Archive for June, 2012
Laurent Grasso has conceived his exhibition at Jeu de Paume around the recurring concerns of his work, in which the relation to time and temporality becomes uncertain, as is the origin of the objects he creates. His exhibition devices always change the architecture of the host space, and his pieces challenge the viewer’s perceptions with situations that, while well documented in history or mythology, also contain an undefined aesthetic and fictional potential.
For this exhibition, Laurent Grasso deploys video, sculpture, painting, drawing and apparatus to explore four ideas: observation of the heavens, surveillance, “political ghosts” and deceptive beauty.
(source: Jeu de Paume)
Laurent Grasso et Marta Gili présentent Uraniborg par Actuphoto
On the heels of the success of the last edition of the Le Grand Bal Masqué in 2011, the Château de Versailles opens the doors of l’Orangerie from midnight to dawn once again. Enjoy an “after” in the magnificent ballroom in the middle of the Royal Gardens until 8am. An evening not to miss Saturday, June 30, 2012.
The best costumes of Europe alongside the music of DJs Jennifer Cartini, Steev Lemercier and Jeremy Hills, plus the choreography by Blanca Li, host of the Versaillaise. For 1500 dancers costumed and masked, ensuring an unforgettable experience that will end at sunrise in the grove of the Ballroom, the most beautiful space of the Royal Garden. If you come by car, a dedicated parking will be available near the Orangerie at 21:00.
Bande-annonce "Radio : ouvrez grand vos oreilles… par musee_des_arts_et_metiers
Radio: open your ears! traces the history of broadcasting in partnership with Radio France and the National Audiovisual Institute (INA). The Museum of Arts and Crafts celebrates the history of broadcasting in a major exhibition bringing together heritage objects, documents and audio archives. The opportunity to discover, from both sides of the receiver, who have been or are the radio technicians, producers, programmers and of course great “voices” of witnesses at different times of the radio.
A prominent figure in the Dutch New Photography movement, Eva Besnyö is best known for her remarkable landscapes, portraits, and architectural photographs, which retain their incredible intensity to this day. But beyond her impressive technical accomplishments, Besnyö’s cultural and political sensitivities have played an equally influential role in her work. This first retrospective exhibition, showing approximately 120 vintage prints, aims to introduce the public to the life and work of this emigrant and “Berliner by choice”, a convinced cosmopolitan and the “Grande Dame” of Dutch photography. “Like many other talents, that of Eva Besnyö was lost to Germany and its creative art as a direct consequence of the National Socialists’ racial mania.” (Karl Steinorth, DGPh, 1999)
This Thursday, June 21, music is taking to the streets in Paris. Free and live events will happen all over the city (see map below and a link to a shortlist of events).
In 1962, four lads from Liverpool released their first EP…The Beatles
marked the dawn of a new era with Love Me Do: Pop music was born. Like
jazz music, pop caused a musical revolution which transformed our society.
In France, the “yéyé” pop music generation had its origins on the “Salut les
copains” radio show and brought with it a social upheaval that affected
each and every youth in the Western hemisphere. Pop music is more than
just a musical style; it’s a culture which has fundamentally changed
mentalities and transformed music and consumerism.
Fast forward 20 years to June 21st 1982 when the French Ministry of Culture
and Communication organised an event that saw thousands of French people
descend on the streets to celebrate music and amateur musicians. Just like
pop music, the event brings people together, reflects our culture and is a
celebration. It’s little wonder that the Minister of Culture and Communication,
Frédéric Mitterrand, has chosen to pay homage to pop music at the 31st Fête
de la Musique. June 21st 2012 will be a “musical, cultural, social, joyful and
colourful” date to remember.
On Thursday June 21st, music lovers, amateur and professional musicians,
have been invited to celebrate pop in all its forms on the streets!
SACEM, Radio France, A Nous, TV5MONDE and Crédit Mutuel are official
partners of the Fête de la Musique 2012.
Map of events in Paris:
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Here is a list of music festival highlights by time and quarter.
What happens in Shakespeare & Co. after dark? Find out in this amusing short movie by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn.
Directed by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn
Animated By Sylvain Derosne and Léonard Cohen
Created by Olympia le Tan
Best Narrative Short Dallas Videofest’