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April 2016
It’s Now

Béatrice Delamotte

Eclectic end of April with an exhibition devoted to the multifaceted work of Jean Tinguely in Düsseldorf, another dedicated to Isa Genzken in Berlin or a project from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense. Not to mention the one which considers the relationship between the work and the person of Jean Genet and the Mediterranean Sea in Marseille. And also towards Venice to discover the art of glass in Vienna in the early twentieth century and Giverny to dive in gardens gardener Caillebotte painter. Then go West with the works of Nicolas de Crécy in Quimper and London for the great retrospective of the photographer Paul Strand in London. Finding a treasure in the fortress of Chinon on the occasion of an original space game before marvelling at the lavish dresses in Amsterdam, taking a dive in the population of Bamako in Paris or reliving fifty years of the life of the Stones in London, the program is loaded this week. Every week, the PLUME VOYAGE magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions. Come on, it is all happening now!

  • "Jean Tinguely. Mega Super Maxi "at the Kunstpalast Museum, Düsseldorf.

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the artist,

    the Kunstpalast Museum is presenting the multifaceted work of Jean Tinguely, co-founder of New Realism and one of the most original artists of his time. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and happily sensual work of Tinguely, while highlighting his collaborations with other artists including Daniel Spoerri, Eva Aeppli, Yves Klein and Niki de Saint Phalle, his long-term partner that was his wife. Designed in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum Tinguely in Basel, the exhibition brings together more than 90 loans from museums and private collections.
    Until the 14th of August. www.smkp.de

  • "Isa Genzken: Make yoursel Pretty! "At the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.

    Isa Grezken is one of the most radical artists of our time and has won international acclaim with her work in depth. Her various works are one of the most assertive contemporary positions.

    This first exhibition in Berlin covers a broad spectrum of her work with films, drawings and concrete sculptures, collages and daily objects embedded in montages. It thus highlights issues such as modernity, the human body, the portrait in her work but also the importance of the city and architecture.
    Until the 26th of June B.D. www.grobiusbau.de

  • A new Andersen, house by Kengo Kuma, Odense.

    To mark the 211th anniversary of the birth of the famous storyteller, the city of Odense has launched a new project of the Hans Christian Andersen House.

    This is the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma who will carry the innovative museum project dedicated to the father of Hansel and Gretel. The ambitious project plays an important role in the profound changes happening in Odense. Based on the magical world of the storyteller and close to beautiful gardens, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum – and the cultural center for children that it will incorporate – will offer a comprehensive and unique experience.

  • "Jean Genet, the narrow escape » at the Mucem, Marseille.

    The exhibition seeks to understand how the Mediterranean Sea, with its calling to travel and freedom, with its diversity of cultures, with the meetings it has caused during several moments of the life of Jean Genet is a magnetic pole of his literary career, which he keeps coming back to.

    It also aims to show how the Mediterranean is for Jean Genet a “near escape”. Organized around four themes each of which is a cross point in his life, one of his works and a Mediterranean terroir (Diary of a thief, Spain, The Screens, Algeria, A lover captive, Palestine and the end of his life in Morocco), the exhibition also brings together works that reflect the sensitivity of the writer, his meetings and especially its relationship with Alberto Giacometti.
    Until the 18th of July. www.mucem.org

  • "Caillebotte, a painter and a gardener" at the Museum of Impressionism, Giverny.

    Long considered as an amateur painter, collector and patron of his friends,

    Gustave Caillebotte appears today as a major figure of the Impressionist group. Famous for his inspired compositions of the Haussmannian Paris, he devoted a significant part of its work to the evocation of gardens. He painted his first studies on the pattern in the family home of Yerres before acquiring the Petit-Gennevilliers, a property where he developed a beautiful garden and built a greenhouse. Like his friend Claude Monet, with whom he shares a passion for horticulture, he favors the evocation of the vegetal world.
    Until the 3rd of July. www.mdig.fr

  • "Nicolas de Crécy » at the Helena and Edouard Leclerc Fund, Quimper.

    Talented drawing artist, Nicolas de Crécy has built in its books a world that is both strange and poetic with a touch of absurd and often acerbic humor.

    In his works, fed by surrealism and melancholy, he plays with the narrative codes by exploring different genres and techniques, while developing in parallel new works – paintings, sculptures, engravings … – offering an original interpretation of the fate of the Wittgenstein brothers. The exhibition, designed in two parts, offers a retrospective journey and shows the extent of his graphic and stylistic experiments. It also wants to be a real dive in the making of drawing, techniques and processes.

  • "Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century"

    at the Victorial & Albert Museum, London.

    For this first retrospective devoted to the American photographer in the UK, the V & A traces the career of over sixty years of Paul Strand. From his abstract photography experiments and what is considered the first avant-garde film, to his travels around the world beginning in New York in 1910 until France in 1976, the year of his death, this is the entire range of talent of Paul Strand which speaks here. We also discover a series of photographs taken in the UK, a study of the island of South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland, completed in 1954 and recently acquired by the museum.
    Until the 3rd of July. www.vam.ac.uk

  • « The glass of architects. Vienna 1900-1937" on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

    With over 300 works, mainly from the MAK, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts of Vienna and private collections, the exhibition focuses on the birth of modern glass art in Austria between 1900 and 1937, particularly rich period.

    For its second event, after the glass in Finland, Le Stanze del Vetro focuses on the international developments of glass in the twentieth century. Le Stanze del Vetro is a long-term joint initiative between the Giorgio Cini Foundation and Pentagram Stiftung, dedicated to the study of glass art in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
    Until the 31st of July. www.lestranzedelvetro.org

  • Escape Game at the fortress of Chinon.

    A few weeks before the next school holidays,

    the fortress of Chinon just opened an original activity: a space game in an authentic historic place. The rule is simple: to get out of a place in an allotted time, solving puzzles as a team. Here, players are locked in a tower and must find the treasure of Richard Coeur de Lion. Reservations only. B.D.

  • "Catwalk" at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    Exploring Dutch fashion from 1625 to 1960, is the ambition of this exhibition.

    Clothing worn by frisian members of the Nassau house in the golden age, Catwald is displaying the French silk dresses with bright colors and luxurious velvet suits from the eighteenth century of the court, the classic-inspired Empire dresses of the late nineteenth century, to the highest point of the twentieth century French haute couture. A vast panorama of three centuries of creation serving fashion.
    Until the 16th of May. B.D. www.rijksmuseum.nl

  • "Seydou Keïta" at the Grand Palais, Paris.

    Born in Bamako, Seydou Keïta just liked photography.

    Self-taught, he opened his first studio in 1948 in a lively neighborhood and specialized in the on-demand portrait, individual or group, that he mainly created in a black and white room, with a preference for natural light. His work, which covers a relatively short period, offers an unparalleled testimony about the changes of the Malian urban society which emancipates from traditions, aspires to a certain modernity, while decolonization is at work and that independence approaches. Seydou Keita is today considered as one of the great photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, on the same scale that the most famous portrait photographers such as Richard Avedon and August Sander.
    Until the 11th of July. B.D. www.grandpalais.fr

  • "Exhibitionism" at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

    After the successful concert event in Cuba, the Rolling Stones are exposed in London.

    True immersion into the world of the legendary band, Exhibitionism traces, through 500 items that belonged to the band and from the personal archives of its members, half a century of history. The big names in art, fashion or film, linked to the history of the Rolling Stones will also be part of the exhibition: Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, Martin Scorsese …
    Until September. B.D. www.stonesexhibitionism.com

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