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Events in Art and Archaeology

Carol Rama: Appaionata, 1944Private Collectioin
Carol Rama: Appaionata, 1944
Private Collectioin
The Passion According to Carol Rama
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris  •  3 April - 12 July 2015

The Passion according to Carol Rama offers an overview of a multi-faceted body of work by the Italian artist. This is a hybrid oeuvre in which subject and medium coalesce, from mouth/watercolour to penis-breast/rubber and eye/bricolage. A seeming jumble of themes and materials, Rama's different series in fact come together as a coherent whole, tackling notions like madness, fetishism, ordure, abjectness, pleasure, animality and death.

Born into a traditional Catholic bourgeois family in Turin in 1918, this self-taught artist has said, 'I've never needed a model for my painting; the sense of sin is my teacher.' Beginning with the early 1930s watercolours that caused censorship clashes, she developed a distinctive visual system at odds with normative, male-dominated modernism. In 1950 her work took an abstract turn, moving towards a personal, organic vision of Concrete Art. Twenty years later she began using strips cut from bicycle tyres as sensual, minimalist 'image material'. In 1980 she reverted to figuration with watercolours painted on architectural illustrations. Her most recent major series, dating from the 2000s, takes its inspiration from mucca pazza (mad cow disease) and consists of provocative rubber compositions that could be termed 'queer Arte Povera'.

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris Website

Contact: Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Tel: (33) 01 53 67 40 00

Caravaggio: <EM>Boy bitten by a lizard</EM>
Caravaggio: Boy bitten by a lizard
From Giotto to Caravaggio: The Passions of Roberto Longh
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée Jacquemart-André  •  27 March - 20 July 2015
The exhibition presents the great names in Italian painting, from the 14th to the 17th century, rediscovered by one of the major figures in the history of Italian art, Roberto Longhi (1889/1890-1970). Giotto, Masaccio, Masolino, Piero della Francesca, Ribera, and Caravaggio are among the leading artists highlighting the exhibition.

Musée Jacquemart-André Website

Contact: Musée Jacquemart-André
158 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France
Tel: (33) 1 45 62 11 59

Diego Velazquez; <EM>Portrait of the Infanta Maria Marguerita,</EM> c. 1654Musée du Louvre
Diego Velazquez; Portrait of the Infanta Maria Marguerita, c. 1654
Musée du Louvre
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Grand Palais  •  25 March - 13 July 2015

Born in Seville in 1599, Velázquez is one of the most important figures in the history of art, all styles and periods together. The leader of the Spanish school, official artist to King Philip IV at a time when Spain dominated the world, he was a contemporary of van Dyck, Bernini and Zuberan, although his art gave him a timelessness that is rivalled only by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.

An exhibition produced jointly by the RMN-Grand Palais and the Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Grand Palais Website

Contact: Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
Champs-Elysées entrance
75008 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 13 17 17

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée d’Orsay  •  17 March - 19 July 2015
This retrospective highlights all of Pierre Bonnard's creative periods. Practicing art in its multifarious forms - painting, drawing, prints, decorative art, sculpture, photography - Bonnard advocated a basically decorative esthetic, fuelled by sharp, humorous observations drawn from his immediate surroundings.

Musée d’Orsay Website

Contact: Musée d’Orsay
62, rue de Lille
75343 Paris Cedex 07
Tel: (33) 1 40 49 48 14

Nicolas Régnier (circa 1588-1667)<EM>La Farce</EM> (circa 1623-25)Oil on canvas - 97 x 131 cmStockholm, NationalmuseumPhoto : Nationalmuseum
Nicolas Régnier (circa 1588-1667)
La Farce (circa 1623-25)
Oil on canvas - 97 x 131 cm
Stockholm, Nationalmuseum
Photo : Nationalmuseum
The Baroque Underworld: The Rome of Vice and Misery
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Petit Palais  •  24 February 2015 - 24 May 2014
The aim of this exhibition is to give the public a glimpse behind the scenes for the first time, to reveal not the Rome of ideal beauty, but the "crude and common" Rome, that of vices, misery and excess which inspired a previously unseen and stunning artistic production. The exhibition presents some 70 major paintings created in Rome during the first half of the 17th century, from Simon Vouet to Claude Lorrain, and from Bartolomeo Manfredi to Valentin de Boulogne.

