« 150 Years of Gustav Klimt » at the Belvedere in Vienna. You still have a few days to see the exhibition that marks the jubilee of Gustav Klimt. The Belvedere has devoted a comprehensive retrospective to Austria’s most famous painter and pioneer of modernism. Comprising of not less than 120 pieces, including 30 paintings by Klimt and works of fellow artists such as Egon Schiele, Ernst Klimt, Franz Matsch, Oskar Kokoschka, the largest collection of works by Klimt across the world has been put together in seven thematic sections. Besides the kiss, a monumental icon, or famous masterpieces such as Judith and Salomé, a new acquisition Le Tournesol is being shown for the first time. In addition, thanks to an iPad application, visitors can benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. When approaching a painting, the application allows you to establish a link with the topography of Klimt’s travels and to discover his personal living space as well as buildings that he created the pieces for. Fascinating.
Until 27 January 2013.
« A Bigger Splash : Painting after Performance » at the Tate Modern. The aim of this exhibition is to present a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Borrowing its title from a 1967 work by David Hockney, the iconic image of a Californian swimming pool, and Jack Hazan’s film about the life of Hockney, the exhibition brings together a series of key works by over 40 artists including Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock and Cindy Sherman. Moving through a half-century of painting, video and photography, alongside documents from archives and documentaries, this exhibition shows how the key period of post-war performance art challenged and stimulated the medium of painting for successive generations.
Until 1 April 2013.
« Misia, Queen of Paris » at the Musée Bonnat du Cannet.
Presented this summer at the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Bonnat du Cannet, who co-produced the event, is reprising the exhibition “Misia, Queen of Paris.” The muse of many artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Marie Laurencin, Edouard Vuillard, and Félix Valloton, Misia Godebska was an avant-garde and sultry personality, described as a “backstreet abortionist” by Cocteau and “a woman of genius” by Coco Chanel. Married to Thadée Natanson, the director of the Revue Blanche, she was one of the most portrayed women of her time. A friend of Diaghilev, Nijinsky, and Stravinsky, she would go on to fund the Russian Ballet for more than a decade. This exhibition features portraits of Misia and her entourage, illustrating the abundance of creation at a time when Misia was the Queen of Paris.
Until January 6, 2013.
« Reach Ruin » by Daniel Arsham at the Fabric Workshop Museum of Philadelphia. Daniel Arsham, who is a part of the program of artists in residence at the museum, is presenting a sculptural and interactive intervention exploring the boundaries between an exhibition and a theatrical space alongside choreography designed by Jonah Bokaer. Arsham is known for transforming conventional architectural structures in an unconventional, fun way. The façades seem to swell in the wind. The numbers seem enveloped in the surface of a wall. His characters are entangled in lightweight fabrics. A constant questioning of the real and the imaginary.
Until 15 March 2013.
de Tokyo. Created in 2010 by Nadège Winter, a former employee of Palais de Tokyo and Colette, BrunchBazar is an ephemeral urban rendezvous for all tribes. A space for discovery and celebration unique within its kind, the BrunchBazar is centred around six major activities: shopping with designer, vintage and design stalls, non-stop brunch and food corners, free activities for children, a playground with free access for adults, clubbing and Palais de Tokyo exhibitions. 15th and 16th December from 12pm to midnight.
Beauty tips for Christma Eve at the other end of the world. To spend Christmas Eve in New York, Mexico, Barbados or even Seoul would be a dream come true, but one must be careful not to arrive looking worst for wear. Rachelle Carter, a stewardess on British Airways, is giving away some of her beauty secrets to ensure that one looks rested and radiant right off the plane. A good base cream will help to set your makeup, especially if you prefer using a sleeping mask to avoid removing your makeup when you fall asleep. Then invest in a good foundation that gives a smooth appearance to the skin and his good staying power. And if napping for a few hours is necessary, allow your feet to benefit as well by spreading a layer of moisturizer over them before putting on a pair of thick socks for a mini improvised pedicure on-board. To avoid dehydration, take a lip balm to avoid chapped lips and drink a lot (at least two glasses of water per hour). If your hair tends to get greasy, put a dash of dry shampoo for a quick way to freshen it up. And if all else fails, a good lipstick, a pair of sunglasses and a pashmina serve as perfect camouflage on the way to the hotel!
