Every week, PLUME VOYAGE magazine choose a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions for you to keep up with on your getaways or city breaks or just keep your mind open with a motionless journey.
To end the month of February, we invite you to marvel at 250 years of savoir-faire by Baccarat, to discover the cardboard creations of Lilian Daubisse and the art of typography by Philippe Apeloig in Paris, or to immerse yourself in the architecture as conceived by designers from several countries at the Tel Aviv Art museum. Go on, it’s happening now!
On the occasion of its 250th anniversary, Baccarat presents the "Baccarat. 250 years" exhibition in the museum gallery of the Maison Baccarat in Paris.
This retrospective reveals nearly 250 masterpieces that have been elevated to icon status over 250 years of history, culture, savoir-faire and unforgettable moments. The exhibition is organized around the five main themes that embody the signature of the legendary brand. Each timeless masterpiece is the epitome of the spirit of man and carries you on an emotional journey of beauty and innovation.
Until 24 January 2015
Cutting, snipping, and reassembling...Lilian Daubisse employs a multitude of techniques featuring cardboard at the core of her creation.
Sometimes its objects from an imaginary archeology, pottery or discs that resemble the Aztec calendars. Sometimes its clothing reflecting a contemporary mythology…either way, cardboard is more flexible that one would think. There was also the cage-corset in cardboard and wicker, a bustier made for a butoh dancer; a Cinderella dress made from Armenian paper; the samurai armor, also in cardboard. So many poetic creations, made from materials that inspire the artist with their tactile quality.
Until March 8
For the first retrospective devoted to Philippe Apeloig, the Museum of Decorative Arts looks back on thirty years of an international career.
Fed by the currents of modernism that combine art and design,
Philippe Apeloig draws his inspiration from the passion he cultivated for painting, the performing arts and literature. From Paris to New York via Rome and Los Angeles, the exhibition traces his quest for the perfect graphic, closing in on the ideal of purity.
Until March 30
The Museum of Modern Art in Tel Aviv explores the concept of architecture at the border between urban cultural development, the preservation of cultural traditions, social trends and environmental needs.
Architecture acts as an experiment in the representation of movement and change, rather than as a static element. Chinese artist Cao Fei expresses the rapid urbanization of China, between the real, hyper-real and imaginary. Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen examine the link between objects, conditions of production and the body in the productive space. And finally, Andrés Jaque explores the various socio-political arrangements that embody confrontation and activism.
Until May 3
It is during the Qasr Al Hosn festival that the Cavalia equestrian show will be presented.
An innovative and multi-disciplinary production, this spectacle was created by Normand Latournelle, the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil. Under the cover of an enormous tent, acrobats, musicians, voltigeurs and other artists from all around the world will display their talents. Due to a succession of picturesque scenery, multimedia projections, colorful lighting and special effects, audiences will be transported to the enchanted world that celebrates the equestrian arts.
From February 22 to March 1
«Luis Camnitzer, maïs, courge et carotte : jeu sur les rapports arbitraires du langage» at the Cortex Athletico Gallery, Paris.
For the first time in France, this exhibition brings together a collection of works from various key periods in the career of the Uruguayan artist.
Taking the complex relationship between image and text as a running theme, the exhibition takes its subversive, absurd title
from Simòn Rodriguez who, in the early nineteenth century, baptized his three children with the names of vegetables and not saints as was the custom. Very concerned about education and learning through the arts, Luis Camnitzer took on the role of an academic advisor, notably in New York where he has lived since the 1950s. Since then, he works as an artist, writer, educator, teacher, curator, theorist and art critic.
Until March 29
Chris Morin creates surrealist universes.
He transforms his photographs of amazing places around the world into unexpected realms of fantasy. Trees, vines, flowers, deer, zebras, lions…In short, flora and fauna – and even some tanks – arise from the top of buildings and all around them. Time is stopped, surpassed, and somewhere else altogether.
Until March 28. www.galeriew.com
To mark the bicentenary of the prestigious châteaux, Barbara Schroeder is presenting her work in the property.
Born in Germany, the visual artist has long since lived in Gironde. A love of nature and earth drives all her work. For the exhibition, she is presenting 580 small porcelain pieces that make up the “Champs des constellations”.
In addition, six large pieces, also in porcelain, in connection with the land and the videos are being displayed and projected.
From 24 February to 27 June.
This exhibition presents the work of the Canadian photographer who has developed a consistent work in recent years on the notion of the interior space.
Over the course of 86 photographs, the story subtly changes: starting with her interest in the 1970’s for American popular culture
– via domestic and public interiors – up to training spaces and laboratories of social engineering that the artist photographed during the 1980s and 1990s, and the spas integrated into her work at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
From February 19 to 11 May
This never before seen exhibition displays the culinary traditions and unique savoir-faire of the chefs and Head Waiters of the great legendary liners.
It shows a time when their supplies, menus, food, service, and training were the absolute reference and envy of the General Transatlantic Company. Thanks to the incredible collection gathered by the French Lines Association, we can discover the luxury which reigned on board these giants of the sea, as well as the challenges and what went on behind the scenes. A rare insight into this extraordinary world where the dining room was a veritable gastronomic theater.
