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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...
Design Tour, Marseille

Design Tour, Marseille

The design Tour that runs through Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Montpellier and finishes here in Marseille late Novembre, is a showcase for young designers and French manufactures and industries outside of Paris, a welcome decentralisation initiative. Many shops related to design open their doors showcasing a particular collection and/or designer. The tour starts with an exhibition...
Funny zoo, Parc Longchamps, Marseille

Funny zoo, Parc Longchamps, Marseille

At the top of the Palais Longchamps, house of the Musee des Beaux Arts and the Musee d’Histoire Naturelle, is a hilly park, also created during the  XIX century. It used to host an « exotic style » zoo, as was the hype at that time. If the installations are now considered much too small to receive...
Residence Secondaire, MAMO Audi talent awards

Residence Secondaire, MAMO Audi talent awards

In a previous post, I presented the MOMA=Marseille Modulor, a design and art gallery nestled in the gymnasium of Le Corbusier’s « Cite Radieuse », courtesy of star designer Ora Ito, see post here.  The MAMO currently showcases the Audi Talents Awards, the work of laureates since 2007 in an exhibition called Residence secondaire. LAUREATS DESIGN: Arnaud Lapierre, laureat 2011,...
Château Borely, Musee des arts décoratifs, de la faïence et de la mode

Château Borely, Musee des arts décoratifs, de la faïence et de la mode

Amazing how many museums are opening or reopening in Marseille, one French comic was even doing a sketch on that the other day on the radio.. Indeed there seems to be a museum opening every other month theses days, but that’s because before MP2013, Marseille was indecently poor in museal space, so thanks to all...
Le Corbusier et la question du brutalisme, au J1

Le Corbusier et la question du brutalisme, au J1

It is only fair that this major exhibition on Le Corbusier’s work takes place in Marseille, on the beloved Mediterranean shores, in the town of the « Cite radieuse », first construction in which LC experimented the « romantisme du mal foutu ». The exhibitions reveals the architect but also the painter and sculptor       Accounts of his...
Marc Held, De la photographie au design/du design a l'architecture, Galerie A. Pentcheff, Marseille

Marc Held, De la photographie au design/du design a l’architecture, Galerie A. Pentcheff, Marseille

A fascinating exhibition of Marc Held‘s work at Galerie A. Pentcheff: archives, black and white photography taken by Marc in the 50’s, vintage culbutos, designs from the 70’s for IBM, mini museum, and cherry on the cake:  the limited edition of the iconic Primo culbuto, only shown once in the 70’s as a prototype, here on sale...
Choukatam in Cassis

Choukatam in Cassis

Katherine Dubourdieu, the artist behind the concept store Choukatam in Marseille’s bohemian’s Cour Julien, was showing in an out of this world setting, a property overviewing Cassis’s Calanques. The perfect setting for her soft, tender, tactile and meditative artwork…    The exhibition was followed by a great concert by Will the blue griot, a groovy...
Musee d'histoire de Marseille

Musee d’histoire de Marseille

A welcome surprise, the renovation of this museum, encased under an ugly mall behind the Bourse, has been completely opened onto the archaeologic site of the antic harbour and now boasts multimedia exhibition with several interactive stands perfect for kids and adults alike. The exhibition is immense and takes hours to view, much in line...
Le Noir et le Bleu, Un rêve Méditerranéen,  MucEM

Le Noir et le Bleu, Un rêve Méditerranéen, MucEM

After several visits to the MucEM/Fort St Jean complex, we finally get to one of the current exhibition: « Le Noir et le bleu, Un rêve Méditerranéen », very much in the spirit of the spring exhibition of the J1. By mixing historical documents, archaeologic findings and art, the show takes us through history: the happy times and...
Revelations, episode 5, Groupe F au Château d'If

Revelations, episode 5, Groupe F au Château d’If

An hypnotic midnight vision of the Chateau d’If, whose enormous walls were home to Edmond Dantes, the mythic Monte-Cristo count, now taken over by Group F and their spectacular show, Revelations, part of a series running throughout the year in Marseille and Provence, as part of MP2013 We arrive on the boat to see the...