Skating under the glass of the Grand Palais. From the 13th of December to the 6th of January, the Grand Palais is being transformed into a skating rink – the largest in France! This project was born from an original idea by Olivier Maurey, founder of the Ludéric group, who immediately received the support of the RMN-Grand Palais President, Jean-Paul Cluzel. This magical event will enchant visitors who, for the first time, will be able to discover the legendary Grand Palais glass, shimmering in the light of the ice. Aside from the rink, the Café des Glaces will offer a gourmet menu continuously. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Grand Ice Palace will be open until 2am and visitors will be able to skate under a show of lights, pumped up by a DJ. Different themes are being dedicated to each evening: a 1900’s Austrian Christmas, Russian On Ice and the Space Odyssey.
The patio of the Westin Paris-Vendôme under the snow. During the holiday season until January 5th, the patio of the Westin Paris-Vendôme is turning into a real Christmas village. Mulled wine, gingerbread, snowy fir trees, chalets and Slavic inspired wooden decoration – all these things are being brought together to recreate the fresh air of the peaks in the heart of Paris and share an exquisite moment. From the entrance of the hotel, it will only take you a few steps to find yourself submerged in the wintry atmosphere of a Slavic village around four cabins including one devoted to Petrossian products and another to Unicef. Take the opportunity to buy greeting cards, plush toys, and miscellaneous items that are on sale to benefit the association.
The Magnum Christmas tree by Chantal Thomass. To celebrate the end of the year, Chantal Thomass has designed a Christmas tree especially for Magnum. The High Priestess of luxury lingerie shares a common desire with the masters of ice cream making: to create a chic, sensual and gourmand universe for all to enjoy. She has designed a sleek tree whose shape subtly echoes that of the famous ice cream, which has become iconic over the years. And so that the tree shines brightly, Chantal has designed lamp that she has covered in white plumes. She also created a Magnum star and placed a bed of lace under the tree, reminiscent of the gold wrapper that encapsulates that famous ice cream.
A winter cinema on the roof of Berkeley. Known to be one of the “places to be” London, the rooftop terrace of the The Berkeley hotel is being transformed into a winter outdoor cinema surrounded by trees. Wrapped in feather Moncler duvets with a hot water bottle on your feet, guests and Londoners can enjoy a classic Christmas film projected on a giant screen. The homemade hot chocolate and the famous “Mince Pies” of spiced dried fruit made at the Berkeley complement the festive atmosphere while heating lamps permanently repel even the coolest temperatures. Overlooking Knightsbridge and enjoying stunning views over Hyde Park, the cinema surrounded by fir trees only has four seats for very private sessions. The screenings will take place until the 31st of January 2013.
Peau d’Ane invites you to celebrate Christmas
at Baccarat. Baccarat is presenting an enchanting Christmas through an exceptional piece of scenography inspired by the tale of Peau d’Ane. To tell the story of this magical world, the brilliance of Baccarat crystal is joining forces with the couture house Elie Saab to take us on a magical journey to the land of kings and queens. Conducive to dreams and imagination, each space presents a stage of the story, punctuated by the famous dresses in the colours of the Moon, Sky and Sun, designed by Perrault and illustrated by fashion designer Elie Saab. A sound scape punctuated by excerpts from the original film by Jacques Demy puts this wonderful journey to music. On the 8th and 9th of December, both young and old are invited to discover the house of Baccarat in this enchanting setting via numerous animations. A lucky draw will guests the opportunity to win rings from the new Médicis collection.
Until 5 January. 11, place des Etats-Unis
75116 Paris – Tel: 01 40 22 11 00