10/14

Wandering in Marais district of Paris, during my 2008 trip, I stumbled upon a small museum, the Musée Cognacq-Jay, located in Hôtel Donon, and saw some wonderful paintings and drawings by the likes of Watteau, Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Cézanne and Degas, amongst decorative art displayed in twenty paneled rooms (four floors) in the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI. "The collection was formed between 1900–1925 by Théodore-Ernest Cognacq (1839–1928) and his wife... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures in le Jardin des Tuileries  
4/27/14 Posted 5/4/14

Le Jardin des Tuileries, the former royal garden dated back to Catherine de Medicis in the 16th century, situates between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde, is a wonderful place for Parisians to promenade, meet, and display. It also hosts a wonderful museum, Musée de l'Orangerie, built to host the amazing series of Claude Monet's Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies). Besides major works by Monet, it also collected many important late 19th - early 20th century modern works (Paul Guillaume collection... [more]

My Favorite Artwork at Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris  
4/23/14 Posted 4/27/14

Not far from Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, lies Musée de Cluny, officially known as Musée National du Moyen Âge, which boasts many magnificent ancient artifacts. Even for people who are not usually interested in the Medieval era, if they are open-minded enough, they might be pleasantly surprised by many surprisingly vital things they'll encounter there, and might even re-assess their own notions of stilted Middle-Age. My favorite collection in this museum was a group of si... [more]

Blanking the Canvas: The image of women in fin-de-siècle Paris   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
at Hammer Museum January 26th - May 18th
Posted 4/15/14

It was a very nice hospital. It had a view and a private sitting area in the room. I had tubes sticking out. Some to drain fluids, others to pump fluids in. I was given observation and pain management, modern medical euphemisms for the twin social ailments of boredom and drugs. I ended up staying an extra night. Doctors often keep business hours and no one else was authorized to release me. Either as apology or just further negligence, I was treated to an extra night of pain management, melting... [more]

Springtime in Paris (almost) (ArtReview)  
3/9/14 Posted 3/9/14

t’s far from business as usual in the dying days of winter 2014. Even in Paris’s smartest galleries, you will find a selection of shows that reflect on mutation, protest, breakdown and strike – but which nonetheless make an appeal to beauty. Here are four to look out for. Camille Blatrix: Un Ticket pour la Suite, through 29 March at Galerie Balice Hertling The gallery’s slender office space at the front of the building has become the only accessible area for this exhib... [more]

SPEAP / Call for application 2014  
Posted 3/7/14 Max Peintner, Die ungebrochene Anziehungskraft der Natur (Nature still draws a crowd) 1970/71, pencil drawing, 44 x 62,5 cm, © Max Peintner Contact karim.rouillon@sciencespo.frKarim Rouillon Address / Programme of experimentation in arts and politics27, rue Saint Guillaume75337 Paris cedex 07France Info Application deadline : April 25, 2013 Application procedure on ... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures in Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris  
3/3/14 Posted 3/23/14

Cemeteries in Paris are often amazing places to visit - not only it consists a pilgrimage to the resting spots of so many renown artists and thinkers, but a brief immersion of an sculptural Eden. Cimetière de Montmartre, not far from the fabled club Moulin Rouge, though less renown and less frequently visited than Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, was just as astonishing in its cultural and artistic richness. There were so many beautiful spots there I saw in my visit there more than five years... [more]

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