La Maison Rouge

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by Frances Guerin
On the face of it, this exhibition, Néon. Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is just plain fun. With the Maison Rouge all lit up in different colored neon lights, both industrially produced and hand-crafted  tubes bringing the walls to life, inviting us to walk into spaces saturated in impossible colors. A visit to Néon is ostensibly a joyful, light way to spend an afternoon. Then as we quickly realize, neon has more to it than meets the eye. Neon lights may look pretty, but they... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 4/17/12

No Place Like Home

by Robert J. Hughes
Anyplace that's home evokes nostalgia, scorn, longing. Even a desolate prairie. And often that nostalgia is coupled with a self-mockery at the heart's willingness to believe in falsehood. Artists from Winnipeg, a city smack-dab center in Canada's Manitoba, are like kids who, returning to the childhood neighborhoods that once seemed so large, are struck by their ordinariness, their feeble quaintness. They mock themselves for wanting to return to a place that their memories betrayed. And they... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 8/29/11


by E-Slant Team
Little Nemo, Yellow Kid, Tintin, Blake et Mortimer, Mickey, Superman, Astérix, Iznogoud, Blueberry, Astro Boy, Le Chat… Ces personnages et ces héros nés sous la plume des plus grands auteurs de bande-dessinée n'ont pas simplement fait les délices de millions de lecteurs à travers le monde ; ils ont aussi influencés les artistes les plus importants de notre époque, tels que Warhol, Erró, Takashi Murakami, Wim Delvoye ou encore Gilles Barbier. Pour la première fois, une grande... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 7/25/09

Another's Heart

by Frances Guerin
  Christian Boltanski and La Maison Rouge have created another breathtaking installation as part of the current Festival d'Automne in Paris. continues all of Boltanski's familiar preoccupations with archiving, memory, history and how photography is and is not adequate to the communication of the relations between them. As always, the artistic world of Christian Boltanski is imagined in a conversation between light and dark, the moving and still image, sound and silence, all of which come... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 9/28/08
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