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Venice Biennale, part 2: Giardino

Venice Biennale, part 2: Giardino

  German pavilion: making heimat, Germany, arrival country. Four large openings where made in the German pavilion to signify Germany’s openness towards refugees: the German pavilion will be literally opened for the duration of the Biennale (the Venice monument preservation board having accepted the opening for that duration).  The exhibition analyses the condition for making Heimat,...
Venice Architecture Biennale: Reporting from the front. Part 1: Arsenale

Venice Architecture Biennale: Reporting from the front. Part 1: Arsenale

Alejanadro Aravena, curator of the 2016 International Architecture Biennale: “REPORTING FROM THE FRONT will be about sharing with a broader audience, the work of people who are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, informality, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and the participation of communities. And simultaneously it will be about presenting examples where...
Serpentine Gallery, London

Serpentine Gallery, London

Serpentine Pavilion Architect’s Statement For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous; modular yet sculptural; both transparent and opaque; both solid box and blob. We decided to work with one of the most basic...
Francis Towne's watercolour of Rome @ British museum

Francis Towne’s watercolour of Rome @ British museum

Just back from Rome, so that was a perfect match ;-)… Francis Towne painted them in 1780-1781, but many do still look very familiar in the eternal town…      
Frescoes in north Italy

Frescoes in north Italy

After attending art history series with the Ecole du Louvre program, I was very keen on discovering the art pieces that were discussed during lectures. Thanks to the passion shared by lecturers, in particular Stefania Tullio Cataldo, it was a whole new way of rediscovering places we had visited years ago. I find frescoes very...
Ali Smith's Ferrara

Ali Smith’s Ferrara

After reading « How to be both », I just had to plan a stop at Ferrara, on Ali Smith’s footpath, if only to visit the Palazzo Schifanoia and see Francesco del Cossa’s frescoes. Unsurprisingly, it was well worth the trip… Palazzo Schifanoia’s frescoes, allegories of months, gods and zodiac signs. The wall by Francesco del Cossa...
Verona, Trento, Venice, Rome postcard

Verona, Trento, Venice, Rome postcard

Verona    Trento    Venice     On  St Giorggio, The Glass tea house Mondrian by Hiroshi Sugimoto @ Le stance del vetro, more info here Part of the « Together » exhibition by Jaume Piensa for the 2015 Art Biennale, at San Giorgio Maggiore, luckily left on loan by Jaume Piensa to the monastic community  for the...
Reviewing antiquity @ British museum

Reviewing antiquity @ British museum

Trying to pick up the Renaissance trail at it’s sources…. in London (?!?!) From the Acroplis, Athens From the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos   From Vaison-la-Romaine The philosophers, Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures Socrates Antisthene, Cynic school  Chrysippos, Stoic school  Epikouros, Epicurean school Asklepios, healing god 
Picasso, Un genie sans piédestal @ Mucem

Picasso, Un genie sans piédestal @ Mucem

A few shots of the cool multifaceted exhibition. unsurprisingly, Picasso turns anything, from a roof tile to a rug, he touches, into art
Mosaics by the sea in Marseille

Mosaics by the sea in Marseille

This collaborative project was initiated by Paola Cervoni, an art therapist. It groups various schools, social centres, art clubs, individuals and retirement homes around Marseille, and is intended to cover part of the « longest bench in the world ». It was initially approved by the town to cover over double of the present length but was...
Jean Genet, L'échappée belle @ Mucem

Jean Genet, L’échappée belle @ Mucem

Discovering the rough life of this extraordinary author, along with his friendship with Giacometti whose « L’homme qui marche » is central to the exhibition.
Angkor, citée Khmer: the (extended) postcard

Angkor, citée Khmer: the (extended) postcard

Preah Ko Banteay Srei Angkor Vat Angkor Thom Bayon Ta Prohm Preah Khan