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October 2012

It’s Now

Béatrice Delamotte


Banquette relax. XIIe Triennale de Milan 1960 © DR

«Jules Wabbes, Furniture Designer» in Brussels. Jules Wabbes (1919-1874) is one of the most eminent post-war Belgian furniture designers. Whilst well known for his office furniture, the designer remains a total unknown to the general public. This exhibition will provide, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of his work as a designer, from his first models, such as the Anna David-Marber stool, to the furniture designed for student housing. In addition to original prints and drawings, the exhibition is showcasing some unique pieces of furniture -several prototypes are being shown for the first time.
Until January 13, 2013


Les oies dans le ruisseau Claude Monnet © Collection Clark

« Once upon a time… impression-
nisme » in Montréal.
The only Canadian stop on the historic tour of one of the finest collections of Impressionist art from America, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montreal welcomes the Clark collection. Chosen for their remarkable qualities, 74 paintings including pieces by Bonnard, Corot, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Pissarot and Toulouse-Lautrec are being exhibited. This selection also includes some twenty paintings by Renoir and “Little Dancer of Fourteen Years” by Degas. After Montreal, the pieces will leave for Japan, China and South Korea before returning to the Clark Institute to mark the reopening of their great halls in July 2014.
Until January 20, 2013

Soft toys for Little Princes.

Soft toys for Little Princes. From the 1st of November, Dutch ready-to-wear brand C&A will be in collaboration with the Association Petits Princes offering a sweet gift and companionship for the holiday season. Little 30cm mascots, sold in all stores in France and on www.c-and-a.com for the price of €9. The full sale price will be donated to the Association Petits Princes, who are celebrating their quarter century anniversary this year and 4200 dreams come true.


Nature morte Kristin McKirdy 2011 © Gérard Jonca Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique

«Kristin McKirdy» at the Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres. In residence at the Cité de la Céramique since 2008, the American artist Kristin McKirdy tenure will be coming to an end this year. A ceramist and art historian, she drew on the national collections of ceramics and production workshops for multiple sources of inspiration, exploring the endless field of ceramics. This exhibition reflects on twenty years of creation, wealth and originality from the artist who appreciates organic shapes, curves and modules or the acute angle as a counterpoint to highlight the contrasting appearance of total roundness. Kristin McKirdy has realised a dozen projects during her residency full of references drawn from the iconography of the eighteenth century, as well as celebrating the refinement that the artist has brought back into style.
Until January 7, 2013


1-harry-thaler-pressed-chair-metal-fr66/© Harry Thaler - Pressed Chair

«Aluminium, la juste formalisation de nos rêves».
FR66 presents the ‘Pressed Chair’, designed by Harry Thaler.
Commissioned by Nils Holger Moormann, this is the first chair crafted from a single piece of stamped metal. From the interior to the exterior, it is thin, lightweight, stackable and recyclable – this chair is an experience unto itself.
Until October 22


Rain Room @ Barbican Centre in London

«Rain Room» at the Barbican Centre in London. While the Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents “Before the Rain”, the Barbican Center is offering a retrospective of Random International, “Rain Room.” Their biggest and most ambitious Installation occupies an area of 100 square meters of waterfalls that visitors can peruse, discovering how to control the rain. Upon entering The Curve, you can hear the water, you can feel the moisture in the air before discovering the thousands of droplets which, as they fall, respond to the presence of visitors and their movements. Created in 2005 by Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, Random International is known for its unique approach to digital art.
Until 3 March 2013

Panton Swimming pool

«Pop Art Design» at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.
The dialogue between art and
design is at the heart of Pop Art. And it is to special this relationship that the Vitra Design Mueseum is dedicating its first major exhibition. “Pop Art Design” presents important works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein. Their pieces will stand alongside design objects by Charles & Ray Eames, Ettore Sottsass, Achile Castiglioni and other designers of the 60s and 70s. The exhibition is complemented by numerous factors: album covers, magazines and contemporary pictures. With this exhibition, the Vitra Design Museum presents a new image of the Pop Art era where design plays a vital role. Until 3 March 2013


VGPK_Delaunay_Rythme Couleur © 2012 ProLitteris Zurich _ Photo Peter Schälchli.

