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August 2014
It’s Now

Every week, PLUME VOYAGE Magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions.

And to conclude this month of August, PLUME VOYAGE invites you to prepare for the 4th edition of Paris Design Week with a choice of exhibitions revolving around this year’s theme: sharing. Go on, it’s happening now!

  • « Finding the perfect… » and « The 4 elements in design » at the Galerie Joseph, Paris.

    The Galerie Joseph prepares its three exhibition spaces in the Marais to introduce 80 exhibitors who journey across five continents and two ideas.

    Entitled ‘A design experience’, the gallery endeavours to offer a contemporary view of design by considering cultural diversity, through a design circuit that represents five continents (Asia, Africa, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, North America, Latin America and Oceania). On addition, the gallery also unveils a special selection of objects based on two powerful concepts: ‘The 4 elements in design’ (earth, water, air and fire) and ‘Finding the perfect…’, which marries chairs, light and table decorations.
    From 6th to 13th September.

  • « Future Héritage #2 » at Store B&B Italia, Paris.

    Ten students from the Ecal Master of Studies Luxury and Craftsmaship (cantonal school of art of Lausanne in Switzerland) have used the themes of cognac and remixology, a term derived from the world of cocktails, as their source of inspiration.

    Their creative interpretation proposes a new key to understand the Maison Rémy Martin and a modern, vibrant and daring result. These ten projects are to be unveiled as part of Paris Design Week in a setting designed by François Delclaux. Alongside this, six locations in Paris will be offering their own Rémy Martin based cocktail invention.
    From 6th to 13th September.

  • « Ousmane Mbaye, Ten years of design » at 104, Paris.

    The ‘Centquatre Paris’ has opted to exemplify African design this Paris Design Week with work by Dakar designer, Ousmane Mbaye.

    For the past ten years, this artist has ‘imagined and experimented with aesthetic responses, in the hope of finding balance’. And his creation bursts with audacity, confident of his journey, his ambitions and his ‘savoir fer’. Composed of furniture and light installations, consoles and foundations, space and materials, every challenge or each source of inspiration is an opportunity for this artist to mould metal and master colour. Ousmane Mbaye fully establishes himself in Dakar’s creative effervescence, where recycling and artisanal and personal craft permits renders daily life simpler, by emancipating itself through technical appropriation.
    From 6th September to 6th October.

  • « Hybridations » at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris.

    As part of Paris Design Week, designer Alexis Tricoire throws himself into the jardin des Plantes three greenhouses with an over-the-top exhibition-installation.

    In these twenty ‘scenes’, which take on a land art theme, he establishes himself in different environments and his features, all installed by population, are made up of industrial recycling and the handcraft of the French brosserie. They exemplify and transcend the beauty of hybrid landscapes, bringing a fresh angle to the relationship between object and plant-life and between the natural and the synthetic. For ten years, Alex Tricoire has been a creator and leader in vegetal design, a complex discipline that aligns artistic expression with architecture, technical innovation and the botanical world.
    From 6th September to 24th November.

  • « New York meets Château Guiraud » at Château Guiraud, Sauternes.

    To close the 9th edition of the « Jazz & Wine Bordeaux » festival, Château Guiraud plays host to an exclusively European concert.

    Meet saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirch, two major players in the world of contemporary jazz, who know how to put on a show. As a prelude, a picnic on the lawn shall be organised in the grounds of the castle in partnership with chef Bruno Oliver who invents elegantly frenchified burgers for the occasion. A wonderful evening to share.
    27th August.

  • « A Starry Night » at l’Abbaye de Royaumont.

    With the promise of an exquisite evening of music, a host of globally acclaimed lyric singers gather together.

    You might ask yourself, what do Natalie Dessay, Lauren Naouri, Karine Deshayes and Edwin Crossley-Mercer have in common? They have all studied, indeed made their debuts within the walls of Abbaye de Royaumont. These glowing representatives, and the future generation of lyric singers, reconvene for this gala event. On the programme: Mozart, Berlioz and Verdi with the Picardie orchestra, directed by Arie van Beek.
    30th August.

