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Manoussos

Manoussos

A beautiful discovery, in a perched village of Crete, the house and studio of Manousos Chalkiada. A fabulous ceramist, but also a painter and photographer. And such a nice, welcoming  person :)! Some shots of his studio:      And of course we couldn’t leave empty handed… The Cretan ceramics found their place with ease...
Affiches en lutte, 68-75 @ Beaux Art, Paris

Affiches en lutte, 68-75 @ Beaux Art, Paris

When the Beaux Arts where at the center of protests, printing every evening the posters that where to be placarded during the night..      ^*
Amandine Maillot @ La Criee3

Amandine Maillot @ La Criee3

Scene Interieure, Amandine Maillot, an exhibition in the lobby of La Criée theatre, Marseille. Interview of the artist here    
Prune Noury @ Musee Guimet

Prune Noury @ Musee Guimet

The artist Prune Noury was invited to show a retrospective of her work in the Musee Guimet, Paris’ Asian Arts Museum.  Her stunning and powerful pieces where shown dialoging with the museums’ regular exhibition: Holy daughters and Holy river, queries the place of girls in India today; Terracotta daughters recalls the faith of millions of aborted girls...
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.