tagged: Paris

Paris Tearsheets: The Brussels Detour

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   I met Georges one August afternoon in what seemed like a serendipitous mise-en-scène. Itching for something sweet, I visited a bakery near my apartment where I struck up a conversation with the barista who was curious about my presence in Paris. Sitting within earshot was a woman who, overhearing me explain my project, suddenly exclaimed: “you have to meet Georges!!! He’s in Paris for the weekend and... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 9/16/15

Paris Tear Sheets: Breaking Bread

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   About a year ago, I attended a lecture by David Alan Harvey, one of photography's most well spoken orators, who is both poignant and fiercely dedicated to the medium. I remember him saying that in order to get to the crux of a person’s story, you should break bread with them, live with them for a few days and build an intimate connection. Intimacy is an act of bravery. It requires transcending... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 8/9/15

Paris Tear Sheets: Of Hummus and Other Stories

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   Immigrants tend to carry with them the one concrete thing that connects them back to their homeland: food. When I started “Tales of a Non-Country,” food played a key role in some of the earlier works. I produced still lifes, paired with reconstructed archival images that spoke to the nature of the historical recollection. With this new chapter in the tales, I want to reduce the level of mediation that... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 7/25/15

Paris Tear Sheets: Footnotes on Encounters

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   Walking through Parisian streets is at once a slalom through slurs of clichés, but also an invitation to careen through chance encounters. As I continue my immersion in the city, I began revisiting Henry Miller, and specifically Tropic of Cancer. I came across lines that rang loudly in my mind: Paris is simply an artificial stage, a revolving stage that permits the spectator to glimpse all phases... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 7/21/15

Paris Tear Sheets: The Lay of the Land

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   When the plane landed in Charles de Gaulle airport last week inaugurating my two-month residency in Paris, I remembered an article I once read in which the infamous general accused Churchill’s government of being responsible for the end of the French mandate over Lebanon and Syria 1943, the year French troops withdrew from the region. The mandate, which was sealed by the two European countries’... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 7/10/15

Love Locks vs. Street Art: On Self-Expression in Public Space

by Eva Recinos
Romantics looking to express their love with a padlock on Les Pont des Arts over the Canal Saint Martin in Paris are in need to find another place to do it: the famed "love locks" bridge was finally deemed a safety hazard, due to the weight of the huge quantity of locks left there by lovers. At the beginning of June local officials put an end to the tradition, removing some 45 metric tonnes of locks off the bridge. But the public reactions surrounding the municipal action have generated a wider... [more]
Posted by Eva Recinos on 7/3/15

Pierre Cardin Museum Opens in Paris: A First Look

by James Loks
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 of... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 11/14/14

It's (OFF)icelle: FIAC Is Cool

by ArtSlant Team
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... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 10/23/14

Why Patti Loves Paris and Paris Loves Patti

by James Loks
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 that in 2005... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 10/23/14

Blanking the Canvas: The image of women in fin-de-siècle Paris

by Christina Catherine Martinez
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]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 4/15/14
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