« Collection Merzbacher, le mythe de la couleur » at the Fondation Pierre-Gianadda de Martigny. This exhibition is dedicated to one of the largest private collections in Europe, that of Werner and Gabrielle Merzbacher, bringing together works that reflect their exclusive interest in colour. With over one hundred works by some fifty artists – some of them amongst the most important of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the exhibition exhaustively documents the evolution of this area of modern art. Long kept secret, this incredible collection has only very rarely been presented since 1998.
Until November 25


La femme au perroquet Edouard Manet © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“L’impressionisme et la mode” at the Musée d’Orsay. Revisiting Impressionism in terms of fashion, this is the aim of this exhibition which, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is the starting point of this new approach. From the end of the Second Empire until the beginning of the Third Republic, the Impressionists strive to translate the metamorphosis of a changing world. Anxious to capture the zeitgeist, and to report on how they are dressed. Endeavoring to represent the fashion of this era, Edouard Manet and the artists of New paint reinvents genre scenes to a modern subject. Impressionism includes fashion in everyday life, celebrates the elegance of Paris, re-appropriates accessories and undergarments to turn them into attributes of seduction, describes the transformations of menswear and reveals the customs of this era.
Until January 20, 2013

Rencontres avec les artistes du Carré de Seine

Meet the artists of the Carré du Seine. Every first Sunday of the month, Le Courtyard by Marriott Paris Boulogne hosts an event called the Art Brunch, a special encounter with an artist. Here, Carré de Seine, the association of art galleries from Boulogne, will ask an artist to invest in the walls of the hotel and especially the Oleo Pazzo bistro. On the occasion of this arty brunch, you can meet B.Philippe on November 4, François Delebecque on December 2 and Aude Carre-Sourty on January 6, 2013.

Le panneau au masque Henri Matisse © VEGAP Madrid 2012

“Gauguin et le voyage vers l’exotisme” at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid
Through a selection of artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,
this exhibition is offering a reflection on the influence of the exotic on the creative language of the time. Paul Gauguin recovered primitivism through the exoticism of Tahiti. The theme that this exhibition seeks to discover, to a certain extent, is the way in which travel to other worlds, more authentic in theory, has conditioned the transformation of modernism. Organized by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid, the exhibition offers two viewing paths. That of the museum’s research which focuses on artists such as Gauguin, Matisse, Kandinsky, Klee and Macke, among others. While in the halls of the Fondaciòn Caja Madrid, one can admire the fruits of Matisse’s last trip to Tahiti and Gauguin’s influence on German Expressionism and the French Fauvism from the first decades of the twentieth century.
Until January 13, 2013


Nu féminin par Edouard Degas / « De Mantegna à Matisse, les maîtres du dessin » à la Frick Foundation.

“Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery” at the Frick Foundation. True to its tradition of exhibiting masterpieces from outside of New York City, the Frick Foundation is presenting 58 drawings from Courtauld Collection in London. This exhibition, exceptional due to the number of drawings being presented, traces the evolution of the strokes of the greatest European artists from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.
Works by Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, but also Turner, Géricault, Degas, Cézanne and Van Gogh lead us into the world of these masters of the line.
Until January 27, 2013


« Eloge de la folie, bouffons, artistes, saints » à Bonn

“Fools. Artists. Saints. Masters of Chaos’ in Bonn. Using current artistic practices, this exhibition organized by Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik de Bonn explores the particular position of the (super)humans who have crossed boundaries. It presents examples from various periods and cultures in history. Images, signs, and people from Ancient Egypt, the Far East, and Oceania sit alongside baroque, modern and contemporary pieces of work to demonstrate the universality of the concept. The idea of the individual rising above himself and social norms, on a mission to mediate between the human and the superhuman, sickness and health, reason and madness, is presented with a striking convergence through the diversity of examples. The range of featured characters goes from the ‘carnie’ and the medicine man, to the shaman, the artist, the king, the hero, and the clairvoyant, etc. To accompany these characters, their respective tools, fetishes and remedies are also being exhibited.
Until December 2

