At Maison Européenne de la Photo, Boris Mikhaïlov brings back a Ukrainian past

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Born in 1938, in Kharkiv, photographer Boris Mikhaïlov is considered as one of the most influential Eastern European artist today. The fact that he is Ukrainian obviously adds a dramatic note to the exhibition “Ukrainian Journal” curated by Laurie Hurwitz at MEP (Maison europécnne de la photo) until January 15. For the last fifty years he has documented the collapse … Read More

The Wadsworth Atheneum museum in Hartford is a must

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As a member of Frame (French American museum exchange) the Wadsworth Atheneum is on the list of the most excellent “provincial” museums in America and I could not skip a visit there since my last encounter with its galleries dated back to 2017. I went with art historian Cynthia Saltzman whose latest book “Plunder” on Napoleon’s love for Veronese!!! is … Read More

Henri Cartier Bresson in Paris and John Stewart in Saint Rémy

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Many landscapes unite John Stewart (1919-2017) and Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004),  who both liked spending the summers near Apt and had developed a strong professional friendship during their long lives. In Paris, Fondation HCB is presenting a series of landscapes in “l’Expérience du paysage”, before a new 100 square m space opens in November with a Martin Parr-HCB exhibition. The 70 … Read More

Lausanne is worth a visit this summer…

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I have not yet been to Lausanne to discover the new Museum quarter designed by the Portuguese firm Aires Mateus, Plateforme 10, near the train station, but from my visit last year, I know what an attractive group of buildings it is. Tatyana Franck, who used to run Photo Elysée, the superb photography museum, is gone to New York where … Read More

Gulbenkian meets Al Thani and Vermeulen enters Studio Harcourt

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There are some wonderful artists/artisans around and Maison Parisienne specializes in original creators. One of them, the plumassier (feather magician) Julien Vermeulen, works with feathers and started in fashion before becoming a full time artist. He is being shown at Studio Harcourt, the very pretty studio and gallery of black and white photography in the 16 th arrondissement, from June 23 … Read More

At Bibliothèque Nationale, XIX th century explorers and Champollion make us dream

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What can be more exciting than to follow the adventures of 19 th century explorers in Darfour and Ouadaï, Tibet, the Amazon or Sénégal with their guides, wifes, helpers? Thanks to the 200 th anniversary of Société de Géographie founded on December 15, 1821, whose archives are kept at Bibliothèque Nationale, BnF has organized a beautiful exhibition of two hundreds … Read More

The street artist 13 bis meets Roger-Viollet

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It seems like an evidence and yet it just happened. 13 bis is a street artist who creates huge murals on streets of the 20 th arrondissement where he lives. Like JR, he is anonymous and works with a hood and a mask so as not to be recognized. He is around 40, used to be a painter but ran … Read More