Amadeo De Souzza-Cardoso Revisited

The Grand Palais revisits a meteoric Portuguese Modern artist with a rare retrospective of his work (to July 18, 2016). There are few more surprising examples of a major 20th century artist who has fallen into obscurity than Amadeo De  Souzza-Cardoso (1887-1918). After his death, his work remained almost unknown ...


Barbie, an American Icon in Paris

For the first time ever, a major French art museum has dedicated it's space to one of the most famous American icons of our times....Barbie! Throughout 1500 square meters within the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 700 dolls tell the story of Barbie and her impact on pop culture. By the nature of the subject matter, it is ...


Jette Bang's Greenland

Danish documentary photographer and filmmaker Jette Bang (1914-1964) chronicled the vanishing Inuit hunting culture of Greenland. She first went to Greenland traveling on dog sleds in 1936 at her own expense unable to convince people that documenting Greenland was important.  Now an exhibition in Paris at the Maison ...


Francesca Woodman at Fondation HCB

The Fondation Henri Cartier Breson revisits the photographer Francesca Woodman with a thematic overview exhibition of her work titled "on Being an Angel." (until July 31, 2016). Woodman (1958-1981) is known for her enigmatic stage-managed blurred black and white photos featuring either herself or female models often ...


Ceramix Exhibits Ceramic Art

"Ceramix, Art and Ceramics From Rodin to Schutte" is a double exhibition devoted to an overview of modern and contemporary ceramic art taking place in Paris' La Maison Rouge (to June 5, 2016) and Sèvres' Cité de la Céramique Museum (to June 12, 2016). Sevres is the site of the manufacture nationale de Sèvres (operating ...


Paris Fringe Theater Festival

The first edition of the Paris Fringe takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Les Feux de la Rampe theatre (34 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris) and surrounding venues in Paris' 9th arrondissement. The festival features both international work and France-based companies with a focus on innovative approaches ...


Jan Dibbets On Another Photogaphy

"The camera's time is over " Jan Dibbets opined recently at the opening of the exhibition "Pandora's Box, On Another Photography," he curated at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (to July 17, 2016). Dibbets, a renowned conceptual photographer-artist gained attention with his "Perspective Corrections" in the ...


France Bans Supermarket Food Wastes

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted, according to a United Nations commissioned study.  France is the first country in the world to make it illegal for large stores to throw away or destroy unsold food. France has ...


Best Baguette in Paris 2016

The prize for the best traditional style Baguette in Paris (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) was recently awarded to Mickaël Reydellet and Florian Charles from La Parisienne bakery at 48 rue Madame, Paris 75006.

The word "baguette" was not used to refer to a type of bread until ...


Fashion Forward in Paris

‟Fashion Forward, 3 Centuries of Fashion (1715-2016)” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs brings together 300 items of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion from the 18th century to today, selected from the museum’s collections to provide a  chronological overview (to August 14, 2016).

France has long been associated with ...


Huang Yong PIng's "Empires"

Franco-Chinese artist Huang Yong PIng's "Empires," a large scale installation filling Paris' Grand Palais, invites viewers to contemplate the rise and fall of great powers. The installation, part of a series of large scale "monumental" art installations called  "Monumenta," has since 2007 commissioned such artists as ...


Paris Impressions

A new bilingual book "Paris Impressionniste" illustrated with 100 paintings brings together some of the images of this mythical city many of us carry in our head, such as Camille Pisarro's "Le Pont Royal" or Caillebotte's "Rue de Paris, temps de pluie," or Edouard Manet's legendary "un bar aux Folies Bergere" When ...


France's Popular Front Revisited

Paris' city hall (Hotel de Ville) hosts an exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of the legendary 1936 Popular Front. Through the photographs of Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chim, Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronis, posters, newspapers, magazines, sound clips and films, the period comes to life revisiting a ...


Land of Ice Revisited

Michel Rawicki's  large  color  landscape photographs "L'Appel du Froid" are exhibited on the fence surrounding the Jardin du Luxembourg (until July 17, 2016). The photos of such places as Greenland, Canada, the Arctic and Antarctica— with informative captions and maps— are an invitation to contemplate the land of ice ...


Henri Rousseau... Paradise & Jungles

Paris' Musée d'Orsay tributes legendary French 19th century painter Henri Rousseau with an exhibition "Le Douanier Rousseau, L'Innocence Archaique" placing him in the context of his times (to July 17, 2016).  Rousseau, (1844-1910) famed for his dreamlike atmospheres, enchanted landscapes and jungle scenes, was an ...


Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman

The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris revisits German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) with a monographic exhibition of her work (to August 21, 2016).  Little known to the general public, she is nonetheless a major modern art figure and an important representative of early Expressionism. Despite a ...


Albert Marquet's Timeless Paintings

The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris pays homage to French painter Albert Marquet with a monographic exhibition  "Albert Marquet, Peintre du Temps Suspendu " including over one hundred paintings and drawings (to August 21, 2016).  Although his paintings reflect the currents of his time —Post-Impressionism, ...


Christine Spengler at MEP

Paris' Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) hosts a retrospective of photographs "L'Opera du Monde, 1970-2016" by Christine Spengler (to June 4, 2016). The exhibition includes her iconic black and white reportage photos taken as a war correspondent in such places as Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Iraq and ...


Daniel Buren's "Observatory of Light"

One of Paris' amazing new architectural landmarks is the Fondation Louis Vuitton  building designed by Frank Gehry  (opened 2014) located in the Bois de Boulogne near the Jardin d'Acclimatation. The dazzling ship like building with its glass sails is a melange of geometric curves and lines echoing the shapes of the ...

  

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