Don’t miss, in September…

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September is traditionally in France the busy month of La Rentrée. Schools have resumed last Thursday and all the families are back in town. This week, ArtParis is opening on Thursday 9, at the “Grand Palais Ephémère” built by Jean Michel Wilmotte in the Champ de Mars, while Grand Palais is under works. 140 galleries from 20 countries will be … Read More

Saving Brazil with Sebastiao Salgado

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There are two things I did not like in Sebastião Salgado’s exhibition “Amazônia” at the Philharmonie: the staging of the pictures, which are huge and stand like trees in a forest with too much light on them. This is what was meant by the photographer and his wife who designed the show, but it is not half as gracious as … Read More

Henri Cartier Bresson, again… at Musée Carnavalet this time

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It is a coïncidence that two large exhibitions of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson are taking place at the same time. I already mentioned the clever one at BNF where four curators have chosen a selection in the same body of 354 works. This one at Musée Carnavalet, the Historical museum of the city of Paris, is organized with Fondation Henri Cartier … Read More

Five curators for Henri Cartier Bresson at BNF

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The new exhibition of Henri Cartier Bresson’s photographs at Bibiothèque Nationale de France is a unique experience which was rehearsed at Palazzo Grassi, in Venice, last fall. Some five years ago, François Pinault, whose Foundation has recently opened in Paris at Bourse du Commerce, bought a bulk of 385 photographs by HCB to help the HCB foundation move to its … Read More

Prix Bob Calle for Livre d’artiste is celebrated at Beaux Arts de Paris and at Centre Pompidou

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Bob Calle would be happy today. Six years after he left us on April 6, 2015, this oncologist turned art lover and creator of the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, is celebrated through a third Prize for Artists’ books conceived with and organised by his widow Laurence Dumaine Calle. The selecting committee, made of 15 experts who come from all over Europe, … Read More

Ilse Bing, a poetic photographer at Karsten Greve.

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The corner gallery Karsten Greve always has interesting photo exhibitions and Ilse Bing‘s works 1928-1935, are no exception. Shot in Frankfurt and Paris by the German artist (1899-1998), nicknamed the “Queen of the Leica”, these pictures show the research made by this self taught photographer who privileged spontaneity for her photojournalism. When she moves to Paris in 1930, Ilse Bing … Read More

Musée Carnavalet has great surprises after a four year renovation.

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Musée Carnavalet has been closed for four years but it was worth waiting and spending 58 million € under the supervision of Chatillon architects. Nathalie Crinière was in charge of the museography. Valérie Guillaume, its director since 2013, introduced our visit with a very politically correct speech on the importance of caring to young visitors and on the increase of exhibition … Read More

Exhibitions to look forward to…

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If the rush into museums is the same as the one into English pubs when they reopened, we better book our tickets! Here are a few exhibitions that I want to visit urgently. MuCEM in Marseille where an exhibition of photographs “Civilization, quelle époque!” curated by Holly Roussell and William A. Ewing, includes 130 International photographers and has just arrived … Read More