Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Eric is pinging all his social network like à maniac ... trop dl'a balle ;-)

Friday, 29 February 2008

La Louvre - Paris
by GELiTINs - Exhibition March 1 - April 20, 2008 at the ARC

Opening: February 29, 6pm

The ARC programme for 2008 begins with a real event:
the total takeover of its entire space by GELiTIN and all the extravagant, zany and bohemian individuals, gelatin calls on to contribute to its works.

After GELiTINs flamboyant appearance at the last Biennale di Venezia and their controversial contribution to Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse, they have finally arrived in the city of love to present their show “La Louvre - Paris”.

“La Louvre - Paris” consists of over three thousand works by GELiTIN and their vast and growing entourage. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, knittwork, ...materials ranging from caramel to wool, from cheese to toilet paper.
Classic greek landscapes, portraits, furniture, lamps, jewellery, pottery, a joyously irreverent creation of an enormous, chaotic, proliferating universe, searching for a logic structure.

The exhibition catalogue will be a newspaper serving as a forum with texts by Oleg Kulig, Lawrence Weiner, Jacques Servin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Samuel Beckett, Midori Matsui, Franz West, Liam Gillick, Raymond Pettibon, Christoph Büchel and many more... for only 2 euros

ARC is also proud to announce the presentation of: “gelatins acb”, the big and well worth book about the first 100 years of gelatins works, shows and failures.
“La Louvre - Paris” will be a present for the people of Paris and all art lovers who will travel to see it.

"La Louvre - Paris" by GELiTIN
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Renseignements : 01 53 67 40 00

Bus : lignes 32, 42, 72, 80, 82 et 92
Métro : ligne 9 - Arrêts Alma-Marceau ou Iéna
RER : ligne C - Arrêt Pont de l'Alma

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Nicolas Buffe, studiolo
(the vestibule) until January 20th, 2008 at the Maison Rouge

The work of Nicolas Buffe (born in Paris in 1978) refers directly to the grotesque, these wall paintings of the sixteenth century, as well as a personal imaging, often associated with popular culture and his childhood.

For this exhibition at the red house (la maison rouge), Nicolas Buffe will perform a wall drawing in black ink specifically designed for the vestibule. Studiolo refers to rooms of the same name, which during the Renaissance were cleverly ornamented spaces to stimulate the thinking of those who worked there. Like the Duke Federico da Montefeltro's studiolo containing profane and Christians characters according to the humanist taste, Nicolas Buffe draw a studiolo where classical and popular references mix with elegance and irony.

Nicolas Buffe, studiolo (the vestibule)
from December 20th to January 20th, 2008

Maison Rouge
10, boulevard de la bastille
75012 Paris

Hours : 18h-21h
Closed on January 1st, May 1st an December 25th
T. 01 40 01 08 81
Mail : info@lamaisonrouge.org

Metro : Quai de la Rapée ou Bastille
Free access


X, the library's hell,
Eros in solitary confinement

For the general public today, the Library's Hell is understood as a legend, a fantasy, the major territory of prohibition that feeds back all curiosities. But the gap is wide between myth and reality. Therefore the ambition of the exhibition the BnF is dedicating to this obscure part of its collections is to lift the veil on the truth of Hell. One should trace the history, full of surprises, of the constitution of this abstract place, mental - a "symbol", a classification number which refers to the "reserved" consultation - where are collected texts and images deemed contrary to public morality.

The exhibition offers a double journey. One is about history: how this hell was established in the Department of papers and the Department of Prints? How has it changed? The second offers a stroll through the contents of this Hell: What are the books, documents, images that have been classified there? Those routes through literature as they are not usually taught are going to meet an imaginary world where the characters obey all the fantasies of desire, where excess of language becomes pamphleteer and the political discourse, pornographic. This world is a world of anonymity, pseudonym, false addresses, misleading dates, clandestine publishers, closed places, convents, boudoirs, brothels, but also prisons libraries. Writers such as Sade, Apollinaire, Louÿs, Battle and a few other are the forever anonymous actors to the celebration of eroticism and sex between the sixteenth and Twentieth century. A particular attention is given to the first exhibition of pornographic photographies and Japanese prints are exposed as well thanks to the generosity of the first Western art collectors whom made donation to the libray.