  • « Matisse cut-outs » at the Tate Modern, London.

    An emblematic figure in contemporary art, Henri Matisse explores, to mark the end of his career, the world of collage.

    The exhibition at the Tate Modern is a unique chance to discover this artist’s masterpieces, all under one roof, and to appreciate his work, which becomes an art in its own right. More than 120 collages from 1936 to 1954 are also exhibited, tracing the evolution of Matisse’s reflection and the intricate work that he mastered, creating the perfect lines.
    Until 7th September.

  • « Mondrian and Colour » at the Turner Contemporary, Margate.

    This Margate museum unveils a special retrospective of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.

    If you are well versed in his abstract compositions, you will be less familiar with the extent of his pictorial work, from his early naturalist canvases and Art Deco obsession to the most pure of abstraction, which will have left their mark on the 20th century. Distancing himself from classic art, Mondrian understood the need the concentrate on colour and brushstroke to invent a unique pictorial piece, inspiring numerous artists that followed him.
    Until 21st September.

  • 6th edition of ‘Mad Pianos’ in Touquet.

    For a sixth consecutive year, Toquet holds a classical music festival dedicated to the piano.

    With 60 concerts taking place in quirky locations around the resort (including the beach and the equestrian centre) but also in adjoining towns , these Mad Pianos will play host to a hundred artists, including big names such as Grigory Solokov, Benjamin Grosvenor, the Kizjak sisters etc. This 6th edition is entitled the ‘Belle Epoque’, which is also the main theme of this festive week.
    From 17th – 25th August.

  • « Art Cities Landscapes’ in the Hortillonages, Amiens and King’s Lynn.

    The Amiens House of Culture organises the ‘Art Cities and Landscapes’ festival in the Hortillonages and the King’s Lynn Historic Centre.

    A genuine open-air laboratory, this festival encourages artists to question nature and the future of this territory that is simultaneously fragile and majestic, natural and artificial, rural and semi-urban, between land and water. On the French side, visitors can discover 37 works (21 revisited, 16 previously unseen). Produced by young landscape designers, plasterers, architects and researchers, the pieces scattered throughout the Hortillonages site offer an off thewall view of this complex environment and our relationship with nature. Across the channel, 15 upcoming plasterers and landscapists display their art in the middle of this historical centre of medieval port settlement, King’s Lynn.
    Until 17th November.

  • « Garden portraits by Jean-Baptiste Leroux » at Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire.

    Known as ‘Prince of the Garden’, Louis-Albert de Broglie exhibits 54 photographs by Jean-Baptiste Leroux, all of which follow a garden theme.

    This exhibition reunites a selection of images that symbolise the photographer, taken at his favourite times of day, most often at dawn or around sundown, in parks or gardens that he grew to love and survey over time. Seasons also unfold, bringing blankets of snow or colours to these photos that glorify these gardens, incorporating subtle hints of personality.

  • « Steles by Li Chevalier » at Château Haut-Bailly, Léognan.

    Following the success of her exhibition at the submarine base in Bordeaux, Li Chevalier continues to draw on his experiences of unusual places by showcasing at Château Haut-Bailly.

    “Stèles”, an installation designed in 2013 pays homage to poet Victor Segalen, a great explorer and lover of China, which he … during the tenth century. When in China, ‘stèles’ symbolise friendship, love, military ideals, the Empire and power, those of Li Chevalier himself, illuminated from within, broadcasting calligraphic poems, an ode to the imagination. Like a storyteller, these rub shoulders with barrels from the wine cellar.
    Until 26th September.

  • « Chloé Moments » at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

    This summer, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong plays host to a unique exhibition in its Clipper Lounge.

    Made up exclusively of pieces by Chloé, it traces the rise of the prestigious French fashion house, an undeniable source of inspiration for designers of women’s prêt-à-porter and one of the most influential labels of the past ten years.
    Until 31st August.

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