François Couperin's "Les Barricades Mistérieuses"... →
«Après la pluie»
Du 1er mars au 10 juin, le Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart propose une nouvelle exposition intitulée «Après la pluie». - work by Giovanni Anselmo, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Luciano Fabro, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Thomas Ruff, Guillaume Leblon, Jordan Wolfson, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Bojan Sarcevic, Anya Gallaccio, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, in...
Graphic Witness: visual arts & social commentary:... →
La Baïonnette was a weekly satirical review that ran from 1915 to 1918.
Série noire (1979) - IMDb user comments →
Kiefer, Celan, Bachmann: a dialogue à trois… →
For MONUMENTA 2007, Anselm Kiefer is dedicating the group of new works presented in the nave of the Grand Palais to the poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann.
Monumenta - Barjac: Anselm Kiefer's 'hill studio' →
Since 1993, Anselm Kiefer has lived and worked at his ‘hill studio’ at Barjac, a few kilometres outside Nîmes. Anselm Kiefer’s workplace holds a special importance for the artist. La Ribaute – the studio and its surrounding estate – extends over some 35 hectares and features an extraordinary complex of corridors, caves, old industrial buildings and secluded, private spaces. Like...
MONUMENTA is a new contemporary art event providing leading international artists with the opportunity to engage with the great steel-and-glass nave of Paris’s Grand Palais, through the creation of a series of totally new installations. (via del.icio.us/ramage/french)
Mathews wore an unusual vest…– The Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 191
When I go into an English bookstore, I always ask the same question,” a...– The Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 191: Harry Mathews.
Oh to be in Paris, now that summer's (almost)... →
David Lebovitz’s guide to the best ice-cream in Paris (further annotated by gridskipper). I particularly like the sound (and the look) of an establishment called Raimo, on the Boulevard de Reuilly.
Le monde visionnaire
Images du monde visionnaire, 1963. Suitably hallucinatory 35-minute film by Eric Duvivier and Henri Michaux about Michaux’s experiences on mescalin and hashish. via theartofmemory, laurent_fairon, and loreto martin.
Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp →
“Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887, in a town in northwestern France. He was the fourth of seven children, six of whom survived infancy. His father was a successful notary, an occupation that combined legal and bureaucratic functions, and the Duchamps lived in the finest house in town.”
Fonds Queneau - Université de Bourgogne →
a large collection of Queneau material, which I shall spend some time perusing…
Charles Ives in Paris
Alex Ross provides the following Nutty Ives Fact: The apparent first public performances of the Ives songs “The Innate,” “Requiem,” “Paracelsus,” “Resolution,” and “Majority” took place in Paris on March 5, 1936. The singer was Victor Prahl, the pianist was — Olivier Messiaen. (From Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone’s superb...
French literature is peculiarly devoid of nature - indeed, there is hardly a...– via dovegreyreader.
dovegreyreader is reading her way to Paris... →
…I think I might join her.
Philippe Lopparelli :: Animal →
slideshow at tendance floue: not your usual animal photos…