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Expo Rêve @ Cantini, Marseille

Expo Rêve @ Cantini, Marseille

Rencontres photographiques d'Arles 2016

Rencontres photographiques d’Arles 2016

As usual, a special atmosphere in this charming town that open it’s door wide to all kinds of photography As in Avignon, the festival is now taking to the streets, the walls acting as galleries for the « off »  Western Camargais, Eglise des frères prêcheurs, retraces the Camargue-made westerns, well before the spaghettis westerns. From the...
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...
Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait Gallery, London

A friend took me to the quintessence of Britishness that is the Portrait gallery. It starts off with just royalties, but then expands to personalities of the political, scientific and art world, so does get more interesting as time goes by. My favourite English writers Jane Austen and Emily Bronte are brilliantly absent, but then...
Siena, Montepulciano and Firenze postcard

Siena, Montepulciano and Firenze postcard

Siena, a few days before the Palio, with the funny lamps and the flags to the colours of each neighbourhood, and the rings on the walls waiting for their horses.. Montepulciano    Firenze            
Petites utopies européennes, Fort St Jean

Petites utopies européennes, Fort St Jean

In those troubled times for Europe, it’s nice to see this collaboration between schoolchildren of Croatia, Spain, France Greece and Italy to create those white socialising spaces, symbols of Mediterranean habitat   
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.
Er Xi, Air de jeux: Ai Wei Wei @ Le Bon Marché

Er Xi, Air de jeux: Ai Wei Wei @ Le Bon Marché

Trying to console myself of having missed his RA exhibition, with this one in Paris. Er Xi, Air de Jeux where Ai Wei Wei represents his interpretation of the mythological creatures of Shanhai Jing as giant kites hanging in the main lobby of the Bon Marché, one of Paris’ oldest « Grand Magasin »       
Hong Kong Postcard

Hong Kong Postcard

A long due postcard from Hong Kong…. or looking for the spirit of « In the mood for love », a constant travel in time that hits the most flamboyant modernity          Back home, our Christmas deco is shifting from Chile, to east of France and to the Far East :)…. Merry Christmas and...
Eastside Gallery, Berlin

Eastside Gallery, Berlin

This still existing bit of wall in Berlin is dubbed the Eastside gallery, it is indeed beautiful, and emotionally very strong, as many of those painting where made @ the fall of the wall in 89 and recently restored for the 20th commemoration. The « Brejnev kiss » is still there but constantly covered with tourists taking...
Observatory/Playground, Dan Graham @ MAMO

Observatory/Playground, Dan Graham @ MAMO

Playing around with reflections in Dan Graham’s exhibition… Inside the MAMO: Skateboard pavillion, 1989 Ying Yang, 1998 Two half-cylinders off-aligned, 2000   And on the roof terrasse: Two nodes and Tight squeeze, both 2015