Petit Palais Website

Contact: Petit Palais,
Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel: (33) 01 53 43 40 00

Carlos Espinosa: Mist Trap&nbsp;
Carlos Espinosa: Mist Trap 
Carlos Espinosa
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Le Palais de Tokyo  •  18 February - 17 May 2015

Carlos Espinosa (b. 1924, lives and works in Antofagasta, Chile) is the inventor of atrapanieblas, or “mist traps,” disseminated by the physicist throughout the Atacama Desert in Chile where his invention became a model in the field before spreading to the most arid regions in the world.

Able to capture humidity, these traps can channel water in order to direct it towards areas where it doesn’t flow. These inventions thus help the development of organic life in places where the mineral world was predominant. Developed in the 1960s after a terrible year of drought, Carlos Espinosa’s research consisted in “finding lasting cohabitation solutions for man and his environment while the whole of humanity was already embarking on the conquest of space.”

Thanks to his mist catchers, Espinosa succeeded in meeting an almost Promethean challenge: capturing an invisible material omnipresent and fleeting and offering it to men. The invention was patented in 1963 and its system offered for free use to UNESCO.

Le Palais de Tokyo Website

Contact: Le Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 47 23 54 01

Jeff Koons, <EM>Balloon Venus (Orange),</EM> 2008–12Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 102 × 48 × 50 in. (259.1 × 121.9 × 127 cm)Collection of the artist© Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons, Balloon Venus (Orange), 2008–12
Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating 102 × 48 × 50 in. (259.1 × 121.9 × 127 cm)
Collection of the artist
© Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Centre Pompidou  •  26 November 2014 - 27 April 2015
Comprising almost 150 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition is the most comprehensive ever devoted to the 59-year-old American artist Jeff Koons' oeuvre.

Centre Pompidou Website

Please clcick here for the Culturekiosque review of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Contact: Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 78 12 33

Poussin and God
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée du Louvre  •  2 April 2014 - 29 June 2015

To mark the 350th anniversary of the artist's death in 1665, this exhibition at the Musée du Louvre sets out to review possible Christian readings of Poussin's painting and one of his signature features: his merging of the antique and Christian notions of the sacred.

Nicolas Poussin is the absolute embodiment of the painter-philosopher, but the Christian aspect of his painting has been too often ignored and even called into question. A rethinking of the Poussin oeuvre in religious terms seems all the more necessary today in that recent studies have provided a convincing picture not only of his immediate entourage—markedly less raffish than has been generally recognized—but most of all of the originality of his religious painting as the source of a personal meditation on God.

Organized by Nicolas Milovanovic, Musée du Louvre, and Mickaël Szanto, Paris Sorbonne University.

Musée du Louvre Website

Contact: Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
Tel: (33 ) 1 40 20 53 17

Events in Jazz

Ambrose Akinmusire
Ambrose Akinmusire
Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Sunside Jazz Club  •  6 May 2015

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Sam Harris, piano
Harish Raghavan,– bass
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Justin Brown. drums

Sunside Jazz Club website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Sunside Jazz Club
60 rue des Lombards
75001 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 40 26 46 60

Events in Opera

Rusalka: By Antonin Dvorak
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Opera Bastille  •  3 - 26 April 2015

Antonin Dvorak: Rusalka
Lyrical Tale in three acts
Libretto; Jaroslav Kvapil
performed in Czech

Jakub Hrůša, conductor  
Robert Carsen,  Stage director  
Michael Levine,  Sets and costumes  
Robert Carsen / Peter Van Praet,  Lighting  
Philippe Giraudeau,  Choreography  
José Luis Basso, Choruses master  
Pavel Cernoch: Le Prince
Alisa Kolosova: La Princesse étrangère
Svetlana Aksenova (3, 7, 10,13 April): Rusalka
Kristine Opolais (16, 18, 23, 26 April): Rusalka

Larissa Diadkova: Ježibaba
Dimitry Ivashchenko:  L’Esprit du lac
Igor Gnidii: Le Garde-forestier
Diana Axentii: Le Garçon de cuisine
Yun Jung Choi: Première Nymphe
Anna Wall (10,13,16,18,23,26 April): Deuxième Nymphe
Agata Schmidt: Troisième Nymphe
Alžběta Poláčková (31 March, 3 and 7 April): Deuxième Nymphe

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Opera National de Paris Bastille Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Opera Bastille
120, rue de Lyon
75012 Paris
Tel: (33) 0 892 89 90 90

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Murray Head
PARIS, FRANCE  •  L'Olympia  •  5 March 2015
Murray Head

L'Olympia Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: L'Olympia
28 boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris
Tel: (33) 0147 42 25 49

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