From February 15 to April 6
For the first time in Morocco, a unique collection by two artists from very different cultures is being put on display. As such, seven pieces by Sir Winston Churchill
and 17 by El Glaoui will be presented. This is an opportunity to show the love that these two unique artists had for Morocco and to recognize their shared story. In actual fact, it was Churchill that convinced the father of Hassan El Glaoui to let his son continue his studies at the Beaux-Arts in Paris
and thus become one of the most recognized contemporary painters from Morocco. As for Churchill, he painted his first picture in 1935 during his first visit to the kingdom.
From February 20 to March 30
During the February school holidays, the musée Jacquemart-André is reopening it’s designated "children's area".
Every day, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, children from 4 to 12 years are invited to participate in free activities. A minder will invite them to discover the museum’s collections in a fun and educational manner. After the visit, many events (drawing workshops, pastels on easels, coloring and Kapla workshops) are available to the youngsters, not to mention art books suitable for younger children. As a souvenir, the children will be sent home with a photo of themselves dressed as characters inspired by the paintings of the museum.
From February 15 to March 2
Dedicated to young European photography, this festival is hosting for the fourth year running a fresh perspective on Europe through the lens of photography.
Designed to unearth talent and bring together a network of people with a shared
ambition – to discover innovative contemporary art – Circulation(s) presents the work of a selection of 22 artists, from an invited school and gallery, who have all produced special projects for the occasion. In addition, carte blanche has been given to Xavier Caronne, the director of the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium. A total of 44 photographers are presenting their work through exhibitions, screenings and installations.
February 8 to March 16.
Who hasn’t played with (or even read) one of these funny, mechanical, three-dimensional books,
from “pop-up” books (zippers, flaps, tabs) to ingenious compositions made entirely
out of folded pages? This exhibition is an invitation to turn the pages of a multi-dimensional world, where boldness, color, and poetry flow. With more than 150 books, from the first toy-book published in 1831, all the way up to animated books designed by contemporary artists, it is a real panorama of the genre on display.
February 8 to 31 August.
For her first solo exhibition, the iconic ‘Nouvelle Vague’ director is presenting her latest visual creations.
Whilst the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is also exhibiting a selection of her work until June – including a film hut – the Galerie Nathalie Obadia is presenting the work of Agnès Varda
that includes photographs, videos and other materials. These fragmented compositions, put together like puzzles, make up only a part of the filmmaker’s portfolio who has already visited the theme of ‘triple vision’ with Le triptyque de Noirmoutier, presented at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, which entered its collections at the same time as the MoMA in New York.
February 8 to April 5.
The result of the coming together of five textile collections, this exhibition reflects the sophistication and power of men's fashion.
Frocks, solitaires, blouses, banyans and other dress coats tell the story of two centuries of fashion. They also attest to the slow evolution of menswear, the knick-knacks of the nobility according to the bourgeois trends of the nineteenth century and its strict sobriety. Until June 3
For the first time, innocent smoothies has invited a talented textile designer to aid them in the context of the charitable operation "Mets ton bonnet" ("Put your hat on").
Sophie Dalla Rosa, a young knitting sculptress, makes creations out of interlaced wool that can be considered veritable works of art. By weaving her own softness and flexibility into the wool, with an inexhaustible source of inspiration, she designs little hats to adorn bottles of innocent smoothies to raise money to help the elderly. An Eiffel Tower in the style of Amélie Poulin, a Lewis Carroll hat, climbing plants and gorgonians straight from the seabed…the little hats will be auctioned on the company’s website for the benefit of the Petits Frères des Pauvres organization that supports “Mets ton bonnet” operation.
From 1 to 21 February
The fifth exhibition organized by the Ateliers d'Art de France, "Cent Motifs" takes a close look at the place of motifs in crafts.
The contemporary creations of thirty craftsmen will be put on display
according to the different trends in decor, the main theme of the exhibition. Sometimes present, sometimes absent, only leaving space for the material and the genre of mankind, the motif feeds a more figurative art movement that seems, in recent years, to have taken over the minimalist, pared-back style of the late 1990s. By way of its intangible narrative skills, the motif continues to inspire us.
February 7 to March 29
For the first Cézanne retrospective held in Spain for thirty years,
the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum is bringing together some sixty pieces of artwork by the painter. A predominant theme in Cézanne’s work, the exhibition focuses heavily on landscapes and more particularly, rubbing shoulders with an all-together different genre, still life. Throughout his career, Cézanne produced both one and the other, which is evidence of his close relationship with nature, but also of a more introspective work. The subtitle of the exhibition, “site / non-site” refers to the juxtaposition between inside and outside, painting in fresh air and in the studio.
From 4 February to 18 May
To celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, furniture brand Silvera is organizing an exhibition to take a retrospective look at the fascinating history of this Italian manufacturer.
Zanotta products have eschewed convention since the beginning, with the Blow armchair by De Pas, d’Urbino, Lomazzi and Scolari,
and the Sacco beanbag by Gatti and Teodoro – only two examples of the original and innovative creations of this trailblazing brand. In addition, the collaborations with the Castiglioni brothers, Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini helped build the reputation of Zanotta and that of many designers who were on the edge of their journey. The exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover the pieces that have become classics of the history of design as well as the products from the most recent collections. Until February 15