The library's hell, Eros in solitary confinement
Frome December 4th until March 2d, 2008 04
Exhibition forbidden to less than 16 years old

Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Site François Mitterrand / Grande Galerie
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13
Tel : 33(0)1 53 79 59 59 (vocal answering machine)

Full fee: 7.00 euros - reduced fee: 5.00 euros

Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 07pm
Sunday from 01pm to 07pm - Closed monday and bank holidays

Metro : Lines 6 (Quai de la gare),14 et RER C (Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand)
Bus : 89, 62 et 132


In 2008, Andy Warhol would have turned 80
Shadows and other signs of life @ the Chantal Crousel Gallerie

Countless exhibitions have addressed the many facettes of the work of one of the 20th century most genious and influential artists.

For the present exhibition, Chantal Crousel has chosen a specific selection of works, that emphasize the constant presence of the SHADOW, an essential element in the work of Andy Warhol. The shadow that extends the document (subject) into its fiction - that projects the defined into its con-sequence : the infinite. From the start of the artist's process, the shadow is an inseparable actor/factor: the b/w photographs shot in the studio by the artist in search of his model. These still-lives, portraits, will eventually develop into the complex drawings, prints and paintings we know.

The shadow, and other signs of life, are declined here through 96 works:

-b/w composition photographs (Skulls, Hammer and Sickle, Gems, Stuffed Animals, a.o),
Polaroids (Caroline of Monaco) and stitched photographs (Male Nudes),
-stencils, anticipating the "Rorschach" paintings and the "Shadow" paintings and prints,
-graphite drawings (Knittings, Space Fruits, Cells, Hammer and Sickle, a.o.) and eventually their
derivated prints,
-Piss Paintings: urine on gesso on canvas,
-"Shadows II", a set of 6 diamond dust prints (ed. 6/10).

Most of these works have been rarely - if at all - exhibited.!

Chantal Crousel thanks Joel Wachs, Vincent Fremont, Tim Hunt and the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their precious assistance.!

At the occasion of the exhibition, a book documenting the works, accompanied by an essay by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh: "Anniversary Notes for Andy Warhol", will be published by the Galerie Chantal Crousel / Walther König Verlag.

Please note the galley will be open by appointment from to December 26 to January 02, 2008

Andy Warhol, Shadows and other signs of life
December 15, 2007 - January 19, 2008

10, rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-01pm, 02pm-07pm

T +33 1 42 77 38 87
F +33 1 42 77 59 00


Friday, 21 December 2007

Masterpieces of the Ganges delta
Collections from the Bangladesh museums
26 december, 2007 - 31 March, 2008

Bangladesh possesses an immensely important cultural heritage, this arising from the fact that the eastern half of Bengal has been one of the cultural richest regions of the Indian world; a vision far from the catastrophic one that the western world often tends to favour. The region is associated with the art of the Pala and Sena dynasties (8th – 13th century).

Archaeological study has however revealed vestiges that are more ancient like the Mahasthan site which stands on what used to be Pundravardhana, and goes back to the Maurya and Sunga periods (3rd – 1st century BC). It has also revealed vestiges from the Gupta period (4th – 6th century). Pundravardhana-Mahasthan is, to this day, the oldest Indian city known to be in the east. But Bangladesh also harbours the oldest Buddhist monastery of the Indian world, Paharpur, which has now been listed on the UNESCO’s list of protected monuments.
Sculptures of a impressive dimension have been recently unearthed: a bronze Buddha measuring 1,3 metres in Paharpur in 1982, a Gupta Buddha (from Sarnath) sculpted on both sides at Mahasthan in 1992, a bronze Vajrasattva, 1,40 metres in height, at Mainamati in 1995, and finally an Avalokitesvara found on the same site of the same material and size.
These pieces have rarely been published and will be leaving Bangladesh for the first time for the exhibition. To this one must add the fact that Bangladesh has a Muslim majority as compared to the Indian west Bengal, and consequently the Islamic heritage is original and of special interest.

The objective of this exhibition is to show for the first time outside of Bangladesh, the unbelievably rich and complex heritage of this country. Benefiting from recent archaeological research helps us to show works from the Maurya period and go on until the 19th century. And thus we will retrace history whilst emphasising on a certain number of major sites. As a matter of fact, one of the characteristics of this heritage is that a lot of the pieces are well documented and enable us to situate the same in their precise historical and artistic context. The four great religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam that determine the history of Bangladesh will be duly represented.

