Min Jung-Yeon of South Korea is worth discovering on rue la Boétie

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You might remember the extraordinary installation by Min Jung-Yeon at musée Guimet three years ago? She used very large drawings in ink to produce a forest of birch trees which reflected in mirrors. A smaller version of “Tissage” (weaving) is visible at the moment at the Korean Cultural Center on 20 rue la Boétie, a whole building devoted to business, … Read More

In Luxembourg, famous architects reign among bankers

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The town of Luxembourg houses 130 000 inhabitants and is mostly famous for its financial institutions (150 banks) and the seat of many European institutions located in the Kirchberg area. It is the capital a landlocked country, the Duchy of Luxembourg, close to the French town of Metz, and of Sarrebruck and Trier in Germany. On my recent trip there, … Read More

Samarkand is a triumph at Institut du Monde Arabe!

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Jack Lang, the President of IMA, was full off praise for Yaffa Assouline who initiated and curated the show on silk “Suzanis” “Coronation Chapans” “ikats” and other exceptional XIX th century embroidered costumes from the court of Uzbekistan lent for the first time by the Culture Development Foundation of the Republic in Tashkent. Surrounded by Kazakhstan to the North, Tajikistan, … Read More

Musée Guimet has a new president and shows Chinese Sculptor Wang Keping

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Musée Guimet is always a mysterious and exotic place to visit on place d’Iéna but it has particularly great news at the moment. The new president as of November 1, Yannick Lintz, former head of the Islamic department at the Louvre, just inaugurated there the Uzbek oasis exhibition which she curated. She introduced Wang Keping, the Chinese sculptor who has … Read More

Christian Marclay, what FUN at Beaubourg

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The greatest surprise of the week was for many art and music lovers, the Christian Marclay exhibition at Centre Pompidou which includes 40 years of work with 12 videos, assemblages and photographs. I had no idea about this musician’s talent until the curator, Jean Pierre Criqui, started telling us the story of the American/Swiss artist who uses turntables to make music … Read More

Claude Bernard, the galerist who played the organ

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Claude Bernard Haim, born on 5 October 1929, was an extraordinary art lover who founded his gallery on 5 rue des Beaux Arts in 1957 and detected talents among the greatest painters. His friendship was instrumental in Sam Szafran’s career, he was the first one to exhibit Bacon in Paris in the 1970’s, and defended Xavier Valls and the charming Jacques … Read More

Another fabulous week in Paris!

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Théâtre des Champs Elysées is the most cherished place by Parisians for concerts and operas at the moment. It is easily accessible, the theatre is a beauty opened in 1913, and the productions of extreme quality. This is where we can see Offenbach’s la Périchole at the moment and until November 28, in a production by Laurent Pelly with Marc Minkowski … Read More