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The Weird and Wonderful World of Jean Cocteau   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jean Cocteau at LA CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE - Musée du cinéma February 12th, 2014 - February 23rd, 2014
Posted 2/12/14
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death, La Cinématheque Française is holding a retrospective of Jean Cocteau's cinematographic work, exploring the enormous impact of the works and life of this preeminent figure both retrospectively and today. Cocteau was a keen advocate of the Seventh Art, and played a huge role in establishing the prestige of the Cannes Film Festival. Upon his death, Cocteau donated the proportion of his filmography collection to Henri Langlois, a co-fo... [more]
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Ode to Paris   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Brassaï at Hôtel de Ville November 8th, 2013 - March 8th, 2014
Posted 12/30/13
Hôtel de Ville is the proud host of a retrospective exhibition of Brassaï’s photography of his beloved Paris. The native Hungarian, Gyula Halasz, worked under the pseudonym ‘Brassaï’, (referring to his hometown Brassó). Brassaï moved to Paris in 1924 and never returned to his home country. From 1925 he was socialising with the likes of Eugène Atget, André Breton and Salvador Dalí amongst others, and in 1949 he was granted French n... [more]
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The FIAC 40th Anniversary Show   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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at FIAC October 24th, 2013 - October 27th, 2013
Posted 10/22/13
It’s that time of year again. As the Grand Palais opens its doors to host the annual Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, thousands of amateurs d’art, gallery owners and dealers flock to the cultural centre to gawp, gasp and gander. And this year promises even more as FIAC celebrates its 40th anniversary and welcomes 184 galleries from twenty-five countries. FIAC describes itself as “an opportunity to discover an exceptional artistic programme in Paris and in France.&rdqu... [more]
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Performance in Sculpture   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Erik Samakh at Musée Rodin May 18th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013
Posted 9/24/13
As part of its contemporary art programme this year, Musée Rodin invited Erik Samakh to hold a solo exhibition in the museum garden. Describing himself as a “hunter-gatherer” of images and sounds, Samakh always aims to create a unique experience for the audience; for this show, the artist has created a sound installation in the rose gardens surrounding The Thinker and The Three Shades, and an installation of ten natural stone blocks placed throughout the rest of the garden. T... [more]