The lenders are all government institutions:
- The Bangladesh National Museum at Dhaka, under the Ministry of Culture
- The site museums under the directorate of Archaeology and thus the Ministry of Culture.
- Mahasthan Archaeological Museum
- Mainamati Archaeological Museum
- Paharpur Archaeological Museum

The Varendra Research Museum at Rajshahi, under the University of Rajshahi and thus depending on the Ministry of National Education, it is the oldest museum in Bangladesh.

Masterpieces of Ganges delta
Collections from the Bangladesh museums
26 december, 2007 - 31 March, 2008

Masterpieces of Ganges delta
Collections from the Bangladesh museums
November 21st, 2007 - March 3rd, 2008

6, place d'Iéna
entrée du musée 19, avenue d'Iéna / entrée du Panthéon bouddhique
75116 PARIS

telephone number: 01 56 52 53 00
fax: 01 56 52 53 54
mail: josy.torlet@guimet.fr

Metro: Iéna
RER: Pont de l'Alma
Bus: 22, 30, 32, 63, 82

The Musée Guimet presents one of the leading collections of Asian art and civilisations in Europe, taking you on a journey through Korea, China and Japan...

Explore the museum’s major Chinese collection, which features some 20,000 objects reflecting seven thousand years of Asian art. Fascinating too, the Indian section relates, among other things, different chapters drawn from the Buddhist legend. Not far from the museum, visitors to the Panthéon Bouddhique can enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings of the Japanese garden and experience a tea ceremony, one of the most refined aspects of the Japanese lifestyle.


Friday, 14 December 2007

Art with a Latitude
Latitudes 2007 – Lands of the World from December 14th, 2007 to January 19th, 2008

The Mairie de Paris hosts at the City Hall from December 14, 2007 to January 19, 2008, the annual artistic meeting "Latitudes", which aims at promoting contemporary creation in French departments and territories.

This year, all latitudes converge in Paris and "Latitudes 2007-Lands of the World" includes new works by artists from lands of the Indian Ocean: South Africa, Comoros, Reunion-Atlantic: Cuba, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, the Dominican Republic, Saint-Pierre, Trinidad-Pacific region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia and Amazon: Guyana and Surinam.

Creation is the watchword. Come to be surprise and move and sponosr inventive artists exhibiting works specially created for "Latitudes" in the form of practices as diverse as painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and sound.

Latitudes 2007 – Terres du Monde
Art with a Latitude
from December 14th, 2007 to January 19th, 2008

Hôtel de Ville de Paris
Salle des Prévôts, Salon des Tapisseries et Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville
Metro : Hôtel de Ville

Free access – Access by the Parvis of the l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris,ALBAVIE
From 10am to 07pm

Everyday but Sundays and Bank Hollidays
Closed on December 17-18 2007
Informations : 01 55 25 27 86


Thursday, 13 December 2007

Liu Jianhua's Unreal scene (2005-2007)
until February 9th 2008 at the Paul Frèches Gallerie

Liu Jianhua (1962-)
Pop modern porcelain to installations – trash accumulations of ready-made objects Liu Jianhua, a visual-craftsman.
Many of his works feature a refinement of form and a glossy sheen in keeping with the Chinese tendency towards glazed surfaces.
By the age of 12, he was learning porcelain-work techniques at the imperial kilns of Jingdezhen. Hard on the outside, yet fragile, porcelain is a fitting medium for addressing the dialectics of surface and depth. It is a statement of identity. Several thousand years of history have made porcelain a forerunner to Made in China export products. As used by Liu Jianhua, it becomes a strategic way into the international contemporary art scene, led by the categorizing, exoticism-seeking western world, despite grand speeches on globalisation, in which pluralism, it seems, can have varied meanings.
Liu Jianhua’s use of porcelain, however, is far from systematic. Under the influence of the eighties New Wave, he rejected it in favour of the possibilities of fibreglass sculpture, and in his more recent work Liu Jianhua’s interest has turned to the use of ready-made objects in large-scale accumulation-installations, as in Yiwu Survey (2006).

In December 2007, Liu Jianhua will be presenting a brand new piece created specially for the Paul Frèches Gallery : the “Unreal Scene” installation, which will be exhibited with photographs (2005-2007) of Shanghai becoming a kind of eerie casino…

Unreal scene (2005-2007)
December 7th 2007 – February 9th 2008

Galerie Paul Frèches
12, rue André Barsacq
75018 Paris

TEL+ 33 (0) 1 53 09 21 12
FAX + 33 (0) 1 53 09 23 22

Metro : Abbesses, line 12 / Anvers, line 2
Bus stop : Chappe or Drevet line Montmartrobus
In Montmartre : just climb the stairways along the Funiculaire
(first street on your left).