© Blossoms - Bracciale front MARGHERITE / Blossoms - ciondolo MARGHERITA

Flowers and butterflies at Buccellati jeweler that helps through this new collection the association “Paris Tout P’tis “.
Inspired by nature, earrings, rings, necklaces, rhodium silver and vermeil cuffs perpetuate the tradition of the Milanese jeweler with a contemporary twist to appeal to the younger generations. The expertise and the refined craftsmanship of the house have been put to use by the younger girls of the family since 2010 to create the collection Buccellati Blossom. The jeweler will again help “Paris Tout P’tit” with a percentage of sales of the new collection donated to the association that distributes food and hygiene products for babies from poor families. Montaigne Market joins this campaign by launching the jewelry in his shop in Paris.
Sold at Montaigne Market, 57av. Montaigne 75008 Paris.
Tel: +33 1 42 56 58 58

The month of the moustache by Penhaligon's.

The month of the moustache by Penhaligon’s. Movember? The month formerly known as November. When the brave and dedicated men of the world grow their moustaches, with the support of the men and women around them to help raise funds for men’s health, especially for the fight against prostate cancer. The famous British brand Penhaligon’s is joining forces with the cause to collect donations and raise awareness. For every box of moustache wax sold, created exclusively for Movember, Penhaligon’s will donate 2 Euros directly to the association. So, who has the best moustache gentlemen?


« Ymer&Malta à fleur de peau » in Paris

« Ymer&Malta à fleur de peau » in Paris. Following the “Petites Illusions” collection and the “Marbre Poids Plume” exhibition, design duo Ymer&Malta asked five artists to reinterpret the “Blister” bench in a contemporary version of the classic padded leather seat. The goal: to reduce it to its minimum function, to strip it down to a simple folded surface. To show that all the expertise of the seat maker can be expressed in the complex work of the surface. The leather is formed here by bonding and marrying a frame of three-dimensional rhombuses as closely together as possible, in the manner of a vacuum package. The frame evolves and opens up progressively from below, and so the object appears to be placed on the ground.
Until 25 January 2013. 44, rue La Condamine – 75017 Paris


« Imaginez l’imaginaire » at the Palais de Tokyo.

« Imaginez l’imaginaire » at the Palais de Tokyo. After the success of the triennial “Intense proximité” that was an opportunity to discover the poetic spaces of the new Palais de Tokyo, the second season will see the unveiling of a new part of the museum. “Imaginez l’imaginaire” is a theme that will carry on through the entire season and bring us closer to the mind of the artist, to the creative process, and even to the wake of the invention of the work. “The excesses of the imagination” gather around this theme of artists from different generations whose works reflect and sometimes describe the mental processes of development.
Until January 5, 2013

bague Pylônes 1939 © Patrick Gries _ Van Cleef & Arpeks / "Van Cleef & Arpels, the art of fine jewelry" at the Arts Décoratifs

“Van Cleef & Arpels, the art of fine jewelry” at the Arts Décoratifs. The boldness of design by a large house of jewellery is being put under the spotlight in the nave of the Musée des Arts décoratifs, with more than 500 jewels that have been the hallmark of Van Cleef & Arpels since 1906. These prestigious pieces are being exhibited alongside numerous archived documents and drawings. More than a century of design is a testimony to the excellence of the technical innovations that have been handed down from generation to generation by the golden hands of the ateliers. The “mysterious set”, the transformable jewels, the Minaudière and even the couture inspired pieces characterize the highly recognizable style of the house.
Until February 10, 2013 www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr




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