Wednesday to Saturday, 2:00 to 7:00 pm, and by appointment,
closed on Bank Holidays.
The gallery will be closed on December 25 to January 2, 2008.


Rooms, Conversations
at Le Plateau / FRAC Ile-de-France until February 17th, 2008

Within the framework and the extension of the exhibition "Rooms, Conversations" about our collection, Le Plateau / FRAC France endorsed the initiative of the city of Paris which is celebrating four years of residences at the Recollets convent and the "Cité Internationale des Arts" with the Residents exhibition organized at the Espace Electra.

For the occasion, Fabrice Gygi's Mobile Video, a piece of the collection is installed in the experimental area of the Plateau to host a wide range of videos by many artists who have been in residence in Paris since 2003. As stated in the protocol of the Swiss artist's piece, visitors are invited to freely consult videos of their choice and can thus (re) discover the works of these artists. In parallel, like viewing through many focal length, some of these videos will be presented in the permanent programming.

This exceptional programming - by the quality and the extreme diversity of the artists represented - makes a very wide status on the creation from artists welcomed in Paris during the past four years.

Fabrice Gygi et dans la programmation vidéo: Sandy Amério, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Emmanuelle Antille, Vasco Araujo, Dafne Boggeri, Botto & Bruno, Xavier Cha, Joseph Dadoune, Johan Grimonprez, Christoph Keller, Hassan Khan, Glenda León, David Maljkovic, Graeme Miller, Sebastian Dias Morales, Ivan Moudov, Julien Prévieux, João Penalva, Jorge Queiroz, Marie Reinert, Mario Rizzi, Lee Show-Chun, Gregg Smith et Lidwen Van de Ven.

Rooms, Conversations
until February 17th, 2008

Le Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France
33, rue des Alouettes. 75019 Paris

Metro Jourdain ou Buttes-Chaumont
T. 01 53 19 88 11
Mail: info@fracidf-leplateau.com
Free entrance


Wednesday, 12 December 2007

XS Paris
From December 12th, 2007 to January 05th 2008 at the Ricard Corporate Foundation

With Saâdane Afif, Wilfrid Almendra, Lou Amoravain, Pierre Ardouvin, Sylvie Auvray, Virginie Barré, Lilian Bourgeat, Anne Brégeaut, Laura Brunellière, Roland Cognet, Delphine Coindet, Guillaume Constantin, Thomas David, Marcelline Delbecq, Christophe Duchatelet & Laurent Edeline, Jean-Charles Eustache, Philippe Eydieu, Christelle Familiari, Pauline Fondevila, Marjolaine Gony, Lina Jabbour, Pierre Joseph, Nicolas Lafon, Delphine Laloy, Claude Lévêque, Jacques Malgorn, Pierre Malphettes, Carole Manaranche, Mathieu Mercier, Anita Molinero, Gyan Panchal, Florence Paradeis, Bruno Peinado, Loïc Raguénès, Delphine Rigaud, Gitte Schäfer, Mathieu Sellier, Stéphane Thidet, Rachel Urkowitz, Raphaël Zarka, Edwige Ziarkowski.

The Ricard corporate Foundation welcomes the XS Paris* exhibition from the 12th of December 2007 to January 05th, 2008. Elisabeth Wetterwald, exhibition Commissioner, brought together 42 artists with whom she has a real complicity. As the title of the exhibition suggests, she had conceived this project with an entertaining approach: asking artists to exhibit one or more "small" works, each of them interpreting "smallness" in his own way and in accordance with his work. Two constraints, however: neither models nor object in reduce scale. Most of the works are unpublished.

*XS Paris is the second part of the XS exhibition held at the Space Mica Gallery, in Rennes, from May 11 to June 16, 2007.

From 12 December 2007 to 05 January 2008

Fondation d’entreprise Ricard
12 rue Boissy d'Anglas
75008 PARIS
T. 33 (0)1 53 30 88 00
F. 33 (0) 1 40 06 90 78

Admission is free from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 19h except holidays.
Closes December 23, 2007 to 01 January 2008

Subways and parking: Concorde and Madeleine